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2013-05-20 08:02:00 PM  
Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima
 
2013-05-20 08:02:12 PM  
Not to be morbid, but with all the focus on the school we haven't seen or heard about the rest of the devastated area much, and that's supposed to be 30 square miles.
 
2013-05-20 08:02:20 PM  
 
2013-05-20 08:02:32 PM  

Theory Of Null: Warthog: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7759176/84327216#c84327216" target="_blank"></i>

She did save her dog.  And the cops can ticket her, she doesn't care.  But she may have a little concussion in her head.

/have to admit I laughed a bit, for the first time in a couple hours.

same. I love my dog, but no way I'm driving back into a tornado to save him


I probably wouldn't now, but there was a time my dog was all I had for a companion, and I probably would have.
 
2013-05-20 08:03:03 PM  

Peki: aedude01: Warthog: Fark.  7 drowned children at the school.  More that they are having to jack-hammer out.

How the fark do you drown in a school?  That's a horrible way to go.

Busted water main, creates a pool at the bottom?

Is it wrong that I kinda hope they were knocked unconscious by debris first? I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.


That was my first thought, actually. I hope that if the drowning is accurate, that they never regained consciousness after the tornado hit, because being trapped and drowning would be horrible.
 
2013-05-20 08:03:22 PM  

ariseatex: DesktopHippie: The BBC, who are generally very cautious when it comes to reporting fatalities, are now saying "at least 10 people" have been killed.

They don't mention any deaths at the school though, just that kids are being pulled out alive. They likely won't report any fatalities there until there's some sort of confirmation from officials in the area.

10 is the number confirmed by Oklahoma authorities from what I heard on TWC.  This doesn't include anyone at the school.


That's the BBC all over. They won't report it first, but they will report it right.
 
2013-05-20 08:03:40 PM  

DesktopHippie: The BBC, who are generally very cautious when it comes to reporting fatalities, are now saying "at least 10 people" have been killed.

They don't mention any deaths at the school though, just that kids are being pulled out alive. They likely won't report any fatalities there until there's some sort of confirmation from officials in the area.


The KFOR reporter that reported 7 drowned and 20-30 to be recovered was on the scene (pretty sure). Now there's a chance some of those on the missing count could be alive, but they're taking about needing jackhammers and heavy equipment to remove concrete to even find out.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:01 PM  
Someone needs to buy the KFOR anchors a round. They deserve it.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:07 PM  
Moore Medical is "completely destroyed" (random dispatcher)
 
2013-05-20 08:04:13 PM  
MSNBC reported 30 minutes ago that 24 kids were dead.
Now they are not reporting that and I have not seen any other
news source report that.
I want them to be wrong.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:14 PM  

optikeye: Better to go on a website and donate to the local chapter of the Salvation Army in OKC


I don't have a problem with that.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:20 PM  

MFAWG: Minarets: Jesus, 7 of the kids drowned in the school.

HOW THE fark DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?????


Initial guess is they were pinned down in a low place and water from the storm funneled into it. Wouldn't take much if you can't lift your head.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Not to be morbid, but with all the focus on the school we haven't seen or heard about the rest of the devastated area much, and that's supposed to be 30 square miles.


Completely agree. Likely hundreds died, no? That's a huge swath of land.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:43 PM  

JolobinSmokin: The tornado is obviously a Democrat.
Then again, isnt everything that destroys buildings, businesses and local economies Democrat

^ idiot friend of a friend on FB,


I'm not gonna go the route I would go on FB, since here there was honestly and truly nothing most of these people could do to avoid this tornado.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:50 PM  

Warthog: ou get pinned under debris in a concrete hallway when the roof and walls collapse, and rain water (or I suppose broken water mains) fill the hallway.


That's farking brutal, and this happened to already-terrified children.  Anyone who thanks God for saving them needs to be waterboarded.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:58 PM  
Live TV:  http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbcnews.com/51943719/

I believe it's local OK news.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:00 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: star_topology: People who risk their lives for animals are a special group. That's the second one today they've interviewed.

Should they really be searching for animals right now where there are a lot of people still unaccounted for and not enough rescue personnel to get to them all? Everybody in the area should be looking for people, not a farking cat or dog.


I won't pass judgment on someone who may or may not have someone else important in her life than her dog. I know a lot of people like that.

Plus, they are probably not allowing people aside from first responders in at this point.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:06 PM  

brothajahn: MSNBC reported 30 minutes ago that 24 kids were dead.
Now they are not reporting that and I have not seen any other
news source report that.
I want them to be wrong.


Read up-thread.  They're not alone.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:08 PM  

ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima


Because tornadoes create tidal waves?

Containment vessels do not work like that.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:10 PM  

Tom_Slick: I probably wouldn't now, but there was a time my dog was all I had for a companion, and I probably would have.


This.
 
2013-05-20 08:05:18 PM  

2xhelix: Moore


I hope they're okay.. maybe they're already listed on the Red Cross website. Linked below.

http://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
 
2013-05-20 08:05:37 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: There is a reason why they pay their exec's big bucks, they are professionals and that's what is need right now.


Just put his idiot ass on ignore, don't help him in his desire to disrupt things.
 
2013-05-20 08:06:22 PM  

ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima


1/10

You'll get it eventually tho.
 
2013-05-20 08:07:29 PM  

sloshyj: WhyteRaven74: Not to be morbid, but with all the focus on the school we haven't seen or heard about the rest of the devastated area much, and that's supposed to be 30 square miles.

Completely agree. Likely hundreds died, no? That's a huge swath of land.


To think positively,

A) During the day so many people may have been at work
B) They had a lot of warning, KFOR is reporting that a lot of people who didn't have basements got out of the way before it hit

The death toll may not be as large as you would expect from the damage
 
2013-05-20 08:07:34 PM  
To give you non-Oklahoma/Kansas some reference, people's proof of insurance from inside their cars were found over 120 miles away from yesterday's far less powerful tornado that hit Shawnee. Trees were falling out of the sky 10+ miles away, according to local sources.
 
2013-05-20 08:07:41 PM  

skozlaw: Torgo_of_Manos: There is a reason why they pay their exec's big bucks, they are professionals and that's what is need right now.

Just put his idiot ass on ignore, don't help him in his desire to disrupt things.


Good advice
 
2013-05-20 08:07:56 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Someone needs to buy the KFOR anchors a round. They deserve it.


They've been solid.
 
2013-05-20 08:08:06 PM  

Cytokine Storm: ArkAngel: If tornadoes in Kansas bring you to Oz, where do tornadoes in Oklahoma bring you?

Arkansas
/sometimes Missouri


i.imgur.com 

You're terrible.

/I shouldn't have laughed
 
2013-05-20 08:08:19 PM  

Minarets: The death toll may not be as large as you would expect from the damage


Thank Science for modern technology....

Thirty years ago much of this would have been impossible.
 
2013-05-20 08:08:31 PM  
optikeye:
It's actually true. Here in Alabama they where useless for the Tuscaloosa Tornado outbreak.
All money to the red-cross goes into their 'general fund' very little of that actually reaches people in need.
Better to go on a website and donate to the local chapter of the Salvation Army in OKC---they target the area; and a very streamlined overhead cost.


While I'm not sure about this specific case, worrying about executive salaries or 'general funds' is not always a good idea with charities. If you want a huge, multinational charitable organization to survive and function, you need career work from educated professionals. It's not at all unreasonable that some of them, particularly highly educated or very experienced ones, might have six figure salaries. As far as 'general funds' go, the Red Cross does that because well known disasters tend to get carpet-bombed with way more aid than they can use while lesser ones are completely ignored; a general fund helps spread some of that out.
 
2013-05-20 08:08:48 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Not to be morbid, but with all the focus on the school we haven't seen or heard about the rest of the devastated area much, and that's supposed to be 30 square miles.


In modern media, you have stories that go to the top of the heap:

1) Kids
2) Attractive white women
3) A politician caught with either of the above, but especially #1
 
2013-05-20 08:08:57 PM  
If you need shelter tonight, call the University of Oklahoma @UofOklahoma housing at 405-325-2511
 
2013-05-20 08:10:40 PM  

ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima




i17.photobucket.com

TBS did it.
 
2013-05-20 08:10:55 PM  
fark, I've seen tornadoes but this school business is like a sick, sick Stephen King narrative.
Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there's a lot wrong with the story tonight. fark.
 
2013-05-20 08:11:50 PM  

The Downfall: ontariolightning: Be thankful that tor wasnt near the nuclear plant otherwise this would be like Fukushima

[i17.photobucket.com image 249x388]

TBS did it.


If the storm sucked as bad as that movie, I'm surprised there's anything more then bedrock left.
 
2013-05-20 08:11:58 PM  
dumbimages.net
 
2013-05-20 08:12:50 PM  

Bontesla: I hope they're okay.. maybe they're already listed on the Red Cross website. Linked below


No luck.  Tried it earlier and just again right now.
 
2013-05-20 08:12:56 PM  

Bontesla: If you need shelter tonight, call the University of Oklahoma @UofOklahoma housing at 405-325-2511


OU BSU (in Shawnee) is also providing shelter (405-275-2850 and 405-878-2402) and Journey Church in Norman (I-35 and Tecumseh) is opening up housing and offering meals (405-217-8700).
 
2013-05-20 08:12:58 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Someone needs to buy the KFOR anchors a round. They deserve it.


No kidding.  They have been extremely informative and professional, and they haven't made a single misstep that I've seen.  The people on CNN, Fox, and other other news networks could stand to learn a whole hell of a lot from those folks.
 
2013-05-20 08:13:00 PM  

Compact Travel Size: Peki: aedude01: Warthog: Fark.  7 drowned children at the school.  More that they are having to jack-hammer out.

How the fark do you drown in a school?  That's a horrible way to go.

Busted water main, creates a pool at the bottom?

Is it wrong that I kinda hope they were knocked unconscious by debris first? I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

That was my first thought, actually. I hope that if the drowning is accurate, that they never regained consciousness after the tornado hit, because being trapped and drowning would be horrible.


The "worst industrial accidents" thread mentioned the Aberfan disaster in Wales, which got me remembering stuff I read about it years ago.

Man. I did not expect to hear news stories of kids drowning in their school just a few days later.
 
2013-05-20 08:13:17 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I'm in Tulsa and over the past 2 days in Mid-town it has hardly rained and barely any wind, I only brought my trash cans, and lawn furniture cushions inside a couple hours ago and still no weather here.


Just like Stillwater the last couple of days.   Everything,  the bad shiat and the rain, just went south and west.

Old joke.  There's a lot of people in Oklahoma City and quite a few people in Norman.  But there's Moore people in between.

/a few less tonight.
//Damned sad people didn't take extraordinary measures, like cancelling school in the areas that the NWS forecast that the SAME shiat IN THE SAME AREA AS YESTERDAY WOULD LIKELY HAPPEN TODAY!

Norman NWS had a big, bloody map predicting where this stuff would happen published before 11am this morning.

/sobs
 
2013-05-20 08:14:17 PM  
RatOmeter:


Sorry, South and *East*
 
2013-05-20 08:14:27 PM  
How about you have some empathy for those affected instead of using this tragedy as a soapbox for your atheism.

What is wrong with you people? The victims have enough to deal with, they don't need you trying to rip away the only sense of comfort they have right now.
 
2013-05-20 08:14:41 PM  
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?
 
2013-05-20 08:16:00 PM  

2xhelix: Bontesla: I hope they're okay.. maybe they're already listed on the Red Cross website. Linked below

No luck.  Tried it earlier and just again right now.


I'm sorry :/
I hope your family is safe.
 
2013-05-20 08:16:21 PM  

sloshyj: Completely agree. Likely hundreds died, no? That's a huge swath of land.


Given that it's a densely populated and developed area, and while not the entire track of the tornado was over that populated area, several miles were and that's, not good.
 
2013-05-20 08:16:27 PM  
Geeze their interviewing one guy that's home was destroyed and he's talking about how all his guns where in a gun safe and he only lost one gun. Seriously, WTF dude.
 
2013-05-20 08:16:53 PM  
Things just got interesting here in NW Arkansas. Tornado warning and severe thunderstorms. It went from still and quiet to torrential in a matter of seconds.
 
2013-05-20 08:17:07 PM  

mikaloyd: Get your ass somewhere safe and stay there young lady. I dont trust these damned tornadoes and dont want you playing fast and loose cuz you think you are tornado proof.


Damn that is a great start to country song, I can't even begin to tell you.
 
2013-05-20 08:17:11 PM  

optikeye: Geeze their interviewing one guy that's home was destroyed and he's talking about how all his guns where in a gun safe and he only lost one gun. Seriously, WTF dude.


ricromero.jpg

People have different interests and different things and pets and the like are more important to them than other things.

/Film at 11
 
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