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Large tornado plowing through Moore OK, southern OKC right now

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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack

Originally posted by roadgravel

Terrible, Teachers and kids doing as trained and it was too much. I feel sad for these families.




I know it's bad. I know it's historic proportions. But dang, I just feel like the structures, especially the schools, ought to be stronger, more durable, something.


You can't design facillities for this type of wind shear. The stresses a 200 MPH (300 in the case of the 1999 hit) funnel place on a building are just not within the realm of material strengths. Honestly, the only solution would be to build the entire school underground.




posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by Havox

Bad news for Joplin - tornado warning until 7:15pm, and radar shows tornado debris signature over far northeast OK heading northeast.

twitter.com...
Hopefully Joplin isn't hit by anything.. wasn't this about the time of year that they were hit by the EF5 a couple of years ago?
to the day, i believe.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by jessieg
If you were very poor and could not afford a tornado shelter, what would you do? It is said that this tornado was so bad you really needed to be underground.

You should not dig in unfamiliar areas and where there may be power lines, gas or water mains. It might not even be legal to dig but maybe you will do it anyway.

How would you make a shelter with little or no money?


Hide with a neighbor. Maybe a large parking shelter would work temporarily.

Where I am there is no shelter, so every storm is a gamble. Down the block there is an abandoned house with a concrete block tornado hole. There is a gully within running distance, lower than the road, if the trees there decide to stay standing. Long term goal would be to move voluntarily before the tornado damage forces you to move. Oklahoma is optional.

It boggles the mind to see families get hit hard by a tornado, then get out, brush off the dirt if they are fortunate, and rebuild. I'd rather take earthquakes any day more than making sure the clouds in the sky don't decide to eat me. Very sad that the school was put at extreme risk.

It looks like clouds all week long for Oklahoma. Thunder near SouthEastern U. How do people sleep under such threats?
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
Let's keep it on topic to the developing story and latest information.
Theories and questions about causes or spiritual implications are better suited for other threads.


Sorry, I was afraid if I did that someone would say...there is already a thread for that. Hence, why I never post. :/

I think I give up.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Had the sirens going off here in Miami about 35 minutes ago, trees down and trucks blown off the road in Wyandotte.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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Ehh, you're afraid of what you don't know. There are many ways to protect yourself from tornadoes. My parents have lived in the same place since 1980, and always in a trailer. House location is a lot more important than most people realize. The reason trailer parks are so succeptable to tornadoes is because they're usually on a hilltop or a wide open, flat piece of land. Tornadoes can't go up and down hills very good.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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37 confirmed dead at this time and will rise.
Feel bad for them. I knew it was going to bad with the news black out and them forcing helicopters away.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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haven't read the last nine pages but hearing that 2 dozen children are dead at the moore elementary school so far


as to this tornado, the thing is about 2 miles wide, how are you getting away from that.....best thing is if you live in tornado alley have a shelter made.

(and weather reports are saying that it is going to get worse after May)
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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You might be misenterpeting the occurance of situations that appear to be miracles of god even though they`re statistical probabilities waiting to happen. Same as winning the lottery....god has nothing to do with it I think.

A miracle would be if no_one got hurt without even a warning of the tornado.
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
Had the sirens going off here in Miami about 35 minutes ago, trees down and trucks blown off the road in Wyandotte.


Stay safe up there buddy! Hopefully it misses Joplin and any other towns in that tri-state area. Fingers crossed.

I gotta log off and take a break. Becoming too much for me...the wife is in Dallas at a conference and my 3 year old is running around the house, thankfully too young to know whats going on. Going to give him my full attention till bed time. Hopefully all the bad news has been disseminated. Keep an eye out and your head down if your in the path of these storms...although it seems that they have started to weaken a bit. Most of the large mass of storms are leaving north Texas and entering SE Oklahoma, many tornado warnings but I haven't heard of any large tornado's. Not any large metropolitan areas in the path although many small towns. If your in SE Oklahoma heed the warnings and get under ground.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by Komodo

Originally posted by jessieg
If you were very poor and could not afford a tornado shelter, what would you do? It is said that this tornado was so bad you really needed to be underground.

I was thinking that it would be good if people built themselves a sort of spider hole. This would be last resort. The best thing would be to leave the area.

But how would you build one? I would think it would be good to dig a hole as deep as your chest and wide enough to turn around and crouch in. Then get a heavy piece of board and make some sort of handle for it. You will be inside the hole crouching and holding the handle, pulling the board down over the hole. The board should be painted orange with markings indicating someone is inside the hole.
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You should not dig in unfamiliar areas and where there may be power lines, gas or water mains. It might not even be legal to dig but maybe you will do it anyway.

If I lived in a trailer park just now and knew that in a day or so a tornado might come, because of very bad weather in surrounding states, I would be trying to find out where I could seek shelter. If not I would build myself and people I loved their own spider hole.

How would you make a spider hole? I wouldn't want to be buried and I would want my spider hole to be visible. I'd want to be able to climb out and not be trapped inside. It would not be good to dig in some areas. If the hole fills with water that is ok if it isn't so bad. You can survive being muddy. You would not want the hole to collapse on you. You would not want ants to sting you while you were in the hole.

How would you make a shelter with little or no money?


I've been saying this for decades.. my sister went through a twister and survived and moved the next week.. ............

I just don't understand why people would stay in an area where this is a common occurrence ?? I'm serious.. plz educate me ~!


Why would anyone stay in Los Angeles when at any moment the ground could literally open up and swallow you?

Why do we stay? A. It's just a storm, there are ways of dealing with storms. B. It's very expensive to move. C. Cost of living us much cheaper.

Seriously, to you guys, it may sound like the gates of hell are opening up, to us it's just May.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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texas
Tornado Warning for:
Comanche
Cooke
Hamilton
Mills

oklahoma
Tornado Warning for:
Atoka
Carter
Coal
Johnston (Alert #1)
Johnston (Alert #2)
Latimer
Love
Marshall (Alert #1)
Marshall (Alert #2)
Pittsburg
Pushmataha

arkansas
Tornado Warning for:
Benton
Madison
Washington


missouri
Tornado Warning for:
Dallas (Alert #1)
Dallas (Alert #2)
Hickory
Marion
Polk (Alert #1)
Polk (Alert #2)
Ralls



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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Johnny English @Real_JESRadio
"@YourAnonNews: Wind gusts of 320kph were measured at Moore, #Oklahoma said the US National Weather Service #Tornado" wow

Radical Conservative @ken24xavier
#BREAKING #MOORE OK #TORNADO METEOROLOGISTS AND OFFICIALS ARE STUNNED BY DAMAGE. ALREADY SAYING LARGEST TORNADO EVER SEEN, ANYWHERE.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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It's just insanely powerful. And, according to the weather gurus, it formed, ramped up and touched down all within 15 minutes.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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death toll 37 and expecting more...i feel awful this is some crazy world we live in counting my blessings for sure.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
Johnny English @Real_JESRadio
"@YourAnonNews: Wind gusts of 320kph were measured at Moore, #Oklahoma said the US National Weather Service #Tornado" wow

Radical Conservative @ken24xavier
#BREAKING #MOORE OK #TORNADO METEOROLOGISTS AND OFFICIALS ARE STUNNED BY DAMAGE. ALREADY SAYING LARGEST TORNADO EVER SEEN, ANYWHERE.

I was watching hln news as this happened. It was black & massive...it's getting dark....hope they have plenty of generators...



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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We're fine here in Miami, Wyandotte got hit pretty good from what I understand though. My mom says they have a lot of trees down, and there's damage to the Diesel bay at the truck stop.



posted on May, 20 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Smells a little like bullpoop.



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