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Old 05-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Massive tornado hit Oklahoma

Two-mile-wide tornado slams Oklahoma City area, killing at least 51 - CNN.com

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The preliminary rating of damage created by the tornado is at least EF4 (winds 166 to 200 mph) -- the second-most severe classification on a scale of zero to five -- the National Weather Service said.
The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, KFOR reported.
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a tornado hits oklahoma and it's news?


Did you hear people sped on the sea to sky highway this weekend?


I'm surprised anyone lives in tornado alley anymore
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Yikes! A two mile wide tornado is gigantic. When Mother Nature comes knocking, get out of the way. -really sad to hear about the people killed in this incident.

140 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals.

People who think that a tornado hitting a city is not news need to look at this video. Imagine if this monster was heading towards you.

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a tornado hits oklahoma and it's news?


Did you hear people sped on the sea to sky highway this weekend?


I'm surprised anyone lives in tornado alley anymore

I had CNN on and was thinking exactly the same thing when they were covering the area before a tornado even touched down

and i was thinking CNN really needs to get their act together and report the news... so i flip to the BBC for awhile and when I check CNN again I see the aftermath

and HOLY SHIT horribly massive and destructive tornado

I agree though, Im surprised people reside there where apparently 95% of the worlds tornadoes occur (quote from cnn)
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People who think that a tornado hitting a city is not news need to look at this video. Imagine if this monster was heading towards you.

As stated earlier in the post you failed..... I wonder why people still live in tornado alley. you have heard of this right? this isn't the first time oklahoma has been devastated by a tornado, in fact, since 1999 when you were born, it's happened a lot!
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interesting.. as recently as May 2011 there was a massive E5 tornado in Missouri killing a record 158.. where the hell have i been?


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As stated earlier in the post you failed..... I wonder why people still live in tornado alley. you have heard of this right? this isn't the first time oklahoma has been devastated by a tornado, in fact, since 1999 when you were born, it's happened a lot!

Hahah. Dude, I am much older than you, bro. -hate to date myself but I was born way before 1999.

Anyways, it's not that easy to move from one place to another to avoid tornadoes. It's a weather phenomenon common across the entire U.S. midwest. Kansas and Iowa are also states where tornadoes have occurred.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_Alley
These figures, reported by the National Climatic Data Center for the period between January 1, 1950 and July 31, 2009, show the ten most affected states. As reports are taken from individual counties within States, sometimes the same tornado can be reported more than once as it crosses county lines.

Texas: 8049
Kansas: 3809
Oklahoma: 3442
Florida: 3032
Nebraska: 2595
Iowa: 2368
Illinois: 2207
Missouri: 2119
Mississippi: 1972
Alabama: 1844
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Hahah. Dude, I am much older than you, bro. -hate to date myself but I was born way before 1999.

Anyways, it's not that easy to move from one place to another to avoid tornadoes. It's a weather phenomenon common across the entire U.S. midwest. Kansas and Iowa are also states where tornadoes have occurred.
While that may be correct.... as young as I am, being born in the early 80s, if we had a devastating earthquake every few years that killed 100s of people in BC, I'd be in Alberta with my family by now. If I couldn't afford to do the move, I was obviously in the wrong industry.

I'd be safe to say if i lived in tornado alley and was poor, I'd at least move to salt lake city as soon as i could save the $1000 it may cost to move me there.


But I'm sure there are some really well educated people who have a good reason to live in tornado alley and have no problem living there, I just don't feel bad for them when their trailer park ends up 3 miles down the road.
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a tornado hits oklahoma and it's news?
A two-fucking-mile-wide EF4 that obliterates an entire town? Yeah, that's actually news.

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50 million people live in the Gulf Coast states despite it being a primary target for hurricanes. 40 million people live in California, more than half of them sitting on top of one of the most active fault lines on the planet. If you're looking for somewhere that's safe from nature's ravages, you're probably better off on the moon.

Some people have lived in "Tornado Alley" their entire lives and never witnessed a twister - despite the frequency with which they happen there, it's a pretty vast area. What's particularly newsworthy about this is that it's something like the 5th major storm to hit the area in the last 15 years.

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Hahah. Dude, I am much older than you, bro. -hate to date myself but I was born way before 1999.

Anyways, it's not that easy to move from one place to another to avoid tornadoes. It's a weather phenomenon common across the entire U.S. midwest. Kansas and Iowa are also states where tornadoes have occurred.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_Alley

These figures, reported by the National Climatic Data Center for the period between January 1, 1950 and July 31, 2009, show the ten most affected states. As reports are taken from individual counties within States, sometimes the same tornado can be reported more than once as it crosses county lines.

Texas: 8049
Kansas: 3809
Oklahoma: 3442
Florida: 3032
Nebraska: 2595
Iowa: 2368
Illinois: 2207
Missouri: 2119
Mississippi: 1972
Alabama: 1844
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but this one has more info although it doesn't give totals

Average number of tornadoes and average deaths per year by state

Mississippi has the most deaths per year average then Texas

Florida has the most tornadoes per square mile and Oklahoma is 2nd however tornadoes in florida supposedly dont get as strong
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As stated earlier in the post you failed..... I wonder why people still live in tornado alley. you have heard of this right? this isn't the first time oklahoma has been devastated by a tornado, in fact, since 1999 when you were born, it's happened a lot!
That's like laying no one should live in Richmond because it's going to sink when the big one hits. It's peoples homes you just can't pick up and leave... What you do is prepare yourself with shelters and safety gear.
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Toll's up to 90 or so. Tragic.
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To give an idea of the scale of this thing: the classic picture of a tornado has a footprint the width of a house, maybe two - couple hundred feet or so. The contact patch of this thing was reported as being up to TWO MILES (over 10,000 ft) wide. That's the distance from No.3 Rd. to No.5 Rd. in Richmond, and Bridgeport to Granville the other way. That's the full width of Sea Island - this thing could have flattened the entire airport in one pass.
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The death toll is confirmed at 24 currently, reduced from the 51-90 reports

Two dozen killed in tornado in Oklahoma City suburb | News1130
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that video is crazy...as per the 'Twister' movie... sure looks like the 'Finger of God'!
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Yeah, M.E. said there were a lot of double-counts in the confusion.
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