KhamanV: zomega: I'm just praying for no fatalities at the school. Those poor kids.God's not at the phone right now, he's busy running his Hoveround over hospitals out there. I get the sentiment and by all means pray, but personally? God is being a motherfarker today.
Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: If any dating site was going to attract the wrath of God, I always assumed it would be PoF.
jshine: If you're driving around in a van pointing a camera at a disaster scene and contributing nothing else, then well, that's what it is. If by "professional" you mean "I draw a paycheck for this", then I suppose you're right. They are paid. Then again, so are some of the storm-chasers. ...but whether they get paid or not, they're not really contributing much to the situation at hand.
LasersHurt: Can't we put up some kind of vertical structures to break up the ground speeds of tornados? I
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Imagine how totally terrifying tornadoes were to early humans.No kidding. we have technology, and are just as helpless.
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Imagine how totally terrifying tornadoes were to early humans.
ZeroCorpse: I say this because I really do not understand why anyone would risk their lives to live in tornado-heavy or hurricane-heavy areas (especially those beneath sea level). I don't think I can understand the motivation. All I can do is feel bad for the people who suffer, and wonder why they do this to themselves.
jshine: ArtosRC: jshine: Macinfarker: Female reporter onsite just scolded disaster tourists for causing problems. good on her.Pot, meet kettle.One of them is doing her job. The others are being vultures.They're all disaster tourists; some just get paid for it & show their footage on TV.
impaler: Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 850x478][i.imgur.com image 850x478]Is that around 1400-1498 S Santa Fe Ave?35.323888,-97.512074[growlersoftware.com image 577x484]
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Sounds like a teacher sacrificed her life to protect 3 kids at the school by laying on top of them as the tornado hit. Wow.
jshine: They're all disaster tourists; some just get paid for it & show their footage on TV.
ArtosRC: jshine: Macinfarker: Female reporter onsite just scolded disaster tourists for causing problems. good on her.Pot, meet kettle.One of them is doing her job. The others are being vultures.
Marine1: There's no real reason NOT to do it.
LeadFootSpiderMonkey: wakitu: LeadFootwakitu: LeadFootSpiderMonkey: THANK YOU to the TFer who is remaining anonymous, they are about to head out, and will be there in less than 10 minutes, you guys rock!!! Thanks for helping keep my family safe while we are so far away!/would have re-upped myself, but literally have like 75 cents to my name, thanks for the kindness fark, they are heading to a safe place now due to someone gifting me TF and someone in TFD saw it, and told them to come immediately. siiiiiiiiiiigh of relief.Hurray Farkers!For real man! it took like 5 minutes for everything to be worked out from the Boobies i made and for my uncle and his family to load the car and leave. Farkers. YOU. ARE . AWESOME.
LeadFootSpiderMonkey: /would have re-upped myself, but literally have like 75 cents to my name, thanks for the kindness fark, they are heading to a safe place now due to someone gifting me TF and someone in TFD saw it, and told them to come immediately. siiiiiiiiiiigh of relief.
ArtosRC: LasersHurt: You don't need to stop the whole thing, just disturb the bottom-most part to lower wind speeds.You. Can't. The funnel is the focus of rotation of a ten-mile high wall of rotation. It is the single point of the fastest winds and rotation of the storm. The power involved cannot be prevented by engineering, but only endured. There is no way- and I cannot stress that enough -to slow it down, to nudge it, or to disrupt it. Few buildings can withstand a strong (EF3, some EF4) tornadoes, and incredibly few can withstand anything stronger; it is a matter of endurance. Tornadoes cannot be impacted by anything other than the ingredients in the atmosphere that create the storm to begin with. If anything, that's where you begin. But since large-scale projects (read: hurricane seeding) haven't yielded meaningful results, it's unlikely that would even help.You cannot stop a tornado; you can only hope that it misses you. This is not faith in the mystic, but rather a statement of fact.
netizencain: How the fark is a 'hallway' a safe zone in a school in tornado alley? Who the fark approves that?
LeadFootSpiderMonkey: I dont have TF right now, so I can't post a TFD thread. We have family in Wagoner, Ok, the storms are headed there, I dont think they have a safe place to hunker down, any TFers in the area have a little extra room?????
Outrageous Muff: This tornado is rising fears that other musicals may come to life. To prevent this all the hookers in Sagion have been jailed.
ArtosRC: This is a force of nature. It cannot be stopped.
zappaisfrank: Before watching the TV coverage of this, I had no idea there was a town in Oklahoma called "Liberal"...[i5.photobucket.com image 515x455]
ontariolightning: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: The worst tornado damage in the history of the world, according to the KFOR reporter?!? 2 to 3 times larger area of devastation than May 3, 1999.Dear God.Worse than Bangladesh?
eepapapee: This is the worst American disaster I've seen in my lifetime.
Mutable_Beaver: Does anyone know if the schools around there have underground shelters? I hope so!! After 1999 you think they would at least consider it.
cc_rider: I know it's probably too soon, but I have to ask...They had a few days warning about this. Why didn't the state shut down the schools and stuff and open shelters to all who might need them?Holy fark...
teenytinycornteeth: For us laypeople, what is a "hook echo" that they're talking about?
zomega: Di Atribe: Macinfarker: omg the schoolCan you imagine being a parent & seeing your child's school like that? Very upsetting.You could not have kept me away had that been my child's school. Driving in or walking in, I'm going.My thoughts with all those scared families right now.
Di Atribe: Macinfarker: omg the schoolCan you imagine being a parent & seeing your child's school like that? Very upsetting.
ArtosRC: This storm isn't done. It'll produce another, and soon.
Crotchrocket Slim: ITT people who were pissing and moaning about the placement of New Orleans, LA will somehow come up with a flimsy and convenient rationalization as to why "flyover country" is an ideal place to live.
MartinaMcSorley: wxboy: Tornado Emergency for Moore and southern OKC.Is there something very specific about the Moore area that causes more tornado activity there than other places? *Is* there, in fact, more activity there than other places? It seems to happen around Moore so, so often.
jfarkinB: Not this again. :(
Random Name Generator: This is Joplin-bad.
Mrs.Sharpier: Can someone out there put this into perspective for me? I'm a dumb person when it comes to weather. Like size wise, how big are the tornados?I lived in Norman when I was a kid for exactly 6 weeks. I remember epic floods and frogs falling from the sky, I shiat you not, it was like a scene from Magnolia. OK has crazy stupid weather.
Smeggy Smurf: What happens if NIckleback gets sucked up in a tornado? Does that form a supersuck or do they cancel each other out? I propose we find out.
Almost Everybody Poops: "EF4 possible EF5"
one_drummer: Stay safe Okies... well, everyone EXCEPT Clay Bennett... he can diaf.
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