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Photos: The devastating Oklahoma tornado of 1999

Updated 10:00 PM ET, Mon May 20, 2013
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Amber Landis walks among the remains of her home in Moore, Oklahoma, which was destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 3, 1999. Forty-six people were killed in a string of tornadoes that tore through Oklahoma on May 3, 1999, the strongest of which was an EF5 that hit the towns of Moore, Bridge Creek, Newcastle, Midwest City and Del City. Now this section of the country is dealing with a fresh disaster that has eclipsed the 1999 outbreak. Click through the gallery to see more pictures from 1999: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images
Nan Goines, right, hugs her granddaughter Ashley Thomas, on May 5, 1999, in front of the remains of her home in Midwest City, Oklahoma. HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images
Destroyed homes lie in ruin in a section of Midwest City on May 5, 1999. TANNEN MAURY/AFP/Getty Images
Peggy Lipscomb salvages belongings from what is left of her home in southeast Oklahoma City on May 4, 1999, following a series of deadly tornadoes that tore through the state. PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images
Nan Goines reacts as she looks at the remains of her daughter home on May 5, 1999, in Midwest City. HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images
Moore residents remove possessions from their tornado-ravaged homes on May 4, 1999. TANNEN MAURY/AFP/Getty Images
Velma Briscoe of Moore sits in front of what was her home on May 4, 1999. PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images
Residents survey the damage in Oklahoma City on May 4, 1999, following a series of deadly tornadoes that ravaged the state. PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images