(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit El Reno, Okla., last Friday was an EF-5 storm, that they said is the widest tornado ever recorded.
The storm had a width of 2.6 miles, and had estimated winds topping out at 296 miles per hour.
The Oklahoma medical examiner's office said Monday that 18 people died as a result of the powerful storms that swept through the Oklahoma City area late Friday. At least four of the victims were actively pursuing one of the tornadoes as it churned west of Oklahoma City.
Spokesperson Amy Elliott says the death toll includes 12 adults and six children.