Remember the May 3rd 1999 Oklahoma Tornado?

When you live in a state like Oklahoma, "Tornado Alley" is a common term that you hear, but the tornado that ripped through this area on May 3rd, 1999 was certainly one to remember and more than just something you would find in "Tornado Alley".

Here's a video that I found on YouTube that recounts that day in May in 1999 in Oklahoma:



When I see videos like this, it makes me think about our steep slope roofing. 

Although our tiles are lightweight roofing systems, our Bellaforté slate roof have been tested to handle winds up to 175 mph!

According to the Fujita Scale, tornado wind speeds can range:
  • F0 or a Gale Tornado - 40-72 mph winds
  • F1 or a Moderate Tornado - 73-112 mph
  • F2 or a Significant Tornado - 113-157 mph
  • F3 or a Severe Tornado - 158-206 mph

If you would like to learn more about our Bellaforté tiles, please reach out to one of our customer service reps who can answer any questions that you might have as well as put you in touch with one of our manufacturer representatives that can show you an actual piece of our tile!

Have you seen a Tornado? What was it like? Please share your experience by leaving a comment below!

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