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2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado
EF5 tornado
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The damaging EF5 near Sand Springs.
Date May 3, 2019
Times 1639-1903
Touchdown location 4:39 PM CDT
Highest winds

285 mph (458 km/h)

Injuries 324
Fatalities 76
Damage $3.16 billion (2019 USD)
Areas affected Areas around Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2019 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak of May 3, 2019
The 2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado was a massively large and violent EF5-rated tornado that struck the city of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. After killing 76, another 324 were injured, along with $3.16 billion (2019 USD).

On the morning of May 3, a violent tornado outbreak was evident after a low pressure system with a strong jet stream was in motion for violent tornadoes. Dozens of tornadoes would touch down over a span of a few hours on May 3.

After a supercell formed around 3:30 PM CDT, multiple weak tornadoes touched down before the catastrophic EF5 touched down at 4:39 PM CDT. After tracking for 3 miles, the twister began to gradually strengthen. A barn was struck at EF2 strength, cause severe damage to the building.

Continuing to strengthen, the first 4 fatalities occurred in a mobile home that was completely swept away at high-end EF3 strength. By 5:26 PM CDT, the tornado reached peak strength south of Sand Springs. Due to the size of the tornado and the wind speeds, which reached 285 mph (458 km/h), a tornado emergency was declared for Sand Springs and surrounding areas. Multiple farms vanished as the EF5 completely swept away all buildings, killing 11 in the process. Severe ground scouring also occurred in this area.

Beginning to weaken but staying at EF5 strength, the tornado killed 36 in a neighborhood of well built home. Most of the neighborhood was completely destroyed with some homes only getting struck by the outer bands of the tornado. Another 5 were killed after another house was completely swept away at 6:09 PM CDT.

Continuing to weaken into a high-end EF4, 17 more people were killed when a grocery store was leveled. Ground scouring continued to occur even as the tornado was weak. At a low-end EF3 intensity, the last 3 fatalities occurred at yet another mobile home as the tornado completely leveled the home.

Aftermath

Because of many violent and destructive tornadoes, governor Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency and requested to President Trump for federal aid which he approved of the following day. After killing 76, injuring 324, and causing over $3.16 billion in damage, the Sand Springs EF5 cemented itself as one of the most destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma state history.


Hitman's Notable Tornadoes 1
2012 Los Angeles, California Tornado2012 Compton, California Tornado2012 Inglewood, California Tornado2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Clermont, Florida Tornado2017 Bradenton, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Seymour, Texas Tornado2018 Parkersburg, Iowa Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Loyal Valley, Texas Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Piedmont-El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Phil Campbell-Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Littleton-Columbine, Colorado Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri Tornado2018 Eustace-Canton, Texas Tornado2018 Olathe, Kansas Tornado2018 Gatlinburg, Tennessee Tornado2018 Hot Springs, South Dakota Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Glazier, Texas Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Antlers, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2018 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2018 Kiro, Kansas Tornado2018 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Pilger, Nebraska Tornado2018 Attica, Indiana Tornado2018 Delaware, Ohio Tornado2018 Yonkers, New York Tornado2018 Dorset, Vermont Tornado2018 Haines City, Florida Tornado2018 Caddo County-Grady County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado2018 Binger-Stillwater, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Wilco-Dimmitt, Texas Tornado2018 Turkey, Texas Tornado2019 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Manchester, Missouri Tornado2019 St. Louis County, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Athens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Steens, Mississippi Tornado2020 Capitol, Montana Tornado2020 Washington D.C. Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont, Oklahoma tornado2021 Gladstone, New Mexico Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2026 Eastport, Maine Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado
Hitman's Notable EF5 Tornadoes 1
2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Cleveland County, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Cleveland County-Grady, County Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Smithville, Mississippi Tornado2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Bixby, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Webster, South Dakota Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2025 Waurika-Addington, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2265 Minneola- Clermont- Four Corners, Florida Tornado
All Hitman's EF5 Tornadoes
2016 Sherman, Texas Tornado2017 Mount Dora, Florida Tornado2017 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Washington, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Tescott, Kansas Tornado2018 Pennsboro, West Virginia Tornado2018 New Albany, Ohio Tornado2018 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Clermont-Groveland-Four Corners, Florida Tornado2018 Chapman, Kansas Tornado2018 Jarrell, Texas Tornado2018 Houston-Pasadena, Texas Tornado2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Joplin-Alba, Missouri Tornado2018 Andover, Kansas Tornado2018 Xenia, Ohio Tornado2018 Red Rock, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Denton, Texas Tornado2018 Vilonia, Arkansas Tornado2018 Hackleburg, Alabama Tornado2018 Ponca City, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Freeport, Kansas Tornado2018 Fort Rice, North Dakota Tornadoes2018 Woodward, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Kiowa, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Big Spring, Texas Tornado2018 Rocksprings, Texas Tornado2018 Oberlin, Kansas Tornado2018 Monticello, Indiana Tornado2018 New Cordell, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Oleta, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Attica, Kansas Tornado2018 Tushka, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Keyes, Oklahoma Tornado2018 Prague, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Auburn-Enterprise-Dothan, Alabama Tornado2020 Scottsboro, Alabama Tornado2020 Phil Campbell, Alabama Tornado2020 Double Springs, Alabama Tornado2020 Ider, Alabama Tornado2020 Vernon, Alabama Tornado2020 Philadelphia, Mississippi Tornado2020 Muncie, Indiana Tornado2020 Blair, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Brandenburg, Kentucky Tornado2020 Covington, Kentucky Tornado2020 Niles, Ohio Tornado2020 Lorain, Ohio Tornado2020 Midway, Indiana Tornado2020 Lebanon, Indiana Tornado2020 Griffin, Indiana Tornado2020 Depauw, Indiana Tornado2020 Palestine, Illinois Tornado2020 Alton, Illinois Tornado2020 Flint, Michigan Tornado2020 Jordan, Iowa Tornado2020 Austin, Minnesota Tornado2020 Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado2020 Fargo, North Dakota Tornado2020 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado2020 Joplin, Missouri Tornado2020 Denton-Gainesville-Thackerville, Texas-Dibble-Blanchard-Mustang-Yukon-Kingfisher, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Goldsby, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Perry-Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Greensburg, Kansas Tornado2020 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2020 La Grange, Missouri Tornado2020 Oologah, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Hugo, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Rozel, Kansas Tornado2020 Pampa, Texas Tornado2020 Noble, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Allison, Texas Tornado2020 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Chickasha, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Butler, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Davis, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Amber, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado2020 Dodge City, Kansas Tornado2020 Sapulpa, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Liberal, Kansas Tornado2020 Silsbee, Texas Tornado2020 Omaha, Nebraska Tornado2020 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Camanche, Iowa Tornado2020 McPherson, Kansas tornado2020 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Loyal, Oklahoma Tornado2020 Katie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Anadarko, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Piedmont - Guthrie, Oklahoma Tornado2021 Ashley-Walcott, North Dakota Tornado2022 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2023 Chandler, Minnesota Tornado2025 Waurika-Addington, Oklahoma Tornado2025 Harrisburg-Reading-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tornado2027 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado2028 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wray, Colorado tornado2028 Lone Grove, Oklahoma Tornado2028 Wynnewood, Oklahoma Tornado2037 Elgin, Oklahoma Tornado2265 Minneola- Clermont- Four Corners, Florida Tornado
Hitman's 2019 Tornadoes
2019 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornado2019 El Dorado, Kansas Tornado2019 Hornet, Missouri Tornado2019 Detroit, Michigan Tornado2019 Arnett, Oklahoma-Higgins-Canadian-Lipscomb, Texas Tornado2019 Randolph, Kansas Tornado2019 Prescott, Arkansas tornado2019 Baxter County, Arkansas Tornado2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Ballwin, Missouri Tornado2019 Chesterfield, Missouri Tornado2019 Manchester, Missouri Tornado2019 St. Louis County, Missouri Tornado2019 Andover, Kansas Tornado2019 Vanora, Kansas Tornado2019 Eureka, Kansas Tornado2019 Butler County, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick County, Kansas Tornado2019 Goddard, Kansas Tornado2019 Sedgwick, Kansas Tornado2019 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Blakely, Alabama Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Yeuyang, China Tornado2019 Golden City, Missouri Tornado2019 Harper, Kansas Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Salt Lake City, Utah Tornado2019 Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sterling, Kansas Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Hesston, Kansas Tornado2019 Lenexa, Kansas Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Girvin, Texas Tornado2019 Mulhall, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Washington, Illinois Tornado2019 Rochelle, Illinois Tornado2019 West Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Vicksburg, Mississippi Tornado2019 Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania Tornado2019 Mogadishu, Somalia Tornado
Hitman's 2019 EF5 Tornadoes
2019 Cotter, Arkansas Tornado2019 Silver Creek, Mississippi Tornado2019 Key West, Florida Tornado2019 Sand Springs, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Spiro, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vinita, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Vian, Oklahoma Tornado2019 Sierra Vista, Arizona Tornado2019 Parshall, North Dakota Tornado2019 Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
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