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2013-05-20 06:37:07 PM

OtherLittleGuy: ecmoRandomNumbers: CNN reporting that it might have been an F7 tornado.

/listening to these people fills me with rage and wonder.

If it was a F12 tornado, they could access the BIOS.


Computer Joke Simulpost!
 
2013-05-20 06:37:20 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Sounds like a teacher sacrificed her life to protect 3 kids at the school by laying on top of them as the tornado hit.  Wow.


Or he.

Anyhow... not dead yet... hope the teacher makes it. Giving one's life for others is a noble cause but not getting killed in the process is much better.
 
2013-05-20 06:37:23 PM
I'm driving to visit my family in Oklahoma tomorrow so this is of interest to me.
 
2013-05-20 06:37:28 PM

gameshowhost: How far were yesterday's tornado touchdowns from you, Di?


Yesterday's? The ones in Norman & Shawnee? Or do you mean last week's in Granbury & Cleburne?

Norman is about 150 miles north. Granbury is about 80 miles SW.

And they just issued a tornado warning for Montague County, TX. That's about 50 miles NW of me.

Driving home now. Please excuse any delay in responses.
 
2013-05-20 06:37:35 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: You know, I hope that the people realize that they are in the way if they are not trained in what they do. Please stay out of the area if you are not a trained First Responder. You could get hit by a moss covered three handled family gredunza.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-20 06:37:46 PM

ZeroCorpse: If it were me, I'd get the fark out of New Orleans, Oklahoma, Kansas, or anywhere in tornado alley or hurricane zones that are below farking sea level. I'd also not live anywhere near the banks of the Mississippi River, or near the parts of California that are set ablaze every damned year.


This is retarded. There is nowhere you can live where you will be guaranteed safe from natural disaster. Storms, fire, earthquakes, landslides, flooding, blizzard, tsunami, yada yada yada. I get massive eye roll when people spout this "just move" bullshiat.
 
2013-05-20 06:37:50 PM
ZeroCorpse:
When do you finally say "F♠ck this shiat!" and move to Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, or some place where you don't see frequent tornadoes and hurricanes?

Detroits been hit by 6 tornadoes as has Windsor Ontario.
Kentucky gets its share..
 
2013-05-20 06:37:54 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: You know, I hope that the people realize that they are in the way if they are not trained in what they do. Please stay out of the area if you are not a trained First Responder. You could get hit by a moss covered three handled family gredunza.


Ignore the hardcore attempt, but please do stay out of the area.
/quotes work.
 
2013-05-20 06:38:08 PM

jshine: If you're driving around in a van pointing a camera at a disaster scene and contributing nothing else, then well, that's what it is. If by "professional" you mean "I draw a paycheck for this", then I suppose you're right.  They are paid.  Then again, so are some of the storm-chasers.  ...but whether they get paid or not, they're not really contributing much to the situation at hand.


If you're driving around in a van documenting the disaster and not negatively impacting the cleanup or the rescue, then you are doing exactly what is expected of you in the situation. And if you think for a second that the storm chasers aren't contributing to the event, you are more clueless than you let on. Where in the hell do you think that the dispatchers get their second-to-second information from?

Staggering incompetence on the matter. Unbelievable.
 
2013-05-20 06:38:08 PM

xynix: ontariolightning: WizardofToast: I just heard a hospital was leveled but evacuated. I don't know if that was the one my mother's in.

Fark. Texting her and she hasn't replied yet. I want to say she's either hustling or still hanging out in the shelter and didn't know I texted.

Nobody would be getting texts there..

In fact texting is the best way to get in contact with someone in a heavily saturated area with missing cells (towers). During Katrina, I was there during and after, you couldn't get a line out but you would eventually get a text. Text messages are "store and forward" and they enter the SMSC (short message service center) where they sit until they're delivered for a period of time up to and perhaps even longer than 72 hours depending on the carrier. So text away! She may not be able to get an SMS out but chances are she'll get the inbound.


I think that they are saying that cell service is down, but yeah, texts will store until the person gets in range of something or the service comes back up, it is the best way to get in touch. Or find a HAM if there are any left.
 
2013-05-20 06:38:23 PM

zomega: Compact Travel Size: A tornado hit Moore, but did it hit any other cities? I'm trying to find a map to show the path, but I can't and I'm worried about some family to the NE of there.

Poor Moore, it has some bad luck.

News9 had drawn a path map, but they haven't shown it but the once. :/

Normon NWS already has released a preliminary track of the storm,  rating it at least a EF4

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 06:38:50 PM

Di Atribe: gameshowhost: How far were yesterday's tornado touchdowns from you, Di?

Yesterday's? The ones in Norman & Shawnee? Or do you mean last week's in Granbury & Cleburne?

Norman is about 150 miles north. Granbury is about 80 miles SW.

And they just issued a tornado warning for Montague County, TX. That's about 50 miles NW of me.

Driving home now. Please excuse any delay in responses.


Ah I meant last week... my bad.  Have a safe drive home.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:05 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Sounds like a teacher sacrificed her life to protect 3 kids at the school by laying on top of them as the tornado hit.  Wow.


We'll accept this today.

But tomorrow, we go back to the regular "teachers are lazy, selfish, money-hungry assholes" programming. Just FYI.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:05 PM
I couldn't get bigger screenshots but these cars look like they went through an IED in Iraq.

i798.photobucket.com
i798.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-20 06:39:06 PM

meyerkev: Ok, that is creepy.  You can see the track in Google's traffic monitor.  Just this big hole where there are no cars.  and big red lines leading in.


Jesus.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:41 PM

AlanSmithee: FunkOut: ecmoRandomNumbers: CNN reporting that it might have been an F7 tornado.

/listening to these people fills me with rage and wonder.

CNN is so stupid I'm surprised they're not reported tomatoes are hitting the area.

I funnied you for that. With this post, you're double-funnied.


CNN hit the last straw with their Boston coverage. I can only imagine them as being staffed by a bunch of Ralph Wiggums eating paste.
 
2013-05-20 06:39:52 PM
The University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families "Call us 405-325-2511!"
 
2013-05-20 06:40:03 PM

FunkOut: ecmoRandomNumbers: CNN reporting that it might have been an F7 tornado.

/listening to these people fills me with rage and wonder.

CNN is so stupid I'm surprised they're not reported tomatoes are hitting the area.


Would that be attack of the killer tomatoes 3 or 4?
/Hmmmm.....
 
2013-05-20 06:40:07 PM
I just got home and saw this headline and flipped on MSNBC.

Holy... shiatmonkeys...
 
2013-05-20 06:40:33 PM

megalynn44: Well, it sounds like half the school was evacuated, so if I had to guess it was just a time thing. They probably evacuated as many as they could before time ran out. Sending a bunch of kids outside in a dangerous storm to move to a new building is just as risky as sitting tight.


Probably. I worked in an afterschool program once, and our building was a prefab sheet metal and drywall structure on top of a concrete pad. Our storm contingency was to march the kids 300 yards up to the main school if we were able to, and to shelter in interior rooms if not. We never had to evacuate, but there were a few good storms where it's very apparent that you're in the middle of a field in a sheet metal building.

It wouldn't have been financially possible to build our structure with a basement, and the school needed more space. People do the best they can.
 
2013-05-20 06:40:37 PM

Di Atribe: gameshowhost: Marine1: And? It should be built into the price of t

So, regulation.

Approved of in Oklahoma! That should go over just fine. We're dealing with a realist here, I see.


Marine1: Denying people live-saving shelter in an area prone to violent storms is not a good practice

OK hold on, you think that builders are just being cheapass meaniepants? That's the only reason you can think of? Not the high water table or the bedrock being impenetrable? You've got it all figured out, clearly. NO ONE has thought about this more than you.


If the water table is as high as you say it is, they aren't able to put anything in the ground. Utilities, sewers, etc.

Except... they probably have those things, leading me to believe that you CAN put some sort of shelter in the ground in Oklahoma. I even said it could be a civic thing, with one shelter per every few blocks. If these storms are hitting with a growing quantity (and they will be, if climate change is to be believed - and it is), it's irresponsible to put people in harm's way with no way to protect themselves.
 
2013-05-20 06:41:00 PM
Fort Sill is less than two hours away, get their asses on the move.
 
2013-05-20 06:41:10 PM
Seriously people, do we really have to turn this political? People are dead and dying. This has nothing to do with politics. It's a weird mind that would even be thinking of politics in this situation.
 
2013-05-20 06:41:14 PM

impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?
35.323888,-97.512074
[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 06:41:28 PM

Villemus Fortis: Unable to reach my younger brother or his family. This sucks.


Lines are down everywhere or overwhelmed with callers. I'll never forget sitting up until 4 in the morning not knowing where my family was after a tornado hit here, no way to contact them. Sitting by candle light with a portable radio. They finally made it home safe but it was a horrible experience just waiting and not knowing anything. Hopefully they are somewhere safe.
 
2013-05-20 06:41:29 PM
The City of OKC @cityofokc 20s
ALERT UPDATE: The earlier Tweet regarding limiting water usage only applies to southeast #OKC.
 
2013-05-20 06:42:03 PM
s14.postimg.org
 
2013-05-20 06:42:11 PM

Compact Travel Size: Poor Moore, it has some bad luck.


no moore
 
2013-05-20 06:42:36 PM
"30 Square Miles of Damage" from KFOR weather guy.

Damn.
 
2013-05-20 06:42:45 PM

Soonerpsycho: impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?
35.323888,-97.512074
[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]

[i.imgur.com image 850x484]


My God.
 
2013-05-20 06:42:46 PM

ZeroCorpse: Seriously, whenever I hear about a place getting beat to hell by nature, it's Oklahoma, Kansas, southern Indiana, and New Orleans. I'm not just talking about normal disaster weather like you'd get in the gulf, but the kind of weather that destroys whole cities... Always, it's these places.


Make sure to add New York and New Jersey as well as Connecticut to that list. Oklahoma produces one QUARTER of the wheat this country pumps out.. I wont even get into specifics around corn, beef, pork, poultry, etc. The Port of New Orleans (where I'm from) happens to be the only deep water port in the United States. It's also the exit port of 50%+ of the grains exported from the US. 60% of all corn exported from the US, and we're the #1 exporter, go through the PoNO. So where do you expect these people to live farkface?

/farking moron
 
2013-05-20 06:42:47 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Fort Sill is less than two hours away, get their asses on the move.


They probably already are. Now, the odds of them getting through the roads and streets, if they're that badly blocked...they're reporting the major highways are closed.
 
2013-05-20 06:42:48 PM
jesus that's a monstrosity
 
2013-05-20 06:43:05 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Fort Sill is less than two hours away, get their asses on the move.


What are a bunch of Gun Bunnies gonna do?

/13B
//also 11C
///Gun Bunny equals Blue Falcon.
 
2013-05-20 06:43:12 PM

Soonerpsycho: impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?
35.323888,-97.512074
[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]

[i.imgur.com image 850x484]


holy crap
 
2013-05-20 06:43:20 PM

megalynn44: ZeroCorpse: If it were me, I'd get the fark out of New Orleans, Oklahoma, Kansas, or anywhere in tornado alley or hurricane zones that are below farking sea level. I'd also not live anywhere near the banks of the Mississippi River, or near the parts of California that are set ablaze every damned year.

This is retarded. There is nowhere you can live where you will be guaranteed safe from natural disaster. Storms, fire, earthquakes, landslides, flooding, blizzard, tsunami, yada yada yada. I get massive eye roll when people spout this "just move" bullshiat.


So very true and correct.
 
2013-05-20 06:43:49 PM

Soonerpsycho: impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?
35.323888,-97.512074
[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]

[i.imgur.com image 850x484]


And just at the upper right of the Google Maps shot is Plaza Towers Elementary School.
 
2013-05-20 06:44:06 PM

medius: Compact Travel Size: Poor Moore, it has some bad luck.

no moore


Moore was a pessimist.
 
2013-05-20 06:44:27 PM

Di Atribe: gameshowhost: Marine1: And? It should be built into the price of t

So, regulation.

Approved of in Oklahoma! That should go over just fine. We're dealing with a realist here, I see.


Marine1: Denying people live-saving shelter in an area prone to violent storms is not a good practice

OK hold on, you think that builders are just being cheapass meaniepants? That's the only reason you can think of? Not the high water table or the bedrock being impenetrable? You've got it all figured out, clearly. NO ONE has thought about this more than you.


Just put the dipshiat on ignore and save everyone the hassle of skipping his quoted ass.
 
2013-05-20 06:44:35 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Sounds like a teacher sacrificed her life to protect 3 kids at the school by laying on top of them as the tornado hit.  Wow.


Most of my elementary school years were spent in White Hall, IL (pop about 3,000) There is a statue there of a teacher, Annie Keller, who died while protecting her class in 1927.

http://whitehalltownshiplibrary.org/teacher.html

media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2013-05-20 06:44:53 PM
Four dead at a 7-eleven, including a 7 month old baby and its Mom.  Fark.
 
2013-05-20 06:44:58 PM

Captain Steroid: When do you finally say "F♠ck this shiat!" and move to Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, or some place where you don't see frequent tornadoes and hurricanes?

My sympathies to those affected, but if this is your third or fourth tornado in the area around where you live, shouldn't you be reconsidering your homestead ideals?

If it were me, I'd get the fark out of New Orleans, Oklahoma, Kansas, or anywhere in tornado alley or hurricane zones that are below farking sea level. I'd also not live anywhere near the banks of the Mississippi River, or near the parts of California that are set ablaze every damned year.

The gas is cheap and the drugs are AWESOME.


They'd have to be REALLY AWESOME to risk your life standing in the path of nature's repeated fury.

The key word here is "repeated."  If this had hit Lansing, Michigan or Cleveland, Ohio it would be a crazy, random act of nature... But it hits Oklahoma and Kansas like this again and again.

And the next time a big hurricane hits New Orleans, it might wipe it off the map... But people still live there, and I really can't imagine why they would risk it. To me, it seems to be the same as moving to a dangerous place like the worst parts of Detroit or Somalia. If you have control over your own destiny in ANY one way, it's the choice of where you live.

I can understand loving a place, just like loving a person, and sticking with it through rough times... But this is like loving a person who  beats the shiat out of you constantly and staying with them, anyway. You know it's going to happen again. Move away! Go somewhere safer!

I say this because I really do not understand why anyone would risk their lives to live in tornado-heavy or hurricane-heavy areas (especially those beneath sea level). I don't think I  can understand the motivation. All I can do is feel bad for the people who suffer, and wonder why they do this to themselves.
 
2013-05-20 06:45:18 PM

OtherLittleGuy: ecmoRandomNumbers: CNN reporting that it might have been an F7 tornado.

/listening to these people fills me with rage and wonder.

If it was a F12 tornado, they could access the BIOS.


heard it was an F-16, armed with all kinds of missiles and bombs and shiat
 
2013-05-20 06:45:19 PM
KFOR reporter who helped find four deceased people, including a seven month-old and its mother, is nearly losing it on the air.
 
2013-05-20 06:45:27 PM

globalwarmingpraiser: Popcorn Johnny: Fort Sill is less than two hours away, get their asses on the move.

What are a bunch of Gun Bunnies gonna do?

/13B
//also 11C
///Gun Bunny equals Blue Falcon.


Those cannon cockers can use the same muscles they use moving shells to move boards trees and cinderblocks.

31U/25U I fixed what you used to call the gunbunnies ;)
 
2013-05-20 06:45:37 PM

zomega: Popcorn Johnny: Fort Sill is less than two hours away, get their asses on the move.

They probably already are. Now, the odds of them getting through the roads and streets, if they're that badly blocked...they're reporting the major highways are closed.


Lot of streets have the light poles and power poles/lines down across them.
 
2013-05-20 06:45:39 PM

Soonerpsycho: impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?
35.323888,-97.512074
[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]

[i.imgur.com image 850x484]


i count around ~250 destroyed just in that one snapshot
 
2013-05-20 06:46:10 PM

Villemus Fortis: Unable to reach my younger brother or his family. This sucks.


Try texting, takes up less bandwith.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:32 PM
Reporter on KFOR just said she saw 4 dead bodies pulled out of the rubble on the corner she was on (SW 4th and Telephone).  If she saw 4, there's bound to be a shiat ton.  This looks pretty farking bad.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:39 PM
New "Mike and Molly" tonight got the yank because of a tornado in the storyline.
 
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