Catastrophic Mile-Wide Oklahoma City Tornado Death Toll Rises to 51; Dozens of Children Still Missing At An Elementary School

  • MiamiRealJock

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    May 21, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    The Oklahoma City Chief medical examiner now confirming the death toll has now risen to 51 in the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Disaster. The NWS preliminarily rated the tornado an EF-4, with winds of up to 200 mph. Hospitals are treating more than 120 patients, including about 70 children For the latest photos, videos and news coverage click the link below:


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    http://www.thegailygrind.com/2013/05/20/watch-catastrophic-mile-wide-tornado-levels-the-city-of-moore-oklahoma-south-of-oklahoma-city-and-killed-at-least-10-people/
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    May 21, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    Wow. Incredibly sad.

    http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/05/21/children-among-dead-after-twister-strikes-near-oklahoma-city/
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    May 21, 2013 8:13 AM GMT
    It said on the CNN news coverage that the speed was actually up to 260 mph and 1 mile wide.......Take normal climate swings, exacerbated by man made climate change, and it begins to look like another planet.
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    May 21, 2013 8:20 AM GMT
    Death toll expected to rise to 91..many of those are kids. It's so heartbreaking.
  • hebrewman

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    May 21, 2013 8:41 AM GMT
    late last night, msnbc upgraded the winds to nearly 320 mph. if that's the case, then it is the highest sustainable winds ever recorded on earth. and what really uncorks my bottle, is there are STILL people that continue to debate catastrophic planetary climate change. i'm telling you, it's here and it's real. i've been flying for over 26 years and the types of high altitude turbulence i've experienced in the last 10 years is terrible. time was, 40,000 used to yield a smooth ride. not any more. i feel terrible for the parents of those kids wiped out in the school. what an awful thing.
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    May 21, 2013 9:11 AM GMT
    this would be a great time for a wizard of oz joke
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    May 21, 2013 11:25 AM GMT
    SubIn2Men saidIt said on the CNN news coverage that the speed was actually up to 260 mph and 1 mile wide.......Take normal climate swings, exacerbated by man made climate change, and it begins to look like another planet.


    I firmly believe they will upgrade it based upon the damage I have seen to an EF-5.
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    May 21, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    The power of Mother nature is shocking at times.

    i woke up to this on the news here in the UK and was shocked by the devastation and loss of life.

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    May 21, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
    Thus tornadoes scare me more than anything. Hurricanes at least give you advance week warning to evacuate, tornadoes do NOT.
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    May 21, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    msuNdc saidThus tornadoes scare me more than anything. Hurricanes at least give you advance week warning to evacuate, tornadoes do NOT.


    We haven't had one in the state yet this year. I imagine that will be changing soon, but it's been a remarkably calm year so far.
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    May 21, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    Must be due to global warming.
  • CityofDreams

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    May 21, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    CharleyChase90232 saidMust be due to global warming.


    Spare us your typically unintelligent troll comments.



    +1
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    May 21, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    CharleyChase90232 saidMust be due to global warming.


    Spare us your typically unintelligent troll comments.

    But in fact, Global Climate Change will exacerbate the power of both Tornados and Hurricanes.


    So angry LOL.

    Unfortunately "Global Warming" has stopped unless the BBC is lying.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22567023
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 21, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    Number of deaths officially lowered from 51 to 24.
  • Whipmagic

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    May 21, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    And in other news, as predictable as the Amen in church, the Westboro Baptist Church has blamed the Oklahoma tornado on Jason Collins' Coming Out...
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    May 21, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    Whipmagic saidAnd in other news, as predictable as the Amen in church, the Westboro Baptist Church has blamed the Oklahoma tornado on Jason Collins' Coming Out...


    You guys really need to excommunicate Freddie Phelps from your party, if such things are possible. He must be an embarrassment to all democrats.
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    May 21, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    CityofDreams said
    Unintended said
    CharleyChase90232 saidMust be due to global warming.


    Spare us your typically unintelligent troll comments.



    +1


    I will never understand the defective psychology of trolls who make stupid posts simply to start arguments.



    Maybe you understand this?

    A co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations.

    ‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2328232/Oklahoma-tornado-Daily-Show-creator-Lizz-Winstead-faces-backlash-insensitive-tweet.html
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    May 21, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    I will never understand the defective psychology of trolls who make stupid posts simply to start arguments.


    It's Southbeach. It's his thing.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 21, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    This is horrible. Virtually the entire town of Moore, Oklahoma was wiped off the map. Not a building or tree or even a parked car was spared. The most horrendous thing from this tornado is all the human lives lost. I guess the sunbelt isn't all what its cracked up to be.
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    May 21, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Wow. "OK tornado goes from 0 to 200 miles per hour in seconds"

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/21/ok-tornado-goes-from-0-to-200-miles-per-hour-in-seconds-video/

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    May 21, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWow. "OK tornado goes from 0 to 200 miles per hour in seconds"

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/21/ok-tornado-goes-from-0-to-200-miles-per-hour-in-seconds-video/



    to actually watch this monster forming then dropping to the ground is nothing short of terrifying.
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    May 22, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    Quite an experience to see. people had between 16 mins - 31 mins, yet still so many deaths. But then again, when it's over a mile wide barrelling down at 200mph, unless you're underground....there's not much you can do.

    I lived in Oklahoma for 3.5 years. Enid, Oklahoma. 3 months after moving there, a tornado hit the town on the north side at about 1030pm. i had been out storm chasing all afternoon, but never saw anything.

    that night, as the sirens were going off (quite possibly the most creepiest sound in the world), they were saying street names in my neighborhood live on TV.

    It's the most helpless feeling you can ever feel. You grab yourself, loved ones, pets, whatever, and just hope you make it out alive. I was spared by just a mile.

    As a meteorologist in the USAF, I've had years of training of forecasting, observing, storm-spotting, etc. but still, you are helpless against the force of nature. and nothing can really prepare you for it.

    as cheesy as it sounds, the line in the movie Twister where Helen Hunt says, "you've never seen it miss this house, and that house, and come after you...you've never seen it!" --- drama at its finest, but truth be told not many people actually have this experience (their home getting demolished by a tornado). Unless you've actually been thru it, you'll never grasp the fierceness and trauma that mother nature can unfold.

    My heart goes out to all those affected by this storm. Your lives will be forever changed, and there's nothing; nothing that will make you the same again.
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    May 22, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
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    This photo shows the power of an Oklahoma tornado. Just imagine the wind that could do that! Amazing. This perfectly illustrates when this kind of storm happens the ONLY safe place to be is underground.
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    May 23, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    metta8 said579364_10151634624725115_1827359254_n.jp


    This photo shows the power of an Oklahoma tornado. Just imagine the wind that could do that! Amazing. This perfectly illustrates when this kind of storm happens the ONLY safe place to be is underground.


    not from the Moore tornado, this is from the Joplin Tornado a few years back.
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    May 23, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    metta8 said579364_10151634624725115_1827359254_n.jp


    This photo shows the power of an Oklahoma tornado. Just imagine the wind that could do that! Amazing. This perfectly illustrates when this kind of storm happens the ONLY safe place to be is underground.


    That's the power of any large tornado, not just the latest in Oklahoma.

    Last year, a tornado ripped through the Catskills in Sullivan County, NY, that was so powerful it sent a 50-foot white pine through a house and into a hillside.Half of the damn tree was embedded in 20+ feet of shale! It happened 1/2 mile from my house. Dozens of homes were destroyed; mine was spared, though I lost around 60 hardwoods on the property.

    I don't want to play down the tragedy in Oklahoma, but it is being hyped to hell by the media.

    Residents in that town - tornado alley - were ill-prepared for this tornado, and they paid for it with the lives of the ignorant and innocent.

    America, fuck yeah!