Skip to comments.Severe Weather Outbreak, Day 2 (OK TX KS MO MI for starters) - Moore, OK devastation
Posted on 05/20/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
Tornado warnings up in Oklahoma. Watches in TX, OK, KS, MO, far NW Arkansas.
I can’t imagine living in Tornedo Alley and not have an under ground bunker with supplies in the back yard. The kids in school went into the hallway for protection, they say...don’t think that would make me feel safe.
Maybe legislation requiring developers to put in bunkers when they build houses???
Yes, been watching the radar. Looks like they could trend jsut NW of Ft. Worth or clip the west side later today.
Thanks for that link. Stay safe, my friend!
Sorry....hope they just go away! If it will get dark, we will be better off IMHO. Sun makes those monsters.
Both Moore, OK, and Joplin, MO, were devastated in 2011.
They have been having storm watch. Now helicopter feed showing devastation at and around hospital. heading to the school.
With the “narrow” path of a tornado - I wonder if it might be best to be in a vehicle so you can just move sideways from it as it comes. Of course you have other traffic, and if you do get caught - your car probably isn’t much help unles you can drive it into a ditch or something.
So much devastation in the Moore area. Horrible destruction of buildings and vehicles. Traffic backed up badly. Kids still trapped in a school.
Thanks, watching....good luck! I have a niece with baby in Ft. Worth too!
8,000-10,000 homes gone.
There was a mention of the hospital in Moore being severely damaged. I didn’t want to write it but someone said they heard about it.
Joplins hospital was leveled in 2011.
prayers up for Moore OK. OMG
In this kind of weather — warm, humid, unstable — cells can spring up in a matter of a few minutes.
They can spring up and be doing damage before the local weathermen even get on the TV to warn people.
Possible rotation in the Bristow OK area.
You can't build a basement here and keep it dry. It's unpossible without massive expense, even if you were to legislate it.
My groundwater table is very shallow and I live at the edge of an underground stream.
I can’t imagine going through that a second time.
I just tested my emergency lighting.
This has been the subject of much debate. The reality is, with enough warning and a slow-moving storm, with someone with knowledge of local roads and an understanding of the storm movement, yes, it's quite possible to evade a storm in a vehicle.
From a public messaging perspective though, given the possibility for accidents/traffic jams, and the fact that you're infinitely worse off in any vehicle than you are even in a mobile home, it would be a bad idea to advise evacuation.
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