As anyone who's been watching any of the TV interviews coming out of Moore, Okla., probably knows by now, locals are understandably finding it nearly impossible to talk about yesterday's deadly twister without at least a reference to the powerful F5 tornado that ripped through the same town on May 3, 1999. That storm brought with it winds that topped 300 miles per hour and did more than an estimated $1 billion worth of damage. We won't know the full scope of the storm or its damage for some time, but for those on the ground the tale of the tape is already clear. Here's the front page of this morning's Oklahoman, the Sooner State's largest newspaper.
And the Tulsa World, which also couldn't avoid the comparison: