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2013-05-22 12:08:09 AM
www.saint.org

upload.wikimedia.org

OK.
 
2013-05-22 01:08:19 AM
Interestingly, the image that freaked everyone out at the storm shelter was the Warren Theater.  It's become a landmark in the short time it's been there and it's easily the best theater in OKC, so everyone is familiar it.  When you see a busted house or even a school that you aren't familiar with, you can internalize it.  When you see a place that you were planning to visit later that night to see Star Trek, it's more of a gut punch.  It's kind of weird that something like that would trigger gasps, but the human brain doesn't always respond rationally in these situations.
 
2013-05-22 01:14:43 AM
I see the zoomed out aerial photos and all i can think of is simcity after a disaster...
 
2013-05-22 01:15:34 AM
Aww jeez... it had to nuke the medical center too like the big one in Joplin.
 
2013-05-22 01:15:47 AM
yikes, looks like a gay old fruitcake
 
2013-05-22 01:20:25 AM
s1.ibtimes.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

OK?
 
2013-05-22 01:23:34 AM
Not OK.
 
2013-05-22 01:25:13 AM
Honestly read the headline as, "Obligatory before and after images of Moore, o.k.?"

Thought fat boy might have gotten a tummy tuck, and subby was just being defensive about making us look at the photos.

/should probably turn on the TV once in a while.
/Meh.
 
2013-05-22 01:25:46 AM
i.imgur.com

Worst product placement ever.
 
2013-05-22 01:29:54 AM

Dinobot: I see the zoomed out aerial photos and all i can think of is simcity after a disaster...


Came here to say this. It's a little unsettling.

/Turning disasters off in my game of SimCity
 
2013-05-22 01:31:30 AM
Looks like there's no Moore Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-22 01:32:34 AM
i1211.photobucket.com
They're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
 
2013-05-22 01:35:13 AM
Mentat:   It's kind of weird that something like that would trigger gasps, but the human brain doesn't always respond rationally in these situations.

I keep looking at the before and after picture of the elementary school and I think to myself, "Now, imagine if that had been a terrorist attack?" Obama would have marched down to the National Archives, taken the US Constitution, and ripped it to pieces (what is left of it) with the majority of the nation hooting and hollering their approval.

the human brain doesn't always respond rationally in these situations.

Does it really, ever?
 
2013-05-22 01:35:21 AM

Bumblefark: Honestly read the headline as, "Obligatory before and after images of Moore, o.k.?"

Thought fat boy might have gotten a tummy tuck, and subby was just being defensive about making us look at the photos.

/should probably turn on the TV once in a while.
/Meh.


Me too
 
2013-05-22 01:35:41 AM
cdn.breitbart.com www.thedailyrash.com

/hue hue hue hue hue
 
2013-05-22 01:39:09 AM
Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.
 
2013-05-22 01:39:20 AM
I told you it's MOOPS you stupid bastards!!!
 
2013-05-22 01:40:03 AM
yafh.com

OKaaaaaaaaaay, Mr. Grant
 
2013-05-22 01:41:51 AM
I've always found it crazy how focused a tornado can be in it's destruction. It can completely level some buildings and leave others a hundred feet away relatively unharmed and in one piece.
 
2013-05-22 01:42:39 AM

G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.


So who would be crazier?
 
2013-05-22 01:42:41 AM

G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.


I think it's funny that as many people have died in tornadoes in the last 3 or 4 years as have died in California earthquakes in the last 100.
 
2013-05-22 01:43:22 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.

I think it's funny that as many people have died in tornadoes in the last 3 or 4 years as have died in California earthquakes in the last 100.


Make that in the last 2, not including this year.
 
2013-05-22 01:43:40 AM
OMG that was place a serious shiathole to begin with. I always hate stupid developments like that one destroyed by the pond. Cul-de-sac hell. You can live with 50 feet of someone but have no way to get to their house - you have to walk three farking blocks or climb over fences - there are no roads or walkways. fark that - maybe when they rebuild they can try to do it intelligently.

/not holding out hope
//it is Oklahoma after all
 
2013-05-22 01:43:54 AM
Yes, when will intelectually incapable realize that God wants them to pay for their heathen affront of The Lord.

Repent, you farking sinners. Hell, wants it's due.

or a vacation in the..,.
 
2013-05-22 01:46:00 AM

pyrotek85: I've always found it crazy how focused a tornado can be in it's destruction. It can completely level some buildings and leave others a hundred feet away relatively unharmed and in one piece.


May 3, 1999. Stroud, OK. The other side of the highway was 1/4 of a mile from my crappy little rent house. We only lost our roof and had trees down. The outlet mall was demolished. The tornado skipped areas and turned. Crazy.
 
2013-05-22 01:47:39 AM
God must hate shopping malls.
 
2013-05-22 01:48:20 AM

SomeOkieGirl: G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.

So who would be crazier?


You can go a lifetime without a major earthquake in an earthquake zone. But you live in tornado alley, you will have that shiat coming at you within a few years - just happens to much and you would have to be delusional or batshiat insane to live there.

/fark the midwest - y'all can keep it
 
2013-05-22 01:54:31 AM
Sometimes Moore is less. :(
 
2013-05-22 01:55:22 AM

SomeOkieGirl: pyrotek85: I've always found it crazy how focused a tornado can be in it's destruction. It can completely level some buildings and leave others a hundred feet away relatively unharmed and in one piece.

May 3, 1999. Stroud, OK. The other side of the highway was 1/4 of a mile from my crappy little rent house. We only lost our roof and had trees down. The outlet mall was demolished. The tornado skipped areas and turned. Crazy.


Crazy.  I lived close to the epicenter of the largest earthquake in the bay area in 100 years.  I believe a book fell off of one shelf.  Also I had a wooden nutcracker on top of another shelf.  It broke.  The repair took half an hour.  It was the worst day of my life.
 
2013-05-22 01:57:30 AM
Based on TFA, I'd say that Moore is NOT OK.
 
2013-05-22 02:03:05 AM
Oh, thank God. I though you meant Roger Moore.

Apparently I wasn't the first.
 
2013-05-22 02:03:20 AM
It's too bad the tornado couldn't have swung by and knocked down one of those stupid huge eyesore crosses next to the interstate while it was there.
 
2013-05-22 02:03:32 AM

my lip balm addiction: SomeOkieGirl: G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.

So who would be crazier?

You can go a lifetime without a major earthquake in an earthquake zone. But you live in tornado alley, you will have that shiat coming at you within a few years - just happens to much and you would have to be delusional or batshiat insane to live there.

/fark the midwest - y'all can keep it


Indeed. Having lived in Indiana for a number of years, and having had no less than 3 tornadoes touch down within blocks of my crappy, basement-less apartment...fark the midwest. fark it with a rusty tire iron.

Nothing bad happens in San Antonio, right?

/Oh, a flash flood just killed my cat. Gotta go...
 
2013-05-22 02:04:02 AM
I sincerely hope these people can find closure...

...and the insurance money they're due.


Seriously, years after Katrina people still weren't getting paid because the flood insurance people said "it was wind damage," and the wind insurance people were saying "it was flooding damage."
 
2013-05-22 02:06:20 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: SomeOkieGirl: pyrotek85: I've always found it crazy how focused a tornado can be in it's destruction. It can completely level some buildings and leave others a hundred feet away relatively unharmed and in one piece.

May 3, 1999. Stroud, OK. The other side of the highway was 1/4 of a mile from my crappy little rent house. We only lost our roof and had trees down. The outlet mall was demolished. The tornado skipped areas and turned. Crazy.

Crazy.  I lived close to the epicenter of the largest earthquake in the bay area in 100 years.  I believe a book fell off of one shelf.  Also I had a wooden nutcracker on top of another shelf.  It broke.  The repair took half an hour.  It was the worst day of my life.


newsimg.bbc.co.uk

/NEVER FORGET!
 
2013-05-22 02:06:22 AM
The tornado broke all the trash apart, now it just needs to be bulldozed.
 
2013-05-22 02:06:58 AM
My heart hurts for these people. All of a sudden their stuff isn't there anymore. None of it. If they're looking at anything on the ground where their houses used to be, it's someone ELSE'S stuff.

On a lighter note, a superhero's villain who discovers a way to produce and control tornadoes would be a super-terrible villain.
 
2013-05-22 02:13:10 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: On a lighter note, a superhero's villain who discovers a way to produce and control tornadoes would be a super-terrible villain.


img20.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-22 02:13:26 AM
Why don't they deploy a series of decoy trailer parks to attract the tornadoes away from towns?
 
2013-05-22 02:13:28 AM
Probably the saddest pic I've seen so far in this aftermath. Get the tissues. Possibly NSFW, NSFL. But it will get you right in the feels.

http://i.imgur.com/28fqn4W.jpg
 
2013-05-22 02:13:46 AM
the-last-word.net

3.bp.blogspot.com

OK
 
2013-05-22 02:14:17 AM

SomeOkieGirl: pyrotek85: I've always found it crazy how focused a tornado can be in it's destruction. It can completely level some buildings and leave others a hundred feet away relatively unharmed and in one piece.

May 3, 1999. Stroud, OK. The other side of the highway was 1/4 of a mile from my crappy little rent house. We only lost our roof and had trees down. The outlet mall was demolished. The tornado skipped areas and turned. Crazy.


Super 8 Mo-hell (or whatever it is now) just southwest of the Tanger Mall (maybe 30+ yards away) was relatively unscathed as well, IIRC.  Still up and running last time I was on that boring ass stretch of road known as the Turner Turnpike.  That was a weird one.  Okie friend of mine told me a few years back they were thinking of building a megaplexachurcharama where the mall used to be.  That ever happen?
 
2013-05-22 02:14:32 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I think it's funny that as many people have died in tornadoes in the last 3 or 4 years as have died in California earthquakes in the last 100.


I occasionally point out that every year crap loads of people in the Northern Lands die due to a meteorological phenomenon colloquially referred to as winter.
 
2013-05-22 02:18:04 AM
static.tvtropes.org
Before


abcnews.go.com
After
 
2013-05-22 02:18:39 AM

G-force: Interesting.  Those midwesterners are the same ones in my family that think I'm crazy for living in california, Eathquake area.


Statistically, both causes of death are pretty rare. Tornados are more fatal, but I suspect that has more to do with preparedness.

http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/pdf/1476-072X-7-64.pdf

In an earthquake zone, all buildings are built to withstand earthquakes, because all buildings will be subject to many earthquakes over the course of their lives. Tornados are much more selective, and much more destructive within a small area. It takes a lot more to tornado-proof a building than it does to earthquake-proof it, and even the smallest tornadoes are capable of utterly demolishing residential housing in a direct-hit.

i1211.photobucket.com

Look at the bottom picture. There is a very clear demarcation of tornado damage versus little to no damage, and the division is almost instantaneous. Surviving a tornado (especially one as large as this) comes down entirely to luck- either you're in the way and you're SOL, or you're not.  It simply isn't feasible to protect every house from that level of destruction- you'd be talking about steel and concrete construction for every single home, and the odds of any particular house being hit is extremely low.

Going back to the study linked above, there's no particular cluster associated with tornado alley for natural disaster deaths. The clusters that do exist are due to general extreme weather (extreme hot and cold) which is much less sexy, but actually much more dangerous to a much larger number of people. Interestingly, there is a pretty clear cluster in the middle of California, though whether that's due to earthquakes or something else (wildfires?) I do not know.
 
2013-05-22 02:19:53 AM
: I see the zoomed out aerial photos and all i can think of is simcity after a disaster...

Came here to say this. It's a little unsettling.

/Turning disasters off in my game of SimCity

---------
Put them back on!
those bastards have an alien attack and a tsunami and a simultaneous earthquake that starts multiple fires and a flood!  They've become too SMUG

YOU ARE THEIR GOD. SMITE THEM.
/if you zoom in close enough, you can see tiny golden altars
 
2013-05-22 02:20:34 AM
I enjoy tornado season
 
2013-05-22 02:20:38 AM
I thought the housing areas hit hardest were the newly developed areas.  Most of those houses look like they were built between the 60s - to maybe the early 80s.  I don't know, they just appear older looking to me.  I could be wrong, I am quite ibeeriated.

Imagine living in a house that stood for nearly 50 years, and it's gone in seconds.  Man...

/hope those people get the help they need.
 
2013-05-22 02:20:52 AM
I have no idea why, but thinking about the elementary school and seeing the before and after pictures really tears my heart apart.  Even more than the Sandy Hook news did, which is what I don't really understand; I'm not expecting anyone to agree with me.  The thought that a beacon of safety and normalcy for young, naive kids in a big, cruel world can be reduced to rubble so easily is heart wrenching.
 
2013-05-22 02:22:08 AM
God must hate shopping malls.


Only The Gap, Rue 21 and those goddamn overpriced Starbucks.
 
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