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  • Beyond Powerful: Watch an Entire Town Stand Up to Westboro Baptist Church Protestors(Moore, OK)

    04/08/2014 10:21:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    When members of Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was ravaged by a powerful tornado last year, they probably didn’t expect a reaction like this. Thousands of residents held a counter-protest across the street and eventually ran the Westboro members away.
  • Possible Thursday tornado outbreak in southern plains

    03/30/2014 2:31:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    Given model trends...it now appears a more substantial severe threat might develop from the srn plains into the lower-mid ms valley region thursday /day 5/ as the shortwave trough ejects enewd resulting in height falls across the warm sector and a strengthening llj. Storms may develop along the dryline and dryline/pacific front merger over the srn plains as well as farther east in the warm sector. Severe threat will likely spread ewd into the lower ms valley area by later thursday afternoon and evening.
  • Once in a lifetime: Tornado of tumbleweeds spreads grass fire in Colorado. [video]

    03/26/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Thomas Rogers
    Firefighter Thomas Rogers recorded this video of a tumbleweed tornado that helps spread a controlled fire beyond what was originally intended. Taken at a wildlife refuge in Denver, Colorado, several fire teams were at hand to help control the blaze. "Prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, CO. Participating agencies: USFWS, USFS, South Metro Fire, West Metro Fire, Denver Fire, Fairmount Fire. A dust devil formed and drew the prescribed fire into it. It crossed the line and burned about 1 additional acre."
  • Marine, tornado victim fights back after targeted by thieves

    12/03/2013 5:16:43 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR-TV Oklahoma City ^ | December 2, 2013 | Courtney Francisco
    OKLAHOMA CITY – A burglary quickly turned into a chase Monday afternoon, but this time, it wasn’t police trailing the criminals; it was the victim. ***snip*** Perhaps more brazen, the criminals came back for seconds just as police left the house with the first report. Sanders heard a truck rounding a corner with his trailer connected to the back. A former Marine, the man wasn’t going to hold back when he saw the thieves. He jumped into his truck and started chasing the burglars. “I think that’s just part of his personality,” said Hayley. “That’s why he signed up for...
  • Dog found alive in rubble 9 days after tornado

    11/29/2013 7:15:20 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-29-13 | Rick Moran
    It's the holidays so why not a feel good story to start your day? The tornado that ripped through Washington, Illinois 9 days ago claimed only one life, thank goodness. But National Guardsman Jacob Montgomery believed he had lost his beloved puppy Dexter in the storm. Then, a miracle: A guard spokesman says a neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter had been found under debris where the apartment used to be. An animal rescuing organization had coaxed the 6-month-old puppy out of the rubble with hot dogs. A veterinarian found Dexter to be...
  • Tornado rips through Illinois

    11/17/2013 12:36:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    A large tornado tore through Washington, Ill., east of Peoria on Sunday, the National Weather Service said, part of a dangerous line of fast-moving storms that ripped through the Midwest
  • Tornado Warning for Cherokee Iowa

    10/04/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 37 replies
    US Weather Service | October 4, 2013
    7:52 p.m. A second tornado may be forming southwest Cherokee, according to the National Weather Service. Residents are urged to take cover. 7:49 p.m. A funnel cloud has been spotted near Essex in southwest Iowa. Red Oak, Elliott, Grant and Coburg could be effected. A tornado warning is in effect for parts of Mills, Page, Montgomery and Pottawattamie counties. 7:39 p.m. A severe storm that caused major damage in Quimby is headed toward Cherokee, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was spotted at about 7:30 near Quimby. It’s expected to reach Cherokee at about 7:45 p.m. This storm...
  • Aerodynamic, Retractable Tornado-Proof Homes that Look Like Something Right Out of 'The Jetsons'

    07/25/2013 2:28:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    What if your home could protect itself from dangerous weather  by retreating underground automatically long before it hits? If you think about it, a house -or entire neighborhood/town- that could withstand higher winds than boxy, frail wood structures -and actually hide underground if necessary- could have one heck of a lot of applications: not just in tornado alley, but avoiding fires in California, tsunamis in Japan, or of course hurricane season in the Carolinas. Why build an expensive underground shelter only to watch your house and belongings be scraped from the face of the Earth, washed-away, or turned to...
  • Sports Dome Toppled, Damage Spread Across Area After Tornado Hits Windsor Locks (CT) Region

    07/01/2013 3:42:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Dozens of young campers at the Sports World complex in East Windsor huddled under tables as a violent storm tore away the domed portion of the building near Interstate 91 on Monday afternoon. None of the children was injured, but the storm did widespread damage in the area. Part of the dome was blown into traffic the highway, trees were toppled into houses, tobacco netting was tangled around power lines and a tractor trailer was knocked over nearby. On Monday night, the National Weather Service confirmed that the storm contained a tornado. The tornado hit the Windsor Locks area between...
  • Tornado victims unable to get permits to rebuild their homes

    06/27/2013 4:18:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    NewsChannel4 KFOR ^ | 6/26/2013 | Adam Mertz
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY- Some tornado victims, who lost their homes, fear that they may not be able to re-build. Rhonda Northcutt said she is unable to get a building permit from the city because of where her home was located before it was destroyed.</p>
  • NWS Jun 12, 2013 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    06/12/2013 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Sender · 8 replies
    NWS Storm Prediction Center ^ | 06/12/2013 | CARBIN/SMITH/BUNTING
    ...SYNOPSIS... A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK APPEARS INCREASINGLY LIKELY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST/LOWER GREAT LAKES FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. INTENSE STORM DEVELOPMENT IN A VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS...COINCIDENT WITH A COMPACT AND INTENSIFYING SURFACE LOW SHOULD RESULT IN NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND EVENTS AS WELL AS SCATTERED...POSSIBLY STRONG TORNADOES. ...ERN IA/NRN IL/NRN IND/NWRN OH AND ADJACENT AREAS OF EXTREME SRN WI AND SWRN LOWER MI...
  • Derecho Risk From Chicago to Columbus

    06/12/2013 3:22:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 53 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 6/12/13 | Anthony Sagliani
    Ingredients are coming together across parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley that could potentially trigger a derecho on Wednesday into Wednesday night. While it isn't exactly a certainty whether or not a derecho will form, some of the cities and towns most at risk include Chicago, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aurora, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio and Davenport, Iowa, to name a few. Strictly speaking, a derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. These showers and thunderstorms produce wind damage over a large swath of land. While...
  • New Engineering Study Finds No EF5 Damage in Joplin

    06/10/2013 10:11:45 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | AP
    JOPLIN, Mo. — A new engineering study of the damage caused by the May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin found no evidence that it was an EF5, as the National Weather Service found, because the city's homes and businesses weren't built to withstand wind speeds that strong, making such a determination impossible. The study by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that more than 83 percent of the damage on May 22, 2011, was caused by winds of 135 mph or less, which is equal to the maximum wind speed of an EF2 tornado, and that about 13 percent...
  • How did storm chaser Tim Samaras, one of the safest, most cautious chasers, get killed in a tornado?

    06/05/2013 3:45:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 39 replies
    DenverChannel.com ^ | 6/3/2013 | Kim Nguyen
    DENVER - The news of the deaths of storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and veteran chasing partner Carl Young have stunned the storm chasing and weather science community and left many questions unanswered. How did this happen to one of the most cautious and safest storm chasers in the country? How did the team find themselves trapped in a tornado? What happened? "He was just caught up in a very unfortunate situation, where he was tracking a tornado and the tornado turned against him and there was no way he could get out from it," Tim's brother,...
  • Death toll in Oklahoma rises to 16; hunt for 6 missing continues

    06/03/2013 1:09:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Holly Yan and Marlena Baldacci
    Oklahoma had barely started clearing the rubble from a monstrous tornado two weeks ago when another rash of twisters plowed through this ill-fated swath of Tornado Alley. At least 16 people are dead across the state after a vicious storm tore through the area Friday evening, Oklahoma City Fire Chief Keith Bryant said Monday morning. That number may continue to rise. Authorities will resume their search Monday for six people still missing, including four who sought shelter in storm drains, Bryant said. [Snip] A trio of storm chasers who devoted their lives to hunting powerful storms died in the middle...
  • Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma Twister

    06/02/2013 8:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/02/2013 | EYDER PERALTA
    Tim Samaras had one passion in life: Tornadoes. He told The Weather Channel that when he was kid, his mother sat him down in front of The Wizard of Oz; he was immediately entranced by the violent, dark twister that tore through the landscape.Samaras went on to become one of the premier storm chasers in the country. He was an engineer who designed probes that captured information at the base of the tornado, the part that can destroy homes and buildings in seconds.The problem — and the exhilarating part — is that in order for those probes to work, they...
  • NOAA/NWS 1925 Tri-State Tornado Web Site--Tornado Track

    06/02/2013 6:11:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    For thousands of residents in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Southwest Indiana, the days following March 18, 1925 must have been horrendous. Hundreds of lives had been taken and thousands were injured or left homeless. With so many fatalities, so many injuries, so much destruction, and so many lives torn apart, it was now time to clean up the mess that nature had left behind. But this was much easier said than done—for it would take months to rebuild what had been demolished in less than 4 hours. Let’s take a brief look at what happened years ago, on that...
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    06/02/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    AP ^ | 6-2-13
    Link only http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AP_US_SEVERE_WEATHER_STORM_CHASERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-02-14-10-10
  • The Stunning Tornado Videos of Storm Chaser Tim Samaras, Who Has Died

    06/02/2013 9:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/2/13 | Jeff Hertrick
    Storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed Friday doing what he loved: chasing tornadoes. He and his son Paul perished in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado along with frequent partner on storm chasing adventures, photographer Carl Young. Samaras had a long relationship with National Geographic, providing some of our most memorable videos of storms.
  • Oklahoma - Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch

    05/31/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 584 replies
    NOAA ^ | 5/31/13
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 262 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 330 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 330 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY NUMEROUS VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES...
  • Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City (Injuries being reported)

    05/31/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    <p>DEVELOPING: A massive tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City.</p> <p>The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Weather service forecaster Daryl Williams says the emergency issued Friday evening includes Oklahoma City and some suburbs.</p>
  • OKC live video feed, tornado warning now

    05/31/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/31/13 | RaceBannon
    OKC TORNADO WARNING, LIVE VIDEO FEED http://abcnews.go.com/live
  • Oklahoma City - Moore Area Tornado Thread

    05/31/2013 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet
    Local Oklahoma City Television | May 31, 2013
    They are sounding the sirens across southern Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma at the present time. A tornado is indicated on the ground just north of Will Rogers World Airport - just south of the fairgrounds. 100+ mph winds reported. Debris indicated on radar. Storm is moving west. Interstate is packed with rush hour traffic at the present time. Storm is predicted to hit downtown OKC at around 7:30 / Moore at around 7:45 / Tinker AFB at around 8:00
  • Obama Calls Tornado Ravaged Okla. Town By Wrong Name

    05/29/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/13
    President Obama in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday: "So, Jersey, you’ve still got a long road ahead, but when you look out on this beach -- this beautiful beach here, even in the rain, it looks good. You look out over the horizon, you can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you -- just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island -- (applause) -- and obviously, we’re going to be there for the folks in Monroe [sic], Oklahoma, after the devastation of last week. (Applause.)...
  • Obama: We’ll Be There for Folks of ‘Monroe, Oklahoma’

    05/28/2013 12:07:35 PM PDT · by illiac · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama said the government would be there for the “folks in Monroe, Oklahoma after the devastation of last week” during his address on the Jersey Shore Tuesday afternoon.
  • Horrific Video From Inside Oklahoma School ( Updates )

    05/23/2013 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 9 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Unknown
    Video from inside another school and updates.
  • No evidence global warming spawned twister

    05/23/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2013 | By Elizabeth Landau
    Yes, climate change is happening. But it's hard to say that the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma -- or any given tornado, for that matter -- was influenced by climate change. Scientific research has not made a clear connection between tornadoes and climate change, said J. Marshall Shepherd, climate change expert and professor at the University of Georgia. There is currently a much better understanding of how climate change increases the risks of droughts, heat waves and precipitation, he said. There are also indications that changing patterns may influence the intensity of hurricanes. But as far as tornadoes: There's...
  • Politicizing Tragedy - The Moore Tornado

    05/23/2013 2:44:53 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 05/23/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    While following the aftermath of the tornado in Moore I was disgusted to see people using the tragedy to make political statements or to slam the political opposition. Before all the debris had even fallen back down to the earth, Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took the microphone on the Senate floor and lambasted Republican Senators for "denying man-made global warming." He laid blame for the tornado squarely at the feet of Republicans while the dying and injured were still being pulled from the rubble. He was far from the only one to make partisan hay of the destruction...
  • The leftist lynch mob out to get Tom Coburn might want to put down their pitchforks

    05/22/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/22/2013 | Conn Carroll
    There is no better steward of American taxpayer dollars than Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. When Hurricane Sandy struck last year, he fought to eliminate non-emergency items from a supplemental disaster relief bill that included millions for road construction in states not affected by the hurricane. So when a monster tornado struck his home state yesterday the liberal press immediately tried to brand Coburn as a hypocrite for accepting federal funds. The Huffington Post reported: "Coburn spokesman John Hart on Monday evening confirmed that the senator will seek to ensure that any additional funding for tornado disaster relief in Oklahoma be...
  • Fema Uses "Waffle House index" To Take Stock Of Oklahoma Tornado Disaster

    05/22/2013 5:42:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22,2013 | Ewen MacAskill
    When the main US federal emergency agency arrives at the scene of a disaster-hit area, one of the first places it turns to is the local Waffle House – and not just for its officials to grab a quick bite.
  • Sen. Whitehouse says he had no idea about Okla. tornado when he gave his global warming remarks

    05/21/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/21/13 | David Freddoso
    If you can believe that President Obama doesn’t know anything about his own administration, then I’m sure it isn’t hard to believe this:
  • There is Almost Nothing Democrats Wont Blame on Global Warming

    05/21/2013 4:04:01 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I wish I could say this post was unprovoked, but one Democrat wasted no time politicizing the Oklahoma tornado tragedy. They're forcing the point...shamelessly.
  • Red Tape Delayed Funding Oklahoma Tornado Shelter Program

    05/21/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/21/2013
    The tornado-devastated town of Moore, Okla., had complained in February about regulatory delays from state and federal agencies that were preventing it from getting money for its county-wide tornado shelter rebate program. "The city's safe room rebate program is still 'on hold,' with not a lot changed from our update of last May [2012]," a statement posted on the City of Moore website said. "Our county-wide Hazard Mitigation Plan still has not been approved by the state and FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency]... "There were changes to the federal requirements for this plan that occurred while our contractor was writing...
  • Woman Finds Dog Lost During Tornado While Being Interviewed

    05/21/2013 11:45:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 5-21-2013 | CBS Houston/AP
    <p>MOORE, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) – A woman who thought she had lost it all found one of the things most precious to her while being interviewed on live television – her pet dog, buried alive under the rubble of her former home.</p>
  • It Only Took Five Minutes for Democrats to Politicize the Oklahoma Tornado

    05/21/2013 11:30:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It took five minutes. Five minutes. It only took five minutes before the Democrat Party politicized the tornado in Oklahoma. They politicize everything, folks. They rub their hands together in glee when there is a natural disaster that they think they can spin in such a way as to advance their political agenda. If any of you doubt that global warming is a political issue and not a science issue, then you must open your mind and consider why in the world, ask yourself, why in the world, five minutes after the news hits of this horrible...
  • One Democrat Wasted No Time Blaming the Oklahoma Tornado on Global Warming

    05/21/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I wish we could say this type of nonsense couldn't have been expected from the left, but that wouldn't be true.Someone should start a countdown for when Chris Matthews thanks mother nature for a deadly and destructive storm...it wouldn't be the first time he did it.
  • Okla. Tornado Survivor Held Daughter By Hair To Save Her Life

    05/21/2013 10:28:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | May 21,2013 | CBS Houston
    MOORE, Okla. (CBS Houston) – A survivor of the Oklahoma tornado that killed at least 24 people, including nine children, said she held on to her daughter’s hair to prevent her from flying away into the tornado.
  • Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax

    05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions. “This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax...
  • Guns & Tornadoes - Capitalizing on Mass Gullibility

    05/21/2013 9:20:19 AM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    Just as they SHAMELESSLY exploit the deaths of children to a psychopath in Connecticut, the Democrats cannot wait a day to exploit the dead in Oklahoma due to tornadoes. There is no depth of scum to low in which they will immerse themselves. I posted this on May 20th and the swindlers have not failed to do what was expected. (video)
  • Democratic Senator Blames Republicans for Oklahoma Tornadoes

    05/21/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    It wasn’t enough that liberal comedian Lizz Winstead decided the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes was a good time to blame conservatives for the death and destruction it caused. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse blamed Republicans as well. While Americans were glued to their television sets to see pictures of the horrendous tornadoes and hear about children in storm shelters at their schools, Whitehouse was on the Senate floor attacking Republicans for denying so-called global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes attacking Republicans and justified his comments by referring to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural...
  • 7 Children Drowned In Basement Of Elementary School

    05/21/2013 6:58:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | May 21,2013 | CBS Houston
    MOORE, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) — Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 24 people were killed and and that number is expected to climb, officials said Tuesday.
  • Dem. Senator Blames Tornado on Republicans

    05/21/2013 6:32:07 AM PDT · by kimtom · 32 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | Tony Lee
    (photo with article) On Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) used the devastating Oklahoma tornado as an excuse to bash Republicans for denying global warming and implied Republicans were responsible for actually allowing the destructive natural disaster to occur. “So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said on the Senate floor. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together." After blaming...
  • Why a late arriving tornado season is a bad thing

    05/21/2013 6:29:09 AM PDT · by topher · 53 replies
    Weather data [unusually Cool Spring] | 5-21-2013 | Vanity
    The Gulf of Mexico's warm air is part of the ingredient for tornado alley in the US. The other ingredient in this mix is cool/cold Canadian air. The United States was blessed with very few tornadoes in March and April of 2013. But the United States was going through an extendeded cold spell this Spring. How cold? Living in Louisiana, the mosquitoes seemed to be blown into the Gulf of Mexico [by a frigid Northernly wind] as fish food most of this Spring. There have been very few mosquitoes bugging us this Spring [so far]. But now the bad news:...
  • Okla. tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under rubble

    05/21/2013 5:51:21 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/20 | cbs
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50147264n
  • Vanity: Phone Service In Oklahoma Cut BEFORE Storms.

    05/21/2013 5:41:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    Me
    So an interesting little note here. But hours before the storms rolled into Oklahoma, most cell phone service across the state, and specifically in Northeast Oklahoma was cut. No one could make any calls. Texting worked but no calls. Why would this happen BEFORE the storms? I know the government has the ability to turn the service off I am sure. Was this some sort of test to see if they could turn it off.. and during an emergency it was convenient?? So not as many people notice/blamed it on the storms.
  • President Obama to speak on Oklahoma tornado [Denied Oklahoma Flood Disaster Help]

    05/21/2013 5:31:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Newsday ^ | 5/21/13
    ... 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. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
  • Obama calls governor, pledges help

    05/21/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 93 replies
    Political ^ | May 20, 2013 | Associate Press
    President Barack Obama called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday to express his concern about a monstrous tornado that wreaked havoc in the Oklahoma City suburbs. The White House said Obama told the governor that he’s directed the government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide any assistance she needs. FEMA has sent a special team to Oklahoma’s emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources. The White House said Obama’s homeland security team is keeping him updated on the situation. The tornado flattened entire neighborhoods in the southern suburb of Moore with winds up to 200 mph,...
  • LIVE Streaming Coverage of Moore, OK, Tornado Search/Rescue/Recovery Ops.

    05/21/2013 3:21:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 46 replies
    KFOR-TV 4, OKC ^ | 5/21/13 | KFOR-TV 4, OKC
    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.
  • Piers Morgan and Bill Nye Speculate on Climate Change’s Role in Deadly Okla. Twister

    05/21/2013 2:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    During CNN’s live coverage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado on Monday night, host Piers Morgan and Bill Nye speculated on the possible role of climate change in the disaster. “As a scientist, when you hear about the size, scale, power, devastation of this tornado, what does it tell you about the ongoing debate about climate change?” Morgan asked his guest. Nye said climate change has to be considered after a catastrophic weather event like the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. He also claimed 10 of the last 12 years are the “warmest years recorded.”(continued)
  • "Our Hearts Are Broken For The Parents"

    05/21/2013 2:56:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | May 21,2013 | Lydia Warren,Helen Pow,Jill Reilly
    A desperate search is underway after a monstrous tornado wiped out a school in Oklahoma City, leaving seven students dead in a pool of water and two dozen missing. Plaza Towers Elementary school was in the direct path of the giant twister which roared through the suburbs obliterating entire neighborhoods and pulverizing a 30-square-mile stretch with winds up to 200 mph. At least 91 people have been killed and today under flood lights, emergency crews dug through debris and used jackhammers to tear away concrete, hoping to recover the bodies of up to 24 students they believe are buried under...