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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: SpinnerWebb
Drive heavy I beams into the ground and pour concrete around it and anchor the shipping containers to it.
Yes, they should be below ground.
These would give more protection than a stick built home.
The ideal situation is monolithic poured concrete walls but everyone can not afford that.
Stick build structures are useless in tornadoes.
They just showed a woman impaled by a 2X4 on the live stream.
141 posted on 05/20/2013 2:05:23 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Jrabbit

It’s going to move just north of the denser Tulsa suburbs - more open area near Vera.


142 posted on 05/20/2013 2:05:38 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
"...Also depending on the house, kids are safer in school. A kid from a trailer park is DEFINITELY safer than in school."

That's the rub I've wrestled with in my own head (glad I don't have to make these calls): do you keep all the kids in one place in the hopes that the school is missed, or send them all home - knowing that being so spread out that there could be several that never return.

Meanwhile, there's a woman on KCTV being extricated from her home with a board or something through her leg.

143 posted on 05/20/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: MinuteGal

Most schools and business buildings are reinforced and probably safer than any place other than underground shelters.

Of course, any direct hit by an F4 is going to sustain damage.


144 posted on 05/20/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Scope of damage more massive than May 3, 1999”


145 posted on 05/20/2013 2:06:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Prayers


146 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: dirtboy

I don’t want to read the whole thread first...got to know if one hit Moore. My kids live there! Please respond if you are able to. *biting nails*


147 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like another draco wall.


148 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: dirtboy

KOTV 6 Tulsa

Possible large tornado rain-wrapped near Skiatook, just north of Tulsa.


149 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:43 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Strategerist

Luckily I have never been through a tornado but I just assumed that maybe they had a underground bunker to hide when this was coming


150 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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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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