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Thank you for visiting 1975OmahaTornado.org.  On this site, you'll find pictures, information and stories regarding the Omaha, Nebraska Tornado of May 6, 1975

This site is a constant work-in-progress and is dedicated to the residents of, workers within, and those that endured the tornado of May 6, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska.

May 6, 2020 marked the 45-year anniversary of the second most costly tornado to hit the U.S. An F4 tornado touched down in Omaha, Nebraska killing 3 people and injuring over 200 people. The low death toll is attributed to storm spotters activated in the area. Because the tornado occurred during the day, it helped make it easier to spot and track, reducing the possibility of fatalities and injuries. The twister tore through west-central Omaha, destroying 287 homes and damaging 1400 others. In 1975, total damage from the storm reached over $1.1 billion dollars. When adjusted for inflation, it still ranks as the second most costy storm in U.S. history.

Please enjoy the information within this site, remembering those that lost property, memories, and loved ones on this day.

I hope you find this site informational and educational.

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