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The anniversary of devastating 1975 Tornado

Posted: 6:59 AM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 12:49:58Z
1975 tornado

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today marks 44 years since a tornado changed the way Omahans look at severe weather.

On May 6th, 1975, an F4 tornado ripped through much of the city, leaving three people dead and more than 130 injured. The tornado inspired many to update their tornado safety plans.

The storm also left more than 2,000 homes, businesses, and even schools damaged.

The damage was estimated at more than $1 billion. The 1975 tornado still ranks as one of the ten most costly in U.S. history.