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2013-05-21 01:04:39 AM  

Joafu: Has President Obama made any kind of declaration/address yet?  I'm just lazy at this point, I'm still looking at that crazy hook echo gif of when it went through, I'll go search soon enough.


Emergency declaration. Sure he'll give a speech soon. This is still early yet. Most politicians aren't going to make a major speech until they get good knowledge on the extent of a catastrophic event.
 
2013-05-21 01:05:17 AM  
No chance. Video in the last seconds is astonishing.

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/05/20/2344735/
 
2013-05-21 01:06:11 AM  

Olfin Bedwere: New York Times reporting 91 dead

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/us/tornado-oklahoma.html?_r=0

:(


CNN just also mentioned in the 90's as far as it looks.
 
2013-05-21 01:06:18 AM  

muck4doo: Joafu: Has President Obama made any kind of declaration/address yet?  I'm just lazy at this point, I'm still looking at that crazy hook echo gif of when it went through, I'll go search soon enough.

Emergency declaration. Sure he'll give a speech soon. This is still early yet. Most politicians aren't going to make a major speech until they get good knowledge on the extent of a catastrophic event.


Obama already called the OK gov and pledged any and all support needed.  Hours ago.
 
2013-05-21 01:06:22 AM  
http://livewire.koco.com/Event/Live_Wire_Tracking_Oklahoma_storms_May _ 18 Live feed of KOCO. They are now reporting that they are adding the 40 expected dead to the official death toll. So now it stands at 91. Holy freaking god. :(
 
2013-05-21 01:06:30 AM  

ds_4815: tinfoil-hat maggie: Shadow Blasko: AlanSmithee: Fun fact: tornadoes in Australia spin in the opposite direction.

Fun fact, anti-cyclonic tornadoes happen in North America as well.

Really? I had no idea. Wow...

Rare, but yep, they happen. Coriolis force tends to give hurricanes the spin directions you'd normally associate with the hemisphere "rule", but tornadoes occur on too small a scale to be affected much by it. Wind shear's the main factor there.


Interesting, I did not know that. Although yea it's the wind shear that start's these kinds of storms spinning.
 
2013-05-21 01:10:18 AM  

dumbandilikeit: muck4doo: Joafu: Has President Obama made any kind of declaration/address yet?  I'm just lazy at this point, I'm still looking at that crazy hook echo gif of when it went through, I'll go search soon enough.

Emergency declaration. Sure he'll give a speech soon. This is still early yet. Most politicians aren't going to make a major speech until they get good knowledge on the extent of a catastrophic event.

Obama already called the OK gov and pledged any and all support needed.  Hours ago.


It's really all he can do right now till more information comes in. I expect tomorrow by this time he will have addressed the public with a speech about it. I don't know why anyone thinks politicians should shoot from the hip when tragedies like this occur.
 
2013-05-21 01:10:30 AM  
For those who watched it live...the helicopter pilot at the time had a home in the direct path.  It was surreal.
 
2013-05-21 01:10:31 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: http://livewire.koco.com/Event/Live_Wire_Tracking_Oklahoma_storms_May _ 18 Live feed of KOCO. They are now reporting that they are adding the 40 expected dead to the official death toll. So now it stands at 91. Holy freaking god. :(


Is that just OKC? OR all of May 20th?
 
2013-05-21 01:10:55 AM  
BBC BREAKING NEWS twitter =  Death toll after Oklahoma tornado rises to 91 -  Oklahoma City medical examiner's office

CNN BREAKING NEWS twitter Medical Examiner's Office told to expect about 40 more bodies
 
2013-05-21 01:11:07 AM  
Today in unfortunate product placement...

i39.tinypic.com

I'm visiting a friend in Dallas in a few days. and while it's an entirely different magnitude of stuff, this scared me quite a bit. Same "checking the weather-radar every 2 minutes sort of thing." She was ready to bed down in the bathtub once she realized that the sirens had been going on for half an hour and it wasn't a regular North Dallas sort of thing.

I grew up right across from a Nike Missile base and have this cold-war terror built in as regards sirens. I lived through the unreality of that. I've experienced little earthquakes here on the east coast, I've experienced one big earthquake in Asia, I've lived through hurricanes that got their names retired.

I hope I never see a storm like that.
 
2013-05-21 01:11:13 AM  

muck4doo: Olfin Bedwere: New York Times reporting 91 dead

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/us/tornado-oklahoma.html?_r=0

:(

CNN just also mentioned in the 90's as far as it looks.


I'm feeling a bit like I did on 9/11 and the day of the London Tube attacks, but worse in a way because you can't stop a tornado... just get out of the way :*(
 
2013-05-21 01:13:05 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: 7th Son of a 7th Son: http://livewire.koco.com/Event/Live_Wire_Tracking_Oklahoma_storms_May _ 18 Live feed of KOCO. They are now reporting that they are adding the 40 expected dead to the official death toll. So now it stands at 91. Holy freaking god. :(

Is that just OKC? OR all of May 20th?


As reported by the oklahom ME so probably just oklahoma
 
2013-05-21 01:13:30 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: CNN ticker: Wife of meteorologist at CNN affiliate KOCO surveys damage: Neighborhood looks like a 'war zone'

/this is CNN
//Piers Morgan asking coroner to predict the number of bodies


Piers Morgan needs a one way trip to Mars without a spacesuit.
 
2013-05-21 01:13:53 AM  

ummhima2: Uchiha_Cycliste: 7th Son of a 7th Son: http://livewire.koco.com/Event/Live_Wire_Tracking_Oklahoma_storms_May _ 18 Live feed of KOCO. They are now reporting that they are adding the 40 expected dead to the official death toll. So now it stands at 91. Holy freaking god. :(

Is that just OKC? OR all of May 20th?

As reported by the oklahom ME so probably just oklahoma


Christ. This was a really bad super cell.
 
2013-05-21 01:14:11 AM  

maxheck: Today in unfortunate product placement...


*snerk*

We've got a deal with Sailor Jerry at work, so I'm okay with this.
 
2013-05-21 01:14:14 AM  
i1170.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-21 01:14:28 AM  

dumbandilikeit: They had about 20-30mins of warnings, but not much you can do when faced with a storm of that size.


Obvious questions will be whether Plaza Towers and other buildings had underground storm shelters and whether building codes mandate them. Assume they will be now. But if the storm hit as quick as you say, mandatory shelters don't mean jack if you can't get to them.
As another farker said, some of these suburbs look like Dresden times 10.
 
2013-05-21 01:14:42 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: susansto-helit: Uncle works at Tinker so he arrived home pretty late, but his home is still standing. Thankfully he and his wife are the only two people I know who still live in Moore. (Why they still live in Moore after living through all the other tornadoes is a mystery to me.)

According to local news, they're already turning away volunteers and there are mile and a half long lines of cars of people trying to drop off donations. Policy-wise we're not always the most forward-thinking state, but we damn well know how to look after each other.

I guess if you define "looking after each other" as "getting in the way of emergency responders" you're spot on.  But, hey, all kidding aside, your state has a really decent college football program for one school and... the old Supersonics, I guess, and that musical.  O.K.?  You got the "not always the most forward thinking state" part right though.


Actually the volunteers are arriving at pre-approved locations for volunteers and the donations are going to pre-approved donation drop off points. We actually listen to our newscasters. ;)
 
2013-05-21 01:15:34 AM  
Off to bed.  I just remember the KFOR met saying DEATH DEATH DEATH.  He was not kidding.  Glad he used those words.  Hopefully when dawn comes there will be no more. (I know I kid myself)

Shiat.
 
2013-05-21 01:16:07 AM  
I was just checking to see what the warnings/watches were for my area, and as I was reading the NWS statement, I realized that I was reading it in that computerized voice you hear on the radio whenever something happens. It's kinda creepy.
 
2013-05-21 01:17:11 AM  

FunkOut: thisisyourbrainonFark: CNN ticker: Wife of meteorologist at CNN affiliate KOCO surveys damage: Neighborhood looks like a 'war zone'

/this is CNN
//Piers Morgan asking coroner to predict the number of bodies

Piers Morgan needs a one way trip to Mars without a spacesuit.


Well that goes without saying and I don't even care what he just said.
 
2013-05-21 01:17:46 AM  
thread needs a badge
 
2013-05-21 01:18:12 AM  

mikaloyd: thread needs a badge


No it doesn't.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:32 AM  
I'd also like to add - I'm a father of a daughter in 2nd grade. Last year she had to shelter in place in her school during the April 2012 outbreak and tornado in Arlington,Tx which passed within about 3/4 mile from her school - not to mention heading DIRECTLY for the school her mom works at and her grandfather's house though it died shortly before it hit them.

Frankly, that was nerve-wracking enough. I can't even fathom what these parents are going through seeing  pictures of their kids' school flattened and having to sit and wait for some word as to whether or not their child has survived. I would be an absolute emotional wreck. :(
 
2013-05-21 01:19:31 AM  
just want to say... With a bit of relief, that there are no active tornado warnings as of right now.

*everyone take a deep breath... but keep your guard up*
 
2013-05-21 01:19:48 AM  
It was about two years a tornado warning went directly over my 4 block or so small patch of neighborhood in Austin. I went outside to see if I saw anything develop, thinking there was plenty of time to get inside to a safe place if anything did. I saw a lot of high winds, but no tornado. Never being that dumb again after seeing this.
 
2013-05-21 01:20:25 AM  

Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.


might could use one
 
2013-05-21 01:20:57 AM  

dumbandilikeit: Off to bed.  I just remember the KFOR met saying DEATH DEATH DEATH.  He was not kidding.  Glad he used those words.  Hopefully when dawn comes there will be no more. (I know I kid myself)

Shiat.


It was a bad day, but the reality is it could have been much worse. Hopefully in the future it will be better during these things.
: (
 
2013-05-21 01:20:57 AM  
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you ...
 
2013-05-21 01:21:01 AM  

Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.


Agreed.
 
2013-05-21 01:21:35 AM  
i.imgur.com

Not really gory, but there is some blood. If it's too much for a mod someone else can convert it to link. I'd understand.

Things can get crazy fast. Everyone should take a moment to appreciate the relative order in their lives. And of course help if you can. So many people will need it in the coming weeks.
 
2013-05-21 01:21:36 AM  
We simply cannot always be prepared for every eventuality. Sometimes we have to pick our priorities - as households, cities and counties - to do the best we can within our means every day.

No matter what we do, disasters will happen and our hearts will hurt as they do today. But then neighbor stands by neighbor and helps to lift the beam, offer the shoulder and blanket, cry together and begin again.

Simple, basic values - true hearts and steadfast people - working with the grime rolling down their faces in the rivulets of their tears. There is no blame to lay now, just work to be done and grieving hearts to comfort.

Thank you, those who share what you can, even if it is just solidarity of good thoughts and empathy.
 
2013-05-21 01:21:46 AM  

ladyfortuna: I'm feeling a bit like I did on 9/11


abcnews.go.com
Yep.
 
2013-05-21 01:22:08 AM  

Doubletwist-: I'd also like to add - I'm a father of a daughter in 2nd grade. Last year she had to shelter in place in her school during the April 2012 outbreak and tornado in Arlington,Tx which passed within about 3/4 mile from her school - not to mention heading DIRECTLY for the school her mom works at and her grandfather's house though it died shortly before it hit them.

Frankly, that was nerve-wracking enough. I can't even fathom what these parents are going through seeing  pictures of their kids' school flattened and having to sit and wait for some word as to whether or not their child has survived. I would be an absolute emotional wreck. :(


I can't think of a word to describe how awful a wait that is
 
2013-05-21 01:22:13 AM  

mikaloyd: Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.

might could use one


Sports, funny stories, epic TF discussions get Badges. Not stories like this.
 
2013-05-21 01:22:27 AM  
I live not far from Henyrville In, my grandfather lives there. The elementary school was destroyed, most of the town as well. It's not nearly as big, and they are just now getting rebuilt. I can only imagine how long this will take to get back going. My fiancee is pregnant with baby number three and had to go to bed early tonight. We had to shut the TV off :(
 
2013-05-21 01:23:29 AM  

muck4doo: mikaloyd: Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.

might could use one

Sports, funny stories, epic TF discussions get Badges. Not stories like this.


This thread needs warm cookies.
 
2013-05-21 01:24:05 AM  

Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.


This.
/No it doesn't and it's not something I would put in my profile
/It's just a tragic day, there have really been many like this day all over the country at times.
 
2013-05-21 01:24:22 AM  

Shadow Blasko: just want to say... With a bit of relief, that there are no active tornado warnings as of right now.

*everyone take a deep breath... but keep your guard up*


thank god!

\its an idiom expressing great relief.
 
2013-05-21 01:25:44 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: [i.imgur.com image 850x645]

Not really gory, but there is some blood. If it's too much for a mod someone else can convert it to link. I'd understand.

Things can get crazy fast. Everyone should take a moment to appreciate the relative order in their lives. And of course help if you can. So many people will need it in the coming weeks.


Actually, I'd like to use that picture as a good example for my daughter for why she should wear well-laced sneakers and not flip-flops, sandals or slip on shoes.
 
2013-05-21 01:25:56 AM  

Bippal: I live not far from Henyrville In, my grandfather lives there. The elementary school was destroyed, most of the town as well. It's not nearly as big, and they are just now getting rebuilt. I can only imagine how long this will take to get back going. My fiancee is pregnant with baby number three and had to go to bed early tonight. We had to shut the TV off :(


Not to stroll off topic, but it took three kids before you put a ring on it?
 
2013-05-21 01:26:15 AM  

maxheck: Today in unfortunate product placement...

[i39.tinypic.com image 800x154]


This is the juxtaposition that caught my eye, on BBC News:

foiani.home.dyndns.org
 
2013-05-21 01:28:52 AM  
Had a feeling someone might have posted that in the other thread, and of course they did. I think it's still probably the most heart wrenching thing i've seen in a long time, and epitomizes this event perfectly.
 
2013-05-21 01:30:05 AM  

italie: Bippal: I live not far from Henyrville In, my grandfather lives there. The elementary school was destroyed, most of the town as well. It's not nearly as big, and they are just now getting rebuilt. I can only imagine how long this will take to get back going. My fiancee is pregnant with baby number three and had to go to bed early tonight. We had to shut the TV off :(

Not to stroll off topic, but it took three kids before you put a ring on it?


Oh, how scandalous.
 
2013-05-21 01:32:27 AM  

FunkOut: muck4doo: mikaloyd: Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.

might could use one

Sports, funny stories, epic TF discussions get Badges. Not stories like this.

This thread needs warm cookies.


Yes, to warm cookies : )
/Truthfully I need more booze
//But warm cookies would do
 
2013-05-21 01:33:14 AM  

patchvonbraun: You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.

Desperately trying to find shelter.  Head into an underground parking garage, only to discover that
  it's actually above-ground and directly exposed, that sort of thing.  Sigh.


Me too, although I am trying to find a way out of town, and there are twisters in every direction
 
2013-05-21 01:33:16 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: [i.imgur.com image 850x645]

Not really gory, but there is some blood. If it's too much for a mod someone else can convert it to link. I'd understand.

Things can get crazy fast. Everyone should take a moment to appreciate the relative order in their lives. And of course help if you can. So many people will need it in the coming weeks.


Just FYI, according to MSNBC those are not the parents of those kids, those are teachers from the school leading them out.
 
2013-05-21 01:34:01 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: FunkOut: muck4doo: mikaloyd: Cytokine Storm: mikaloyd: thread needs a badge

No it doesn't.

might could use one

Sports, funny stories, epic TF discussions get Badges. Not stories like this.

This thread needs warm cookies.

Yes, to warm cookies : )
/Truthfully I need more booze
//But warm cookies would do


cookie-dough vodak?
 
2013-05-21 01:34:38 AM  
www.theepochtimes.com
 
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