Major tornado now in OK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fwismoker, May 31, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thoughts and prayers to people in the way of this storm.... a mobile home park was just taken out.

    ...here i'm out bbq'ing while people are losing their homes.   Thoughts and prayers from Indiana
     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Red i hope you're OK
     
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  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    X2. Crazy weathe they are getting. OBR is posting updates on FB.
     
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  4. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    x3. Aw jeez, this just sucks. So sorry for the folks in the Midwest.
     
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  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Oklahoma City might have got lucky...early reports but now St Louis is getting it. 
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I-40 is my route twice a week-Tx panhandle to OK. city than north east to ST. Louis, went through it this afternoon just before they formed, pea size hail and growing with Hard rain.CB chatter was pretty favorable till I got into the storm than heard that east bound was stopped on the interstate, as I punched through the storm it looked like a parking lot with everyone out of there vehicles looking at a huge wall of black. I sure wouldn't want to live in tornado ally. hang tight all-thoughts are with ya.
     
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  7. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just posted in Reds "remembering our friends........." thread. I'm in Bethany OK with Americares and the storm that came through here was an incredible show of force by mother nature. Never seen anything like it. Any of you folks in this things path be careful. And those that it has already gone by.... it may not be over. This thing is dropping incredible amounts of water, cars and trees thrown, literally thousands of lightning strikes. Unbelievable power.
     
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  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks to all for checking on us!  The central part of the state is catching the worst of this afternoon's and tonight's storms.  We've been lucky in NE Okla. so far tonight, a few storms but widely scattered.  Keeping our fingers crossed.

    geerock, OkieLeo, TurnandBurn, and all you folks in Central Oklahoma, stay safe with an eye on the sky!  The OKC area can't seem to catch a break.

    And Oklahoma is not the only place getting hit with storms...there is a line of severe weather stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states.  I hope all remain safe tonight...

    Red
     
  9. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad that you checked in to let us know that you are okay!  My thoughts are with all of you folks!
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Red. glad to hear you all didn't take the brunt of this!     We only have tornado watches but i think i'll sleep with the tv on so i can hear any watches to warnings that might come.   
     
  11. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Prayers are with all ... here in N. Tx we get em too.. just not like OK.. Hope Jeff is hunkered down
     
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Prayers to all affected...
     
  13. okieleo

    okieleo Fire Starter

    Got called in early last night... we had two very small tornado touchdowns in Norman (maybe just some strong straighline winds but there was a lot of rotation in the storms). Lots of damage, had a fatality accident (head on collision), and there were more people killed just north of us including a mom and infant that were pulled from their vehicle as they were traveling down the highway. In lesser news we arent in a drought anymore and it only took one night. We had almost 5 inches of rain from 6 PM last night to about 6 AM today. Needless to say things flooded. Cars were floating away and people just kept driving into high water. Anyway its been a long night and I am going home to sleep, it is me and my wifes 5 year anniversary and I will get to goodmorning, kiss her, and then crawl into bed and get up to do it all over again but I have a lot to be thankful for. My house is standing, my family is safe, and I have a job to provide for them with. Things could get a lot worse.

    Night all.
     
  14. snorkelinggirl

    snorkelinggirl Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to hear that you and your family are safe and well.  Yours is a tough job, but thank goodness there are folks like you that do it!!!  Hope you guys get a more restful day and night, tonight!
     
  15. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We were out at our local "watering hole" last nite....I kept asking Alesia if you had posted anything.  Was worried...couldn't remember where in OK you were located!  Keep checking in and let us know yall are okay!
    Leo....We are so glad that you and your Family are fine!  Hug them a bit harder today!  

    We do have a lot of members in OK, Texas and MS.....hope we hear from more today!  Almost like taking "roll call" in school!

    Kat
     
  16. papacurtis

    papacurtis Smoke Blower

    My gosh i feel guilty for complaining about all the rain we are having here lately. Wishing safety and peace to all the midwest members on here.
     
  17. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    i second thatpapacurtis one of the plumbers i have been digging for went to okc for some ball games hope i get to dig for him monday if its not to muddy prayn for everyone in ok
     
  18. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey, Leo...sounds like a tough night.  I'm thankful to hear that you and yours are safe and sound.  Happy Anniversary to you and your wife!  Sorry you have to spend it working a disaster.

    Red
     
  19. jwbtulsa

    jwbtulsa Meat Mopper

    No shortage of job security for those of us that work as emergency department nurses. A group of us trauma RN's were wanting to respond again to OKC but the damn storms kept coming towards Tulsa. We knew we had to sit tight in case our community needed us. What a big shitty mess. Tulsa was fortunately spared most of the storm but there has been disaster all around us. I would like to say thank you to all of you had kept us in your thoughts and prayers. It's been a long twelve days. The one blessing that I have received is that I have the pleasure of mowing some very tall and wet grass this weekend. It will be hard, messy work but I will love every minute of it. I am privileged to have a home and family safe so far. All the best.
    John
     

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