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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

Tornado warnings up in Oklahoma. Watches in TX, OK, KS, MO, far NW Arkansas.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ok; tornado; weather
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To: American Constitutionalist

Those schools don’t have bunkers?

I would have thought after 99 they would.


201 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dirtboy

Based on the track of these storms, today is NOT the day to “get you’re kicks on route 66”, not in OK. Prayers up for the people in Oklahoma.


202 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:09 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I heard that too, but I think its hyperbole based on the immediate situation. There was a storm in Kansas a couple of years ago that completely demolished a town, the one in Joplin Missouri that was an F-5, and last years Tuscaloosa Alabama storm.


203 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:15 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Worse than Joplin tornado ?


204 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: LUV W

Praise God. Sending prayers for all affected in what surely must be chaos.

So glad to hear your news ... and now we keep praying!


205 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:47 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: TomGuy

KFOR indicates at least 3 tornadoes on the ground.


206 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:03 PM PDT by matt04
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To: LUV W

Thank GOD. I’m so relieved for you.


207 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:35 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: humblegunner

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

Mine withstood Ike but Ike wasn’t a 4 or 5 tornado like this tornado. This is severe.


208 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: LUV W

So glad to hear LUV. Been praying hard for your family.


209 posted on 05/20/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: All

CH 9 reporting multiple fatalities in Moore


210 posted on 05/20/2013 2:27:00 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: CedarDave

I think he is talking about the dollar amount of property damage...we’ll see if he’s right.


211 posted on 05/20/2013 2:27:05 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: American Constitutionalist

There also was a tornado in Bangladesh in the 1800s that killed over 1,000 people...


212 posted on 05/20/2013 2:28:12 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; Colonel_Flagg; dirtboy

Thank you. Have only gotten the one e-mail from her. Nothing else.

Thank you all for your prayers. I am praying for the ones who were hit and impacted by the monster storm.

My MIL is in Yukon...I haven’t heard whether there was a tornado in Yukon...west OKC


213 posted on 05/20/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Marathoner

Based on the carnage visible from the helo broadcast, there could be a huge number of casualties.


215 posted on 05/20/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Marathoner

The number will probably go up. So many homes are just gone.


216 posted on 05/20/2013 2:28:50 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: humblegunner

I said I was sorry.


217 posted on 05/20/2013 2:29:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Fledermaus

The only good thing here is plenty of daylight fremains for rescue and recovery ops.


218 posted on 05/20/2013 2:30:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: LUV W
LMy MIL is in Yukon...I haven’t heard whether there was a tornado in Yukon...west OKC

The tornado was pretty far from Yukon. No damage there.

219 posted on 05/20/2013 2:30:16 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: humblegunner

I need to buy you a beer sometime.


220 posted on 05/20/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: LUV W

Do you text? When voice won’t work, text does sometimes. Try texting.


221 posted on 05/20/2013 2:30:54 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: dirtboy

News9

2 miles west of Meeker, OK. Smaller tornado on the ground.


222 posted on 05/20/2013 2:31:19 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Strategerist; MinuteGal

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.


223 posted on 05/20/2013 2:31:53 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: TomGuy

I’ve got to head out, back about 8pm


224 posted on 05/20/2013 2:31:57 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: nascarnation

Many trapped under debris in the Moore area.

Police warn people to stay out of the area until they can clear powerlines, etc.


225 posted on 05/20/2013 2:32:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

What’s this ? pile on time ? why don’t you burn me at the stake....


226 posted on 05/20/2013 2:32:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


227 posted on 05/20/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marathoner

Terrible. Prayers.


228 posted on 05/20/2013 2:33:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I didn’t say I was gonna steal your beer to give to Humblegunner ;)


229 posted on 05/20/2013 2:34:24 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: TomGuy

I’m surprised they don’t have better info on the schools.
Cell phones must be disrupted.


230 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: LUV W

“We are fine.”

Thank God you got that email and thank God your family is okay.


231 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:01 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

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.


232 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:39 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: All

Reporter on local news in tears. .sobbing at the school. .sounds awful.


233 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:40 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Strategerist; Colonel_Flagg; dirtboy; All

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.”


234 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:56 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Marcella

At the moment the tornado genesis parameters aren’t nearly as high in Texas as they are in Oklahoma.


235 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: SpinnerWebb
I told him and others I said I was sorry, yes, I admit it, I made a stupid comment and I am sure all of us has done that from time to time in our lives, no one is perfect.

236 posted on 05/20/2013 2:37:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

You did the right thing by apologizing.


237 posted on 05/20/2013 2:39:07 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: nascarnation

Congressman on CNN calls this an “unusual occurrence”

Tornados in Oklahoma are NOT unusual.


238 posted on 05/20/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Marcella

I did try, but haven’t gotten a text. Did get a 2nd e-mail...post #234


239 posted on 05/20/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Strategerist
If you look at the wind map, it looks like every wind pattern in the US points at OK.

Wind Map
240 posted on 05/20/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by Daus
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To: SE Mom

CNN says no underground shelter at school so that doesn’t sound very promising based on the video.


241 posted on 05/20/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dirtboy

News9

New tornado just formed north of Meeker, growing.


242 posted on 05/20/2013 2:40:43 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’m not condemning you. I’ll buy you a beer, too.


243 posted on 05/20/2013 2:41:05 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: trisham

Yes, it takes more guts to apologize.


244 posted on 05/20/2013 2:41:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: nascarnation

Democrat?


245 posted on 05/20/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by matt04
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To: LUV W

Are they in Moore Luv?

Praying hard....


246 posted on 05/20/2013 2:41:52 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

You’re in my prayers. Stay safe.


247 posted on 05/20/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: matt04

Didn’t get his name. He represents the area.
Quick search turns up Tom Cole, R, OK


248 posted on 05/20/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Maybe he meant that this is an unusually severe storm? It sounds as if it is, and it may not be over.


249 posted on 05/20/2013 2:42:57 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: SpinnerWebb
Thank you sir.
But I am not much of a beer drinker, maybe once in a while.
250 posted on 05/20/2013 2:43:20 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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