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Greenlit: Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster, Discovery Channel

Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster w/t (1 x 69′) – Documentary that examines the May 20th tornado tragedy near Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma through the eyes of the people who survived this unprecedented event.

The film chronicles the EF5 tornado that traveled over 17 miles and left mass devastation within its 45 minute reign of terror. There are interviews with storm chasers, meteorologists and emergency management who battled to save lives during that fateful day with exclusive footage of now condemned areas. This special provides one of the most comprehensive collections of user-generated footage of the Oklahoma tornado to date and conducts original interviews with those who recorded those first-hand accounts.

Via in-depth interviews with scientists and the latest data, the film also helps answer the “why” behind this devastating event including: How did the tornado form? How was this different from a similar EF5 tornado that hit in the same area in 1999? What role did the warning system have in saving lives? Have warning systems progressed to the point where they are more effective?

Channel: Discovery Channel

Producer: Pioneer Productions

TX: 2nd June 2013

Source: Discovery Channel press release

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