At least 51 dead after massive Okla. tornado and entire neighborhoods completely annihilated. Over 50 tornadoes have been spotted.
Oklahoma City Tornado 2013: Storms Tear Across Central U.S. (LIVE UPDATES, PHOTOS, VIDEO): it never seems to end, does it? Just six months ago, all the ‘red state’ GOP gang in DC whined about giving the Northeast any hurricane Sandy aid. Now, they are being hammered by Mother Nature and horrible things are happening with many deaths and much destruction and like with the Texas refinery blowing up, they will line up for all of us to bail them out of this mess.
Frankly, I and many living here on the East Coast are sick and tired of this constant alternation between begging for help and then denying us any aid. The destruction of this suburb of Oklahoma City, epicenter of far right wing vicious politics, is sad to see and I feel very sorry for the victims.
But…and this is huge but…these same people cheerfully put into office jerks who slap us in the face at every opportunity and crow about how great they are due to pumping oil and gas and selling it to us, oh, how RICH they all are compared to us.
Welcome to Congressman James Lankford | Congressman James Lankford who is the jerk representing this area hit by tornadoes. Oklahoma freshman representatives vote against Sandy relief | News OK. I am happy to report a number of the comments to this article talk about what a jerk this Tea Party dude is, thank heavens. Here is a prophetic comment from one of the readers several months ago:
Hope they can’t remember how they voted next year when tornadoes and wildfires hit our state.
And then disasters hit and suddenly they appeal to liberals to be heartbroken and caring. A month later, they will resume their destruction of all social systems and anything that helps the rest of us survive.
Storm Prediction Center Public Severe Weather Outlook (PWO) is a rare thing but of course, we on the East Coast have had these warnings in the past and for good reasons!
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WOUS40 KWNS 201646
PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1146 AM CDT MON MAY 20 2013
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
AND OZARK PLATEAU THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW TORNADOES...AND SCATTERED TO WIDESPREAD
DAMAGING WINDS AND VERY LARGE HAIL OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
AND OZARK PLATEAU THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
FAR SOUTHEAST KANSAS
CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MIDDLE/UPPER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND CENTRAL GREAT LAKES.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ALONG BOTH A COLD FRONT AND
DRYLINE BY 3 PM ACROSS PARTS OF OKLAHOMA. THESE STORMS WILL QUICKLY
BUILD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE OZARK PLATEAU AND SOUTH INTO PARTS OF
NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS. INITIAL STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE VERY
LARGE HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES. AS STORMS GROW IN
COVERAGE...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BECOME AN INCREASING THREAT AS
WELL...WHICH COULD BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING.
STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS DEVELOPING
SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE
WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA
WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER
Looks like the tornadoes are missing Dallas/Forth Worth tonight. Very dangerous storms. One thing that really annoys me is how so very few houses in Tornado Alley have any sane storm shelter that is underground. The damage from this storm eliminated houses entirely, hiding under a bed or in a bathroom was futile.
I spent a lot of time and money on my very secure basement. For good reasons. There are ways of building houses with a low profile that can fend off tornadoes but we want to live in European-style houses and Europe has very few tornadoes. I think nothing will change just like people build houses on the edge of the ocean and then want the oceans to be totally stable and never change due to higher or lower polar ice, something the oceans have never done for the last several million years+.
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