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    Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the tornadoes of the last few days. A particularly large one struck today damaging two schools and unfortunately it appears that there are a substantial number of casualties. God bless all of you.

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    Wind came sweepin’ down the plain… in a hurry! Serious destruction and confirmed fatalities from what I’ve been reading on teh intarwebs. I hope they’ve got some shelters at the ready for all the people affected.
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    Criminey! What a tragedy they have their in Moore. I hope the kids come out of that debris OK.
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    Very sad and scary, like you said A.Z. thoughts and prayers and my heart goes out to all effected.
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    The distruction is mind boggling.

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    My nephew just transferred his family there in March this year, had to leave work early, told me the lightning was rocking his truck on the freeway heading north to Edmond. He and his family are OK, but he's never seen a storm of such force.
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    Terrible. What a monster of a storm. One does wonder why they weren't more prepared?

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    Condolences to all those affected.

    My heart goes out to the parents waiting to hear the fate of their children.

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    Crazy stuff.. Thoughts go to all affected..
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    Over 1/2-mile wide - crazy



    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Of course these stories always tear us up. But the ray of hope is always the lengths people go to in order to save lives and help others. The big news story is the elementary schools, and what some of those teachers did to save lives is truly heartening. Then there's the first-responders. The volunteers. The specialist sent by other states. The national guard. Federal disaster relief. The families determined to rebuild their communities. This is the stuff we could do a better job of appreciating when times aren't so tough.
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    Problem is, they are going to continue to be hit, and the Tornado Belt is likely to expand to the north more, as continuing warming temps fuel the tornado phenomena.

    I suppose at some point we will see a reduction in cold air coming down from the north, as global warming continues to melt off the ice up north an their temps get warmer too. Maybe the tornados will slow down by then.
    That particular town in OK does seem to have the honor of being the tornado 'epicenter', at least for the time being. Close to 100 dead after yesterday.

    I guess I can understand why a majority of the people in that area reject what science says about global warming, as the consequences of accepting it are more of the same. Not a comforting thought.
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    The government did it
    Alex Jones Explains How Government "Weather Weapon" Could Have Been Behind Oklahoma Tornado | Blog | Media Matters for America

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    The devastation is mindboggling. When you look at the 100% destruction its a wonder more people aren't killed. A couple of updates:

    Storm upgraded from an EF4 to and EF5.

    Number of dead downgraded from 51 to 24. That's 24 too many but its less than originally thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    I had to do a double take at the start of that clip when the title came on "More OK" I thought like hell they are but then realised it was short for Oklahoma.

    There must be something truly incredible about standing so close to such a destructive force of nature and just watching it pass by you in relative safety, absolutely mesmerizing. I just hope these storm chasers did pull over, turn of the cameras and help those "little children".

    Absolutely terrible.

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    ^^I 've seen one tornado in my life, from a relatively fortified building that was not in the direct path. However we were close enough to see the tornado in full detail and the power of the storm (an F2) is truly amazing. To see it move around, seemingly with a mind of its own, and level trees and some structures in its path was just incredible. I can't imagine being in a tornado's path and away from shelter. That has got to be the most frightening experience.

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    We had a Derecho come through here last summer and we stood out in it. I can't imagine what a tornado is like.
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    Pretty cool time-lapse of the tornado
    Turn down your speakers, as the audio is also in the vid

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