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Oklahoma damage could exceed $2 billion

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MOORE, OK (WREX) — A preliminary estimate by the Oklahoma Insurance Department shows the damage caused by tornado that destroyed Moore, Oklahoma on Monday could cost over $2 billion to repair.

The EF5 tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes and the damage extends over 17 miles. In comparison, the 2011 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri left a three-mile span of damage that cost $2 billion to clean up.

In Moore, countless homes were destroyed and an elementary school practically leveled. Twenty-four people died, including nine children.

 

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