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Tornado sirens sound in Oklahoma City amid warnings of 'life-threatening' storms
msnbc.com, Updated at 9:38 a.m. ET: OKLAHOMA CITY ^ | 4/14/12 | By The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff

Posted on 04/14/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill

At least three possible tornadoes hit central Oklahoma early Saturday in a prelude to what forecasters warned could be a day of "life-threatening" storms in the nation's midsection. No injuries were immediately reported.

Department of Emergency Management official Michelann Ooten said the possible tornadoes were reported west and north of Oklahoma City. One was spotted near Piedmont, a small town where a twister last May killed several people.

The National Weather Service was working to confirm the reports.

Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Brown told The Associated Press the storms were fairly weak but still damaged some homes. A tornado that touched down Friday afternoon sent 10 people to the hospital with "bumps and bruises" and ripped through southwest Normal, ripping up telephone poles, shredding trees and ripping off rooftops, according to the Oklahoman.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: midwest; tornadoes; warnings
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Batten down the hatches! Here they come. It's going to be a long day, with the worst hitting between 3-5pm, radio reports are saying. Take precautions, FReepers-in-the-areas!
1 posted on 04/14/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Prayers for the safety of all in harms way.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 9:16:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: carriage_hill
Prayers up for OKC...


3 posted on 04/14/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: carriage_hill

Graciously hear us, O Lord, when we call upon You,
and grant unto our supplications a calm atmosphere,
that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins,
may, by Your protecting mercy, experience pardon.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 9:18:33 AM PDT by caldera599
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To: carriage_hill

Prayers!


5 posted on 04/14/2012 9:22:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: carriage_hill

Good luck ya’ll

sunny and 80 in middle tn


6 posted on 04/14/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Biggirl; MEG33; LomanBill; caldera599

Yes, please pray for all in the way of this coming *hell-on-earth* weather. A Cat 3-4-5 twister is a very scary thing! Been there, many times more than I care to remember.

I hope I’m wrong, but it looks like this day is going to get really ugly for more than just some.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 9:30:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill

Prayers for the people and animals in the areas that are of emergency concern.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: carriage_hill

Bad thisafternoon, worse through the evening and overnight. Keep the NOAA radio handy, and good luck Kansas!


9 posted on 04/14/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: carriage_hill

Very scary predictions for many indeed..May all find shelter in the storms.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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bump!


11 posted on 04/14/2012 9:38:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: carriage_hill

Prayers up for the people.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 9:38:34 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: carriage_hill

This weather system is still here in so Cal. We have had sleet, RAIN, snow in the local mountains and Cold!!! I have to go to the office today and will be bundled up. Prayers to all and keep safe.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: TonyInOhio

In KC now - quiet before the storm. Charging up the laptop in the basement just in case. I’m in the “moderate chance” part of Kansas so hopefully we’ll just have some much needed rain.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 9:42:48 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: MEG33

Our Family Farm has a 20’x40’ custom-version of this one, which Dad & I built years ago, and works just fine for many emergencies and TSHTF scenarios. We’ll all be going down there later, after the livestock is safe and secured.

http://www.atlassurvivalshelters.com/aboutus/nbc/shipping/

Scoll down to bottom and imagine a h-u-g-e version of this I-beam unit. Click on bomb shelter link to see other types from that co.

(No, I don’t have any vested interest in that co, except it’s saved lives, on many occasions.)


15 posted on 04/14/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill
My old stompin' grounds. Hope all fair well. BTW, MSNBC I believe that yesterday's tornado was in Norman, not Normal. Not sure there even is a Normal in Oklahoma.
16 posted on 04/14/2012 9:48:40 AM PDT by DKM
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To: carriage_hill
Severe Outlook 4/14/12

The purple "High Risk" level is rarely seen.

17 posted on 04/14/2012 9:48:40 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: carriage_hill

And whoever now owns H.A.R.P. can increase the power and steer these storms wherever they please.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s some serious shelter!


19 posted on 04/14/2012 9:56:14 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: fwdude

That area’s going to leave a terrible “mark”, wherever it moves from/to.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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