Connect with us

Finances

Tornadoes Damaged 7,200 Residential Properties, Left $2B in Reconstruction Costs

Published

on

Spread the love

The tornadoes that ripped through parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma late last week damaged some 7,200 homes, leaving a reconstruction tab of $2.1 billion, according to CoreLogic, the data analytics firm.

Advertisement

Some 127 tornadoes spun out of a severe weather system that moved across the country April 26 and 27. That followed a March hail outbreak in the Midwest and a year of record-breaking insured losses from severe convective storms, CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

Part of downtown Sulphur, Oklahoma, on Sunday (AP Photo/Ken Miller)

In the latest storms, Iowa saw the most destruction to single and multifamily residential property, with an estimated 3,904 structures damaged. In Oklahoma, some 1,396 residential properties were hit, CoreLogic estimated.

At least 22 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, the most powerful of which ripped through Holdenville, Marietta and Sulphur, National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith told the Associated Press.

Advertisement

Those tornadoes were rated as EF3 or higher, meaning they were powerful enough to uproot or snap large trees, remove roofs and knock down walls of well-built homes and easily toss cars and heavy vehicles. They were particularly dangerous because they hit after 10 p.m.

Chart: Source: CoreLogic

Advertisement

Topics
Catastrophe
Natural Disasters
Windstorm
Oklahoma

Advertisement

Was this article valuable?


Advertisement

Here are more articles you may enjoy.

Advertisement

Interested in Catastrophe?

Get automatic alerts for this topic.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *