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Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City (Injuries being reported)
Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013

Posted on 05/31/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 05/31/2013 5:55:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DEVELOPING: A massive tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Weather service forecaster Daryl Williams says the emergency issued Friday evening includes Oklahoma City and some suburbs.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: emergency; oklahoma; tornado; weather
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Terrible news.
1 posted on 05/31/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear God, not again!


2 posted on 05/31/2013 5:47:57 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

prayers up for everyone down there.


3 posted on 05/31/2013 5:48:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers!


4 posted on 05/31/2013 5:49:15 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers without reservation! Lord help these people,


5 posted on 05/31/2013 5:53:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers and a whole lot of faith needed


6 posted on 05/31/2013 5:53:33 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget love)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Last report is 3 twisters on the ground. One headed towards Moore.


7 posted on 05/31/2013 6:00:59 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lord, please help these people. God bless them. Many prayers up.

I have been watching on Fox. Multiple vortices. The thing is huge. Pray for our Oklahoma brothers and sisters.


8 posted on 05/31/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: mardi59

Its ugly that’s fer sure.


9 posted on 05/31/2013 6:02:39 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are below ground in our shelter North East of the City... Just North of 44 in Luther


10 posted on 05/31/2013 6:04:58 PM PDT by kcross
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm in Conroe, Texas. Last week I had to get in my bathroom with my puppy and put a big cushion on top of us and I put on a motorcycle helmet I have for that purpose and hoped we weren't going to be killed. There was circulation over the town and the hook was there on the radar and the weather channel was saying for everyone in my town to take cover that they didn't know if it was going to drop to the ground.

I could see in my mind what happened to Moore and really thought I'd had it. After thirty-five minutes the weather channel said it was okay, it didn't drop to earth.

I have left that big love seat cushion leaned against the wall in that bathroom because it's difficult for me to get it in there and until this tornado weather changes, the cushion is staying there.

I'm watching the weather channel now as this deadly weather moves around. This has just been terrible in Texas, people killed here and terrible in Oklahoma with people killed.

Looking at west of St. Louis, tornado debris field. I pray for everyone in danger tonight.

11 posted on 05/31/2013 6:08:33 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: kcross

God bless you


12 posted on 05/31/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t sound good,cars turning around on the freeway.


13 posted on 05/31/2013 6:12:23 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Marcella
Prayers for all affected. It looks like Texas may be back in the barrel tomorrow evening.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/31/2013 6:13:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God bless these people - I hope there are enough places to go for shelter.


15 posted on 05/31/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: JRandomFreeper

“It looks like Texas may be back in the barrel tomorrow evening.”

Really - didn’t know that. I’ve had my tornado scare for the year; don’t want another.


16 posted on 05/31/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Live thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3025946/posts?q=1&;page=351


17 posted on 05/31/2013 6:18:00 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Running thread with over 300 comments if anyone is interested:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3025946/posts?


18 posted on 05/31/2013 6:18:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: mdittmar

I’m so frightened for the people stuck in traffic. If it were me I would not stay in the car but would be out in a field.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 6:19:28 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..nite time live feed by FOX

http://live.foxnews.com/#/1155606214001


20 posted on 05/31/2013 6:20:30 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

dammmmmmmmm..looks like heavy traffic on that live feed..


21 posted on 05/31/2013 6:22:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Live Streaming from any of the following:

http://www.news9.com/Global/category.asp?C=207228&BannerId=1022

Fox2

http://fox2now.com/on-air/live-streaming/

KMOV

http://www.kmov.com/home/KMOV-Live-Stream-129813793.html


22 posted on 05/31/2013 6:30:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: kcross

Please be safe!

May God bless you & keep you!


23 posted on 05/31/2013 6:57:57 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These all made it out alive with minor injuries. I would say they found a tornado.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 7:16:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

I’ll bet their auto insurance will fight that claim


25 posted on 05/31/2013 7:19:06 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: F15Eagle

Looks like they got more than they bargained for...


26 posted on 05/31/2013 7:21:38 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Story goes at the big mall the mall cops ran everyone out of the tornado shelter and caused a traffic jam.


27 posted on 05/31/2013 7:22:50 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Timber Rattler; DanielRedfoot

Passenger described it as a Chevy Yukon


28 posted on 05/31/2013 7:24:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Oops GMC


29 posted on 05/31/2013 7:24:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All



30 posted on 05/31/2013 7:26:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God wants our country to turn back to him.

When will we learn the message?


31 posted on 05/31/2013 7:31:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY
 
O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you."  Behold, in your name I humbly ask our Heavenly Father to protect every man, woman, and child in our great nation from those who want to delete your name from our society, i.e. on our money, in our courts, and in our schools.  Protect us from plans of destruction from which our enemies have plotted. 
 
You, Heavenly Father, are the real foundation of our nation.  I thank you for making me a citizen of this land of freedom and unlimited opportunity...which are the results of its Christian base. 
 
Please surround and protect us, and our military with Your love and mercy...in Jesus' name. 
Amen

32 posted on 05/31/2013 7:32:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: F15Eagle; waterhill; ixtl

Wow! (((ping))) to 30.


33 posted on 05/31/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Envisioning

Looks like they found it.


34 posted on 05/31/2013 7:34:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: F15Eagle

Mike Bettes and his team are very lucky tonight!


35 posted on 05/31/2013 7:35:34 PM PDT by halo66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barely missed us (again). Minor damage to house. Lots of debris. More fun in OKC!


36 posted on 05/31/2013 7:37:21 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Sadly, several deaths reported. We can fix things. We can’t fix lost lives.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I heard an interview with their IDIOT governor on Fox, she’s upset that people we’re out and about and on the roads, at rush hour on a Friday.
She said they should get off of the roads.
Where the hell are they to go? Abandon their cars an run into the middle of a corn field?

She said she told the Highway patrol to go out and warn people that a storm is coming, and close the highway in the area of the storm.,
Thus causing a major traffic jam, trapping people on the road.

So effectively, a typical government official thinks people ars SOO Stupid, in Oklahoma that they forgot what a tornado is, from last week, don’t have the capacity to recognize a threatening storm, check out its direction on their phone, or turn on their radio and make decisions for themselves.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: mdittmar

There was a very unusual traffic jam right before the storm hit. The roads wouldn’t have normally been as busy at that time of night, but I think a lot of folks chose to bug out. That only works if you leave well in advance of storms. About 1/2 hour out from getting hit? Too late. Hunker down in place is best bet. I heard there were many accidents, and a lot weren’t caused by the tornado. They were caused by people whipping at very high speeds around others on the highways in a mad attempt to escape or get home in time to beat storms. I was passed by several folks going probably at least 90 MPH.


39 posted on 05/31/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
well we starting watching this after dinner as i had fox on while we barbecued out back. my gf started praying that God would reduce the storm and protect the people in the storm. i looked at the storm via noaa.gov and i imagined a city with glass everywhere shredding hundreds of people. it looks like now the casualties where limited. she won. she prays first.
40 posted on 05/31/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2
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To: Doogle

That was conventional wisdom after the May 20th tornado. Get out of town rather than weathering the storm. Too bad that doesn’t work when everyone else is trying to evacuate at the same time. Lesson learned for me. I’ll stay home. People need to stay off the roads during these things.


41 posted on 05/31/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: F15Eagle

Should have used a Ford.

Seriously, that vehicle’s pretty banged up. I hope injuries weren’t too serious.


42 posted on 05/31/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: DanielRedfoot

It wasn’t rush hour. It was 6:30 PM, and the news was warning people it was going to be bad all day long.


43 posted on 05/31/2013 7:46:47 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Gubmit is your friend


44 posted on 05/31/2013 8:00:07 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: CitizenUSA

6:30 is still” rush hour” in my area, and they have been warning of threatening weather all week.

What are people supposed to do? Quit their jobs and hide at home?
Hell that’s no safer than any place else.

I’m just saying the government should simply put out warnings and then get out of the way and not clog traffic “ for everyone’s safety”


45 posted on 05/31/2013 8:10:10 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: DanielRedfoot

I think people are still learning from these. This, frankly, is the worst I’ve seen it in OKC. Both the May 3 1999 and May 20 2013 missed us by about 2 miles. Today it looks like we had a much nearer miss (stockade fence with metal poles bent over, roof damage, trees down, etc in our neighborhood).

I think after May 20 people decided it was better to simply leave than weather these storms. I have never seen traffic so busy at this time of the night in my area. That makes me think people were trying to get out, but you can’t leave when the roads are clogged. Had several yahoos burn past me on the highway at very high rates of speed, apparently in a mad dash to escape or make it home in time.

The best bet? Get a storm shelter and ride the storms out. Even a direct hit by an F-5 cannot destroy an underground shelter (but you might have to be dug out after). That’s far, far better than being caught on the roads as some people were.

The weather reporting is very, very good, BTW, so it’s possible to know when it’s still safe to travel and when it’s not. I’d say it’s too late if you’re within a 30 minute window. On something like this that covered a large area with tornadoes all over, it’s foolish to try and escape. A family member tried it and ended up having a much nearer miss than if they had stayed home.


46 posted on 05/31/2013 8:19:38 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

47 posted on 05/31/2013 8:30:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Marcella

I am still watching the local St Louis stations. They are saying that our area South of St Louis needs to be monitored in case of developments.

It looks like St. Louis Metro area is cleared for now, still waiting to hear the results. Tornado did hit there. Just heard that Gov. Nixon has declared a state of emergency.

Holiday Inn Express was hit. The hospitals were spared.


48 posted on 05/31/2013 8:32:28 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Thank God you were missed, I can’t imagine.
We get hurricanes ( with tornados) but at least can see them coming.

Our State learned finally to get out of the way, ( for the most part) close the toll booths to let traffic flow for the folks in the costal areas, and move accidents well off to the side.

Everyone is praying for your community, I dread seeing the news in the morning.


49 posted on 05/31/2013 8:42:44 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: CitizenUSA

Sadly i suspect those that were being stupid on the roads tonight are the same people that come up on merge to the right lane, get in the left lane and go like hell then try to butt in at the last minute causing traffic to come to a complete hault. Stupid people do stupid stuff. More so when under extreme stress putting everyone around them in danger.

Very happy you are safe.


50 posted on 05/31/2013 8:50:22 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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