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2013-05-21 08:33:10 AM  
4 votes:
2013-05-21 11:00:56 AM  
3 votes:

stock411: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x592]

I knew that shiat was rigged.
2013-05-21 12:38:58 AM  
3 votes:

Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.

Good god y'all!

What are they good for?
2013-05-21 10:59:21 AM  
2 votes:
2013-05-21 08:26:41 AM  
2 votes:
Not trying to rub salt in anyone's wound here, but I was sitting with my girlfriend and watching a newsfeed. It seems pretty much all houses in the path of the tornado are built with wood. I live in Northern Europe and we are used to some weather as well (no big tornadoes though). All our homes and buildings are built either with clay bricks or concrete - to offer proper shelter in e.g. a hurricane, and to keep heat inside during cold winters.

I just wonder, why on Earth would you build this many obviously vulnerable wooden homes in an area infamous for its rough weather? Haven't you guys ever heard of The Three Little Pigs?

You mean these guys?
2013-05-21 08:17:27 AM  
2 votes:
So, Moore is now Less?
2013-05-21 07:47:35 AM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: A family of four died hiding in a freezer? Dont take your tornado safety advice from indiana jones movies.

No, better to tie yourself to a large pipe.
2013-05-21 04:20:47 AM  
2 votes:

log_jammin: nukeim: We had one just like this put in last year for about $2,500:

what company?

I need to add one. I've put it off for way too long.

Small local joint. Same guy that services my septic system actually. So I guess you could say that he's all about saving my ass.
2013-05-21 12:39:21 AM  
2 votes:
I heard on reddit that the tornado could be Ravi Trapathi?
2013-05-21 03:40:04 PM  
1 votes:
Medic Zero: yadda yadda yadda Confabulat: TanSau:

As long as we are dreaming about remaking everything, why the hell don't we move all the powerlines and other infrastructure that is up on poles underground? Then we wouldn't have to restring (& repole) all that shiat every time this happens or there is a big wind or ice storm.

This has been suggested several times, and in many cases, such as certain places in South Florida (yes, they actually got SOMETHING right), have routed power underground.

I also find it amusing how my comments seem to bring out all of the meteorological, geological, and aerodynamic experts showing that NOTHING can survive the CAT5, F5, 9.0 EARTHA-FIRE-CANE concrete liquefying  Zombie Apocalypse.

ok, I get it, we're ALL going to die.

Therefore, all of you who have taken a tornado in the ass and tossed the salad of hurricane Sally, James, Butch and know better than the experts, I leave you the following:

Please build your mobile home in OK/TX/KS, your summer home on a cliff in California, and a time share in Nawlins, because if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.
2013-05-21 03:16:06 PM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Actually, dear, I think you might be the new and naive one here:

(Brings it hard)

Man, I have the biggest weather/disaster/nerd brocrush on your brain right now.. You have no idea.
2013-05-21 02:27:47 PM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 12:36:31 PM  
1 votes:
Waitaminute. The death toll was lowered from 51 to 24? That means 27 people thought to be dead are now... alive...

2013-05-21 11:55:48 AM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 11:38:51 AM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 10:09:33 AM  
1 votes:

TanSau: Let's be honest here.

If you live in a tornado or hurricane prone area, and don't have a home/school constructed like this:


Then I have no sympathy for you.

That's hilarious. I suppose the entire Eastern coast of the USA needs to adopt your little hobbit homes before you are willing to shed a tear if they die. You are a very wise person, said no one ever.
2013-05-21 08:47:13 AM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 08:41:00 AM  
1 votes:

NEVER call Disaster Girl a "Boogerhead." EVER.
2013-05-21 08:36:01 AM  
1 votes:
 You know, I've never been involved in a tornado, but I have repeating nighmares about them.====

I have this recurring nightmare where i am a tornado in my underwear in class.
Once I was even a naked tornado.
2013-05-21 08:24:34 AM  
1 votes:

jimmyjackfunk: reillan: SlothB77: A family of four died hiding in a freezer? Dont take your tornado safety advice from indiana jones movies.

nice.  It was a walk-in freezer, and normally those things survive tornadoes.  this is not a normal tornado.

I keep mentioning the one in 2011 that hit us. The manager of the little c-store (likeable guy) seen it coming and went outside rushing customers inside to the walkin. That guy gets all my business now even if his store was on the other side of town. Back in '10 the one that hit the Loves on I40 and Choctaw the assistant manager went outside to rush people in and he ended up getting hit by debris

Yeah, a friend of my dad's was at the one in Catoosa back in 93, and rushed to help people affected after the building collapsed.  It wasn't until he finally sat down hours later that the bleeding in his brain took him (no one had even known he had been hit by any debris).
2013-05-21 07:36:28 AM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: A family of four died hiding in a freezer?

That's one big freezer. Mine holds two hookers, three at the most if they're crack whores.
2013-05-21 07:31:01 AM  
1 votes:
fark it Dude, let's go bowling
2013-05-21 07:10:03 AM  
1 votes:

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.

God damn unpatriotic tornadoes!!!  In America we spin the correct way, the Murica way!!
2013-05-21 03:23:37 AM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Found it here for the Moore tornado

If those guys bought typewriters with lower case, then they could SHOUT when they need to.
2013-05-21 03:06:07 AM  
1 votes:

thisisyourbrainonFark: No chance. Video in the last seconds is astonishing.


My laptop fan kicked in just at the end of that and I freaked out.
2013-05-21 01:34:48 AM  
1 votes:
If you need a little cheering up, take 5 to watch this:

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2013-05-21 01:25:56 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:23:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:17:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:16:07 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:13:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:11:07 AM  
1 votes:
Today in unfortunate product placement...


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 12:54:32 AM  
1 votes:
I send mourning and hugz through the Internet.
2013-05-21 12:51:22 AM  
1 votes:
Argh... Just went all Tolstoy in the Wildlife Rehab thread (that goes green at 1:15) and I think I need a break and a few shots of rum.

Gonna run my models for tomorrow and have a shot and I'll be back.
2013-05-21 12:51:03 AM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 12:40:42 AM  
1 votes:
2013-05-21 12:39:45 AM  
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Confabulat: I just woke up. Tornadoes, huh.

Good god y'all!

What are they good for?

They'll remodel your house fairly efficiently.
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