One of history's biggest tornado outbreaks remembered 10 years later

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ten years ago Saturday, an EF-4 tornado cut a wide swath through the metro causing major destruction in its path.

With winds up to 200 miles an hour, the tornado made its way north and east from Wyandotte County, Kan., to Liberty, Mo., killing one person and injuring 40 more.
It was the biggest tornado to hit the Kansas City metropolitan area since May 20, 1957, when an EF-5 twister ripped through the Ruskin Heights neighborhood, killing 44 people and injuring 531.

Between May 4 and May 10 in 2003, there were 401 tornados in 19 states. It was one of the most prolific continuous periods on record.


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