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
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another school down worse than the first one. ARE KIDS IN THESE TWO SCHOOLS?
My nurse and I watching on Fox. She finally decided I would not be deterred so she joined me. Prayers up big time.
Parnell (sp) and Foster area, new tornado sighted.
SE of OKC
My heart is breaking. I hope the kids in those schools had good shelter. Horrific damage, seeing the pictures on TWC.
They are showing children on the Weather Channel running to their parents..here is my question, they knew a tornado was coming, how come the school wasn’t evacuated?
that’s what i’m watching, too, weather channel
Horrible damage. If you guys don’t have a motorcycle helment to wear for you and family members during a tornado warning, get them!
live downed power lines,
gas line leaks would cause explosions.
Fallon was talking before about being trapped yesterday on a highway between two tornadoes, That had to be a completely horrifying experience,
This tornado blew up very quickly and right on the edge of the OKC metro area. Not nearly enough time to evacuate.
Evacuated to where?
And the worst conceivable place to be in a tornado is a school bus.
No time. Tornadoes appear and dissipate within minutes. The safest thing in that situation is to shelter in place.
Growing up in the Texas Panhandle, we had tornado drills all the time.
To where? Unless there is some massive storm shelter nearby. There is nowhere to go....it’s horrible.
“how come the school wasnt evacuated?”
I heard they had an hour warning - that isn’t enough time for many parents to get to a school, get the kids and get to underground.
You just can’t evac a school given the warning time available - better to stay in the strongest part of the building than being caught out in the open with debris flying by at lethal speeds.
That said, given the forecast, it might have been good to dismiss and get everyone home at noon.
What other place could they go to that would be safer?
No confirmed visual tornado but really ominous radar signature on a cell heading for the north Tulsa suburbs.
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