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
Tornado warnings up in Oklahoma. Watches in TX, OK, KS, MO, far NW Arkansas.
Do you text? When voice won’t work, text does sometimes. Try texting.
2 miles west of Meeker, OK. Smaller tornado on the ground.
Also depending on the house, kids are safer in school...”
School administration and the kids are so used to these drills and they do go to what would be considered the safest internal area. Much safer than being in most homes unless they have underground shelters. The other benefit of having the kids at school is that parents can then deal with their own safety and maybe just small ones yet at home.
The intensity of all of the tornados this year over last year do make me worry about what our upcoming hurricane season will bring. Last year we had nary a one. So many more people in the Texas gulf area now, most have never been through a hurricane and are so ill prepared.
Prayers up for all those wonderful Okies. God watch over you all.
I’ve got to head out, back about 8pm
Many trapped under debris in the Moore area.
Police warn people to stay out of the area until they can clear powerlines, etc.
What’s this ? pile on time ? why don’t you burn me at the stake....
Are you okay in Fort Worth right now? I see radar is down to Fort Worth and a little below Fort Worth. Please answer. These in Oklahoma are destroying everything.
I didn’t say I was gonna steal your beer to give to Humblegunner ;)
I’m surprised they don’t have better info on the schools.
Cell phones must be disrupted.
“We are fine.”
Thank God you got that email and thank God your family is okay.
They just interviewed someone named Lance, who broke down in tears when describing the devastation. I can only imagine how distressed people there must be.
Reporter on local news in tears. .sobbing at the school. .sounds awful.
Thank you. Good to know. That tornado is still on the ground. God help Oklahoma.
Got a 2nd e-mail...”We are all o.k. We are VERY LUCKY. It was incredibly close. Bryant and 104th (just one of the tornadoes). The very next major intersection just south of us! House is fine all of our belongings are fine. We are FINE! Praise Jesus.”
At the moment the tornado genesis parameters aren’t nearly as high in Texas as they are in Oklahoma.
You did the right thing by apologizing.
Congressman on CNN calls this an “unusual occurrence”
Tornados in Oklahoma are NOT unusual.
I did try, but haven’t gotten a text. Did get a 2nd e-mail...post #234
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