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Wildire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. Read More >

Rank Location Date Damage ($)
1. Newcastle-South OKC-Moore tornado 05/20/2013 $2 billion
2. Bridge Creek-OKC-Moore-Del City tornado 05/03/1999 $1 billion
3. Moore-OKC-Choctaw tornado 05/08/2003 $370 million
4. Altus-Altus AFB tornado 05/11/1982 $200 million
5. Ardmore tornado 05/07/1995 $100+ million
6. Cordell tornado 10/09/2001 $100 million
7. Tulsa tornado 04/19/1981 $75-100 million
8. Stroud tornado 05/03/1999 $60 million
9. Catoosa tornado 04/24/1993 $50+ million
10. Downtown Bartlesville 03/15/1982 $30-40 million
Note: Some of the damage costs listed here are estimates. Tornado climatologists are continuing their research to determine better damage costs for some of the events. In addition, the damage costs listed have not been adjusted for inflation to current dollar amounts.