Huge tornado levels Oklahoma City suburb, killing scores

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...19d-11e2-ab60-67bba7be7813_story.html?hpid=z1

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Moore Oklahoma

     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Just horrible. So sad.
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    News reports this morning say another 70 bodies are on the way to the ME, many are children.

    Storms like this are so rare, but are enough to keep me out of the Midwest.

    I'll take an East Coast hurricane (and the long warning that comes with it) any day over something like this that can appear and disappear in an hour.
     
  4. FlyBoy1993

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    I grew up in the Wichita Falls, Texas area, google 1979 tornado. When you live in Tornado Alley, being prepared and watching the storms is a way of life.

    I've lived in Houston area for 10 years. we've had Katrina, Ike and ton of smaller storms, but no major ones since 2008. Being prepared and watching the storms is also a way of life, to your point with much more time to react.

    To use a military analogy, hurricanes are like the Normandy Invasion with mass disruption and seemingly occupation for weeks.

    Tornadoes are more like a SEAL team making a precision strike.

    Both are deadly. Both cause a feeling of dread when they are forecasted.

    Thoughts and prayers for those folks in Moore.
     
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    I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and we caught the tail-end of this storm. The weather was bad where I live but I can't imagine how the people up in Oklahoma feel. They caught the worst part of the storm system. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were affected.
     

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