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2013-05-20 09:24:17 PM
What a horrible situation.
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Are you talking about this thread, or the tornados that hit today?
 
2013-05-20 09:24:22 PM
Holy crap
 
2013-05-20 09:24:27 PM

Tom_Slick: exvaxman: One of the reasons I bought my house was due to it being built with a fallout shelter. Built in 1958. The house inspector who went through was amazed with the steel beams holding up the concrete that was the base for the garage. I figured that anyone building a house like that, there would be less issues over the years with construction quality.

The tornado room was a deciding factor in my home purchase, sure it has vinyl floors and Formica counters but it is has a tornado room.

/Please tell me you have a Fallout Shelter sign.


I wish I had a house with an awesome shelter, but there's no practical need for one where I live.
 
2013-05-20 09:24:35 PM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: My daughter graduates 4th grade in less than 3 weeks and you better believe my wife and I will be there to celebrate.


Not trying to snark, but seriously?  They have ceremonies for each elementary grade level now?  Do they have a valedictorian?  Who's the speaker?  Clifford the Big Red Dog?
 
2013-05-20 09:25:01 PM

Fiction Fan: TV affiliates in OKC reporting debris from the  Moore, Ok tornado found as far away as Branson.

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Jeezus. Who the hell goes to Branson? Not a very classy tornado.


I'll pass on writing it down to be sensitive, but if you're in the mood feel free to create your own Yakov Smirnoff joke for this one.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:03 PM

Austin: Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: knbber2: Bunny Deville: Anyway, the moral of the story is that North Alabama is generally more prone to EF3 and above tornadoes than anywhere else on the planet, so we take that shiat seriously up here.

Jeez, didn't know that.  I've lived in several states that are prone and I've been through a few (luckily missed our house), but other than the Omaha tornado, they were relatively small.  You keep your head down and stay safe.

After researching all of those tornadoes, I found out that they like to form on the OTHER side of the mountain from my house. This makes me a happy bunny.

Madison/Harvest/Monrovia, now... those people need to worry.

Well of course Airport RD/Jones Valley as well, but Cullman seems to be the states bad weather magnate.
/Just saying,
//but yea lots seem to track towards Meridianville and North.

I did a couple of density GIS maps of N. AL, Cullman and Madison definitely have the most. It was not a happy finding, let me tell you.

I'll bet, I'm hiding in a Cove myself but ya never know.

No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.

I'm on the Meridianville/New Market line. The tornado last March missed my house by less than 1000 feet. Three houses down the road and it was total destruction.


I've got a great shot of a funnel cloud from my old apartment next to Grissom, but I've been lucky enough to be far from any real destruction so far.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:14 PM
Dear 11-Dimensional Bored Geek Playing 3+1-Dimensional Simcity:

img.fark.net

Yes, seriously.  QUIT HITTING THE GODDAMN TORNADO BUTTON.  This is getting not only a bit redonkulous but a whole lot of sad and the very sort of thing we don't like to see. :(

Just friggin' stop it with the metaphysical tornado button.  :P

(And I know it's already been mentioned, but people laugh when schools and businesses in Dixie Alley and Hoosier Alley have Tornado Days and Early Pretty-Damn-Severe Tornado Watch Dismissals (yeah, pretty much anytime a PDS tornado watch gets issued here there's a general early dismissal plan in a lot of cities here)...well, this is why. :(  I'm not sure it would have helped much, but it's the sort of thing that the early dismissals are meant to prevent in theory.  And yes, this is actually somewhat of a new thing around here, but especially after some outbreaks in the 90s and the Mega Outbreak in 2011 it's something that is taken fairly seriously.)

And in addition to battery and "Freeplay" crank-dynamo radios...if you have an interest in helping to get better early warning and help with coordinating rescue, I encourage folks to get their ham radio licenses and consider getting training to become a Skywarn storm spotter.  (You don't even need Morse anymore to get a ham radio license--it helps in multistate communication, yes, but most of the Skywarn nets and emergency nets tend to be on VHF repeaters--and you can actually get spotter training online if there isn't an NWS spotter course nearby.  Also, ham radio tends to work well when the cell towers are out.)

/really hopes for the AR/OK/MO folks that the 11-dimensional kid quits hitting the tornado button
//godfarkingdamnit, I thought we were generally past the days when tornadoes racked up huge death counts in the US :(
 
2013-05-20 09:25:19 PM

Linkster: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7759176/84329551#c84329551" target="_blank">Theory Of Null</a>:</b> <i>Linkster: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7759176/84328912#c84328912" target="_blank">wxboy</a>:</b> <i>If parents can deal with snow days, they can deal with tornado days. Of course some can't, but that's true everywhere.</i>

So you have about 30 minutes from Tornado watch to tornado warning, if at all.  Then maybe a touchdown in that big ass box, if at all. It's not THIS WILL HAPPEN!!  They don't know.

when I was Kansas last time. I just sat there and watched the radar, no where to go, no place to hide, today's a good day to die!

And a lot of people don't watch the news during the day. Even if they heard the sirens they might just think it's a regular thunder storm or another test.  If anything, they need a more unique way to warn people.</i>

It's gotten better, when I was a kid the twister would have dissipated about the time the sirens go off.

Trust me, Tornado sirens are what they are, no one in that area blows sirens for a pussy ass thunderstorm.


Ha, where I'm from they test them once a month and they blow the siren for any storm with winds exceeding 30 mph.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:20 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


The skinny ones all got blown away by past tornadoes.

/sorry
 
2013-05-20 09:25:31 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Bill Nye is on CNN. I know this dude is smart, but I just can't take him seriously.


He did have a good point though.  If you have F4 on top of you for that long, if is worse that a smaller (in size) F5 that tracks faster.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:55 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: So these storms are just massive volumes of danger, chaos and instability whose reach far extends their visible appearance.


And people wonder why men name storms after women?

/not saying I agree with that practice!
/not entirely, anyway

/I kid, I kid
 
2013-05-20 09:26:00 PM

zvoidx: MOVE

TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

South and east, hurricanes
West, fire and earthquake
North, blizzard

Where do you live?
 
2013-05-20 09:26:11 PM

Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.


Cool, if you and your hubby ever wanna drink Nicks and the Corner are right over there I'm just a bit farther east.
 
2013-05-20 09:26:11 PM
Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.
 
2013-05-20 09:26:50 PM

Lost Thought 00: From the way it was described, I was expecting to hear numbers like "100,000 dead, 500,000 injured". So in that sense, it's not that terrible


Tell that to the families whose children are buried under rubble.
 
2013-05-20 09:26:52 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Dear 11-Dimensional Bored Geek Playing 3+1-Dimensional Simcity:

[img.fark.net image 275x142]

Yes, seriously.  QUIT HITTING THE GODDAMN TORNADO BUTTON.  This is getting not only a bit redonkulous but a whole lot of sad and the very sort of thing we don't like to see. :(

Just friggin' stop it with the metaphysical tornado button.  :P

(And I know it's already been mentioned, but people laugh when schools and businesses in Dixie Alley and Hoosier Alley have Tornado Days and Early Pretty-Damn-Severe Tornado Watch Dismissals (yeah, pretty much anytime a PDS tornado watch gets issued here there's a general early dismissal plan in a lot of cities here)...well, this is why. :(  I'm not sure it would have helped much, but it's the sort of thing that the early dismissals are meant to prevent in theory.  And yes, this is actually somewhat of a new thing around here, but especially after some outbreaks in the 90s and the Mega Outbreak in 2011 it's something that is taken fairly seriously.)

And in addition to battery and "Freeplay" crank-dynamo radios...if you have an interest in helping to get better early warning and help with coordinating rescue, I encourage folks to get their ham radio licenses and consider getting training to become a Skywarn storm spotter.  (You don't even need Morse anymore to get a ham radio license--it helps in multistate communication, yes, but most of the Skywarn nets and emergency nets tend to be on VHF repeaters--and you can actually get spotter training online if there isn't an NWS spotter course nearby.  Also, ham radio tends to work well when the cell towers are out.)

/really hopes for the AR/OK/MO folks that the 11-dimensional kid quits hitting the tornado button
//godfarkingdamnit, I thought we were generally past the days when tornadoes racked up huge death counts in the US :(


I was laughing at that so hard last night that I posted it to facebook.

Now it just makes me sad.

Guess our "holy balls" tornado list we were talking about earlier has gained a new entry.
 
2013-05-20 09:27:12 PM
Animal Resource Center is taking in pets misplaced by tornado just N. of Moore at I-240/i35 Addy is 7949 S. I35 service Road or 405-604-2892
 
2013-05-20 09:27:15 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.


Obligatory.
 
2013-05-20 09:27:32 PM

DON.MAC: OU Prime is off line.... It is (was?) the best weather radar in the world.  It was on the Moore side of Norman.


It was hit by lightning last year.  I'm surprised it isn't back up.  There is no shortage of other quality radars in the Norman area, both fixed and mobile.
 
2013-05-20 09:27:41 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: zvoidx: MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

South and east, hurricanes
West, fire and earthquake
North, blizzard

Where do you live?


I don't know about him, but I live in Buffalo and in my 29 years I have never heard of anyone dying from any storms here.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:06 PM

MartinaMcSorley: Yeah, I wanted to give that lady a hug. She was pretty shaken up but she was cool.


I'd give here oxygen if I could, damn she was holding it together though.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:34 PM

reillan: Glendale: KFOR says the FD is pulling everyone out and it's now body recovery. Still missing 20-30, 7 confirmed drowned under the rubble.

Ugh... that's just so depressing I'm struggling to find words...


I didn't need to hear that, either :(

And I don't even HAVE kids...can't imagine....and that's a farking HORRIBLE way to go.

Hope they were unconscious.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:36 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.

Cool, if you and your hubby ever wanna drink Nicks and the Corner are right over there I'm just a bit farther east.


My husband works at Nicks.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:44 PM
I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.
 
2013-05-20 09:29:11 PM

Befuddled: Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.


I know you were being an asshat, but it makes me think...

With all the banks that went under in the last few years, there must be some vaults out there that are not being used. Retrofit those puppies and put them in schools.

/yes, i know, moving a vault usually requires destroying the building it is in.
 
2013-05-20 09:29:17 PM

One Bad Apple: zvoidx: [i.imgur.com image 320x240]
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

/just sayin'
//stay safe

[www.physicalgeography.net image 580x400]


It is just a question of which natural disaster do you want to endue



That map is cool and all, but here in Fla. we get clusters of tornados but they have never even matched the supercells that rip across the plains states.

/and then we get hurricanes
 
2013-05-20 09:29:18 PM
Supervisor has a list of the Briarwood students. They're working on getting everyone from that school accounted for.
 
2013-05-20 09:29:22 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: North, blizzard


I've lived through Blizzards, no power for days blizzards.  It really wasn't that bad, and when it was over damage was minimal, plus we knew it was coming days in advance and this was in the 70s.
 
2013-05-20 09:29:45 PM

Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.


Uh, did you see that the thread was "continued"?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-05-20 09:29:56 PM
Obama has a weather machine.  Why did he do it??
 
2013-05-20 09:30:11 PM

Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.


The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.
 
2013-05-20 09:30:22 PM

Fark It: Enormous-Schwanstucker: My daughter graduates 4th grade in less than 3 weeks and you better believe my wife and I will be there to celebrate.

Not trying to snark, but seriously?  They have ceremonies for each elementary grade level now?  Do they have a valedictorian?  Who's the speaker?  Clifford the Big Red Dog?


It's a fine arts magnet, so they perform a dance or song, then they get awards for stuff like most improved, attendance, best strings player, best dancer. My kid got a bronze medal for reading the 3rd most books out of her class. It's not like a graduation.
 
2013-05-20 09:30:58 PM
Just to think, there will be about a dozen fraudsters trying to make money off of this tragedy in the coming weeks.  Sorry, for the Debbie Downer post.
 
2013-05-20 09:30:59 PM

Shadow Blasko: I know the red cross isn't the "best" sometimes... but i had to do something.

just gave 1/2 my remaining money for the month to the red cross. (whopping $20)...

Crap ... Joplin under the gun again.


Good for you. I am working the text angle myself.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:01 PM

Theory Of Null: Ha, where I'm from they test them once a month and they blow the siren for any storm with winds exceeding 30 mph.


Your local government SUCKS!
 
2013-05-20 09:31:06 PM

Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.


This is the second thread.  There was another thread active when the tornado hit.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:08 PM
Large trees fell and killed a man in florida
 
2013-05-20 09:31:21 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Dear 11-Dimensional Bored Geek Playing 3+1-Dimensional Simcity:

[img.fark.net image 275x142]

Yes, seriously.  QUIT HITTING THE GODDAMN TORNADO BUTTON.  This is getting not only a bit redonkulous but a whole lot of sad and the very sort of thing we don't like to see. :(

Just friggin' stop it with the metaphysical tornado button.  :P

(And I know it's already been mentioned, but people laugh when schools and businesses in Dixie Alley and Hoosier Alley have Tornado Days and Early Pretty-Damn-Severe Tornado Watch Dismissals (yeah, pretty much anytime a PDS tornado watch gets issued here there's a general early dismissal plan in a lot of cities here)...well, this is why. :(  I'm not sure it would have helped much, but it's the sort of thing that the early dismissals are meant to prevent in theory.  And yes, this is actually somewhat of a new thing around here, but especially after some outbreaks in the 90s and the Mega Outbreak in 2011 it's something that is taken fairly seriously.)

And in addition to battery and "Freeplay" crank-dynamo radios...if you have an interest in helping to get better early warning and help with coordinating rescue, I encourage folks to get their ham radio licenses and consider getting training to become a Skywarn storm spotter.  (You don't even need Morse anymore to get a ham radio license--it helps in multistate communication, yes, but most of the Skywarn nets and emergency nets tend to be on VHF repeaters--and you can actually get spotter training online if there isn't an NWS spotter course nearby.  Also, ham radio tends to work well when the cell towers are out.)

/really hopes for the AR/OK/MO folks that the 11-dimensional kid quits hitting the tornado button
//godfarkingdamnit, I thought we were generally past the days when tornadoes racked up huge death counts in the US :(


People are hitting amateur tornado warnings too much?
 
2013-05-20 09:31:27 PM

schief2: .entire neighborhoods of houses that are now a pile of boards, not a basement in sight


How is it that people build in tornado alley and don't dig a hole to crawl into?  It's not like tornadoes are rare, ffs.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:29 PM

Bontesla: Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.

The original thread was greenlit and on the Main page during tornado on the ground.


No, no it wasn't.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:53 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Dear 11-Dimensional Bored Geek Playing 3+1-Dimensional Simcity:

[img.fark.net image 275x142]

Yes, seriously.  QUIT HITTING THE GODDAMN TORNADO BUTTON.  This is getting not only a bit redonkulous but a whole lot of sad and the very sort of thing we don't like to see. :(

Just friggin' stop it with the metaphysical tornado button.  :P

(And I know it's already been mentioned, but people laugh when schools and businesses in Dixie Alley and Hoosier Alley have Tornado Days and Early Pretty-Damn-Severe Tornado Watch Dismissals (yeah, pretty much anytime a PDS tornado watch gets issued here there's a general early dismissal plan in a lot of cities here)...well, this is why. :(  I'm not sure it would have helped much, but it's the sort of thing that the early dismissals are meant to prevent in theory.  And yes, this is actually somewhat of a new thing around here, but especially after some outbreaks in the 90s and the Mega Outbreak in 2011 it's something that is taken fairly seriously.)

And in addition to battery and "Freeplay" crank-dynamo radios...if you have an interest in helping to get better early warning and help with coordinating rescue, I encourage folks to get their ham radio licenses and consider getting training to become a Skywarn storm spotter.  (You don't even need Morse anymore to get a ham radio license--it helps in multistate communication, yes, but most of the Skywarn nets and emergency nets tend to be on VHF repeaters--and you can actually get spotter training online if there isn't an NWS spotter course nearby.  Also, ham radio tends to work well when the cell towers are out.)

/really hopes for the AR/OK/MO folks that the 11-dimensional kid quits hitting the tornado button
//godfarkingdamnit, I thought we were generally past the days when tornadoes racked up huge death counts in the US :(


Mods? Do it
 
2013-05-20 09:31:59 PM

Befuddled: Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.


No.  They might have a big basement underneath.  If not, they'll ship as many kids as possible into the big stone bathroom (which backfired in this case) and then have the rest hide in the hallway.

And honestly, for anything short of a big F4 or F5 (like this), that's probably fine.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:01 PM

Shadow Blasko: Krustofsky: According to AccuWeather, Fort Worth is under a tornado watch but Dallas is not.  However, everything to the north, west, and southwest of Dallas (almost to San Antonio) is under a tornado watch.

That cell to the SW of the DFW area is just freaking STATIONARY. It's just been sitting there churning in place for almost an hour I think,.


Stationary?  Wow.  You don't see that where I live (southcentral PA)
 
2013-05-20 09:32:10 PM
Did I just hear there's possibly 40-50 children missing from that school?
 
2013-05-20 09:32:16 PM

Fiction Fan: TV affiliates in OKC reporting debris from the  Moore, Ok tornado found as far away as Branson.

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Jeezus. Who the hell goes to Branson? Not a very classy tornado.


serialdrama.typepad.com
 
2013-05-20 09:32:22 PM
I'm going to pause the stream of the OK damage... gonna watch a live stream of a weather show out of Birmingham, since they'll probably tell me more about what the upcoming potential for Arkansas is than the local weather folks will on twitter...

http://live.bigbrainsmedia.com/ if you're interested.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:32 PM

b0rg9: One Bad Apple: zvoidx: [i.imgur.com image 320x240]
MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!

/just sayin'
//stay safe

[www.physicalgeography.net image 580x400]


It is just a question of which natural disaster do you want to endue


That map is cool and all, but here in Fla. we get clusters of tornados but they have never even matched the supercells that rip across the plains states.

/and then we get hurricanes


And you get embedded tornadoes (usually not more than an EF1 or 2.. but that will still remodel the HELL out of your house) INSIDE the hurricanes.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:34 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

It's like one of those zombie apocalypse movies.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:38 PM

Befuddled: Do the K-12 schools in tornado country have shelters for the kids? I would think it would be required but I could see the people there not wanting to pay for it.


An underground shelter for 200 people or more would be incredibly expensive to build. Plus, after 5 years of no serious threats, it would just get filled up with old float chicken wire or tackling dummies or whatever. Not to be hearless, but 99% of schools in the Midwest are never going to have a tornado come within 5 miles of them. You can't engineer away every possible tragedy.
 
2013-05-20 09:32:39 PM

Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.


Can't let the 'liters take up all the spaces in the shelters before TFers.

$5 a month is a bargain for that kind of early warning.
 
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