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2013-05-20 10:05:29 PM  

ontariolightning: Shadow Blasko: ontariolightning: Remember the Greensburg Kansas F5 monster? Didn't kill anybody as far as I remember.

It killed 11

11 is still astronomically low for the destruction it caused. If you look at the pics it looks like the one from today


Yes it is... But it was also a long track storm with LOTS of warning (more than 20 minutes) in an isolated area.

Basically, if you didn't get to shelter, you didn't listen... or you chose the wrong shelter,.
 
2013-05-20 10:05:41 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [proxy.storify.com image 600x450]

Moore Medical Center


That's what the hospital looks like?! Fark!
 
2013-05-20 10:05:51 PM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Tom_Slick: SuperNinjaToad: Can some farker overlay maps of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, volcano etc and tell me where the safest city to live in to avoid natural disasters already?

Bangor Maine

Snow and ice. Ugly.


What's the difference between Maine and Canada? Universal Healthcare.
 
2013-05-20 10:05:54 PM  

TommyDeuce: Deep Contact: dumbandilikeit: I'd rather have my kids in a cinder block school than in a house. That being said, that storm was clearly too big to make anyplace safe to be.

Would a M1 tank be a safe place to be during one of these? There are thousands of them not being used.

And they're going to build more


Park a few outside of every public school. They'll discourage mass shooters, too.
 
2013-05-20 10:06:16 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [proxy.storify.com image 600x450]

Moore Medical Center


Does anyone know if that facility was evacuated? What's the status? I've been hearing about Plaza and Briarwood but nothing specifically about Moore Medical.
 
2013-05-20 10:06:23 PM  

lousy screw: One of my best friends in the world is an ER doc at Integris Southwest Medical Center in OKC, and a Farker.  Just talked to him this morning, he said he thought this storm was not going to be that bad.  I'm guessing he's up to his arse in alligators right now.  Can't thing of anyone I'd rather have around when the shiat hits the fan, though.  Think a good thought for him and his colleagues.


or *think, either.
 
2013-05-20 10:06:38 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: I_C_Weener: I_C_Weener: Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.

[www.boston.com image 450x250]

And yes.  The US is more prone to it because:

[www.boston.com image 400x173]

"In terms of absolute tornado counts, the United States leads the list, with an average of over 1,000 tornadoes recorded each year. A distant second is Canada, with around 100 per year. Other locations that experience frequent tornado occurrences include northern Europe, western Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and Argentina. In fact, the United Kingdom has more tornadoes, relative to its land area, than any other country. Fortunately, most UK tornadoes are relatively weak. "

Yesterday  Great Porn Dragonwas saying "
(Bangladesh, in case you're curious, is about the only place in the world that has the level of tornadogenesis that exists in the Tornado Alleys in the US.just do not exist in Bangladesh) and at least one tornado has caused over 1300 deaths as recently as 1989.  If the Jarrell tornado had hit in Dallas, it'deasily dwarf that death toll, sadly.)"

Damn, well okay now you're schooling me, I did not know that but 30+ years ago with less than five minutes warning this would have been far worse. The US has a very good warning system. Unfortunately with storms this size it doesn't save everyone.


I'll bet we are doing a hell of a lot better than we were a hundred years ago. I can't imagine what the cost would be if we had yesterday's technology and today's residential density. These super outbreaks are tragic in every way. At  least we know that there are people working all over to warn people and minimize damage before hand and save lives after the fact.

\and I'm not schooling you, I just happened to remember that post.
 
2013-05-20 10:06:48 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Di Atribe: olddinosaur: You lived in WF? I moved there in 1965, graduated MU in 1972 and left in 1974---took me two years to save up the money. The tornado killed about six people I knew.

I came back for a visit in 2011, nothing much had changed.

Yup. Was born there & grew up there. I moved to Denton to go to college & have been here ever since. My parents are still there so I go back a few times a year. And nope, not much changes! They built some new stuff on the south & west sides of town, but other than that, same ol' same ol'.


Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hold that thought, and realize what you know vs what mother nature knows is squat

Oh I am well aware that I got nothin on Mama Nature. I try to learn as much as I can, but I know it's less than the tip of the iceberg.

I'm moving to Denton this fall to get my Ph. D. at UNT. So that's cool.

Denton is a cesspit of debauchery and orgiastic phantasmaghoripical activity.  Been there, done that.

Oh?

Well, I've been on the internet for a decade and a half, I'd say I'm prepared.


2 greatest semesters ever,
 
2013-05-20 10:07:08 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Tom_Slick: 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.

So have I. I grew up there.
My point was, "move to where there are no tornadoes" doesn't really work. In a few months, we'll have "move to where there are no hurricanes!". Then, just after that, earthquakes and fire.


Agree. So annoying when people say "MOVE".  There is not a place on earth that isn't at risk for disasters.  And if there was such a place, doubt we could all fit there.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:14 PM  
After having spent  part of my afternoon in a laundry cupboard, I'm one very thankful farkette right now. That massive tornado dissipated less than a mile from my house. I literally cannot remember ever being more thankful for anything in my life.

/gutted seeing Moore
//more thankful that my friends in Moore are miraculously unharmed--their house is one of five in their development still standing
 
2013-05-20 10:07:17 PM  

Di Atribe: Yup. They built a fancy new crosswalk though, so it's all good. Right in the split between 35E & 35W. I guess you could say it's right in the 35 hooha.


That explains all the foliage.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:23 PM  

DesktopHippie: Flying Lasagna Monster: [proxy.storify.com image 600x450]

Moore Medical Center

That's what the hospital looks like?! Fark!


Another picture of the hospital:

media.heavy.com
 
2013-05-20 10:08:21 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Denton is a cesspit of debauchery and orgiastic phantasmaghoripical activity. Been there, done that.


Hm, must be why I like it so much.
 
2013-05-20 10:08:23 PM  

Di Atribe: NightOwl2255: Don't know anything about the school, but they do have a pretty new football stadium. You do have to cross I35 to get to it though.

Yup. They built a fancy new crosswalk though, so it's all good. Right in the split between 35E & 35W. I guess you could say it's right in the 35 hooha.


Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Political Science. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. I hope Texas treats me nicely.

Ooooh I got mixed up in the PoliSci scene for a while. Buncha hooligans, I tell ya!

But really, Denton is cool. It's a little less "Texas" than the surrounding areas. It's still got some "yeehaw" in it, but not too bad. I gots an email in profile if you need anything or have questions!


Well, I don't have any idea where your email is in your profile (the ultrafark one doesn't want to work in my gmail) so I'm a bit clueless. But if you know some good cheap housing near campus, that'd be ideal. I don't think I'll be able to scout a place out before I head down.
 
2013-05-20 10:09:11 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?


OMG, thank you. After this day, thank you so much. I LOL'd for the first time all day.
 
2013-05-20 10:10:49 PM  

snuffy: Civil_War2_Time: Shadow Blasko: Civil_War2_Time: 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,.

Wunderground precipitation estimation is already 10-12 inches.

Oh assballs. MASSIVE flooding.

It's not over, either. 65 dBZ reflectivity is happening right now over that exact area. That's 3-4 inches/hr, so it might very well be a legit 10+ inches of rain in 2-3 hours. Massive flooding indeed.

got a bud in brownwood, they are taking a beating


12-15 inches estimated now, and just south of Comanche (where it shows 12-15 inches) is about to get battered once again.
 
2013-05-20 10:11:13 PM  

Bunny Deville: If we're under a warning here, they'll hold the kids in school until it passes. Car riders can go if they want, but walkers and bus riders have to stay in until the warning is over.


Whoever wrote that policy hasn't seen what tornadoes do to cars, I guess.
 
2013-05-20 10:11:37 PM  
Damn I feel bad for this guy they're interviewing on CNN.  A clothes hamper of stuff to wear is all he has.
 
2013-05-20 10:11:42 PM  

Minarets: Incredible radar loop of the tornado

[m.uploadedit.com image 640x480]

/hot linked


Yesterday I said that I saw the most defined hook echo I'd ever seen. I was wrong. Moore never stood a chance.

It makes you feel really small, doesn't it?
 
2013-05-20 10:12:09 PM  
At least it looks like some people were safe even right in the path of this thing.

news.bbcimg.co.uk

Gotta get up for work in a few hours. Calling it a night. Stay safe and be well, Oklahoma farkers.
 
2013-05-20 10:12:47 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [proxy.storify.com image 600x450]

Moore Medical Center


Well, fark, they're gonna need a Plan B.
 
2013-05-20 10:13:02 PM  

Di Atribe: IronTom: Tornadoes are planetary storms.  Defend your self using the planet.  Build underground homes and businesses.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 97x143]  [assets.dornob.com image 468x313]
Bless the poor OK folks.

That's awesome if you have enough money for a custom home that requires lots of excavation. Or if you like windows or something weird like that.


True, but the houses with real windows were subject to the destruction down to the ground level.  It seems like excavation couldn't be that much more expensive than above-ground construction.
 
2013-05-20 10:13:20 PM  
I just got home from dinner with family and found out about all this. Haven't had time to read the thread(s) yet but /hugs to the victims :*(
 
2013-05-20 10:13:28 PM  

SBinRR: Damn I feel bad for this guy they're interviewing on CNN.  A clothes hamper of stuff to wear is all he has.


I'm guessing some people might not even have that much.
 
2013-05-20 10:13:35 PM  

Aigoo: After having spent  part of my afternoon in a laundry cupboard, I'm one very thankful farkette right now. That massive tornado dissipated less than a mile from my house. I literally cannot remember ever being more thankful for anything in my life.

/gutted seeing Moore
//more thankful that my friends in Moore are miraculously unharmed--their house is one of five in their development still standing


BIG AWKWARD INTERNET HUG from someone you don't know. Glad you & your friends are alright. Deep breaths.


Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: (the ultrafark one doesn't want to work in my gmail)


Yeah, the Farks don't let you copypasta. You have to actually like, type it in manually. ;)
 
2013-05-20 10:14:22 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Di Atribe: NightOwl2255: Don't know anything about the school, but they do have a pretty new football stadium. You do have to cross I35 to get to it though.

Yup. They built a fancy new crosswalk though, so it's all good. Right in the split between 35E & 35W. I guess you could say it's right in the 35 hooha.


Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Political Science. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. I hope Texas treats me nicely.

Ooooh I got mixed up in the PoliSci scene for a while. Buncha hooligans, I tell ya!

But really, Denton is cool. It's a little less "Texas" than the surrounding areas. It's still got some "yeehaw" in it, but not too bad. I gots an email in profile if you need anything or have questions!

Well, I don't have any idea where your email is in your profile (the ultrafark one doesn't want to work in my gmail) so I'm a bit clueless. But if you know some good cheap housing near campus, that'd be ideal. I don't think I'll be able to scout a place out before I head down.


I think I know a girl in Denton who works in apartment leasing or something.
 
2013-05-20 10:14:46 PM  

LessO2: SBinRR: Damn I feel bad for this guy they're interviewing on CNN.  A clothes hamper of stuff to wear is all he has.

I'm guessing some people might not even have that much.


Oh I'm sure that's true.  Just seeing him standing there holding that hamper, and trying to keep his voice from cracking is what got me.
 
2013-05-20 10:15:23 PM  

Di Atribe: Aigoo: After having spent  part of my afternoon in a laundry cupboard, I'm one very thankful farkette right now. That massive tornado dissipated less than a mile from my house. I literally cannot remember ever being more thankful for anything in my life.

/gutted seeing Moore
//more thankful that my friends in Moore are miraculously unharmed--their house is one of five in their development still standing

BIG AWKWARD INTERNET HUG from someone you don't know. Glad you & your friends are alright. Deep breaths.


Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: (the ultrafark one doesn't want to work in my gmail)

Yeah, the Farks don't let you copypasta. You have to actually like, type it in manually. ;)


OK, email sent. I gotta duck off now, stay safe everyone. According to my local weather this stuff will be mostly blown out by the time it crosses the state to get to me, so I'm gonna get some sleep.
 
2013-05-20 10:15:37 PM  
I'm getting hit by hail now. My brother called to see if I was alright. Apparently a tornado touched down about 3/4 of a mile from me. I was out taking pictures.

/no television...
 
2013-05-20 10:15:39 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I'll bet we are doing a hell of a lot better than we were a hundred years ago. I can't imagine what the cost would be if we had yesterday's technology and today's residential density. These super outbreaks are tragic in every way. At least we know that there are people working all over to warn people and minimize damage before hand and save lives after the fact.

\and I'm not schooling you, I just happened to remember that post.


Ya, now we all make fun of that tornado movie but something (non-hollywood) like that did happen and every year the prediction and such get's better.
Hell a meteorologist in my town came up with Baron Services which made a huge difference in forecasting.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:01 PM  

IronTom: True, but the houses with real windows were subject to the destruction down to the ground level. It seems like excavation couldn't be that much more expensive than above-ground construction.


It would be much more expensive.  It's not realistic to expect everyone to live under ground. Sorry, but that is not a reasonable solution.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:09 PM  
University of Oklahoma doing the right thing.  All the students in dorms gone home for the year.  They have lots of empty rooms.  They are estimating over 10,000 people have no place to call home.  Bet that number is larger.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:21 PM  
How many times have I heard some Fark cop-hater say, "We don't need no Moore police"?

a57.foxnews.com
 
2013-05-20 10:16:33 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Bunny Deville: If we're under a warning here, they'll hold the kids in school until it passes. Car riders can go if they want, but walkers and bus riders have to stay in until the warning is over.

Whoever wrote that policy hasn't seen what tornadoes do to cars, I guess.


I think it's more that once they're in the car, they are the parent's responsibility and not the school's
 
2013-05-20 10:16:41 PM  
Nothing to an F5 in less than an hour. Un-fricking-believable. A 2 mile wide debris ball. Dumping stuff it picked up as far away as Branson, MO.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:48 PM  

IronTom: Di Atribe: IronTom: Tornadoes are planetary storms.  Defend your self using the planet.  Build underground homes and businesses.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 97x143]  [assets.dornob.com image 468x313]
Bless the poor OK folks.

That's awesome if you have enough money for a custom home that requires lots of excavation. Or if you like windows or something weird like that.

True, but the houses with real windows were subject to the destruction down to the ground level.  It seems like excavation couldn't be that much more expensive than above-ground construction.


You're still renting, I gather.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:55 PM  

OddLlama: I'm getting hit by hail now. My brother called to see if I was alright. Apparently a tornado touched down about 3/4 of a mile from me. I was out taking pictures.

/no television...


Weather radio...get one.
 
2013-05-20 10:17:25 PM  

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: Di Atribe: olddinosaur: 

Yup. Was born there & grew up there. I moved to Denton to go to college & have been here ever since. 

I'm moving to Denton this fall to get my Ph. D. at UNT. So that's cool.



Music majors?
 
2013-05-20 10:17:49 PM  

GWSuperfan: BarkingUnicorn: Bunny Deville: If we're under a warning here, they'll hold the kids in school until it passes. Car riders can go if they want, but walkers and bus riders have to stay in until the warning is over.

Whoever wrote that policy hasn't seen what tornadoes do to cars, I guess.

I think it's more that once they're in the car, they are the parent's responsibility and not the school's


Pretty much this.
 
2013-05-20 10:18:03 PM  

OddLlama: I'm getting hit by hail now. My brother called to see if I was alright. Apparently a tornado touched down about 3/4 of a mile from me. I was out taking pictures.

/no television...


Be careful!
 
2013-05-20 10:18:57 PM  

LessO2: Damn....debris from Moore landed in Tulsa.


Did it pay the toll on I-44?
 
2013-05-20 10:21:18 PM  

Bunny Deville: GWSuperfan: BarkingUnicorn: Bunny Deville: If we're under a warning here, they'll hold the kids in school until it passes. Car riders can go if they want, but walkers and bus riders have to stay in until the warning is over.

Whoever wrote that policy hasn't seen what tornadoes do to cars, I guess.

I think it's more that once they're in the car, they are the parent's responsibility and not the school's

Pretty much this.


But what kids do off-campus is subject to school regulation if it disrupts the educational process.  Classmates who die do that.
 
2013-05-20 10:21:21 PM  
It looks incredibly nasty in Ark, Ill, and Missouri.
Stay safe, Farkers.

I'm going to call it a night.
 
2013-05-20 10:21:56 PM  

lousy screw: How many times have I heard some Fark cop-hater say, "We don't need no Moore police"?

[a57.foxnews.com image 660x459]


Cops don't specialize in digging through rubble.
What you're looking for are fire, rescue, or (failing that) any construction workers you can grab.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:30 PM  

Di Atribe: IronTom: True, but the houses with real windows were subject to the destruction down to the ground level. It seems like excavation couldn't be that much more expensive than above-ground construction.

It would be much more expensive.  It's not realistic to expect everyone to live under ground. Sorry, but that is not a reasonable solution.


OK, one site says it would be 50 - 60% more expensive. It would seem to be worth it though, and in quantity the price should go down.  Although, you probably wouldn't be there when you need it.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:32 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

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


I will take a hurricane any day of the week over tornadoes - and yes,  I realize hurricanes are just tornadoes that form over water but we get days of warning in order to prepare for hurricanes ... tornadoes, not so much.

Stay safe, OK Farkers - and anyone else in the middle of this hell on earth.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:57 PM  

way south: Cops don't specialize in digging through rubble.
What you're looking for are fire, rescue, or (failing that) any construction workers you can grab.


I think they'll take the extra manpower, just this once.
 
2013-05-20 10:23:37 PM  
How long before Alex Jones starts claiming this was a false flag operation?

/Wish I was kidding
//Shout out to the Denton Farkers, I spent the weekend there, LOVE that town
 
2013-05-20 10:23:50 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I_C_Weener: I_C_Weener: Aquapope: I heard years ago that something like 95% of tornadoes IN THE WORLD happen in the US, and most of those happen in the lower plains states and along the gulf coast.  Is that true?  I know the plains are perfectly configured for it - nothing to stop cooler air from the north, nothing to stop moist air from the gulf, etc.  But we can't be the only perfect tornado breeding ground in the world, can we?

Meteorology nerds help a Kansan out here.

[www.boston.com image 450x250]

And yes.  The US is more prone to it because:

[www.boston.com image 400x173]

"In terms of absolute tornado counts, the United States leads the list, with an average of over 1,000 tornadoes recorded each year. A distant second is Canada, with around 100 per year. Other locations that experience frequent tornado occurrences include northern Europe, western Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa and Argentina. In fact, the United Kingdom has more tornadoes, relative to its land area, than any other country. Fortunately, most UK tornadoes are relatively weak. "

There have been a few pretty intense ones in Italy in the last year.


Let's not let this turn into a competition.  Italy can have some of our tornadoes if they want, but nobody start getting their own to beat us.
 
2013-05-20 10:24:07 PM  

DesktopHippie: At least it looks like some people were safe even right in the path of this thing.

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 384x216]

Gotta get up for work in a few hours. Calling it a night. Stay safe and be well, Oklahoma farkers.


That reminds me.  All of you youngins, I know you love your flip flops and sandals, but for gods sake, when you go to a storm shelter, wear some real shoes, because you don't want to be walking around in that mess wearing stupid flip flops.
 
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