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Post by mimi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:49 pm

Some bad stuff in Mississippi. Take care, fogbowers.





Deadly tornado hits Mississippi as storm system stretches across East





A destructive storm system draped itself across half the country Thursday, from the Gulf Coast to Canada and with a wingspan from Maine to the Dakotas. At least one person was killed in Mississippi, where a tornado touched down.





Authorities in Kemper County, Miss., along the Alabama state line, reported that the storm also caused several injuries and extensive damage and destroyed at least one steel building.





By early afternoon, the tornado was moving toward Alabama, and the more heavily populated cities of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa were in the path of the worst of the storm system.





A tree fell on this home in Hazelwood, Mo., during heavy storms Wednesday. There were two reports of tornadoes in the town, according to Weather.com, and the governor declared a state of emergency.





The system, which has disrupted weather all over the country this week, formed a giant T on Thursday. Snow fell in the Dakotas and upstate New York, and ice slickened roads in Wisconsin. Rain drenched the Ohio Valley and New Orleans.more... with photos:


[/break1]nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/11/17699889-deadly-tornado-hits-mississippi-as-storm-system-stretches-across-east?lite]http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04 ... -east?lite



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Post by kate520 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:53 pm

Yup. It's keeping me from Nebraska, too. Stay safe everyone.


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Post by mimi » Mon May 20, 2013 5:00 pm

copy/paste toll's posts and adding some.





CNN May 20, 2013 4:14PM EDT


The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area as at least one twister touched down in the area.





A tornado emergency is enhanced wording in a tornado warning indicating a large tornado is moving into a heavily populated area.Local TV in Oklahoma City is showing two schools severely damaged. http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/ There are no underground shelters in the schools, but sometimes the gyms are built to be tornado shelters. The warning may have provided time to evacuate the schools. The path was wide; the tornado was on the ground for just under an hour.

tweets:





CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk


Chad Myers: Debris left from tornado "looks like a bowling ball" rolled through & destroyed everything in its path. on.cnn.com/10JxMug








CBS News @CBSNews


Massive, mile-wide tornado rips through Oklahoma City cbsn.ws/19WPjAz








NBC News @NBCNews


Oklahoma City Police say “major damage” in southern portion of Oklahoma City following massive tornado nbcnews.to/11SBYeO








CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk


A school was apparently among structures leveled by the twister in metropolitan Oklahoma City. Many homes destroyed. on.cnn.com/10JxMug





NBC News @NBCNews


Two elementary schools heavily damaged following tornado, NBC Oklahoma City affiliate @kfor reports








Link to live report





[/break1]com/on-air/live-streaming/]http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/








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Post by mimi » Mon May 20, 2013 5:10 pm

KeatonFoxNBC5 Keaton Fox 6mKFOR reporting this is what's left of Plaza Tower Elementary school. Took a direct hit. pic.twitter.com/HQb7u8gLd2https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKvM858CUAAvcZC.jpg:largeif you can't see the photo, click here:[/break1]com/KeatonFoxNBC5/status/336587943877693440/photo/1]https://twitter.com/KeatonFoxNBC5/statu ... 40/photo/1



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Post by mimi » Mon May 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Keaton Fox @KeatonFoxNBC5My mom and about 200 students now emerging from safe rooms, safe. Those safe rooms were put in after May 3, 1999 to keep kids safe.



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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Wow, that's dramatic live news coverage.


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Post by mimi » Mon May 20, 2013 5:26 pm

This is terrible.RT @weatherchannel: Total devastation in Moore, OK. pic.twitter.com/wKfRwPtxIb pic.twitter.com/bnLne1yO3i pic.twitter.com/ruZXRrYHgOhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKvKwp9CcAA4qdv.jpg:large[/break1]com/zerwekh/status/336585534405242882/photo/1] ... 82/photo/1https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKvJyWACcAA7ATK.png:large[/break1]com/MikeFrancisWX/status/336584463901421568/photo/1]https://twitter.com/MikeFrancisWX/statu ... 68/photo/1https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKvOJ1qCEAA9QK4.jpg:large[/break1]com/AnthonyQuintano/status/336589265578364928/photo/1]https://twitter.com/AnthonyQuintano/sta ... 28/photo/1



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Post by TollandRCR » Mon May 20, 2013 5:26 pm

Weatherman opines that the OKC area tornado is the most destructive in world history. While this may or may not be true, the fact is that the more property and the more people there are in an area hit by a natural disaster, the more harm the disaster will do. Hurricanes are usually used as the subject of such an observation, but it also applies to floods, last year's derechos, tornadoes, forest fires, ...


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Post by kate520 » Mon May 20, 2013 5:34 pm

:shock: where's Jez?!


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Post by Whatever4 » Mon May 20, 2013 5:42 pm

:shock: where's Jez?!Houston-ish?


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 5:44 pm

Children trapped under debris.


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Post by Addie » Mon May 20, 2013 5:48 pm

This is so horrible.


[link]New York Daily News,http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.1349229[/link]





Tornado smashes through Moore, Okla., leveling it





A massive tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon, leveling a huge swath of a residential area in the suburb of Oklahoma City.





Video footage from KFOR-TV showed houses, businesses and at least two schools completely demolished, with cars strewn about.





Police and emergency crews have begun to respond, but debris has clogged roadways. There is no tally yet on injuries or deaths, but news anchors said significant casualties are expected.





At least one large fire has broken out amid the rubble.Enormous.





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Post by TexasFilly » Mon May 20, 2013 5:49 pm

:shock: where's Jez?!She's in North Texas.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 5:53 pm

NWS radar now showing cells with tornado warnings forming near Brownwood, TX south of I-20. They are moving east toward the DFW area.


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Post by TollandRCR » Mon May 20, 2013 6:10 pm

[link]"It's just destroying everything",http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/us/severe ... index.html[/link]. "There's so many homes in the air right now. The motion on this storm is sickening," said storm chaser Spencer Basoco.Bunting warned the worst may be yet to come."These storms are going to continue producing additional tornadoes. They'll also produce some very, very large hail, perhaps larger than the size of baseballs. We're also concerned that there may be an enhanced and widespread damaging wind threat with storms as they merge together," he said."As bad as today is, this is not over yet."


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Post by MsDaisy » Mon May 20, 2013 6:20 pm

I just spoke to family in Tulsa. Almost everything there is shut down and people sent home. Family is safe for now, but if they get hit they have nowhere to go, no underground shelter or basements. :-? :dontwanttolook:


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 6:45 pm

KFOR now reporting fatalities.


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Post by Jez » Mon May 20, 2013 6:55 pm

I'm fine. In DFW. Will keep an eye on the clouds though. My just found cousin lives in Brownwood. I haven't gotten the letter sent yet. I hope he's okay.


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Post by kate520 » Mon May 20, 2013 6:59 pm

:hug: thanks for checking in. Jeez, Jez, this is awful. The poor reporters on the scene at the school are in tears. Bark stripped off trees! Winds up to 200 mph! This time it's not just trailers. I'm hearing about 5,000 sf homes obliterated. Fatalities. So many schools hit.Oh, oh, oh it hurts.


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Post by Jez » Mon May 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Moore got hit a few years ago too. Nearly leveled the town then also.
Edit: May 3, 1999 an F-5 tornado hit that area.


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Post by kate520 » Mon May 20, 2013 7:02 pm

I would think several times about moving back there if I were...anyone.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 7:12 pm

Reports of looting at the hospital in Moore. :(


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Post by TexasFilly » Mon May 20, 2013 7:14 pm

I would think several times about moving back there if I were...anyone.Yeah, I've been on a rant about this most of the afternoon. The developers who are building all those tract homes should be required to build storm cellars for every X number of homes they build. Ditto for the schools having storm cellars. But OK doesn't like the gubmint telling biznesses that they can't put people in death's way with their products. I wonder how many of the OK Congressional delegation voted against Sandy relief?


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 20, 2013 7:32 pm

Looks like the news from the school is very bad, possibly 2 dozen dead.


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon May 20, 2013 7:54 pm

I would think several times about moving back there if I were...anyone.Folks in the southern plains say similar things about Californians after an earthquake plus people living in the gulf states and the North Carolina outer banks after a hurricane.



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