Skip to comments.LIVE Streaming Coverage of Moore, OK, Tornado Search/Rescue/Recovery Ops.
Posted on 05/21/2013 3:21:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill
Search, Rescue & Recovery operations continue. 91 confirmed dead as of 6:15am, EST.
More severe storms are approaching the area, at this minute, according to TV station's weather dept.
The films of the EF-5(?) from yesterday are amazing, scary and gut-wrenching. TV crews have been up all night with rescue workers and first responders.
Salvation Army & Red Cross, plus others providing shelter, food, water to tens-of-thousands displaced by yesterday's twister.
30 sq miles of damage, 2¼-mile wide debris ball. ½-wide funnel. Ground scrubbed clean in many areas. Debris from Moore deposited/coming down in Arkansas and Missouri.
I have seen enough of it on FOX.
It is all so sad...I do not want to see anymore.
N Texas Red Cross is worn out.
They were still working the tragedy in West Tx, then 16 tornadoes in N Texas.
Today is shaping up for more of the same.
Praying for those that have lost Children and other loved ones.... Its gonna be a long hard day for those in OK...
If they've been going at it all night, S/R crews must be about whooped by now.
Another 40 victims found overnight :-((
And the weather map on News9 is showing a whole lot of magenta again this morning.
Best wishes, Oklahoma
Special Weather Statement in effect
EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIRMASS POISED TO ERUPT IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BY LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING
RICH LOW LEVEL GULF MOISTURE COUPLED WITH STEEP LAPSE RATES ALOFT HAVE RESULTED IN AN EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIR-MASS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS EARLY THIS MORNING. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH PUSHING EAST OVER CENTRAL TEXAS WILL SLIDE A COLD FRONT INTO WESTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP RAPIDLY BY LATE AFTERNOON
QUICKLY BECOMING SEVERE AS THE FRONT ENCOUNTERS THIS UNSTABLE AIR MASS. THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE FROM LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS
HOWEVER WITH THE EXTREME INSTABILITY PRESENT
ISOLATED TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. MUCH OF THE EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS WILL BE AFFECTED FROM LATE AFTERNOON UNTIL THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WEDNESDAY. IN ADDITION
RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY AVERAGE 1 TO 3 INCHES WITHIN THE HEAVIEST STORMS PRODUCING SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING. HEIGHTENED CONCERN EXISTS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR THIS EVENING
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BURNET
AUSTIN AND GIDDINGS. EROSION OF THE CAPPING INVERSION COUPLED WITH EXTREME INSTABILITY ALONG THE FRONT AND AN INCREASING LOW LEVEL JET
MAY LEAD TO VERY LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. THE SYSTEM SHOULD EXIT THE REGION OVERNIGHT TONIGHT
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
WITH RAINS AND SEVERE WEATHER ENDING FROM THE WEST.
Nor do I. FR is better used focusing on the disasters emanating from Washington.
We should know what we are looking at better by noon.
Moore is almost no more..
Has anyone else lost all the content on the ‘Comments’ tab ?
The latest official read is that it was a EF-4.
However, after seeing the Wichita EF-5 back in the early '90's, yeah, it's an EF-5.
NWS is due out later to determine whether EF4 or EF5, but from “scouring” of ground, weathercasters are calling it EF5.
Whatever it was, it was a bad one.
U of Oklahoma opened a lot of their housing facilities to those who needed shelter.
Walmart Emergency Center was loading trucks and contacting ‘associates’ in impacted areas. WMT is good about providing major help during such crises.
News9 TV station in OKC area was taking donations yesterday (food, money, basics). They said the money would be handed to the Red Cross for ‘use’.
The width and strength of that tornado and the horriffic damage it caused looks alot like the Plainfield, IL tornado. That one was just down the road from where I live.
If anyone knows of a good recovery effort to donate to (NOT Red Cross - Local in OK if possible) please post that information on this thread. I have to leave for work but will be checking back during my lunch break.