• Short Summary

    A TORNADO WHIPPED THROUGH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA ON SUNDAY, DEVASTATING A HAMLET CALLED BOWLEGS AND RIPPING INTO THE EASTERN SUBURBS OF OKLAHOMA CITY.

  • Description

    A TORNADO WHIPPED THROUGH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA ON SUNDAY, DEVASTATING A HAMLET CALLED BOWLEGS AND RIPPING INTO THE EASTERN SUBURBS OF OKLAHOMA CITY. AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

    PEOPLE WERE WARNED OF ITS APPROACH BY A RADAR STATION. AS IT SWEPT ACROSS THE OPEN COUNTRYSIDE, IT UPROOTED TREES AND CARS, TORE UP ROADS, AND WRECKED HOMES AND OIL DERRICKS.

    AT LEAST EIGHT OF THE 70 HOMES IN BOWLEGS WERE DESTROYED, AND ALMOST ALL THE OTHERS SUFFERED SOME DAMAGE. BOWLEGS' 200 RESIDENTS HAD TAKEN REFUGE IN STORM SHELTERS.

    THE PREVIOUS DAY, THE WICHITA AREA OF KANSAS WAS BATTERED BY A TORNADO, 90 MINUTES OF HAIL, 4 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN AND SUDDEN FLOODS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3G0KXHRJNPZKN7ZYJRW4PQJC5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3G0KXHRJNPZKN7ZYJRW4PQJC5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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