The Tornado, The Mattress, & The Claim
?During the days of May 3 through 6 in 1999, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee experienced a huge tornadic event. Approximately 66 storms swept through these States. The most devastating was an F5 level tornado that struck Oklahoma City and the surrounding suburbs of Bridge Creek, Moore, Del City, Tinker Air Force Base, and Midwest City. The storm claimed the lives of 48 people and caused $1.1 Billion in damage. Many homes were wiped clean, leaving only rubble strewn slabs of which most were warped by the suction of the funnel.