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2013-05-20 11:59:18 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: Captain Swoop: One of the things that is as stomach-turning as the death and damages is the sheer number of police calls I'm hearing on the scanners for LOOTERS. Every cop having to chase these sub-human dog-shiat sucking leeches is a cop that could be helping find and/or dig out a person buried or injured. I would have no problem with a Martial Law decree being instated when something disasterous happens - looters get summary execution.


/was dirt poor for a lot of my life
//no sympathy for scum

Too bad we can't do that. One cop on a motorcycle with approval to shoot on site would free up so many others.

National guard and such were supposed to be coming in, sorry, couldn't stay away.
Of course after one of our tornadoes police were some of the looters and got fired later.
/Well a jewelry store got hit : (

that's just a horrendous breach of trust.

Well, yea, that's why they aren't cops anymore, also should say we have some really good ones around here.


It's good that there are good cops to help.
 
2013-05-20 11:59:37 PM  

Corbow6: Fort Smith resident here. It's calmed down a bit in the city for now. It started to get pretty hairy about 30 minutes ago but nothing developed here. Strangely enough, I was also a Joplin resident when the May 22nd one hit. Good times... >_>


i dont want to threadjack, but your shop is like 5 blocks from where i grew up. small world.
 
2013-05-20 11:59:50 PM  

Bunny Deville: Well, you know, we're Southerners, so of course because we live in red flyover states we're all idiots. Or at least that's the attitude I've seen today, and it's pissed me off a good bit.


Yep, so very true, but it happens.
Although people should look at the after footage and realize all those people that are walking around their destroyed home and neighborhood are alive because they took shelter granted in a storm this bad sometimes there isn't a safe place you can get too.
 
2013-05-21 12:00:36 AM  

d23: [s13.postimg.org image 558x156]

People that have to put EVERYTHING in the "lib" vs. conservative fight are mentally ill.


Anything to push their agenda. Sickos. They must be far detached from the situation to say something so awful.
 
2013-05-21 12:01:32 AM  

Bunny Deville: Shadow Blasko: SW of DFW there is a little town call Comanche.

They've gotten a years worth of rain since this thread started.

Think about that.

My dad measured two inches of rain in 20 minutes as a wall cloud passed over his house a few days ago, so I can believe it. Is that the town that has the cell parked over it?


Yep. Thats the town.
 
2013-05-21 12:01:36 AM  

Captain Sardine: Damn sucks. Bad news. Wish best for all.

Charities -
Do the normal Red Cross, Salvation Army, any local ones is great.

Please. if possible - Flip a few $ to the local animal shelters. ( I have no links to them)
They will need help too. More than they can handle.
The critters need some Love too.

Another Farker asked way up from this - Can a Tornado eat up the road? Or something of the kind.
Yes they can.
They can consume the road. Even your house concret slab. Depends on the Tornados feedings.
They are the shop vac of the Gods.

For Fark - Yes, I have to do a "nasty". This is Fark.

OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain  ... OMG WTF!!!
Sorry. As said, this is Fark.

Please think of the critters and help them too.


If you donate to the Red Cross, please mark it "Oklahoma Relief" to ensure the funds come to Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-21 12:01:59 AM  
I'm still at work so I'm only able to watch the kfor stream without sound for a few seconds at a time.

Are those same anchors still on there live?
 
2013-05-21 12:02:17 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: Fark It: Uchiha_Cycliste: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

I thought it was called the tri-state tornado or something.

That was almost certainly not one tornado, but rather a big supercell that spawned multiple tornadoes along one path.

...actually, as scary as it may seem, there IS a consensus building among meteorologists that this was in fact genuinely an incredibly long-tracked tornado and not a tornado family (for some time, it WAS thought the "Tri-State Tornado" was in fact a tornado family from a cycling supercell, but in the past few years folks have gone back over the data and determined that it really was pretty much the Tornado That Would Not Die after all).

So... This really isn't the conversation I wanted to be having .. again.. tonight .. How bout you?


Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P
 
2013-05-21 12:02:22 AM  

Lt_Ryan: AndreMA: ArtosRC: 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?

It really depends on the tornado and the location of the debris. Yes and no. What you can often expect are the spinning winds that keep debris aloft. Does some debris get sucked upwards? Definitely. Is it like a vacuum? Eh....

My understanding is that in the center of a tornado pressures are quite low. This accounts for much of the destruction, particularly with smaller ones: buildings explode from air pressure within. That's why some folks recommend opening windows before heading to shelter.

The whole air pressure causing houses to explode thing is a myth, the physics don't work out. Houses aren't exactly airtight normally and even less so after the windows are blow out by debris. Houses appear to explode because once one wall blows inward the wind forces the other 3 outward. Normal stick framed walls simply can't take the load from the wind.


Not to mention a torando coming right at a house will break the windows anyways with the debris. At the end of the day it's just time that should be spent seeking shelter and getting *away* from the windows.
 
2013-05-21 12:02:23 AM  

d23: [s13.postimg.org image 558x156]

People that have to put EVERYTHING in the "lib" vs. conservative fight are mentally ill.


You expected else wise?

RandomRandom: muck4doo: We could build the Himalayas around tornado alley. Or maybe put giant springs underneath the earth in earthquake zones. We may have Google and SmartPhones, that doesn't mean we can beat nature all the time. Nature doesn't care about your technology. Still, I like that people are still trying.

The perfect is the enemy of the good.

No one is saying shelters are perfect or that shelters need to be everywhere.  What we're saying that that "Schools in Tornado Alley need to have tornado shelters".  It's no different that saying that schools on the San Andreas fault need to be earthquake resistant.

If the elected officials are too farking cheap to build them, elect new officials. Ones that give a fark, one that actually have kids in public schools.  If they still won't build them, force them, pass a state law.

It wouldn't even have to be that expensive.  Use a common design. Prefabricate the concrete at a single site, truck it in, build on the surface and pile dirt on all sides.  Larger schools would have multiple shelters.  They could even be used as a multipurpose rooms or small gyms.

/Yes, cheap bastard, "starve the government" elected officials deserve full blame for every child that died in their schools today.


The idiots always have to have their say. They hope this helps their team. They couldn't care less about the people who are hurt in any tragedy. They just want to get their whaaargarble in.
 
2013-05-21 12:03:19 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: Fark It: Uchiha_Cycliste: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

I thought it was called the tri-state tornado or something.

That was almost certainly not one tornado, but rather a big supercell that spawned multiple tornadoes along one path.

...actually, as scary as it may seem, there IS a consensus building among meteorologists that this was in fact genuinely an incredibly long-tracked tornado and not a tornado family (for some time, it WAS thought the "Tri-State Tornado" was in fact a tornado family from a cycling supercell, but in the past few years folks have gone back over the data and determined that it really was pretty much the Tornado That Would Not Die after all).

So... This really isn't the conversation I wanted to be having .. again.. tonight .. How bout you?


Okay, I'm breaking in for topic change, but only cause I like you Shadow Blasko. Preferred booze in a situation like this?
/Go ; )
 
2013-05-21 12:03:24 AM  
So Obama fired up HAARP to divert attention from Obamagate eh?
 
2013-05-21 12:03:56 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: Fark It: Uchiha_Cycliste: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

I thought it was called the tri-state tornado or something.

That was almost certainly not one tornado, but rather a big supercell that spawned multiple tornadoes along one path.

...actually, as scary as it may seem, there IS a consensus building among meteorologists that this was in fact genuinely an incredibly long-tracked tornado and not a tornado family (for some time, it WAS thought the "Tri-State Tornado" was in fact a tornado family from a cycling supercell, but in the past few years folks have gone back over the data and determined that it really was pretty much the Tornado That Would Not Die after all).

So... This really isn't the conversation I wanted to be having .. again.. tonight .. How bout you?

Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P


I hate to tell you this... But you are about 10 minutes from a TorWatch being issued for your area. (Western KY that is..)

(Listening to the scientific discussion panel from Ohio Valley Weathernet)
 
2013-05-21 12:04:09 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: Damn, the weather channel website is reporting 20 children dead at Plaza Tower school: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-oklahoma-school-20130520


*curse words*
 
2013-05-21 12:04:32 AM  

RandomRandom: What we're saying that that "Schools in Tornado Alley need to have tornado shelters".


You're not saying anything we don't already know.
 
2013-05-21 12:05:27 AM  
And since there has been such shiatty news, just a little something for folks to think on:

cjayneteach.com

/and oh, you bet your ass I'm looking for the helpers on the news tonight
 
2013-05-21 12:05:56 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: Well, you know, we're Southerners, so of course because we live in red flyover states we're all idiots. Or at least that's the attitude I've seen today, and it's pissed me off a good bit.

Yep, so very true, but it happens.
Although people should look at the after footage and realize all those people that are walking around their destroyed home and neighborhood are alive because they took shelter granted in a storm this bad sometimes there isn't a safe place you can get too.


But, just in case anyone in here doesn't know, you can improve your chances by throwing on a bike helmet, hiding in a coat closet or in a bathroom with a mattress over you, or hiding under the stairs. These things saved peoples' lives in the April 27th storms. Sometimes the storm is gonna level everything, but the coat closet or under the stairs tend to be the (relatively) safest places.

I'm a big fan of helmets. My fraidyhole is under the stairs. I keep bags of old clothes in there to burrow into, old shoes in case we need them, and bike helmets.
 
2013-05-21 12:05:57 AM  
We need hero:

i469.photobucket.com

Where is Ted Nugent?!
 
2013-05-21 12:06:12 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Shadow Blasko: Great Porn Dragon: Fark It: Uchiha_Cycliste: bkosh84: Shadow Blasko: sethstorm: Tornadoes: None in my neck of the woods, since they all seem to go to the east or south.

Please tell me where in SW Ohio you are where you have not had a tornado within 10 miles?

Wasn't there a tornado in Xenia or whatever back in the 1920's or 1930's that was the deadliest in history,?

I thought it was called the tri-state tornado or something.

That was almost certainly not one tornado, but rather a big supercell that spawned multiple tornadoes along one path.

...actually, as scary as it may seem, there IS a consensus building among meteorologists that this was in fact genuinely an incredibly long-tracked tornado and not a tornado family (for some time, it WAS thought the "Tri-State Tornado" was in fact a tornado family from a cycling supercell, but in the past few years folks have gone back over the data and determined that it really was pretty much the Tornado That Would Not Die after all).

So... This really isn't the conversation I wanted to be having .. again.. tonight .. How bout you?

Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P


Are you saying that tornadoes are sky boners?
Puts a rather chilling spin on what hail is. =/
 
2013-05-21 12:06:20 AM  

Bunny Deville: Shadow Blasko: SW of DFW there is a little town call Comanche.

They've gotten a years worth of rain since this thread started.

Think about that.

My dad measured two inches of rain in 20 minutes as a wall cloud passed over his house a few days ago, so I can believe it. Is that the town that has the cell parked over it?


Where was that BTW just curious now. Although yea these supercells can drop unimaginable amounts of rain.
 
2013-05-21 12:06:57 AM  
And there it is...

Tornado Watch 197 remains in effect from 11 PM until 500 am CDT for the
following locations
KY
. Kentucky counties included are
Ballard Caldwell Calloway
Carlisle Crittenden Fulton
Graves Henderson Hickman
Livingston Lyon McCracken
Marshall Union Webster
 
2013-05-21 12:07:03 AM  
Dude on CNN has a sticker on his hard hat that says "I Love Explosives".

Normally that would be kind of funny.
 
2013-05-21 12:07:12 AM  

fjnorton: Wow took me a while to put together the bowling alley.


Yeah, it really tied the whole town together.
 
2013-05-21 12:07:19 AM  
Sky Boners in Flight!
Afternoon of fright!
 
2013-05-21 12:07:30 AM  

SomeOkieGirl: basemetal: Looters.  If meth heads would work this hard at real jobs we wouldn't have to send so many jobs overseas.

May 3rd, 1999 the looters were trying to get into the area where the outlet mall in Stroud, OK was leveled. A few of those people were seriously injured trying to carry out crap from the kitchen store. You just can't make this stuff up.


I miss that outlet mall, we used to travel that turnpike a lot and stop in there.  The looters got what they deserved.
 
2013-05-21 12:07:36 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: Shadow Blasko: SW of DFW there is a little town call Comanche.

They've gotten a years worth of rain since this thread started.

Think about that.

My dad measured two inches of rain in 20 minutes as a wall cloud passed over his house a few days ago, so I can believe it. Is that the town that has the cell parked over it?

Where was that BTW just curious now. Although yea these supercells can drop unimaginable amounts of rain.


You asking me or Bunny?
 
2013-05-21 12:08:18 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: Damn, the weather channel website is reporting 20 children dead at Plaza Tower school: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-oklahoma-school-20130520


I'm honestly shocked that it wasn't more.

That being said, this whole thing is depressing.
 
2013-05-21 12:08:29 AM  

d23: Dude on CNN has a sticker on his hard hat that says "I Love Explosives".

Normally that would be kind of funny.


Who doesn't love explosions?
 
2013-05-21 12:08:41 AM  

Di Atribe: That is fiction. You do not open your windows. For that to have any effect, you would have to take a direct hit and of course, by that point, debris will be "opening" your windows for you. The last thing people need to be doing is going around opening their windows instead of getting to a shelter.


Nearly anything that will break one pane of glass will break both.  The amount of pressure change allowed by the open window is insignificant compared to the pressure changes over the roof (which is why parts of them come off and some of them fly away).  There is a huge risk of being close to windows when tornados hit.  Also closed doors are more rigid and might just help the house stand up after a close hit. If the pressure changes just 1%, that is a 20 pound force per square foot.  That is enough to break glass but it will happen fast enough that the air won't flow around an open window.  We see tornadoes in part because of the effect of the pressure changes happening faster than the air can flow around back into the low pressure area combined with some odd things involving water vapour pressure.
 
2013-05-21 12:09:09 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: Shadow Blasko: SW of DFW there is a little town call Comanche.

They've gotten a years worth of rain since this thread started.

Think about that.

My dad measured two inches of rain in 20 minutes as a wall cloud passed over his house a few days ago, so I can believe it. Is that the town that has the cell parked over it?

Where was that BTW just curious now. Although yea these supercells can drop unimaginable amounts of rain.


Northern Lauderdale county. The little tornado that spun up in Colbert was a funnel cloud by the time it went over him, but it went RIGHT over him.
 
2013-05-21 12:10:50 AM  

RandomRandom: Yes, cheap bastard, "starve the government" elected officials deserve full blame for every child that died in their schools today.


In tornado alley, how many kids are killed in traffic accidents on the way to school v. tornadoes?
 
2013-05-21 12:11:06 AM  
So glad that all we have here (southern WI, so rather north of most of the, uh, excitement) is a T-storm watch.
 
2013-05-21 12:11:18 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P

I hate to tell you this... But you are about 10 minutes from a TorWatch being issued for your area. (Western KY that is..)

(Listening to the scientific discussion panel from Ohio Valley Weathernet)


Ah, lovely.  Ah well, was HOPING for a rather peaceful spring weather season, but not to be I guess...fortunately have the essentials in the basement (head protection, shoes, ham radio HT rig and radio scanner, cell phone with PYKL3Radar, emergency light, battery-powered radio and television, SO, cats, and bourbon).

Bourbon...bourbon is a good subject :D  Fortunately for me, the tornado safe haven in my house also happens to be the liquor storage, so one-person tornado party can ensue with a bottle of Eagle Rare. :D  (Good stuff, and not terribly expensive around here.)

/and if worse comes to absolute worst, I can grab the cats and hide UNDER the bar
 
2013-05-21 12:11:28 AM  

ontariolightning: Who doesn't love explosions?


I can think of some people in Boston.
 
2013-05-21 12:12:11 AM  

DON.MAC: Di Atribe: That is fiction. You do not open your windows. For that to have any effect, you would have to take a direct hit and of course, by that point, debris will be "opening" your windows for you. The last thing people need to be doing is going around opening their windows instead of getting to a shelter.

Nearly anything that will break one pane of glass will break both.  The amount of pressure change allowed by the open window is insignificant compared to the pressure changes over the roof (which is why parts of them come off and some of them fly away).  There is a huge risk of being close to windows when tornados hit.  Also closed doors are more rigid and might just help the house stand up after a close hit. If the pressure changes just 1%, that is a 20 pound force per square foot.  That is enough to break glass but it will happen fast enough that the air won't flow around an open window.  We see tornadoes in part because of the effect of the pressure changes happening faster than the air can flow around back into the low pressure area combined with some odd things involving water vapour pressure.


Yeah. That's what I meant to say. You just said it better.
 
2013-05-21 12:13:52 AM  

Di Atribe: DON.MAC: Di Atribe: That is fiction. You do not open your windows. For that to have any effect, you would have to take a direct hit and of course, by that point, debris will be "opening" your windows for you. The last thing people need to be doing is going around opening their windows instead of getting to a shelter.

Nearly anything that will break one pane of glass will break both.  The amount of pressure change allowed by the open window is insignificant compared to the pressure changes over the roof (which is why parts of them come off and some of them fly away).  There is a huge risk of being close to windows when tornados hit.  Also closed doors are more rigid and might just help the house stand up after a close hit. If the pressure changes just 1%, that is a 20 pound force per square foot.  That is enough to break glass but it will happen fast enough that the air won't flow around an open window.  We see tornadoes in part because of the effect of the pressure changes happening faster than the air can flow around back into the low pressure area combined with some odd things involving water vapour pressure.

Yeah. That's what I meant to say. You just said it better.

Ditto?!?

 you provincial putz!
 
2013-05-21 12:14:04 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: ummhima2: FYI most of the small towns and rural areas in Oklahoma rely on on tornado spotters People who literally have to go out in the storm at various points around town and watch for tornado or funnel cloud that is where the nws gets its info that a "tornado is on the ground" or there is a "descending funnel" the only thing nws can do is look at radar and see where the conditions are right wind speed and direction forming a hook, bow, or circular echo

If a tornado is doppler indicated you wait till it's confirmed on the ground?
/WTF man


The radar only shows wind speed and direction not that there is a tornado on the ground

Did ya not see the movie Twister with Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt have ya not seen all the tv shows about storm chasers and researchers trying to learn enough about these monsters to be able to say 'where' they will strike even with todays technology they still cant say exactly when or where a tornado will strike they only say that it is "likely" or "conditions for" or "radar indicated"

Read the text of an nws watch or warning sometime they dont say it will hit a specific neighborhood and a specific time
 
2013-05-21 12:16:17 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Shadow Blasko: Well, hoping by the time the weather gets to the Ohio Valley that the storm gods have tired of whirlydoom, other than that...dealing with frickin' allergies (have not gotten good sleep thanks to, well, the trees essentially having a Tree Orgy and me being rather allergic to tree pollen of just about everything that grows here...remind me WHY I live in the Ohio Valley again? :D)

And yeah, was rather hoping we'd not be having a thread on the Midwest getting rodgered by the sky yet again...:P

I hate to tell you this... But you are about 10 minutes from a TorWatch being issued for your area. (Western KY that is..)

(Listening to the scientific discussion panel from Ohio Valley Weathernet)

Ah, lovely.  Ah well, was HOPING for a rather peaceful spring weather season, but not to be I guess...fortunately have the essentials in the basement (head protection, shoes, ham radio HT rig and radio scanner, cell phone with PYKL3Radar, emergency light, battery-powered radio and television, SO, cats, and bourbon).

Bourbon...bourbon is a good subject :D  Fortunately for me, the tornado safe haven in my house also happens to be the liquor storage, so one-person tornado party can ensue with a bottle of Eagle Rare. :D  (Good stuff, and not terribly expensive around here.)

/and if worse comes to absolute worst, I can grab the cats and hide UNDER the bar


For me, I like my rums... Especially Blackheart rum, (From Kentucky)

(Our "Big bad weather" is supposed to be Wednesday.. but it looks like we might get some action tomorrow afternoon as well.)
 
2013-05-21 12:17:40 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: It's good that there are good cops to help.


Yes it is, granted once after a guy tried to steal my purse a cop ask me if I wanted them to "take him down by the river"
Okay I was crying but it sorta kindaalmost made me crack a smile.
/Though there was a lady cop that night that really was awesome, and well....
/Wish I knew her ; )
 
2013-05-21 12:18:42 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Sky Boners in Flight!
Afternoon of fright!


Sweeet. So who is older: you for making that up or me for catching the reference...
 
2013-05-21 12:20:08 AM  
tinfoil-hat maggie:If a tornado is doppler indicated you wait till it's confirmed on the ground?
/WTF man


Doppler can't show whether or not a storm has produced a tornado, but only indicate that there is rotation. This is why chasers (or, for that matter, anyone viewing the twister) phone it in as soon as it happens; they're the eyes on the storm.
 
2013-05-21 12:20:47 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Ditto?!?
you provincial putz!


I know. I'm just the worst.
 
2013-05-21 12:21:10 AM  

carnifex2005: Heartbreaking pic...

[i.imgur.com image 850x505]


You win...
 
2013-05-21 12:21:21 AM  

Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: Well, you know, we're Southerners, so of course because we live in red flyover states we're all idiots. Or at least that's the attitude I've seen today, and it's pissed me off a good bit.

Yep, so very true, but it happens.
Although people should look at the after footage and realize all those people that are walking around their destroyed home and neighborhood are alive because they took shelter granted in a storm this bad sometimes there isn't a safe place you can get too.

But, just in case anyone in here doesn't know, you can improve your chances by throwing on a bike helmet, hiding in a coat closet or in a bathroom with a mattress over you, or hiding under the stairs. These things saved peoples' lives in the April 27th storms. Sometimes the storm is gonna level everything, but the coat closet or under the stairs tend to be the (relatively) safest places.

I'm a big fan of helmets. My fraidyhole is under the stairs. I keep bags of old clothes in there to burrow into, old shoes in case we need them, and bike helmets.


Our house in Ames, IA was built in 1937 on a slab. (The owner built in a part of town where the water table is pretty close to ground level, and was called lazy because he didn't want to have to pump out a basement like everyone else.) Anyway, we have a nice full coat closet that's dead center of the house (there's even a hard hat or two in there). The thing is, it's on top of about 2 feet of crawlspace.
 
2013-05-21 12:21:21 AM  
confirmed, 20 of the 51 dead are children
 
2013-05-21 12:22:04 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: It's good that there are good cops to help.

Yes it is, granted once after a guy tried to steal my purse a cop ask me if I wanted them to "take him down by the river"
Okay I was crying but it sorta kindaalmost made me crack a smile.
/Though there was a lady cop that night that really was awesome, and well....
/Wish I knew her ; )


Around my parts I'd say I've had as many good run ins with the police as bad run ins. That alone assures me. Even ran into a cop with a sharp sense of humor.

Me: "Well, I've been riding a lot, and driving very  little and I guess I forgot I was driving when I ran the stop sign"
Cop (without missing a beat): "You know... you are supposed to stop on your bike too."

And he let me off!
 
2013-05-21 12:22:47 AM  

RandomRandom: I'm taking about reasonable, and absolutely proven protective measures in areas that are susceptible to a specific threats.


So everyone in the school died, or was the school reasonably protective considering its age and the nature of the epic tornado that hit it?
 
2013-05-21 12:22:56 AM  

worlddan: Uchiha_Cycliste: Sky Boners in Flight!
Afternoon of fright!

Sweeet. So who is older: you for making that up or me for catching the reference...


You for sure... I'm only 30 =P
 
2013-05-21 12:24:01 AM  

Heathen: confirmed, 20 of the 51 dead are children


I keep seeing this pop up, and part of me just doesn't believe it, like eventually someone will come along and say that they were missing or something.  What a farking day.
 
2013-05-21 12:24:10 AM  

Bunny Deville: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bunny Deville: Well, you know, we're Southerners, so of course because we live in red flyover states we're all idiots. Or at least that's the attitude I've seen today, and it's pissed me off a good bit.

Yep, so very true, but it happens.
Although people should look at the after footage and realize all those people that are walking around their destroyed home and neighborhood are alive because they took shelter granted in a storm this bad sometimes there isn't a safe place you can get too.

But, just in case anyone in here doesn't know, you can improve your chances by throwing on a bike helmet, hiding in a coat closet or in a bathroom with a mattress over you, or hiding under the stairs. These things saved peoples' lives in the April 27th storms. Sometimes the storm is gonna level everything, but the coat closet or under the stairs tend to be the (relatively) safest places.

I'm a big fan of helmets. My fraidyhole is under the stairs. I keep bags of old clothes in there to burrow into, old shoes in case we need them, and bike helmets.


Yep, learned that from Satterfeield ( you know who I'm talking about) and that's why I got such a kick out of the lady walking around in a batters helmet earlier. Smart move really.
 
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