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LIVE Streaming Coverage of Moore, OK, Tornado Search/Rescue/Recovery Ops.
KFOR-TV 4, OKC ^ | 5/21/13 | KFOR-TV 4, OKC

Posted on 05/21/2013 3:21:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Search, Rescue & Recovery operations continue. 91 confirmed dead as of 6:15am, EST.

More severe storms are approaching the area, at this minute, according to TV station's weather dept.

The films of the EF-5(?) from yesterday are amazing, scary and gut-wrenching. TV crews have been up all night with rescue workers and first responders.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: moore; recovery; rescue; tornado

1 posted on 05/21/2013 3:21:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Thank-you.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 3:22:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: carriage_hill

Link:

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


3 posted on 05/21/2013 3:22:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Biggirl
Prayers up for the victims, their families and the first responders.

Salvation Army & Red Cross, plus others providing shelter, food, water to tens-of-thousands displaced by yesterday's twister.

30 sq miles of damage, 2¼-mile wide debris ball. ½-wide funnel. Ground scrubbed clean in many areas. Debris from Moore deposited/coming down in Arkansas and Missouri.

4 posted on 05/21/2013 3:31:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

I have seen enough of it on FOX.
It is all so sad...I do not want to see anymore.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 3:37:29 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: carriage_hill

N Texas Red Cross is worn out.

They were still working the tragedy in West Tx, then 16 tornadoes in N Texas.
Now this.

Today is shaping up for more of the same.


6 posted on 05/21/2013 3:45:27 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: carriage_hill

Praying for those that have lost Children and other loved ones.... Its gonna be a long hard day for those in OK...


7 posted on 05/21/2013 3:52:25 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: carriage_hill
Yesterday's threads seem to have worn themselves out, so thanks for this one.

If they've been going at it all night, S/R crews must be about whooped by now.

Another 40 victims found overnight   :-((

And the weather map on News9 is showing a whole lot of magenta again this morning.

Best wishes, Oklahoma

8 posted on 05/21/2013 3:57:57 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: mylife
Local WX statement for Wiliamson/Travis County TX.

Williamson
Special Weather Statement in effect

EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIRMASS POISED TO ERUPT IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS  WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BY LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS  EVENING

RICH LOW LEVEL GULF MOISTURE COUPLED WITH STEEP LAPSE RATES ALOFT  HAVE RESULTED IN AN EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIR-MASS ACROSS SOUTH  CENTRAL TEXAS EARLY THIS MORNING. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH PUSHING  EAST OVER CENTRAL TEXAS WILL SLIDE A COLD FRONT INTO WESTERN  PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON. SCATTERED  THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP RAPIDLY BY LATE AFTERNOON

QUICKLY  BECOMING SEVERE AS THE FRONT ENCOUNTERS THIS UNSTABLE AIR MASS.  THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE FROM LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM  WINDS

HOWEVER WITH THE EXTREME INSTABILITY PRESENT

ISOLATED  TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. MUCH OF THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH  CENTRAL TEXAS WILL BE AFFECTED FROM LATE AFTERNOON UNTIL THE EARLY  MORNING HOURS WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION

RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY  AVERAGE 1 TO 3 INCHES WITHIN THE HEAVIEST STORMS PRODUCING SOME  LOCALIZED FLOODING.  HEIGHTENED CONCERN EXISTS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR THIS  EVENING

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BURNET

GEORGETOWN

AUSTIN AND  GIDDINGS. EROSION OF THE CAPPING INVERSION COUPLED WITH EXTREME  INSTABILITY ALONG THE FRONT AND AN INCREASING LOW LEVEL JET

MAY  LEAD TO VERY LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.  THE SYSTEM SHOULD EXIT THE REGION OVERNIGHT TONIGHT

EARLY  WEDNESDAY MORNING

WITH RAINS AND SEVERE WEATHER ENDING FROM THE  WEST.

9 posted on 05/21/2013 3:58:19 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: AlexW
It is all so sad...I do not want to see anymore.

Nor do I. FR is better used focusing on the disasters emanating from Washington.

10 posted on 05/21/2013 4:00:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: TADSLOS

We should know what we are looking at better by noon.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 4:08:15 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Yep.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 4:13:25 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS
It's incredible the scenes of the devastation..and when I woke up this morning to learn that some 7 kids had drowned in the storm shelter because a water main broke..it's hard to process, let alone know what to say or think.

Moore is almost no more..

13 posted on 05/21/2013 4:18:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: All; John Robinson; Jim Robinson

Has anyone else lost all the content on the ‘Comments’ tab ?


14 posted on 05/21/2013 4:20:42 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Oops!

nevermind !


15 posted on 05/21/2013 4:21:44 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: carriage_hill
"The films of the EF-5(?) from ..."

The latest official read is that it was a EF-4.

However, after seeing the Wichita EF-5 back in the early '90's, yeah, it's an EF-5.

16 posted on 05/21/2013 4:24:41 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Freeport

NWS is due out later to determine whether EF4 or EF5, but from “scouring” of ground, weathercasters are calling it EF5.

Whatever it was, it was a bad one.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: AlexW
It is all so sad...I do not want to see anymore.

It is overwhelming.

We watched the Shawnee, OK tornado on Monday and that devastation. Then, Moore, OK, Tuesday.

There could be more tornado break-outs today.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 5:13:56 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: mylife

U of Oklahoma opened a lot of their housing facilities to those who needed shelter.

Walmart Emergency Center was loading trucks and contacting ‘associates’ in impacted areas. WMT is good about providing major help during such crises.

News9 TV station in OKC area was taking donations yesterday (food, money, basics). They said the money would be handed to the Red Cross for ‘use’.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 5:18:16 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: carriage_hill
Thanks for posting this. I'm seeing the video on TV this morning, just learned about the 20 kids found dead at the one elementary school. Breaking my heart!

The width and strength of that tornado and the horriffic damage it caused looks alot like the Plainfield, IL tornado. That one was just down the road from where I live.

If anyone knows of a good recovery effort to donate to (NOT Red Cross - Local in OK if possible) please post that information on this thread. I have to leave for work but will be checking back during my lunch break.

20 posted on 05/21/2013 5:21:38 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: carriage_hill

Every hour we learn of someone we know who lost their home or worse. Our house is full of family with either damage or can’t get to their home. My wife and I sold our house last month and moved to an acreage with a cellar and land. We used to live in Westmoore neighborhood where Briarwood elementary was. Old house is gone. We pray for the family that bought our old house.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 5:26:52 AM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: usconservative
Re donations:

Here's a list via OKC News9 of organization's offering shelter/relief for the tornado refugees, and it's a good bet that any of them would be grateful for direct donations.

Shelters Open In OKC Metro For Those Affected By Massive Tornado

22 posted on 05/21/2013 5:35:05 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: usconservative

Over 90 deaths, but just over 100 were rescued from rubble piles overnight.

We will probably hear of additional ones in each category in the coming days.

==

As this storm line moved through NW Arkansas, it had lost much of its severity, but still caused localized damage.

Sadly, it took another viction. A 19-year old male was killed by storm debris in Springdale, Arkansas.

http://nwahomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=431032


23 posted on 05/21/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: optiguy

Glad that everyone is okay. Things can be replaced; lives can’t. Prayers for you all.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 6:07:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: usconservative

Salvation Army is there; donate to them.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 6:08:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Be back later...


26 posted on 05/21/2013 6:17:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Medical Examiner revises death toll number down to 24, at present.


27 posted on 05/21/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: carriage_hill


Storms seem to be rebuilding. It could be another rough day.
28 posted on 05/21/2013 7:07:23 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

Fox going wall to wall with OK story even though there is no new news. I guess they know what puts eyeballs on screens. I get that. But, some balance would be nice from an organization that claims to bring that.


29 posted on 05/21/2013 7:08:49 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: carriage_hill
god bless those people!
30 posted on 05/21/2013 7:15:55 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: carriage_hill

Adding a bit of good news to this sad, awful event.

http://news.sky.com/story/1093711/tornado-survivor-finds-dog-during-tv-interview


31 posted on 05/21/2013 7:16:58 AM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: optiguy

You mention having a cellar; doesn’t everyone out in that neck of the woods have either a basement or some sort of storm cellar?

I’m a California Native, born ‘n’ raised, but I’ve got family out in the Twin Cities of MN and they always talked about heading to the basement in the event of a tornado.

Guess I sort of assumed that, in any region where a tornado might be at all likely, your property would either have a cellar, or a basement, or you’d sell a car, or the plasma TV, or the dining room furniture — you’d just do whatever it took to have one dug out for you.

I can tell you unequivocally; if it eventuated that I had to move my family out to ANYWHERE that tornado activity was at all probable, if the house we bought didn’t have one already, there WOULD be a storm cellar or basement on the premises before we moved in. Just NO WAY I’d EVER take the chance of needing one and not having one.

I saw the storm chaser video of this monster that hit Moore, yesterday, and I simply cannot imagine being in the path of that thing, and having NOWHERE to hide but the bathtub. Out here in CA we have a word for that sort of thing; we call it “suicide.”


32 posted on 05/21/2013 7:18:05 AM PDT by HKMk23 (Cultures succumb not to ideas, but to superior cultures. Invoke the "Super Culture." Matt. 9:38)
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Demand accountabilty!
Stop this slap in our face!

Let's git 'er done!! Please Contribute Today!

33 posted on 05/21/2013 8:15:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ken5050

“Moore is almost no more..”

Finally got in touch with my friends in Prague, about 50 miles from Moore. He was packing up his chainsaws and heading to Moore. He’s probably there by now.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 8:20:45 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: HKMk23
Very few homes here have basements. In our case, the old neighbor had a cellar and we were friends so we never put one in knowing we were welcomed to get in theirs if needed.

For the last few years we've been working toward the goal of buying a place like the one we have now that's better suited for self-sustainability. Well water, back up generator, shop, acreage, cellar and the wife's got a salt water swimming pool to sit by while the dark days approach.

35 posted on 05/21/2013 8:31:51 AM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: TomGuy

Better news amid all the sadness. Hard to find words to express that...


36 posted on 05/21/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: TomGuy

I saw the forecast of those building, around 6am, on KFOR-TV Weather/News stream. Crap, they sure don’t need more of it.


37 posted on 05/21/2013 8:47:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: TheMom

Saw that on TV this morning; lucky doggie.


38 posted on 05/21/2013 8:48:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: HKMk23
In some areas of Texas and Oklahoma, underground shelters are not a viable engineering option. I live over the edge of an underground stream. There is no way, without spending hundreds of thousands, that I could have an underground shelter.

/johnny

39 posted on 05/21/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: usconservative

“If anyone knows of a good recovery effort to donate to (NOT Red Cross - Local in OK if possible) please post that information on this thread.”

The Oklahoma Baptists have teams there.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
http://www.bgco.org/ministries/disaster-relief
http://www.okdisasterhelp.com/


40 posted on 05/21/2013 10:05:01 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: JRandomFreeper
As we saw with the schools, cinder block can't stop didly, but what about a concrete and steel structure or a heavily rebarred concrete box.

There are also personal shelters that bolt to the slab, $3 to $5k.

41 posted on 05/21/2013 10:09:24 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Texas Tech did a lot of research on that and have technical data with specifications for various levels of storms. You can get that information there.

Almost nothing above ground is going to survive a slow moving F5. At Jerrel, Tx, even the asphalt was stripped from the roads.

/johnny

42 posted on 05/21/2013 10:12:27 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PastorBooks
Also the Methodists

United Methodist Committee On Relief

43 posted on 05/21/2013 10:14:57 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The water table is within a few feet of the surface?

When I was a kid, our family lived over some sort of underground waterway, but it was significantly deeper, so it apparently did not present a problem. When a tornado took our house apart, we were in the back of the basement, with 2 ft. thick reinforced concrete walls around us. (My Dad “overbuilt”.) Some bricks from the exterior structure punched partially through the floor, but none actually came all the way through into our basement.

The positive of that particular location was that we had markedly better well water than the neighbors on either side of us (~ a couple hundred feet away either way, as I recall.)


44 posted on 05/21/2013 10:56:36 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: HKMk23

It’s easy to come up with quickie solutions about what should be done. But circumstances are all different resulting sometimes in that glib thought being irrelevant and unfeasible. As an engineer I have been on both ends. I make glib comments from a distance but I’ve also worked on things in detail and had to explain over and over again XXXXX cannot be done.

It’s best to assume people there know their best rules of thumb. There have been people there a long time and I think they have an idea of what they can do.


45 posted on 05/21/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
At Jerrel, Tx, even the asphalt was stripped from the roads.

That happened in the tornado that hit us, before it got to our neighborhood.) Based on comparisons with reports of other storms and their "modern" ratings, I'd guess "ours" was upper end F3, maybe a low end F4. Later it became an F5, but it was out of our area at that point.

46 posted on 05/21/2013 11:58:58 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.

Power in Moore is coming up in the S.E. commercial area where the command center is set up.

Post office destroyed, Moore medical center looks like Murrah Building with cars stacked in parking lot. People walking around as you cannot travel in the affected area. Media row is in front of Dicks Sporting goods. That area with the Home Depot, Target, has power but is not accessible to the public due to the area being used as a staging area. Walmart although on Generator power is not accessible either but should be soon.

So people have to rely on the Red Cross for basics.


47 posted on 05/21/2013 3:41:54 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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