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Wichita in tornado crosshairs.
ksn.com | 4-14-2012 | Self

Posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT by lmr

Severe Storms in Wichita. Large Tornado moving into Southwest part of city. Haysville, Derby, Wichita especially in the crosshairs. We're hunkered down here and prepared. It looks like it might miss us, but there are more storms expected tonight. Looks like a long evening. Stay Safe!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: breakingnews; kansas; tornado; weather; wichita
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Stay safe Kansas freepers!
1 posted on 04/14/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by lmr
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I’ve been watching the Weather Channel - Looks scary in the middle of the country.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: lmr

Prayers for all.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 8:19:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: lmr

>I’m listening to “Wichita Metro Area Sheriff, Fire, EMS, and HWP” using the Scanner Radio app<

Sounds scary out there. From South MS, stay safe!


4 posted on 04/14/2012 8:38:19 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: lmr; All

Live Coverage:

http://www.ksn.com/content/weather/liveradar.aspx


5 posted on 04/14/2012 8:41:16 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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Weather Channel saying damage reports coming in from South Metro Witchita, Witchita Airport, and McConnel AFB.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: lmr
Good luck.

I know the 'being in the crosshairs' feeling.

Hard to sleep.

7 posted on 04/14/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT by blam
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To: lmr

Everyone stay vigilant. Might be a time for our bread-basket FReepers to forgo a few hours of sleep.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 9:11:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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AP Reporting via Twitter that a tornado has tornado destroyed about 75 percent of small western Iowa town of Thurman.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 9:27:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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CNN reporting a tornado struck a hospital in Creston, Iowa.

“”We have been hit. We are triaging and moving patients,” a spokeswoman at Greater Regional Medical Center in the south-central Iowa city confirmed.

City Council member Randy White told CNN he was aware of no serious injuries. “A lot of windows have been broken out and some cars have been flipped over. We can’t see a lot right now because the power is out.”

A temporary hospital was set up at Southwestern Community College, White said.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/14/us/midwest-storms/?hpt=hp_t3


10 posted on 04/14/2012 9:31:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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There are reports of a trailer park destroyed in Wichita. Victims are in the rubble and gas fires are burning.

https://twitter.com/#!/travisheying


11 posted on 04/14/2012 9:33:13 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: lmr

So far so good in KC but I’m afraid we may get some nasty weather after midnight. I’m prepared - got things together this afternoon. You, please, be safe.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: tcrlaf

Developing: NWS: Confirmed tornado near Kanopolis State Park, KS, moving NE at 55 mph (1123 pm CDT)


13 posted on 04/14/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: lmr

I’ve been following the storms tonight on this live feed from the Kansas City Star...up to the minute info....

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/14/3554797/follow-kansas-severe-weather-developments.html


14 posted on 04/14/2012 9:40:15 PM PDT by baysider
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To: rdl6989; All

FROM TWITTER:
Radar indicated tornado moving into areas in and north of Lincoln. Get ready Omaha.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 9:41:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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A post on American Weather Forums says a nursing home has collapsed in Wichita.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 9:42:25 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: tcrlaf

It looks rough on raw radar. The pressure is strong. Anyone on this frontal path needs to be covered up. Darkness is a curse for this situation.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 9:43:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tcrlaf

Per WitchitaFire.Org Twitter:

Sedgewick County Fire Dept. Declaring Oaklawn a crisis Zone, PEr Battalion 24


18 posted on 04/14/2012 9:46:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Another tweet:

RT @KVOEA M1400: WX: Tornado on ground southeast of Cassoday moving NE at 40mph.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: lmr

There are some powerful tornadoes moving through parts of Kansas tonight. One passed about 2 miles from my parents home. Damage reports are trickling in. but darkness is hampering relief efforts.

We’ll know a lot more tomorrow. We expect widespread damage.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 9:49:12 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: tcrlaf

11:42pm (CST)- a confirmed tornado was located 5 miles northeast of Brookville - moving NE at 55 mph

Via twitter


21 posted on 04/14/2012 9:55:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: rdl6989

From your American Weather Forum:

“Report of 70-80 “victims” at Pinaire Mobile Home park in SE Wichita. Unknown extent of injuries. impassable due to debris.”


22 posted on 04/14/2012 9:58:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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The wind is very gusty here in Topeka but no rain yet.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 10:04:48 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: lmr

Watching a line develop and moving out of the Texas Panhandle right at you if yer in Wichita KS.....

Prayers up for ya !

Stay safe !


24 posted on 04/14/2012 10:10:45 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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Tornado spotters report tornado on ground 7 miles SE of Gage, OK, moving NE at 45 mph - @stormchaser4850


25 posted on 04/14/2012 10:11:40 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Squantos

Prayers up for all.

Things are getting a little exciting up here in Iowa again as well. And more moving in out of Nebraska.

I think I’m going to have to stay up a lot later than I intended...


26 posted on 04/14/2012 10:21:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: rdl6989

Gosh, these babies are moving fast up here.

Just had a pretty intense cell pass just a couple miles to the west while another cell was moving past just a couple miles to the east. Went right around us on both sides.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 10:26:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: rdl6989

Near Woodward, OK as well. OKC Channel 9 live coverage just talking about apartment complex that’s been hit/destroyed, theater hit as well, natural gas smell.

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=436


28 posted on 04/14/2012 10:29:24 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: nuconvert

I’d been back on earlier, but the power was out for several hours. I’m in Haysville. It missed us by about 2 miles. We aren’t far from Oaklawn which seems to have got the worst of it. A close call for us. Prayers to all affected.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 10:31:03 PM PDT by lmr
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To: EternalVigilance

Tornado IS hitting Woodward, OK now. @NEWS9 has a chaser there: LIVE: http://bit.ly/IJJTi8

He’s giving AMAZING live reports from Woodward, telling EMS to role EVERYBODY.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 10:31:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

This is line 3 for Oklahoma.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 10:32:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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Live link to TV-9 feed. I think this is OKC?

Reporter is calling for EVERYBODY to come and help.

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=436


32 posted on 04/14/2012 10:34:22 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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“He’s giving AMAZING live reports from Woodward, telling EMS to role EVERYBODY.”

This guy is driving around and giving storm damage reports? Yikes!


33 posted on 04/14/2012 10:37:43 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: toldyou

Houses wiped out in Woodward, OK.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 10:38:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: toldyou

They think Strong City, OK just got hit.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 10:42:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh no. Prayers being sent.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 10:46:47 PM PDT by lmr
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like the Creston, Iowa hospital was hit tonight.

http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/Creston-hospital-hit-by-possible-tornado/-/9357080/10820290/-/emdn5xz/-/index.html

CRESTON, Iowa - A possible tornado damaged a hospital in Creston on Saturday night.

Authorities with the Creston Police Department said the damage was reported at the Greater Regional Medical Center about 7:30 p.m.

The extent of the damage is not yet known, but a nursing home near the hospital also sustained damage.

Creston Mayor Warren Woods said power lines are down all over Creston, and much of the city is without electricity.

At Southwest Community College, roof damage was found on dormitories, and there were other reports of damage there.

Police said there were reports of injuries.


37 posted on 04/14/2012 10:52:04 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: EternalVigilance

If the general direction of the storm holds and it holds together, it looks like it’s headed just north of the storm that just hit Wichita.


38 posted on 04/14/2012 10:52:45 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: tcrlaf

Woodward, Oklahoma HIT HARD.
Multiple reports that Tornado sirens DID NOT go off.

At night, that could be very, very bad.


39 posted on 04/14/2012 10:54:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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FROM AWF:

KOCO just showed video of what appears to be a large tornado of the Woodward, OK Tornado. Woodward fire chief reporting devastation in Woodward with a large area affected.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 10:57:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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New Tornado Warning, ppassing just north of Manhatten, KS.

Isn’t North of Mahatten Fort Riley?


41 posted on 04/14/2012 10:59:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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Yes that area is Fort Riley. Storm radio now reports tornado warning in Pottawatomie County KS


42 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:06 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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Prayers up for everyone in the paths of these storms.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 11:23:28 PM PDT by American Quilter
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Grapefruit sized hail right now north of Manhattan KS


44 posted on 04/14/2012 11:26:29 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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Grapefruit sized hail right now north of Manhattan KS

That is hard to imagine coming out of the sky.
Been following The Weather Channel all night.
The updrafts and inflow circulations have to be tremendous to produce that size hail.

45 posted on 04/14/2012 11:31:39 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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Right now I’m watching local coverage and the weatherman on WIBW Topeka reported that. I can’t even imagine the damage that would do. The old Tornado Watch was to expire in about 30 minutes but has been extended.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 11:37:39 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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That is hard to imagine coming out of the sky.

I've seen it. Goes right through some roofs.

47 posted on 04/14/2012 11:41:08 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: rdl6989
I hope and pray that you stay OK.
Stay alert tonight and according to them, it may be as bad tomorrow.
48 posted on 04/14/2012 11:42:40 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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Thank you. Tomorrow morning early will still be bad from what I’m hearing.


49 posted on 04/14/2012 11:44:38 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I’ve seen ping pong ball size and that was bad enough on cars and windows, just can’t imagine grapefruit size.


50 posted on 04/14/2012 11:45:01 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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