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2 Schools in Moore, OK leveled by Tornado (on the Weather Channel)
5 20 13

Posted on 05/20/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch

The devastation is incredible. The Weather Channel is carrying local news from a helicopter. i can only pray the kids had been released before then.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
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1 posted on 05/20/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Were there people in the school, or do they keep kids home on tornado days? (never lived in tornado country).


2 posted on 05/20/2013 1:54:46 PM PDT by married21
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To: InvisibleChurch
One school is the Plaza Towers School
3 posted on 05/20/2013 1:56:29 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: InvisibleChurch

They send our kids home in AL at the drop of a hat with pending severe weather . . . and cancel and afternoon or evening activities . . . and IF early the delay or cancel school altogether in the a.m. The do it rather early in the afternoon to avoid kids being caught on buses, or still at the school or even the high schoolers on the road by themselves. As a parent, I’m glad they do, rather have them home huddled in the closet with me.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: married21

being from Indiana we wouldnt stay home because how do know where one is going to land? Nowadays, schools tend to keep the kids IN school until the danger passes. I hope this isnt the case on OK.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

What is it with Moore, OK and tornadoes? Its like a magnet.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 1:57:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Qwackertoo

my y key must be acting up. apoligies for the previous post and the many dropped y’s.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 1:57:33 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
other FR link to bad weather
8 posted on 05/20/2013 1:58:14 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

This looks like a view in hell, I cried when the size grew and grew. This beast IMO was 2 miles wide and stronger then a f5. Just horrible!


9 posted on 05/20/2013 1:58:55 PM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Local streaming video

http://www.news9.com/category/207228/po


10 posted on 05/20/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: seeker41

The good people of Oklahoma are almost uniformly Conservative and strong in their faith in God. Even with a disaster of this magnitude, they’re equipped with the means to handle such things. May God bless Oklahoma and her wonderful, God-fearing people.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 2:04:00 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: married21

I’m in Kansas...and I can’t remember school ever being cancelled because of a chance of a tornado.

The possible danger zone is huge and hard to pin down, until the storms actually start forming.

One of the schools looked big and modern...sometimes that means there is a tornado shelter inside.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 2:07:11 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I have to wonder how many children are killed in school by tornadoes per year.....

Could be more than shootin’s...


13 posted on 05/20/2013 2:08:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: InvisibleChurch

The school looks like a bomb hit. They showed children being reunited with their parents on The Weather Channel. Prayers up for these children I pray to God they all got out Ok


14 posted on 05/20/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: InvisibleChurch

I am watching this on TV and they have a view from a helicopter. I think it may be the worst I have ever seen.

A large area just cleared off.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: GraceG

I cant recall many times when children have been in hurt in schools by a tornado


16 posted on 05/20/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: married21

3:00 schools are open. This week some schools are still in session until Thursday.


17 posted on 05/20/2013 2:24:10 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: yarddog

Just off the phone with friends in Prague. They say it’s 10 times worse today than it was yesterday! They’re packed, and ready to book at a moment’s notice.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Although I feel for any victims of a weather event, I hope that Free Republic is not taken over with continuous multiple posts of weather news now because that is exactly what Obama is hoping for just as he did with Hurricane Sandy to divert the sheeple from the White House scandals.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:55 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: InvisibleChurch

Moore schools in session until this Friday the 24th.


20 posted on 05/20/2013 2:27:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I just got a message from my Daughter in N.E. Oklahoma. They haven’t had anything bad today but today is not over.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Thanks for this. I didn’t know about this.

Prayers going up for the good folks north of Texas. :)


22 posted on 05/20/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT by GSD Lover
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To: tflabo

There are geographic features which channel major storms through the Norman/Moore area, across the southeast side of Oklahoma City, and then northeast straight up the turnpike to Tulsa.

Seven years in Oklahoma ... we spent many nights with the kids huddled in the laundry room while parents took turns watching the radar.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (They will hate it, but I don't care.)
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To: GSD Lover; KeyLargo

You’re welcome. Free Republic is a good site to disseminate information.


24 posted on 05/20/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

they just mention a new tornado by there.Prauge?


25 posted on 05/20/2013 2:43:29 PM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Had to turn off Shepard Smith - was going on and on
with annoying sermon about how everyone suffering so bad

Just STFU Shep!


26 posted on 05/20/2013 2:43:30 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Live from Tulsa - The radio just announced dozens of injuries at the school. School was leveled. Emergency services at site.

Prayers up.

27 posted on 05/20/2013 2:55:08 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: njslim

How long before we see the staged photos set-up by Obama showing him hugging a ‘tornado victim’? He will do anything to get the heat off of him.

Many in the know believe that the White House pushed the IRS story to the front pages in order to push Benghazi into being a non-story.

Hurricane Sandy Victim Obama Used To Get Reelected Says He Lied

http://patdollard.com/2013/01/hurricane-sandy-victim-obama-used-to-get-reelected-says-he-lied/


28 posted on 05/20/2013 2:57:15 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: njslim

Shep is in his element when tragedy strikes. What a ghoul.

TC


29 posted on 05/20/2013 2:59:59 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: InvisibleChurch

<I cant recall many times when children have been in hurt in schools by a tornado

My son attended kindergarten in Norman. They had tornado drills, even back 30 years ago.

When we moved out of the area, the first time my son heard the civil defense siren he was outside and ran into the house (with his bicycle), afraid a tornado was coming. They must really instill the importance of taking shelter ‘cause he was totally freaked out.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 3:04:53 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: InvisibleChurch

There is a shelter at the school, and the kids are trained to go there immediately when there is a Tornado Warning.

However, this one was so devastating, I wonder if even the shelter was safe.

I just got in touch with my cousin, who raced past the funnel cloud to get her just-born grandson into an underground shelter.

Keep praying!


31 posted on 05/20/2013 3:09:01 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Yosemitest; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Here are some before photos of Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Ok:

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 photo PlazaTowerElementry-2.gif

 photo PlazaTowerElementry-3.gif

Our prayers are with all those in Moore, Oklahoma

32 posted on 05/20/2013 3:49:07 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I cant recall many times when children have been in hurt in schools by a tornado

Sadly - it depends on the tornado - and this was apparently a HUGE one. The pictures from the helicopter shows what appear to be 18+ inch wide steel support I-beams bent like pretzels - only a few heavy (likely reinforced) concrete walls standing.

I post this because when they widen up the camera angle you can see that the houses nearby are simply wiped slick to their foundadtions - so to be fair - the school was probably the strongest structure in the close vicinity...but if you can't get underground or away from a mile wide F4/F5...you are in trouble.

Prayers for all involved - especially the kids.
33 posted on 05/20/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: FatherofFive

I read about the tri-state tornado (back in the 1920s I think)...there was a farmer who found a (heavy) barber chair in his field. He put it in his wagon and took it into town expecting to see that the barbershop had been destroyed...but it was still there with no damage.

He later found out that the barber chair came from a town right in the path of the tornado - 20 miles away.

Prayers.


34 posted on 05/20/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Bender2

Indeed. I have friends who lived in Moore. Good people down that way.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 4:20:21 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: left that other site

Just heard on Fox that all of the children at one of the schools have been found, all accounted for and ok.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 4:22:09 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: re_nortex

“The good people of Oklohoma are almost uniformly Conservative and strong in their faith in God.”

And I will be shocked if I read a report of any looting.


37 posted on 05/20/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Toespi
Just heard on Fox that all of the children at one of the schools have been found, all accounted for and ok.

I pray that that is accurate information.
38 posted on 05/20/2013 5:05:12 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: I-ambush

I hope they are bringing in generators and all the lights they can get to that school - there is no way they are going to finish this effort before dark.


39 posted on 05/20/2013 5:11:27 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: I-ambush
And I will be shocked if I read a report of any looting.

Be shocked, then. It happened.

40 posted on 05/20/2013 5:15:48 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Toespi

The Weather Channel just reported over two dozen dead children at one school.

So very Sad.


41 posted on 05/20/2013 5:25:40 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Toespi

Yes...one of the schools has reported this.

However, at another school it is believed that at least 24 third graders have perished in the rubble.

Devastating.


42 posted on 05/20/2013 5:26:10 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: I-ambush

Nothing is what it used to be and Oklahoma has not been excluded from that scene.

Very sad to say the truth.

Be shocked, there are low life’s everywhere.


43 posted on 05/20/2013 5:57:28 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: left that other site

KFOR is reporting they have no info on one of the devastated schools. Apparently there is a rescue going on there as well but news channels can’t get close enough.


44 posted on 05/20/2013 6:09:56 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: bonfire

I was listening to a news broadcast interviewing rescuers. One woman described them pulling kids from under cars in the school. These were cars flung onto the school after the roof collapsed on the kids. News interviewer asks if they were okay. Woman rescuer responds as if the interviewer is nuts and says “No, not okay”. Horrific happening to little kids.


45 posted on 05/20/2013 6:27:38 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: big'ol_freeper
Indeed. I have friends who lived in Moore. Good people down that way.

Over 50 dead in Moore. Prayers up.

And some A$$hole congressman from Rhode Island is blaming this on global warming. they have no shame. Let them freeze in the dark.

46 posted on 05/20/2013 6:37:13 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Bender2

Thanks for the ping, Bender2. A prayer for the victims, their families, their friends.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 8:01:44 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

Now the full-blown diversion from the scandals by Obama and his media protectors begins:

Newsmax
President Obama to Speak on Oklahoma Disaster
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 07:02 AM

President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, on Tuesday before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday.


48 posted on 05/21/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: tflabo
"What is it with Moore, OK and tornadoes? Its like a magnet."

There will be many PhD dissertations written on that very topic in the years to come.

49 posted on 05/21/2013 6:22:29 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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