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Gallery: 15-year anniversary of Salt Lake City tornado

Published August 11, 2014 6:58 pm

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It's been 15 years since Utah experienced one of its most destructive tornadoes in history.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Aug. 11, 1999, an F2 tornado made its way northeast, from about I-215 and I-15, past the state Capitol and into the Avenues.

The National Weather Service estimated the tornado lasted about 10 minutes and caused more than $180 million in damage. One person was killed.

According to the NWS, August has seen the second-most tornadoes in Utah since 1950 — 26. May has produced the most — 31.

Here's a gallery of photos from the Aug. 11, 1999 storm.