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(Washington Post)   Washington Post: Sure, Oklahoma, you had some pretty bad tornadoes. But we've got tornado problems, too. Why, we've had two in the past year alone and another one could be really, really bad for us. Keep us in your hearts as you rebuild   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2013-05-22 12:44:13 PM  
4 votes:

wxboy: That seemed like a ridiculous amount of effort to say "Don't forget that tornadoes happen here too".

WaPo may be a nationally-read paper, but around these parts, it's still a "local" paper. Sometimes, they write about national stories with a local focus. We'll all get over it, possibly by reading any one of a thousand articles about the OK situations, and probably a few hundred about $your_locale's tornado preparedness.

Tornadoes, like earthquakes, are a risk in all 50 states; some areas just see them more often than others. FEMA can scream about this all they want, but a story like this in a paper like that can't be a bad thing.
2013-05-22 12:53:23 PM  
3 votes:
This is an article in the Capital Weather Gang blog. Every day the CWG have to think of about 5 articles to write. Since tornadoes are in the news they wrote about tornadoes in this area. I don't see the problem.
2013-05-22 02:32:36 PM  
2 votes:

gopher321: Pardon me if I pull a Kinnison on this issue, but what the fark do you expect when you live in Tornado Alley? YOU GET GODDAMN TORNADOES EVERY YEAR, IDIOT! MOVE YOUR ASS OUT OF THERE!

Kinison lived in Tulsa for a while, and like most folks that live(d) in OK, it's not like he had a huge choice in the matter.  So this:

/zero sympathy
//well, close to zero
///I'm sorry their pets died

Makes you kinda a douche
2013-05-22 06:23:38 PM  
1 vote:
EF5 is a higher standard and harder to hit than an F5, btw. This storm may turn out to be more devastating than Joplin. So while some may have no sympathy, that's fine. We're going to go clean up and bury our dead and take care of our own--with or without your sympathy.

And when something devastates your area, you will have my sympathy and I'll still do anything I can to help.
2013-05-22 02:29:07 PM  
1 vote:

Carn: For you folks that don't live in DMV, people round these parts tend to panic at any weather or geologic event of any kind other than "sunny", so this is merely WaPo's response to the number of concerned readers who may or may not be experiencing tornado panic due to events that happened halfway across the country and are exceedingly unlikely to happen here.  Still, the conditions do sometimes occur so it's not unreasonable to get some information out there.

No offense but hearing this area referred to as DMV is more annoying than people standing on the left side of Metro escalators.
2013-05-22 02:27:19 PM  
1 vote:
Not to jump on the bandwagon, AND yes it's not 1.3 miles wide and 22 FRECKING MILES OF DESTRUCTION, but this was pretty bad and let's not even talk about La Plata getting his almost EVERY Summer

Maryland may not have as large a number of tornadoes as states in Tornado Alley, but it still ranks No. 3 on a new list of the top tornado states.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-maryland - ranks-third-on-list-of-top-tornado-states-20120315,0,2161160.story#ixz z2U2zGWA00

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2013-05-22 02:20:52 PM  
1 vote:
Subby should feel bad for that dumb headline.
2013-05-22 02:15:11 PM  
1 vote:
Are we reading the same article, subby? Seemed more like a "Tornadoes are happening. Let's talk about tornado statistics in our area."
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