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2021-12-11 1:07:21 PM  
I don't know how storm readiness is in Kentucky, but I bet this caught a lot of people by surprise.

I read that KY gets about 20 tornadoes per year, while my homestate (Oklahoma) gets about 20 just in the month of May.  We have storm sirens placed to cover pretty much every part of every town and city and they get tested frequently.

Anyway, we Okies understand how hellish turning winds can be and I have great empathy for the folks clobbered by this while mostly unaware.
 
2021-12-11 1:07:54 PM  
Oh my god...
 
2021-12-11 1:08:48 PM  
"there once was a town in Mayfield"....
 
2021-12-11 1:10:15 PM  
Insurance Agent: very minor wind damage
 
2021-12-11 1:10:37 PM  

WTP 2: "there once was a town in Mayfield"....


There once was a May in Townfield, but one night a December came instead.
 
2021-12-11 1:11:08 PM  
In DECEMBER! Lucky it wasn't snowing.
 
2021-12-11 1:11:29 PM  
Damn. Even earthquakes out here in SoCal don't do that kind of damage...
 
2021-12-11 1:11:40 PM  
Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.
 
2021-12-11 1:12:57 PM  

chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.


Our first hero has arrived in the thread!
 
2021-12-11 1:14:13 PM  

WTP 2: "there once was a town in Mayfield"....


This is no time for limericks.
 
2021-12-11 1:14:33 PM  

SansNeural: I don't know how storm readiness is in Kentucky, but I bet this caught a lot of people by surprise.


Not too many people are expecting a tornado in December.

Is there a relief fund that has been set up for the area?
 
2021-12-11 1:15:23 PM  

SansNeural: chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.

Our first hero has arrived in the thread!


Sorry, this is post-trump dog-eat-dog america. If they didnt want their town knocked over by a tornado they shouldve bought more guns.
 
2021-12-11 1:16:16 PM  

SansNeural: chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.

Our first hero has arrived in the thread!


Well, if we find out this town constantly votes in Republicans who hold back disaster relief for blue states and Puerto Rico, I might be slightly less sympathetic.
 
2021-12-11 1:16:17 PM  

chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.


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2021-12-11 1:16:57 PM  
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2021-12-11 1:18:30 PM  
Jesus H Christ.

That's a town of just over 10K and possibly 70 or so people are feared dead.   My first thought was what happened in Joplin, MO a decade or so ago, but proportionally this is massive.
 
2021-12-11 1:19:06 PM  

chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.


What an absolute scumbag.  Seriously.
 
2021-12-11 1:21:03 PM  
What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!
 
2021-12-11 1:21:10 PM  
I like how the tornado is very careful not to leave any debris on the roadways.
 
2021-12-11 1:22:09 PM  
That old courthouse did an admirable job of standing amidst the incredible damage. Like a Brick...HOUSE...mighty mighty letting it all hang out. *totally unnecessary Gap Band interlude*
 
2021-12-11 1:22:24 PM  

SansNeural: What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!


Meh, USA i over... the sooner we admit that the sooner we can build something better on its ashes.
 
2021-12-11 1:22:36 PM  
Yep. That's real bad.
 
2021-12-11 1:22:50 PM  
DAMN! That looks like a scene from the movie "The Day After". I was wondering if anyone survived!
 
2021-12-11 1:22:50 PM  

tudorgurl: Oh my god...


God, "Now do you believe in climate change?, because there's more where that came from".
 
2021-12-11 1:22:51 PM  
Are you okay Drew?
 
2021-12-11 1:24:36 PM  
I am usually fascinated by these kinds of videos.  This turned my stomach.  Even those brick structures are totaled. Good Lord.
 
2021-12-11 1:24:59 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: SansNeural: I don't know how storm readiness is in Kentucky, but I bet this caught a lot of people by surprise.

Not too many people are expecting a tornado in December.

Is there a relief fund that has been set up for the area?


Yes:

https://www.benefits.gov/categories/Disaster%20Relief

https://www.disasterrelief.gov

https://www.fema.gov

I give there parent organization thousands of dollars every year.
 
2021-12-11 1:25:14 PM  

SansNeural: What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!


Look, there's only one way to demonstrate one's innate moral superiority to the benighted rubes, and that is by dunking on them mercilessly in the face of a natural disaster.

It's what the Jesus those hicks claim to worship would do!
 
2021-12-11 1:26:31 PM  
So it WAS a pile of rubble before the storm?
 
2021-12-11 1:27:07 PM  
This thread is certainly bringing out the assholes early.

What is supposed to set us apart from the far right, is our ability rise above hatred, and help people in need.
 
2021-12-11 1:27:26 PM  

drewbob: I like how the tornado is very careful not to leave any debris on the roadways.


A good demonstration of why you don't want to be atop a road, a hill or wide open area in a tornado.

Affordable sheet steel buildings are really popular out here in T Alley - I like to call them "house of knives" come spring time.
 
2021-12-11 1:27:32 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: SansNeural: chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.

Our first hero has arrived in the thread!

Well, if we find out this town constantly votes in Republicans who hold back disaster relief for blue states and Puerto Rico, I might be slightly less sympathetic.


County seat/largest city (pop~10k) of Graves county - County level results: 77.6% Trump, 72% McConnell.
 
2021-12-11 1:28:06 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.

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FACT!!!!
 
2021-12-11 1:28:35 PM  

berylman: That old courthouse did an admirable job of standing amidst the incredible damage. Like a Brick...HOUSE...mighty mighty letting it all hang out. *totally unnecessary Gap Band interlude*


Commodores
 
2021-12-11 1:29:00 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: SansNeural: chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.

Our first hero has arrived in the thread!

Well, if we find out this town constantly votes in Republicans who hold back disaster relief for blue states and Puerto Rico, I might be slightly less sympathetic.


It's not hard to look up. Graves county went 77.6% Trump, 72.72% Mitch McConnel.

less sympathetic, sure, but it wouldn't stop me from wanting to help them rebuild
 
2021-12-11 1:29:14 PM  
As I said in another thread, this looks like the nave or an auditorium in a large church. I hope they weren't sheltering people in there.

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2021-12-11 1:30:00 PM  

berylman: That old courthouse did an admirable job of standing amidst the incredible damage. Like a Brick...HOUSE...mighty mighty letting it all hang out. *totally unnecessary Gap Band interlude*


You mean The Commodores but no one ever got hurt with a little Gap Band.
 
2021-12-11 1:30:13 PM  
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Jokes aside... this is crazy.  Looks more like what you see after cat 5 hurricane hit with damage this widespread.
 
2021-12-11 1:30:16 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Jesus H Christ.

That's a town of just over 10K and possibly 70 or so people are feared dead.   My first thought was what happened in Joplin, MO a decade or so ago, but proportionally this is massive.


This just breaks my heart.

Me and zobear jr drove out to Joplin in '11 to help with clean up. (My family lives in MO.) And that was devastating. It's hard nasty work. Tornadoes work like giant string trimmers and literally strip everything.

Gosh that was hard to watch, and I'm hoping the best for those communities...

:(
 
2021-12-11 1:31:04 PM  

SansNeural: What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!


We've got a long way to go.
 
2021-12-11 1:31:44 PM  
Wow. Merry Christmas.

I hope they can get some kind of disaster relief out there today, because there's another storm headed there tomorrow from what the weather reports are saying. They're getting the "atmospheric river" that flooded the Pacific Northwest a couple weeks back, it looks like.

This is pretty awful.
 
2021-12-11 1:32:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This thread is certainly bringing out the assholes early.

What is supposed to set us apart from the far right, is our ability rise above hatred, and help people in need.


We can still do that while pointing out that the Senators they elected voted against helping people in need.
 
2021-12-11 1:34:16 PM  
Getting Andrew flashbacks. Good luck out there, Mayfield
 
2021-12-11 1:34:48 PM  

SansNeural: What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!


It was my first thought too. If you are going to constantly vote for and support people who will do everything in their power to not support "blue" states when they have disasters (i.e. California needs to rake more or some other bs) and deny climate change you can piss right off too when the climate disasters hit you in the face. I'm tired of being empathetic to narcissistic psychopaths.
 
2021-12-11 1:34:59 PM  

chewd: SansNeural: What can we do when the guys on the other side are rotten, unkind and deplorable?

chewd:  We sink lower!

Meh, USA i over... the sooner we admit that the sooner we can build something better on its ashes.


everybody thinks they'll be the rebuilders
no one thinks they'll be the ashes

Protip: There won't be a big market for internet edgelord assholes post-civilization.
 
2021-12-11 1:36:26 PM  
Indeed, there is no snark for this.
 
2021-12-11 1:36:54 PM  
But Mitch is OK, right?  PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME MITCH IS OK.

MIIIIIIIIIIIITCH!
 
2021-12-11 1:37:19 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: SansNeural: I don't know how storm readiness is in Kentucky, but I bet this caught a lot of people by surprise.

Not too many people are expecting a tornado in December.

Is there a relief fund that has been set up for the area?


I live just north of the path of the storm. We could hear the tornado, and it was miles away. In this area, we are very nervous about storms in the fall/winter. Many of the most damaging storms come late in the season. We were on high alert watching the storm forecasts all day and evening. They've been talking about the possibility for a week, so I'm not sure people were unprepared. I think they were the normal amount of prepared, but this storm was far beyond anything we could prepare for. I had supplies and had the cat carrier in my reinforced closet, but if I'd been hit by this, that wouldn't have been nearly enough. Short of a bunker, I don't know what would have been.
 
2021-12-11 1:37:41 PM  

chewd: Looks like a red state problem.

United we stood.


I'm with you on this one.  Maybe if we withhold help from red states during disasters for a bit we'll get some permanent disaster relief fund that won't be mired in politics.  The people who withhold money from blue states won't care until it hits them where it counts - their pocket (or their votes, which they use to fill their pockets).

Of course, a lot of those people are idiots so it might not work and just lead to people suffering for no reason, but we only need enough to get something like that passed.

I'd suggest making bills to start such a program immediately and repeatedly and voting against all specific disaster relief and just let the new legislation handle it.  That would minimize the problems (though still fark over a lot of people, but far less in the long term).

Of course, stupidity might prevail, but there's little choice in the matter unless we want the same thing to happen again in the future in even larger populated areas.
 
Xai
2021-12-11 1:38:17 PM  
As long as we don't send any federal funds there. Good ol bootstrappy red staters don't want no stinking handouts.
 
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