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.
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.
Fiction Fan: TV affiliates in OKC reporting debris from the Moore, Ok tornado found as far away as Branson.----Jeezus. Who the hell goes to Branson? Not a very classy tornado.
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.
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.
Flying Lasagna Monster: Seriously, every woman they interview from Oklahoma is obese.
Popcorn Johnny: Bill Nye is on CNN. I know this dude is smart, but I just can't take him seriously.
Uchiha_Cycliste: So these storms are just massive volumes of danger, chaos and instability whose reach far extends their visible appearance.
Bunny Deville: No shiat, me too! I'm in Camelot off Bailey Cove.
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
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 :(
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.
YouPeopleAreCrazy: zvoidx: MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS THERE'S NO TORNADOES!South and east, hurricanesWest, fire and earthquakeNorth, blizzardWhere do you live?
MartinaMcSorley: Yeah, I wanted to give that lady a hug. She was pretty shaken up but she was cool.
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...
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.
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.
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
YouPeopleAreCrazy: North, blizzard
Taylor Mental: I see the Fark Modmins waited 3 hours to greenlight a breaking news thread about sh*t that could kill you.
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?
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.
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.
schief2: .entire neighborhoods of houses that are now a pile of boards, not a basement in sight
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.
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,.
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 endueThat 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
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Apr 25 2017 14:15:41
Runtime: 1.123 sec