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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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To: zeaal

I-35 shut down, cars smashed.


151 posted on 05/20/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: LUV W

Yes it went thru south Moore.
Massive devastation showing on live tv
obviously you have internet, can get the streaming vid link earlier in the thread


152 posted on 05/20/2013 2:08:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Strategerist

Yes I can see the typical Hook formation north of Tulsa!


153 posted on 05/20/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LUV W

Moore took a very bad hit ... sorry.


154 posted on 05/20/2013 2:09:18 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: LUV W

Moore is still being hit by a big one.

Sorry.


155 posted on 05/20/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Your right..I guess compared to being at home or in a car a structure like a school would be the safest place. They showed the movie theater in Moore and it doesn’t look damaged at all, yet the school was destroyed..with tornadoes its the luck of the draw, one place doesn’t have a scratch while the other place can be completely destroyed


156 posted on 05/20/2013 2:09:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Strategerist; humblegunner

“A lot cheaper to go underground if possible.”

Am 60 miles north of Houston. We have a high water table. Dig a hole here and you have a water well.

Honest to God, people, this one does scare me - have that here and I’m dead and so is the Yorkie. There is nothing underground here.

humblegunner: do you have an underground shelter? I know you are Mr. Prepared, let me know if you have underground - I’m going to your house if there are severe tornados and you have underground.


157 posted on 05/20/2013 2:09:43 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: LUV W

Sweet friend, there was a hit in Moore. Sending prayers for you now.


158 posted on 05/20/2013 2:10:09 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: LUV W
Streaming video

Helicopter reporter said very similar path and destruction compared to 1999 tornado.

159 posted on 05/20/2013 2:10:32 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: LUV W

http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/


160 posted on 05/20/2013 2:10:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Marcella

Yep, Texas landscape is such that underground shelters are not as feasible as in Oklahoma.


161 posted on 05/20/2013 2:10:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Marcella

There are those that are urging the government to start recommending a helmet as part of storm prep. There is some evidence that a baseball batter’s helmet with face screen does very well. Also lot’s of people with kids have those already, and handy this time of year.


162 posted on 05/20/2013 2:11:13 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: Marcella

You can survive quite powerful tornadoes in an interior bathroom. House could be gone and you could survive. You’d have a good chance in ALMOST anything in a bathtub that you’ve pulled a mattress on top of.


163 posted on 05/20/2013 2:11:21 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dirtboy

KWTV - NEWS 9

WX UPDATE: Pauls Valley area you need to take your tornado precautions now. The storm to your west has a history of producing tornadoes. www.news.com.
about a minute ago near Oklahoma City, OK


164 posted on 05/20/2013 2:11:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nascarnation

I was just watching a video last night on the 1999 tornado.....how could this happen again?


165 posted on 05/20/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kcvl
NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 25s TORNADO WARNING: For Brown County in TX until 4:45 PM CDT
166 posted on 05/20/2013 2:13:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SpinnerWebb
They just showed the school, most of it is gone.

All the more reason for homeschooling.

167 posted on 05/20/2013 2:13:36 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Marcella

Marcella,

Here is a DuPont above-ground shelter product rated for Category 5 hurricanes and F5 tornadoes - made of Kevlar.

No idea how much it costs or how much to install, but you’re not doomed if you can’t get underground.

http://www2.dupont.com/Stormroom/en_US/products/Products_subpages/meeting_exceeding.html


168 posted on 05/20/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: LUV W

Try to reach your family. Do it now. We are praying for you and your family.


169 posted on 05/20/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Please, don’t make a point about homeschooling over a disaster like this. Schools in that area are sturdier than most homes in a tornado.


170 posted on 05/20/2013 2:15:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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That poor guy that was just interviewed appeared to be in shock. 75 to 100 of the horses on his farm were killed.


171 posted on 05/20/2013 2:15:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Tomorrow is going to be the nervous day for us here in DFW.


172 posted on 05/20/2013 2:15:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Strategerist

If it’s an iron tub . They did a show of Mythbusters on that.(the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movie myth)


173 posted on 05/20/2013 2:15:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: kcvl
NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 8s TORNADO TRACKING: Tornado on groun near Ramona, OK. TAKE SHELTER.
174 posted on 05/20/2013 2:16:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Marcella

Nope, nothing underground.
Tornadic activity is expected far north of here, possibly affecting my ex-wife in Decatur.

My structure held up to Ike, I’m not terribly worried.

Gets real bad, I’ll repair to the pump house over the well.
Oddly enough, that sucker is the toughest structure on the property.


175 posted on 05/20/2013 2:16:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dirtboy

176 posted on 05/20/2013 2:16:09 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Most of the homes are gone too.


177 posted on 05/20/2013 2:16:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: Marcella
Tornado on ground north of Tulsa, another nasty hook echo:


178 posted on 05/20/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: nomorelurker

“There is some evidence that a baseball batter’s helmet with face screen does very well.”

The motorcycle helmet I bought has a face protector - keep it in the downstairs bathroom which is my strongest room.


179 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:15 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Fledermaus

The foundations are whistle-clean...the houses are just...gone.


180 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:17 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dfwgator

They interviewed this guy whose farm lost 70-100 horses this is crazy..you stay safe!!


181 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dirtboy

Wow.


182 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Thank you. I still haven’t heard from them...but...thank YOU...


183 posted on 05/20/2013 2:17:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Strategerist

“The prices for the DuPont storm rooms with Kevlar are set by the local distributors and range from about $5,750 for a 4 foot by 4 foot shelter and up to $15,000 for a 12 foot by 12 foot shelter. “


184 posted on 05/20/2013 2:18:09 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: TomGuy

Tornadic cell heading towards Pauls Valley, OK.


185 posted on 05/20/2013 2:18:09 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TomGuy

Another huge tornado on ground north of red river close to ardmore moving east per Dunn


186 posted on 05/20/2013 2:18:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Fledermaus; American Constitutionalist

With a long line of severe storms like these, nowhere is safe.


187 posted on 05/20/2013 2:19:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Marcella; Colonel_Flagg

I am...but the line is busy. Probably phone lines overloaded or down. I’m now scared.


188 posted on 05/20/2013 2:19:10 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Strategerist

Downstairs bathroom is a half bath but is safe room where it is. Have two large sofa cushions I put over Yorkie and me, plus I have that helmet. If the bathroom is still standing afterward, puppy and I have 3 days of food and water in backpack in there with us.


189 posted on 05/20/2013 2:19:32 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: nomorelurker

A helmet and something to protect the torso with kevlar.


190 posted on 05/20/2013 2:20:02 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I saw that. Poor man.


191 posted on 05/20/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SE Mom

The line is tracking from south of Ft. Worth to Kansas City.

Massive and many strong storm cells in the line.


192 posted on 05/20/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

KFOR weather guy calls this Moore storm “the most destructive tornado in the history of the world.”


193 posted on 05/20/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: dirtboy
Sorry.

194 posted on 05/20/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: LUV W

God be with your family. .remember cell phones may be out.


195 posted on 05/20/2013 2:21:53 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TomGuy

Yep. Now some development near DFW


196 posted on 05/20/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom; Marcella; Colonel_Flagg; dirtboy

Got this e-mail just now...

“Can you get this email. Major tornado. Major damage. House fine. We are fine. Don’t try to call cells or home phone. Text only. Email maybe”


197 posted on 05/20/2013 2:23:11 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Prayers up for you and your family.


198 posted on 05/20/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Strategerist; humblegunner

“Here is a DuPont above-ground shelter product rated for Category 5 hurricanes and F5 tornadoes - made of Kevlar”

Thanks. I’ve pinged humblegunner to see if he has underground safety. He’s got everything else, including plenty of guts and he’s big and strong.


199 posted on 05/20/2013 2:23:38 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: LUV W

Good news for you and your kin.

:)

TG for the Internet.


200 posted on 05/20/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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