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May 31-June 1, 2013 Tornado and Flash Flood Event

Fast Facts

  • The first tornado developed around 5:35 pm CDT in western Kingfisher County. The most signficant tornado developed around 6:03 pm CDT near El Reno. This storm then moved east to southest into western and central portions of Oklahoma City, producing other tornadoes.

  • Other storms developed to the west and moved over the same areas as the first storm. This produced significant flooding in the Oklahoma City metro. At least 23 high water rescues were conducted.

  • A total of 13 people lost their lives due to flash flooding in Oklahoma County during the mid to late evening hours of May 31, 2013. In addition, another person died in flash flooding produced from this event in Okfuskee County during the mid morning hours of June 1, 2013. Unfortunately, the total of 14 flash flood fatalities in Oklahoma for this event was the greatest loss of life in the state due to flash flooding since 14 people were killed by flash floods in the city of Tulsa on May 26-27, 1984.

  • At least 100,000 homes and businesses lost power after the storms had passed.

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