Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(News9 Oklahoma)   Oklahoma tornado thread continued. LGT live updates/streaming   (news9.com) divider line 1130
    More: Followup, Oklahoma, Norton LiveUpdate  
•       •       •

5175 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 May 2013 at 7:20 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



1130 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-05-20 08:34:51 PM  
Crap, kids were in a bathroom, had to be broken water main.  1 of the 3 killed in Omaha when I was a kid was a waitress hiding in a bathroom in a small restaurant, she drowned as well.
 
2013-05-20 08:34:55 PM  

DesktopHippie: Oh Fark. They're saying it's search and recovery not search and rescue at the school now?


They've been saying that on and off for a bit now. It would probably be a good idea to wait for the conference at this point.
 
2013-05-20 08:35:32 PM  
 
2013-05-20 08:35:35 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Tinker AFB is stepping up & offering 40 portable lighting units to aid the first responders.


I hope generators and fuel are part of the deal.
 
2013-05-20 08:35:55 PM  

slackerboy: I haven't read the thread, but what we've been talking about here is, why the fark don't schools in a tornado zone have a saferoom?  Reinforced concrete, a couple of feet down.  ~75 people is what I've seen.  It doesn't have to be that big, you can cram them in for the hour or so before help gets there.  This country is retarded.


It's Called money, ask your farking banker!
 
2013-05-20 08:36:16 PM  

mrshowrules: Bathia_Mapes: Tinker AFB is stepping up & offering 40 portable lighting units to aid the first responders.

I hope generators and fuel are part of the deal.


I'd think it would be.
 
2013-05-20 08:36:35 PM  

Tom_Slick: Shadow Blasko: TommyDeuce: Sounds like underground didn't work out so well for some at the school.

/Still the best place
//Our "Tornado Room" has a wrecking bar and a hatchet in it for digging/hacking out

No, in this case it didn't.

95% of the time it is. It's also easier for emergency services after the storm.

And good! I am glad you are prepared. I've been in many tornadoes and I have a "go bag" and a good precaution list too.. but, not everyone does.

My house is on a slab and has a "Tornado Closet" (read steel reinforced concrete box in the center of the house) I keep my go bag,  pry-bar, hatchet and a case of water. Should I have anything else in there?


We have snacks for the kids and dog, and a battery powered radio
 
2013-05-20 08:36:52 PM  

slackerboy: I haven't read the thread, but what we've been talking about here is, why the fark don't schools in a tornado zone have a saferoom?  Reinforced concrete, a couple of feet down.  ~75 people is what I've seen.  It doesn't have to be that big, you can cram them in for the hour or so before help gets there.  This country is retarded.


An average elementary school might have 200 or more students, and you can't just shove kids into a crawl space like sardines every time the sirens sound.  That would probably cause more problems than it solved.  Building something large enough to shelter everyone reasonably could double the cost of building, and in an era when education budgets are already tight, for the low low probability of an event both during school hours and strong enough to render current procedures inadequate.
 
2013-05-20 08:37:22 PM  
University of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) opening up housing spaces for displaced 405.325.2511
 
2013-05-20 08:38:06 PM  

knbber2: Crap, kids were in a bathroom, had to be broken water main.  1 of the 3 killed in Omaha when I was a kid was a waitress hiding in a bathroom in a small restaurant, she drowned as well.


That never occurred to me as a possibility. That's horrific.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:13 PM  
Just got word, all my family are accounted for safe.  Three did got stuck riding it out at the post office, the horror!
 
2013-05-20 08:38:21 PM  

Tom_Slick: Shadow Blasko: TommyDeuce: Sounds like underground didn't work out so well for some at the school.

/Still the best place
//Our "Tornado Room" has a wrecking bar and a hatchet in it for digging/hacking out

No, in this case it didn't.

95% of the time it is. It's also easier for emergency services after the storm.

And good! I am glad you are prepared. I've been in many tornadoes and I have a "go bag" and a good precaution list too.. but, not everyone does.

My house is on a slab and has a "Tornado Closet" (read steel reinforced concrete box in the center of the house) I keep my go bag,  pry-bar, hatchet and a case of water. Should I have anything else in there?


Work boots, gloves, helmets, and something that can make a lot of noise, for each person.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:27 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties    

aedude01:
How the fark do you drown in a school?  That's a horrible way to go.
Depends.  Is it a school of fish?
/probably too soon for jokes


 Yea. That joke was lamer than FDR's legs.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:31 PM  

schief2: I was in the damage path in Joplin an hour or so after the tornado went through there. What I'm seeing on TV from the ground and from the air looks uncomfortably similar...entire neighborhoods of houses that are now a pile of boards, not a basement in sight. Cars tossed into piles, wrapped around trees, etc.

Joplin killed 160+ people in a less-populated area (though granted it went right through the middle of the urban area), and it hit on a slow Sunday afternoon, not the middle of a weekday afternoon. It took til the next day before the magnitude of the death toll really became apparent, I fear the same may be the case here.


I was just talking with someone on how lucky the Joplin tornado was in comparison because even though it wiped out the high school, it happened on a Sunday afternoon and everyone was at the graduation ceremony at Missouri Southern University on the other (non-impacted) part of town.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:34 PM  
Thanks you guys for answering my sucky question. It was the first time I'd ever questioned the tornado's vortex and not just taken it's properties for granted.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:39 PM  

TommyDeuce: a battery powered radio


I am a dumbass, I honestly did not think of that,  too reliant on internet based tech.

/Off to Radio Shack in the morning.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:51 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: RatOmeter: Uchiha_Cycliste: Can I ask a stupid question?
Do tornadoes really have super strong sucking upwards forces like cartoons depict? Or are the winds just really strong spinning winds that sometimes happen to have debris make their way upwards?
Does the question make sense? Put another way, is the center of a tornado like a vacuum or just fierce spinning winds?

The center sucks, mostly because it's part of the structure that's making the horribly destructive winds that are rotating around it.  Those are the part that cause the destruction.

Thanks, and do you know if it always sucks, or only sometimes (in some tornadoes). Or does it always suck but sometimes not as strongly?


The one that hit New Hope that I was talking about was only a EF! or EF2 the debris was from a convenience store.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:04 PM  

mrshowrules: Bathia_Mapes: Tinker AFB is stepping up & offering 40 portable lighting units to aid the first responders.

I hope generators and fuel are part of the deal.


Hopefully theyre the ones they wheel out to light up transient aircraft on the ramp. With the size of Tinker I would expect them to have quite a few of those handy.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:10 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:25 PM  

2xhelix: Just got word, all my family are accounted for safe.  Three did got stuck riding it out at the post office, the horror!


They'd never notice the extra wait for some assistance from the counter today.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:48 PM  
It's bad in Moore, folks, really bad. Surprised the body count isn't higher.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:48 PM  
OK, I get it.  People who don't believe in God think prayer is a waste of time.  It is utterly stupid to hope that people are found alive and well, are reunited with loved ones, and taken care of because hoping changes nothing according to a purely rational worldview.  And why be thankful that you barely survived a massive calamity if there is no God to thank (and if even if there were you can't know that you aren't on his to-do list for the next tornado)?  In the absence of compelling evidence for or against God, a willingness to believe has to be rooted in optimism.  I'll take that optimism over "don't waste your time praying" and "don't embarrass us both by thanking your made-up God" any day.
 
2013-05-20 08:39:52 PM  
F*ck! They're removing the search & rescue people and bringing in cadaver dogs. :-(
 
2013-05-20 08:40:03 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Work boots, gloves, helmets, and something that can make a lot of noise, for each person.


Check, Check, nope, nope.  I am making a list.
 
2013-05-20 08:40:08 PM  
Joplin was, by a huge margin, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history since the advent of Doppler radar. 158 causalities. No other tornado in the history of modern forecasting is even in the top 25.

This might make it.
 
2013-05-20 08:40:30 PM  

wxboy: slackerboy: I haven't read the thread, but what we've been talking about here is, why the fark don't schools in a tornado zone have a saferoom?  Reinforced concrete, a couple of feet down.  ~75 people is what I've seen.  It doesn't have to be that big, you can cram them in for the hour or so before help gets there.  This country is retarded.

An average elementary school might have 200 or more students, and you can't just shove kids into a crawl space like sardines every time the sirens sound.  That would probably cause more problems than it solved.  Building something large enough to shelter everyone reasonably could double the cost of building, and in an era when education budgets are already tight, for the low low probability of an event both during school hours and strong enough to render current procedures inadequate.


Better building this then tanks the Pentagon doesn't need.  Infrastructure spending would be could for the economy right now.  Keeps people employed and it should be separate from the education budget.  Plus, you could easily justify this with the frequency of tornadoes in certain areas.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:00 PM  

Tom_Slick: TommyDeuce: a battery powered radio

I am a dumbass, I honestly did not think of that,  too reliant on internet based tech.

/Off to Radio Shack in the morning.


In process of a move from Iowa to Georgia - I'm adding a hand-crank light/radio/loud noise maker.

/If you're going to the shack, get a weather radio with an alert function.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:28 PM  

basemetal: It's bad in Moore, folks, really bad. Surprised the body count isn't higher.


It will be.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:28 PM  

basemetal: It's bad in Moore, folks, really bad. Surprised the body count isn't higher.


Sadly, it will likely be higher.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:37 PM  

basemetal: It's bad in Moore, folks, really bad. Surprised the body count isn't higher.


I hate to be negative but.... yet.

When I first started watching it was four, then ten, now thirty seven.

They ain't done digging. Not by a good measure.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:38 PM  
http://kfor.com/2013/05/20/efforts-switch-to-recovery-at-moore-okla-e l ementary-school/

From the article....
First responders told KFOR-TV's Lance West they don't believe there are anymore survivors in the Plaza Towers Elementary school.

So far the bodies of seven children have been recovered.

Crews said they believe 20 to 30 more children may be inside but again, do not believe there are anymore survivors.



 Let that sink in for a minute. I harp on our school system here in Northern Va for hitting the goddamn panic button. No more. Never. Ever.
I can't even find the right words right now.
I yelled at my daughter earlier for something rather innocuous. We're heading downstairs for some ice cream.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:47 PM  

2xhelix: Just got word, all my family are accounted for safe.  Three did got stuck riding it out at the post office, the horror!


Glad hear some good news!  Have drink.
 
2013-05-20 08:41:50 PM  
Possibly > 10,000 people displaced.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:00 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Thanks you guys for answering my sucky question. It was the first time I'd ever questioned the tornado's vortex and not just taken it's properties for granted.


Bonus question, now fold what you know into imaging multiple vortex tornadoes.

/It's really just a huge cluster of hate and rage rotating (but not always in the same direction) and eating things.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:14 PM  

Linkster: slackerboy: I haven't read the thread, but what we've been talking about here is, why the fark don't schools in a tornado zone have a saferoom?  Reinforced concrete, a couple of feet down.  ~75 people is what I've seen.  It doesn't have to be that big, you can cram them in for the hour or so before help gets there.  This country is retarded.

It's Called money, ask your farking banker!


I'm amazed at how many people are really asking "the tough questions" about why buildings aren't built a certain way. As if NO ONE has thought of their solutions before. Ooooooh they're so smart!
 
2013-05-20 08:42:18 PM  

2xhelix: Just got word, all my family are accounted for safe.  Three did got stuck riding it out at the post office, the horror!


i.imgur.com

Considering it's most likely a sturdy brick building, they could have done much, much worse.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:32 PM  
Damn Sheppard Smith losing it on Fox News, this sucks.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:47 PM  
Okay, I lost it when NBC interviewed that guy. I'm officially crying.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:50 PM  
Listening to that KFOR reporter realising on air that his house is gone and he has no idea where he is going to sleep tonight. "Guess I could sleep in my office at the news station..."
 
2013-05-20 08:42:56 PM  

basemetal: It's bad in Moore, folks, really bad. Surprised the body count isn't higher.


Just wait. A lot of responders are laying bodies out to be collected. They're calling the locations over the scanner for collection. It's going to be high.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:17 PM  

2xhelix: Just got word, all my family are accounted for safe.  Three did got stuck riding it out at the post office, the horror!


Cool.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: schief2: I was in the damage path in Joplin an hour or so after the tornado went through there. What I'm seeing on TV from the ground and from the air looks uncomfortably similar...entire neighborhoods of houses that are now a pile of boards, not a basement in sight. Cars tossed into piles, wrapped around trees, etc.

Joplin killed 160+ people in a less-populated area (though granted it went right through the middle of the urban area), and it hit on a slow Sunday afternoon, not the middle of a weekday afternoon. It took til the next day before the magnitude of the death toll really became apparent, I fear the same may be the case here.

I was just talking with someone on how lucky the Joplin tornado was in comparison because even though it wiped out the high school, it happened on a Sunday afternoon and everyone was at the graduation ceremony at Missouri Southern University on the other (non-impacted) part of town.


Yeah, as badly farked as Joplin was, if the storm had hit an hour earlier on the other side of town, or if Joplin HS had held their graduation at the school instead of MSSU (the brick high school building pretty much looked like Plaza Towers Elementary), the casualties would have easily been 5-10x higher.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:56 PM  
Al Roeker on the scene in Moore
 
2013-05-20 08:44:09 PM  

TommyDeuce: Tom_Slick: TommyDeuce: a battery powered radio

I am a dumbass, I honestly did not think of that,  too reliant on internet based tech.

/Off to Radio Shack in the morning.

In process of a move from Iowa to Georgia - I'm adding a hand-crank light/radio/loud noise maker.

/If you're going to the shack, get a weather radio with an alert function.


Whereabouts in Georgia? I moved from Ohio to ATL-suburb in 2007. There's some pretty great areas around here.
 
2013-05-20 08:44:19 PM  

TommyDeuce: Tom_Slick: TommyDeuce: a battery powered radio

I am a dumbass, I honestly did not think of that,  too reliant on internet based tech.

/Off to Radio Shack in the morning.

In process of a move from Iowa to Georgia - I'm adding a hand-crank light/radio/loud noise maker.

/If you're going to the shack, get a weather radio with an alert function.


Fortunately F4 and F5 tornadoes are very rare in Georgia, there are plenty of smaller ones and if you live in a hilly area like I do you get zero visual warning.
 
2013-05-20 08:44:25 PM  

artemusprine: OK, I get it.  People who don't believe in God think prayer is a waste of time.  It is utterly stupid to hope that people are found alive and well, are reunited with loved ones, and taken care of because hoping changes nothing according to a purely rational worldview.  And why be thankful that you barely survived a massive calamity if there is no God to thank (and if even if there were you can't know that you aren't on his to-do list for the next tornado)?  In the absence of compelling evidence for or against God, a willingness to believe has to be rooted in optimism.  I'll take that optimism over "don't waste your time praying" and "don't embarrass us both by thanking your made-up God" any day.


I'm a Christian but I see their point in thinking it's stupid when someone is saying thank god they're alive while just a few blocks a way, a bunch of children drowned in a bathroom destroyed by a tornado.
 
2013-05-20 08:44:34 PM  

DesktopHippie: Listening to that KFOR reporter realising on air that his house is gone and he has no idea where he is going to sleep tonight. "Guess I could sleep in my office at the news station..."


No, no - he said "IF" his house was gone, now that it was.
 
2013-05-20 08:44:43 PM  
23 missing children
 
2013-05-20 08:45:01 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Uchiha_Cycliste: Thanks you guys for answering my sucky question. It was the first time I'd ever questioned the tornado's vortex and not just taken it's properties for granted.

Bonus question, now fold what you know into imaging multiple vortex tornadoes.

/It's really just a huge cluster of hate and rage rotating (but not always in the same direction) and eating things.


I would think the big guy would encourage the little guys to achieve speeds that exceed what is expected for tornado's that small.
 
2013-05-20 08:45:02 PM  

Di Atribe: Linkster: slackerboy: I haven't read the thread, but what we've been talking about here is, why the fark don't schools in a tornado zone have a saferoom?  Reinforced concrete, a couple of feet down.  ~75 people is what I've seen.  It doesn't have to be that big, you can cram them in for the hour or so before help gets there.  This country is retarded.

It's Called money, ask your farking banker!

I'm amazed at how many people are really asking "the tough questions" about why buildings aren't built a certain way. As if NO ONE has thought of their solutions before. Ooooooh they're so smart!


Di, Let it be.  Not now.
 
Displayed 50 of 1130 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report