Oklahoma City television station, KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan said that this tornado could surpass the one that struck in 1999 to be “the worst tornado, damage wise, in the history of the world.”
U.S. President Barack Obama, following the devastation, declared a major disaster in Oklahomaand ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
An enormous tornado measuring a half mile in diameter ripped through parts of Kansas, OK on Sunday. The large twister was just one of many tornadoes to sweep through the central U.S.
Following are some of the footages that capture the destructive force of nature that killed at least 91 people, including 20 children. (The descriptions of the videos have been provided by the owners):
1- Carney, Oklahoma:
“Lawrence McEwen shot this INCREDIBLE tornado footage of the large wedge tornado that tore through Lincoln County, Oklahoma around 5PM on Sunday evening. This footage can be seen on CNN.”
2- Edmond, Oklahoma:
“This tornado was one of the strongest ever intercepted, and we needed all 10,000k pounds of the new Dominator because I have never felt vibration like that before as we were slammed by suction vortices wrapping all around the vehicle.”
3- Shawnee, Oklahoma:
“Various Stages of the Shawnee, Oklahoma tornado. Later becomes wrapped in rain as it enters the town of Carney.”
4- Wichita, Kansas:
“Our team of storm chasers intercepted this amazing tornado just to the SW in downtown Wichita, Kansas. We got within the outer circulation of this monster for 6-7 minutes.”
5- Rozel, Kansas:
“This massive tornado developed just south of Rozel, Kansas and moved slowly north.”
6- Sanford, Kansas:
“Large, high contrast cone tornado touches down north of Sanford, KS just at sunset. Various shots of tornado churning in field, including wide angle shots of storm with tornado including rope out.
Last two scenes from Brownell, KS of brief multivortex tornado near a farm stead and lofting a piece of debris in the air.”
You can also look at the photos posted by the residents of Kansas and Oklahoma here.