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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Pictures coming in from Helicopters of the damage from a massive 1.5 mile wide tornado hitting the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Parts of neighborhoods are destroyed, nothing left. Two schools have been completely destroyed. Terrible pictures, hopefully casualties won't be too high but it sure does look horrible. One of the worst if not the worst tornado scenes I have ever seen.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/us/severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

[Edited 2013-05-20 13:59:18]


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
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User currently onlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

About 4 miles south of me.
Serious concern here since house was leveled in the May 3 1999 tornado. It started out on similar path but turned to an eastward movement.
Massive hail here sounded like elephants were dancing on roof.

From all the local tv channel feeds it appears to have only been about a 1/2 mile wide.
Massive pile of vehicles on I-35 that were caught in the storm.

Back later

Okie


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 1):
Massive pile of vehicles on I-35 that were caught in the storm.

Videos of cars all over the place and buildings just gone. Crazy. Reminds me of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Quoting okie (Reply 1):
From all the local tv channel feeds it appears to have only been about a 1/2 mile wide.

National TV is saying 1.5 miles to 2 miles.

Another large tornado is on the ground near by. Stay Safe.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2673 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

My parents are in Broken Arrow, so watching closely...... prayers to all affected


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User currently onlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 2):
National TV is saying 1.5 miles to 2 miles

I think they are talking debris field an minor damage, the actual scouring of the ground and total destruction looks to be only
1/2 mile wide but I will monitor and get back. An F4 for sure maybe an F5
The tornado was on the ground for 12 to 14 miles it appears at this point.

The area that was hit was pretty high density suburban housing and multiple deaths are being reported but no actual count at this point.

Okie


User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3654 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

The photos and footage I have seen so far is horrible. Hope this ends soon for everyone affected!

I never understood why communities that are continuously hit by tornadoes do not build with stronger materials such as stone or cement. It may be more expensive but it lasts longer and does not require building again and again and again in such cases.


User currently onlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Quoting lewis (Reply 5):
It may be more expensive but it lasts longer and does not require building again and again and again in such cases.

An F5 is 300+ mph. Just a little over the top to build structures to that kind of rotating wind load.

Several tornado's are still east of the OKC area but out in rural areas with smaller communities.

Okie


User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

The devastation is just overwhelming. I left OKC three days ago, wish I was there right now.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

I'm very worried about some of these school children that were still at school being sheltered in place until the storm passed. I've been watching the local coverage on KFOR and they are reporting that one school (Plaza Towers Elementary School) was pretty much destroyed. One of the rescue personnel on the scene has told a news reporter that there were at least 75 children & teachers in the hallway (which was the safe place for them to be) but the hallway is just gone and they are trying to search for all these children underneath this pile of rubble. So far, they've only found one student and one teacher who have both survived. They're still looking for the rest of the children and no deaths have been reported, yet.

The other scenes of the destruction (both from the air and on the ground) are simply unbelievable. Oklahoma City just can't catch a break this week.

I hope and pray that the death toll isn't too great, but it sure looks bad right now.

LoneStarMike

[Edited 2013-05-20 15:00:47]

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6724 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 6):
An F5 is 300+ mph. Just a little over the top to build structures to that kind of rotating wind load.

What would it take ? I don't know much about tornadoes as they're unheard of here (well, statistically they happen, but nothing that makes the news), but I've read that above ground shelters are made of cinder blocks, rebar, and cement. My home is made with those from basement to (flat) roof. I can see windows being shattered and maybe even the roof damaged but I don't see the home being leveled.



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User currently offlinecainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Looks like a school has been leveled according to CNN. Apparently 45 children unaccounted for. They were sheltering in an internal hallway, which was deemed to be their "safe-place"... There is no such thing as a safe place from an F5. Regardless of your religious persuasion, pray to whoever you believe in. They need all the help they can get.


Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
What would it take ? I don't know much about tornadoes as they're unheard of here (well, statistically they happen, but nothing that makes the news), but I've read that above ground shelters are made of cinder blocks, rebar, and cement. My home is made with those from basement to (flat) roof. I can see windows being shattered and maybe even the roof damaged but I don't see the home being leveled.

The EF-5 tornado at Jerrel Texas pulled every single thing off the foundation of homes, including pulling parts of some of the foundations up. It removed every plumbing fixture, breaking all the pipes off at the slab.

The tornado pulled asphalt off the roadway.

Homes are built across the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas region (and I presume the other tornado states) with tornado rooms - a box surrounded by 3/8 thick steel and poured rebar concrete. (Normally a interior closet with an air seal door with at least one vertical and two horizontal 3/4 inch steel locking bolts - full width like a bank vault.

Those are not guaranteed for an EF-5.

The rooms you describe are normally rated for EF-3 or low EF-4. They have to be interior rooms so that the exterior of the house will provide some deceleration of debris.

Cinderblocks for commercial buildings are very common, with rebar and poured concrete between the blocks, and there are many destroyed down to the slab in this part of the country every year.

During an EF-4 or 5 tornado - exterior walls of almost any type will not survive because of impact damage from debris being thrown into the walls at 250-300 mph.

Even if your exterior walls survived - it is likely the roof would be lifted off, even a concrete slab roof can be lifted by tornados of that intensity. Any interior walls which are not built to the same standard as the exterior walls will be destroyed/ removed by such a storm. You might have the exterior walls survive - but the cost of rebuilding the interior would likely be higher than a complete teardown and rebuild.


User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Meteorologists are reporting that this is the most destructive Tornado in this history of the world. This is 3 times the destruction of the May 3, 1999 tornado that went through the same area. This is terrible. The damage is terrible. The thing about this one is it came up SO fast. I literally just pulled my car into an underground parking garage because it looked like rain, got back to my office, and sirens went off. I was North of it. Had I been a few miles south, I might not be here. Terrible day for my fellow Oklahomans.

User currently onlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4052 times:

Quoting cainanuk (Reply 10):
Apparently 45 children unaccounted for

What they are saying, not saying seems to shift but the last I caught on a local channel was there were dozens of fatalities at the school. Very very sad.

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 12):
This is 3 times the destruction of the May 3, 1999 tornado that went through the same area. This is terrible

I do not know a figure this early but will say property wise it could be as that area was pretty densely populated.

I can still hear many emergency vehicles moving about south of me so I can assume they are rescuing a large quantity of injured. The other major issue is that there is always a lot of nails/screws that end up on the roadways from the tornado destroying buildings which incapacitates emergency equipment when they get flat tires.

They have diverted the I-35 traffic to a 4 lane road that is my normal access and it is jammed up completely. It has trouble with normal traffic much less adding the interstate traffic as well.

Not a good day

Okie


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4031 times:

MSNBC just reported that the Oklahoma Medical Examiner has confirmed 37 dead. Also, at the elementary school the search and rescue effort has turned into a search and recovery effort and it is believed that about 2 dozen children from grades K-3 have been killed. I'm don't think any of the children from the elementary school are included in the 37 already confirmed dead.

A very sad day for Oklahoma.

LoneStarMike


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4024 times:

As of about 8 PM, 37 dead. Probably 100's missing, especially at schools. A path of destruction that is far worse than the 1999 near OKC. Some are suggesting an 'F-6' or well beyond the top of the scale F-5, possibly the most powerful recorded tornado outbreak in recorded history. The town of Moore pretty much wiped out.

For the schools, the problem would be sending children to homes that don't have proper shelter or would have been in the path of the worst of the storm. Truly a devils choice.

Let us pray for a low loss of life.


User currently offlinejetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2812 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3988 times:

I was chasing the cell that hit Moore.

From this image, I was 1.5 miles to the SE of it paralleling the storm.

The tornado in this picture was approx 2 miles from Moore here, by the time we had gotten to Moore, it was huge. I could hear and feel the tornado from a mile away at that point. Have never seen one that large and to sit back and watch it mow through the city was truly heartbreaking.




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User currently offlineTankereng From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3981 times:

Was working at Tinker when the storm started. Coworkers and I streamed the local news, and watched the tornado form and watched its trail of devastation. Power was knocked out in the building so we switched to streaming on my iPhone. The twister dissipated near Lake Stanley Draper, which is about 7 miles south of Tinker.

Command center was set up at the Warren Movie Theatre, which was hit by the tornado. A 7 Eleven just north of the theatre was leveled, and 4 people lost their lives. I was just down there at the Warren on Saturday. Seeing the area leveled is surreal.

One of my coworker's house was basically in the path of the tornado, his wife and little girl were in the house. I don't know if the house was directly hit or if the tornado passed to the north or south, but I am praying for him and his family and for all those affected.


User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days ago) and read 3947 times:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...0/oklahoma-tornado-moore-live-blog

this blog provides live updates...



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days ago) and read 3944 times:

Current estimates just broadcast live at 2025 CDT (0125 UTC) is

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner has confirmed 51 dead.

That number supposedly includes 7 students at one elementary school.

The death toll is almost certain to rise as rescuers go through the wreckage tonight and tomorrow.

[Edited 2013-05-20 18:30:42]

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days ago) and read 3923 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
What would it take ?

Here are some notes on the Jerrel destruction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Ce...ornado_outbreak#F5_Jarrell_tornado

This tornado in Moore OK is significantly more destructive - both because of the tornado size, and the higher structure buildup and population in the area hit.


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days ago) and read 3912 times:

One of the news channels (CNN or Fox, was switching between them so don't know which one) had a video shot from the air of the storm starting from early formation as the funnel was just coming out of the cloud and it was horrifying to watch how this slender little funnel grew into a huge beast - it just kept getting larger and larger as it moved across the ground. The scenes of devastation are hard to believe - a terrible tragedy for the folks in its path. Praying that many of the missing have survived.

User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4605 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

This was just an incredible storm. It initiated as 3 separate supercells, but the southernmost cell became the dominant cell tonight. Rotation with it was pretty disorganized at first and then it just wrapped up over Newcastle before crossing the Canadian River. Moving through SW OKC into Moore just brought memories of what's take a similar path. The one getting the most publicity is the May 3rd 1999 F5, but the May 8th 2003 F4 and the May 24th 2011 EF4 all took similar paths. Just incredible and you have to feel for the folks of Moore, South OKC and other impacted South Metro communities.

Quoting lewis (Reply 5):
I never understood why communities that are continuously hit by tornadoes do not build with stronger materials such as stone or cement. It may be more expensive but it lasts longer and does not require building again and again and again in such cases.

Many new construction homes have underground shelters or safe rooms. However, it is hard to really handle what looks like will be an EF5 that was moving only at 10 mph at points and exposing people to 200+ mph winds for over a minute.

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 12):
Meteorologists are reporting that this is the most destructive Tornado in this history of the world. This is 3 times the destruction of the May 3, 1999 tornado that went through the same area. This is terrible. The damage is terrible. The thing about this one is it came up SO fast. I literally just pulled my car into an underground parking garage because it looked like rain, got back to my office, and sirens went off. I was North of it. Had I been a few miles south, I might not be here. Terrible day for my fellow Oklahomans.

We'll have to see. May 3rd was around $1 billion in damages. This one had a good lead time on it still, people just need to pay attention on higher risk days. However, there are some things you can just not prepare for.

Some clips from today including a few pics I took...

Zoomed in image. This is using GRLevel2AE...
http://www.weatherspotlight.com/screencap/may13/20-8.png

Moving through eastern parts of Moore still rotating violently. At this position debris was raining down everywhere, which you can kinda see the discoloration to the road. The debris was insulation, siding, sheet metal, wood, and organic materials.

http://www.weatherspotlight.com/screencap/may20th/may20-1.jpg

This is the tornado as it starts to spin down some. It is still very violent here moving through far eastern Moore and SE OKC.

http://www.weatherspotlight.com/screencap/may20th/may20-2.jpg


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Just horrible this storm was. 51 confirmed dead. Reports are that 20 are children but that is unconfirmed. Total numbers of those lost are expected to rise. Wishing the best too everyone in Oklahoma.

Down here in Florida people always ask if hurricanes are scary and how it must be something to live in a place where hurricanes hit often. But really hurricanes are not that bad when you have storms like the one today. We get days of advance notice. These people had less than an hour and even then there is no idea where it would actually hit. Just horrible news and pictures coming from there.

To those Anet members in the area, thanks for the updates, hope all you guys are doing alright.

[Edited 2013-05-20 21:13:38]


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

I think all of us OKC area a.netters are accounted for...... Still alive and kickin'.

25 BMI727 : There isn't much short of a full blown bunker that will stand up to a tornado like that. Many places are built out of brick or stone, many houses hav
26 seb146 : I have family in Topeka and Kansas City. Not close to these storms, but I understand what you all are going through. Listening to the reports today, I
27 Post contains images cactus739 : I live in Bentonville Arkansas about 200 miles or so from OKC... that storm came through here around 7pm... we didn't get any tornadoes touch down whe
28 Post contains links Boeing717200 : They might want to check with history on that... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_records[Edited 2013-05-20 21:34:14]
29 type-rated : One of the reasons "tornado alley" in the U.S. has such strong storms is the geography. Much of the land is perfectly flat and provides for little int
30 flymia : CNN is now confirming the fatalities up to 91. Oklahoma Medical Examineer thinks it will go up more. Terrible news.
31 AR385 : I know that they have them in Australia and are pretty intense. They have also have them in Argentina. One destroyed 2 steel warehouse in our ranch a
32 N766UA : I don't get it. I spent 3 weeks in Oklahoma City last year. I found it to be dusty, windy, and generally quite boring (you can only go to bricktown so
33 BMI727 : Colorado weather isn't so great either, and tornadoes are an issue all over the midwest. Pretty much everywhere from Texas to Nebraska to Arkansas is
34 type-rated : For a lot of people, home is where you hang your hat. If course others as you pointed out, stay because their families are there and a lot of people j
35 Post contains links windy95 : And the left already trying to capitalize on the tragedy. Unbelievable.... http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/20/de...nadoes-hit-oklahoma/#ixzz2TsyeamLC h
36 okie : The Whitehouse has flown in the MSDNC propaganda anchors in the middle of the night and are broadcasting live from the area. I just checked in on the
37 777222LR : What you listed is not a single event, it's an outbreak of many tornados. This was a single event, single, powerful EF4 or EF5 tornado. Also, even th
38 rfields5421 : Economics and family are big reasons. Many people simply cannot afford to leave their well paying jobs and move. Many people won't abandon their exte
39 Boeing717200 : Oh, I see property damage is more important than lives? That took about 5 minutes. What a bunch of clowns.[Edited 2013-05-21 05:44:53]
40 AviRaider : Isn't that the truth! You look at any older home and most have some type of storm shelter or a basement. But every new build home I've seen never has
41 pvjin : According to Finnish news website the dead were miscount by accident, they say the real number of bodies found is 24 according to some official invest
42 us330 : I hate to bring back bad memories, but when Sandy struck, the East Coast/Northeast was actually overdue for a hurricane of that size and force. There
43 venus6971 : Used to live in Moore until 2002, my house that I sold is now gone which I rode out the May 3rd 1999 F5. Working out at KOKC I was forced to find shel
44 fr8mech : Wow, just really unbelievable...but, it's happened. Let's give the folks time to grieve and come to terms with what has happened (yes, I'm looking at
45 okie : Not sure what you are trying to say here. Housing prices did not fall here although they have been stagnated with little appreciation for the last 4-
46 cptkrell : I guess I have a difficult time understanding why folks living in tornado-prone areas don't build homes with an underground shelter or if moving into
47 PHX787 : Its very odd that for the majority of its life, it followed the path of the 1999 storm which set many records. Also that 1999 storm set the standard f
48 Post contains links casinterest : this appears to be the current official number. I hope it does not climb any higher. All you folks out there in North East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas
49 ouboy79 : Every year we seem to have grants brought out for people to get shelters involved. There is one that was awarded to Cleveland County well over a year
50 Post contains links flyingthe757 : http://news.sky.com/story/1093711/to...ivor-finds-dog-during-tv-interview What a story. A simple interview with an old lady who has lost her home, and
51 BMI727 : More specifically, they're completely wrong. Meteorology is apparently not Bill Nye's forte. You don't need an underground shelter. A hardened interi
52 casinterest : You could say the same about yourself here. This region has a high susceptibility to these storms this time of year, but it is not an every day occur
53 DocLightning : Where are you going? The mountains with the landslides? The East Coast with the hurricanes? The West Coast with earthquakes? The central North with m
54 type-rated : What we also must remember for the survivors is that they will need support for a long time after the initial cleanup. First they must find someplace
55 rfields5421 : Almost every new build 'McMansion' in Highland Park, University Park and north Dallas south of Forest Lane between Hillcrest and Marsh in the past 20
56 usflyer msp : This is why I have never understood Oklahoma's politics. Oklahoma politicians are some the most hypocritical rabidly anti-federal government people t
57 Ken777 : Glad to see you are safe - I was worried about you. I went to the home show a few months back and tornado shelters were on display by multiple compan
58 Post contains links johnboy : Bingo. Lets hope those fine, upstanding Senators from the fine state of Oklahoma stick to their fiscal values and actively campaign against "gummint"
59 us330 : Yeah, but I see what BMI is saying--weather in the region can change rapidly this time of year, and I can remember many days that would start off nic
60 okie : They surely will if there is another $685M for the park service and $500M for other frivolous activities, otherwise I would suspect they will ask for
61 casinterest : This is how most Thunderstorms are. However the NWS usually has a good idea of which days this will happen and in which region. It is nitpicking a bi
62 Mir : To be fair, the representative whose district includes the damaged areas did not vote against the Sandy relief package - in fact he spoke out in favo
63 Ken777 : Maybe he understands that we are one nation and we need to stand together. One of the most powerful benefits of being one nation is how strong an imp
64 Post contains images ouboy79 : Depends. On the news this evening they've mentioned that in the hardest hit areas with the EF-5 damage, they could not locate any surviving safe room
65 johnboy : Then I expect nothing less than a full filibuster of efforts to give emergency funds to those affected by the tornadoes by Senators Coburn and Inhofe
66 cptkrell : I think you are incorrcet here, friend. Just about anything above ground level is subject to tornadic forces whereas stuff below ground level is not.
67 okie : You are behind the curve, Coburn has ask for offsets of lower priority projects for any aid of which the Federal Government might offer as practiced
68 Post contains images aaron747 : How about Japan then? In descending order of danger: Earthquakes, tsunamis, active volcanoes, typhoons, landslides, tornadoes, poison "yellow sand" f
69 casinterest : Coburn and Inhofe have a delicate dance here. They are out in front of any vote saying they need it, and they will request it. However they completel
70 LTBEWR : One group of true heroes were some of the teachers in the schools that were hit that covered their child students, probably helping to save their live
71 Ken777 : When Coburn was in the House he made a famous comment after (IIRC) the '99 tornado that did so much damage: Basically he said that Federal funds were
72 Post contains images ouboy79 : I think there is just too much debris right now to decide how well Safe Rooms (not safe blocks) have made it through this storm. The tornado slowed d
73 okie : Pretty sore subject for me on the Federal Funds on the May 3 tornado. OKC got Federal Relief Funds for debris removal. Trust me there was plenty of i
74 Post contains images PHX787 : Not sure if posted but it was upgraded to an EF-5 status......I know these people have town pride and all but I'd move out and find a less tornadic ci
75 type-rated : If you look at Google maps at some of the before photos of the homes in the stricken area you can tell that this was not a very high income area. Whic
76 Post contains images StarAC17 : It looks like that area was hit with an atomic bomb, in fact the force was several times a Hiroshima bomb. Living in many places you play this game.
77 Post contains images ouboy79 : It is actually a mix. The first neighborhood it went through, at least in Moore and S OKC, are homes that are typically from $175 to $250k then it ge
78 okie : As expected with all the troubles in DC, Obama is headed here I think I heard Sunday. When Clinton came in 99 after the tornado, someone painted on t
79 Post contains images Ken777 : Actually I believe that the horrific damage done by tornadoes over the past few days might be the reason. Presidents do that for a variety of reasons
80 cptkrell : "Heck of a job there W." As if "Heck of a job there O." is a lot better?? Aren't a lot of folks still waiting for "FEMA" help after the problems in N
81 ER757 : A perspective about living in tornado country as opposed to other areas. I grew up in the midwest, moved to the Seattle area about 25 years ago. I def
82 casinterest : I just wonder what they will do for their self serving Senators. Probably throw a banquet and charge it to the feds. I get that point. With Tornado's
83 Post contains images okie : You are going to have to sit in front of that monitor for along time if you are waiting for me to be surprised about what goes on in DC. Okie
84 casinterest : Not talking about DC. Just about your elected officials, and their lack of equal federal responsibility, I wouldn't waste a microsecond of time waiti
85 okie : First Amendment Rights on the roof does not mean you have to believe it, it was comical, I had no issues with Clinton. Okie's are pretty independent
86 casinterest : Not a problem for Oklahomans, However for the rest of the federal country that can divert funds to OK.....I think the message is rather clear.... Tim
87 AeroWesty : Folks, 24 people died, perhaps more, hundreds injured, thousands homeless, a couple of billion in damages. And you're stooping to partisan potshots at
88 casinterest : Nah, Partisanship was declared by Coburn , Inhofe and their selfish ilk after Sandy. Potshots gotta land where they gotta land. This was an act of na
89 Post contains links and images ouboy79 : The one thing about Oklahoma and OKC in particular - you have to be under a rock in a cave detached from society to not know when bad weather is comi
90 Post contains links thunderboltdrgn : I saw this on twitter posted by google, it is satellite photos of the area that was hit by the tornado. http://google.org/crisismap/2013-okl...%2C8%2C
91 Mir : Coburn also went on MSNBC this morning and claimed that the residents of Moore shouldn't be worried about building to withstand another tornado becau
92 casinterest : It's amazing to see that detailed of a shot of what occurred. You can trace the whole path with that satellite. Stupid is as stupid does. Pretty tell
93 okie : This morning we have several inches of torential rain, flash flooding and hail. It is turning the tornado damaged area into a quaking bog. Okie
94 Post contains links and images ouboy79 : Yeah so far we are looking at 2.5" at Will Rogers and 1.16 in Norman, so Moore is probably pretty close to the 2" mark. It should be moving out soon.
95 type-rated : I hope they can start the cleanup of debris soon, I imagine the area is stinking pretty bad from food that flew out of refrigerators and freezers duri
96 ouboy79 : Yeah, as rain keeps falling the risk of disease goes up as mosquitos will start to be a huge problem.
97 type-rated : I just saw on the news that the cleanup is beginning with streets and access roads so residents can get to their homes. I wonder how long it will take
98 Post contains links and images GrahamHill : Here are two satellite pictures. One showing the before and one showing the after: You can clearly see the path of the tornado.
99 ER757 : Doesn't Reed Timmer, the obnoxious Stormchasers guy, live in that area (Norman, I think)?
100 ouboy79 : He does. He live in Norman and now chases full time for KFOR, which seems weird for a guy with a PhD. However, they are also using his "dominator" ve
101 okie : Do not forget the fly's, warm weather, wet insulation and materials like furniture and mattresses and old clothing are massive incubators for their l
102 cptkrell : Although an incredible tragedy, I'm glad to see the death toll steadily coming down from previous reports and the number of homes destroyed also comin
103 us330 : Didn't Moore get hit by a pretty bad tornado in 1999?
104 Post contains links ouboy79 : This is what we've seen in Cleveland County (which Moore is in) since 1950... http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/custom/2695340 This doesn't includ
105 type-rated : Why do I have the feeling that one day he's going to get blown away? From the videos I've seen him in he seems to be pretty reckless. Too much scream
106 Post contains links ouboy79 : Next round under way. KWTV is streaming live online doing wall to wall coverage... http://www.news9.com/
107 AeroWesty : One of the Tornado Hunter trucks damaged today when it was flipped in one of the tornados in OKC today: https://twitter.com/SeanSchoferTVN/status/3406
108 okie : Scary night here in OKC Lots of small f2's and f3's Okie
109 Post contains links AeroWesty : I know that storm chasing is serious business, but this video ended up being kind of funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZNsproDzs The Weather Cha
110 stratosphere : Jeez I think if I lived in OKC I might think of moving they are getting their share of abuse this month.. Hope everyone is ok..
111 okie : About 75,000 without power from power lines down. Sporadic damage to buildings, most of the tornado's were small and only touched down short distances
112 aaron747 : Ya'll hang on tight and keep safe now, OK?
113 flymia : Tons of rain and more storms. CNN which is running live coverage at 2:30am EST is reporting 5 dead 70injured today. The weather has just been perfect
114 LoneStarMike : Check out that video at about 3:20. There's a vehicle traveling in the same direction as they are that passes them on the left and it is just jumping
115 okie : Looks like the vehicle filming was driving down the center of the road and slammed on the brakes blocking the road and the other vehicle had to take
116 Post contains images ouboy79 : Just a typical May.
117 type-rated : The death toll from this storm was upped to 9 people now. A mother and child were killed when they were trying to outrun the storm and their car got s
118 seb146 : Three years ago, the brosband and I drove from Bozeman to Regina. We wanted to see Dog River. We didn't know there was a tornado warning out for easte
119 type-rated : Some political person stated that the Republican party "brought" the May 20th tornado to Oklahoma. What did they do? Send Rick Perry out with a rope t
120 Post contains links rfields5421 : A friend point out this advertisement to me today http://www.familysafetexas.com/
121 cptkrell : And let's just hope that the unfortunate folks having to rebuild have the fortunate insight to avail themselves of these safety structures, or as I o
122 Post contains links and images ouboy79 : It's good to see the safe rooms surviving the storm. Of course, unless it was at the Briarwood area, it wasn't in the part of the storm producing EF5
123 Post contains links AeroWesty : Looks like three stormchasers were killed in the El Reno storm on Friday: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/02/us/midwest-weather/index.html The three ha
124 Post contains links N243NW : Here's an interesting article in hindsight: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...actions-and-storm-chasing-forever/ It's sad that something so seri
125 rfields5421 : There are photos of the wreckage of their vehicle on national news media web sites. The engine is ripped off the front, the passenger compartment coll
126 Post contains links type-rated : To me with all his screaming and jumping around in the fields Reed Timmer just comes across as childish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZNsproDzs An
127 Post contains links BEG2IAH : Tim was a scientist who was placing probes that measured pressure, wind speeds, humidity etc., the information which you can't get from a Doppler rad
128 okie : The tornado's formed during rush hour traffic, you would normally expect the roads to be jammed with traffic. The I-40 corridor west of OKC where the
129 cptkrell : I'm thinking "right you are". Probably won't be long before we hear about 'alligator hunters' and 'ax-men' and such other "reality" folks getting dus
130 okie : Just imagine if the Captain and FO started screaming, hollering and freaking out for something like an in flight shutdown or a gear indication. Okie
131 type-rated : Exactly my point. It's also easier to take them more seriously when they aren't acting like hyperactive little kids.
132 ouboy79 : Normally chasers will go for the SE or S of the area of concern so they can get a good view of the rain free base. Normally. In this case there wasn'
133 Post contains images ouboy79 : Imagery of the El Reno tornado from the experimental Phased Array Radar in Norman being developed to eventually replaced the WSR-88Ds out there (won't
134 cptkrell : NBC news reporting death toll is now up to 18 as more bodies have been found after this last outbreak. It just gets sadder...regards...jack
135 ER757 : Reed is way over the top - truly obnoxious - surprised that the other guys in the car never punched his lights out. FWIW, he wasn't the IMAX guy, tha
136 type-rated : What I like about the Brandon Sullivan video is that he is screaming his head off, then shuts up for a few moments. Then he notices the camera on him
137 Post contains links 4holer : Now THAT is impressive imagery. You can really see the quick "left turn" that caught the chasers in El Reno as well as the multiple areas of rotation
138 rampart : In some blogs I'm reading, highway congestion at the storm chaser site was supposedly not as congested as the freeway traffic jams that were shown vi
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