The twister, commonly referred to as the Bridge Creek-Moore tornado, is recorded on the National Weather Service website as tornado A9. It was the ninth tornado to spin off from the powerful "A" storm in central Oklahoma. The weather service tracked eight such storms in a 24-hour period.
The weather service says the tornado was wedge-shaped, and birthed two satellite tornados during its nearly 90-minute lifespan. It traveled roughly 38 miles, at times clearing a path as wide as three-quarters of a mile.
President Bill Clinton visited five days after the storm to tour the area and see the damage. In his remarks he offered condolences to the people of Oklahoma, and thanked them for the example they set.
"Thank you, for once again showing the whole country what is best about America," Clinton said. "God bless you and thank you."
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