OKLAHOMA CITY, AL -- An Oklahoma City-based charity is sending nine tractor trailers loaded with supplies to help storm victims in Alabama 12 years and one day after an F-5 tornado hit the town.
Oklahoma City was hard hit by a similar outbreak of deadly tornadoes on May 3, 1999. The strongest tornado of the 74 that touched down that day hit the town and several suburbs as it cut a 38-mile track, according to NOAA. Those storms killed 46 people and injured 800 across Kansas and Oklahoma. They destroyed 8,000 homes and did nearly $1.5 billion in damage, according to the National Weather Service.