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Tornadoes strike central Plains ( Video )
CNN ^ | May 10, 630 pm | CNN

Posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

CNN) -- A severe weather system spawned multiple tornadoes in the central Plains region Monday evening, including a massive twister recorded on video over Norman, Oklahoma, that caused severe damage and some injuries.

Another tornado snaked through the sky above Yukon, Oklahoma, west of Oklahoma City, and residents in nearby states were being advised to seek cover as the storm system moved through the area.

A third tornado was confirmed on the ground southwest of Wichita, Kansas, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Other twisters were reported in Medford and Shawnee in Oklahoma, according to Albert Ashwood, director of the state emergency management agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: okc; oklahoma; stormwatch; tornado

1 posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow...lot different than our weather here in So.Cal!
Thanks for the info!

Polly


2 posted on 05/10/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog
Just springtime in KS.

We endure the occasional tornado, but never worry about earthquakes.

3 posted on 05/10/2010 6:50:08 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My daughter-in-law (lifelong New Jersey resident), just moved to Ft. Riley KS with my son.

She is terrified of these storms!

She amazed how we are just so used to them!

4 posted on 05/10/2010 6:52:22 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad; pollywog; ZOOKER
Having grown up on the high plains...at least you knew they were coming or were possible....Earthquakes arrive with no warning....

I have trouble handled that...but they don't happen often.

5 posted on 05/10/2010 7:00:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: MountainDad

Moved there in Spring of 1967, with soon to be deployed Husband. California Native and those storms scared me to death also. Mrs. easternsky


6 posted on 05/10/2010 7:03:07 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There’s been at least one long-track tornado today; it’s the cell that has tracked from south of Oklahoma City to the Arkansas state line, a distance of at least 150 miles. Not sure if it is one tornado, or a family or tornadoes. But to give you some idea of how rare these long-track storms are, the tornado that hit Yazoo City, MS two weeks ago was the second-longest in U.S. history, trailing on the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925 (that one had a continuous ground track of more than 200 miles).

Two tornadoes with tracks of more than 150 miles (in less than two weeks) is unprecedented.


7 posted on 05/10/2010 7:04:10 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

These systems are affecting a wide area. Here in Iowa today the weather has been unusual. East wind all day, which doesn’t happen very often. Gusty, cold, and rainy.


8 posted on 05/10/2010 7:07:46 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO! - "Throw All The Bums Out!")
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To: ZOOKER
We endure the occasional tornado, but never worry about earthquakes.

I left KS back when I was young for CA. Everybody said we were crazy to move to the land of the earthquakes, but I seem to remember tornados in KS every year. Folks used put us kids in the family car and drive over to neaby towns that were devastated. Saw my fair share too, but our home was never hit.

9 posted on 05/10/2010 7:09:44 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: MountainDad

You get used to what you have to deal with over time- you learn to notice how the wind is or is not blowing- you notice when it is deathly still and know the potential when the birds are quiet. You notice an oppressive feel to the air, and the sky that is a yellow green- you notice anvil clouds.

And you certainly notice a roiling black sky.

I may well regret this thought, but a tornado hits and runs. A hurricane settles in and stays awhile.

I certainly would not put someone down for being afraid of the weather- but like anything else, you are aware. And you deal with it.

Every place has its something.


10 posted on 05/10/2010 7:20:11 PM PDT by handmade
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To: easternsky
I think I'd rather put up with our tornado's than your earthquakes!

Those things, (earthquakes), freak me out!

11 posted on 05/10/2010 7:25:11 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: handmade
You said that perfectly!

Thank you.

12 posted on 05/10/2010 7:27:53 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

I lived in Manhattan, Ks. for awhile. I’m from the east coast and I enjoyed the storms of the plains. You haven’t seen a real thunderstorm until you experience a good old midwest thunderstorm.


13 posted on 05/10/2010 7:29:38 PM PDT by doc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Prayers for those injured.


14 posted on 05/10/2010 7:33:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: MountainDad

I quess it is what you grow up with, are get used to. Were in Foothills now so just get a twinge of the shaking. The way that Thunder rolls in those States just sends chills up my spine just thinking about it. We have Thunder and Lightning but nothing like that. I will Pray for her, away from Home and in different surroundings can be really scarry. Mrs. easternsky


15 posted on 05/10/2010 7:38:48 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: doc

I really do enjoy sitting outside with the dogs and watch the T-storms march across the sky.


16 posted on 05/10/2010 7:43:26 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: easternsky

Thanks for your prayers for her! I try to calm her down.


17 posted on 05/10/2010 7:46:42 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Fox news reported a little while ago that two were dead from tornado's in OK.
18 posted on 05/10/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware
Sorry, make that four dead.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency management spokesman Jerry Lojka said one person was killed in Oklahoma City and three were killed in Tecumseh, which is about 45 miles southeast.

19 posted on 05/10/2010 7:55:19 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: handmade
I live in a small town in Illinois. Last week we had a BMW rep. at our auto parts plant come for an audit. One of the audit questions dealt with contingency planning for a disaster/emergency, at which point I let out a burst of laughter.

And so that forced us to tell 'the Gypsy Queen story' to satisfy his curiousity. (I first heard it when I started working at this location, moving down from the Detroit area in 1999). It seems that many years ago a nearby town kicked out a Gypsy clan over the usual troubles associated with them. Our town welcomed them and let them set up their camp. Things apparently went well, and so when the matriarch of the gypsy clan was on her deathbed, she pronounced a blessing over the town from all natural disasters.

Just a story, but we do live in tornado country and have been spared all such disasters ever since then. I've seen tornadoes traveling nearby but none have ever hit the town itself. Hmm.... I wonder if I can tell my Allstate agent about this and get a rebate on my homeowners' policy... ;-)

20 posted on 05/10/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lydiablievernicht)
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To: mware
Thanks for the update.....no matter how bad the news is.

Prayers to the families

21 posted on 05/10/2010 8:01:15 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

Just one touch of His Hand will do it. Be Praying. Mrs. easternsky


22 posted on 05/10/2010 8:10:58 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: MountainDad
I really do enjoy sitting outside with the dogs and watch the T-storms march across the sky.

I had a dog once and if a t-storm came up and he was in the house, he'd raise hell until we let him out so he could bark at the thunder and lightening. If it was raining too, that didn't bother him in the slightest, he would just snap at the rain drops. I had begun to suspect that he was a democrat dog but other than that quirk he was pretty smart.

23 posted on 05/10/2010 8:37:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: Liberty1970
If you see an F-5 headed toward you, bend over, put your head between your legs and kiss your a$$ goodbye. An F-5 can rip the pavement right off the highway and anything else in its way.
24 posted on 05/10/2010 8:40:12 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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