The 1979 tornado outbreak will never be forgotten
It's been 41 years since one of the most destructive tornadoes tore through the Texoma area killing 58 people. Three lives were lost here in Lawton, and more in the city of Wichita Falls back on April 10th, 1979.
The Red River Valley tornado outbreak of April 10, 1979 is one of the most significant tornado outbreaks that ever occurred in western north Texas and southern Oklahoma.
An F4 tornado struck Lawton, destroying over 116 structures, and damaging over 330 others. Unanchored homes were completely swept from their foundations.
1,740 people were injured, the most ever by an F4/EF4 tornado in United States history.
Overall, sixty tornadoes were confirmed throughout the duration of this storm, which lasted for over 38 hours.
Today, teams from SERVPRO of Lawton remain prepared for all types of severe weather, and are trained to help in the cleanup and restoration of damaged properties.
We all pray that we never see another system like this one. But if it happens, we're here to help.