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LIVE WIRE: M.E.'s Office confirms 91 dead in Moore tornado
KOCO-TV ^ | May 21, 2013

Posted on 05/20/2013 11:40:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ALERT: State medical examiner's office: 91 killed in Oklahoma tornado; death toll expected to rise. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott tells KOCO 5 that 51 of the deaths have been confirmed but that her office was awaiting the arrival of 40 more fatalities.

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Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.

Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says there is no word of injuries from the elementary school. Knight says the school suffered "extensive damage" on Monday afternoon. He did not say which school was hit.

Neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., are flattened and blown apart....

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; tornado; weather
Pray for the families.
1 posted on 05/20/2013 11:40:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Pining_4_TX; oxcart; calypgin; OKSooner; T-Bird45; beefree; aragorn; Osage Orange; CitizenUSA; ...

Very sad Oklahoma ping.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 11:52:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


3 posted on 05/20/2013 11:53:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ten years or so ago, a twister hit Oklahoma City . . . and carved a mile-wide path of destruction between the homes of two of my aunts then living in OKC.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 12:23:47 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heartbreaking. Prayers up for all who have lost. I can’t imagine.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 12:24:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is the path it took through the heavily populated areas.


6 posted on 05/21/2013 12:30:08 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Image from Dailymail UK.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 12:30:45 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is the timeline.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 12:38:07 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

That’s the other tornado we’ve been hearing about today.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 12:41:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is unbelievably sad. Prayers for all those poor families.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 12:57:11 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering about the repeat hit. It seems Moore is subject to tornados. I grew up in North Texas and it seemed like Wichita Falls was always getting hit. Is there some topography that lends itself to the formation of tornadoes, or possibly sort of “funnels” a tornado along a certain path after it has formed? Does anyone know about that?


11 posted on 05/21/2013 12:59:09 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
Well, according to this map below, you need to live in or close to the mountains if you want to avoid tornadoes.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 1:02:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

BTW - Looks like there have been 4 long and nasty F4’s that have traveled through the Texas panhandle sometime in the past.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 1:03:38 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 05/21/2013 2:10:27 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: justa-hairyape

KFOR’s meteorologist predicted Monday’s tornado will also be classifed a 5 with 300 mph winds after the data in analyzed..we’ll see.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 2:15:19 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...

My heartfelt prayers and my donation goes out to the souls in Moore, Oklahoma—

Yet, is it just me or am I the only one who cannot stand to watch any more continuing breaking news any more. The reporters (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, local) are all like idiot savant parrots repeating the same wrong/misleading/inane semi-factiods over and over again?


16 posted on 05/21/2013 2:43:42 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Flat country.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 3:03:57 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Bender2
The reporters (Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, local) are all like idiot savant parrots repeating the same wrong/misleading/inane semi-factiods over and over again?

Just like they did at Sandy Hook...

18 posted on 05/21/2013 3:51:35 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Old Sarge

Like bleating sheep


19 posted on 05/21/2013 3:54:12 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: justa-hairyape

Seems there were some long ones in the Northern Alabama Mississippi area.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 3:59:31 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The headline I see at the link is:

LIVE WIRE: Death toll in Moore tornado could soon reach 91

I don’t doubt the total could reach 91 and even more, but the article’s headline is different from the headline posted in this thread.

Did they change it after you posted?


21 posted on 05/21/2013 3:59:40 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up for my native state.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 4:25:43 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Bender2

agree


23 posted on 05/21/2013 4:26:13 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Plaza Tower School was destroyed, and is where the multiple children/teacher fatalities occurred; Briarwood School was also destroyed but children escaped w/ minor injuries.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 4:38:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Rightly Biased

One of the longest tracks on that map appears to have crossed the entire state of Mississippi.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 4:41:35 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Rightly Biased

26 posted on 05/21/2013 4:50:02 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Dusty Road; Hetty_Fauxvert

Flat country, yes, but also a staging platform for the meeting of warm air coming from the Gulf and cool air coming from Canada.

Not an expert, by any means, but it is my understanding that the vortex forms when a mass of the cold, thus “heavier”, air aloft moves in over a mass of warm air near the ground.


27 posted on 05/21/2013 5:15:02 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bender2
... repeating the same wrong/misleading/inane semi-factiods over and over...

Gotta' be first on the scene and first to deliver the "news". Unfortunately, in the race to be first they are often wrong.

28 posted on 05/21/2013 5:17:50 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me about it.)
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To: Rightly Biased

Read an article which said Huntsville, AL is number 1 in tornado hits. I have lived through 3 F5s. They are no fun whatsoever. One thing the higher ups do is to close all schools if there is even a hint of a storm. They do the same if there is snow/ice in the forecast. People may complain but I am all for that. After this, I imagine there will be fewer complaints. People have not recovered from the one 2 years ago.


29 posted on 05/21/2013 5:35:06 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Bender2

You are not alone in this, buddy.

With you all the way.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 5:46:21 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: justa-hairyape; ken in texas; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
Re: and Gotta' be first on the scene and first to deliver the "news".

Well, if you look at the yellow X here...  photo Twistercast.gif where I am located in Corsicana--

We may see me...  photo Bender-Whoa-R.gif being first on the scene!

31 posted on 05/21/2013 6:57:30 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Don’t get dented, Bender, or we’ll have to hammer them out.

Would that count as getting hammered?


32 posted on 05/21/2013 7:03:29 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Bender2

Stay safe, brother.


33 posted on 05/21/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fox News now reports the M.E.’s Office now confirms 24 dead. Spokeswoman said the she hopes the toll wont go up but knows it will. Said that the higher numbers was due to possible double reporting.
34 posted on 05/21/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Bender2
I'm a green X in Plano. I think I can see you from my house. :)


35 posted on 05/21/2013 7:23:59 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me about it.)
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To: Bender2

If you ever hear of a guy being found wrapped around a toilet, that will probably be me. The media will ponder how someone can get so tightly wrapped around a toilet, but let me tell ya, I would have been holding on for dear life.


36 posted on 05/21/2013 12:41:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: ken in texas
Re: I'm a Green X in Plano... I think I can see you from my house.

Well, my Yellow X is about...  photo Radar-2.gif to get real wet.

But I feel safe as Xev...  photo lexx-redhead-300.gif is going to protect me for some consideration to be named at a later date--

BTW I think I can see your Green X in Plano...  photo b46-b.gif even through the rain--

37 posted on 05/21/2013 2:37:40 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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