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Tornado damage in 1999 v. what it looks like now

Campus sustained heavy damage to landscaping, trees, and many buildings from the 1999 tornado. The F3 tornado was only on the ground for five minutes but created a path of destruction 4.3 miles long and 880 yards wide. With wind speeds ranging 158-206 mph, 22 buildings were damaged and more than 130 trees were uprooted. The property-damage estimate was $72.7 million.

During the 20 years after the tornado, the campus has transformed and grown. These image comparisons below illustrate this change.

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