Skip to comments.Tornado sirens sound in Oklahoma City amid warnings of 'life-threatening' storms
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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Im about 10 miles southwest of Omaha. They just said
TorCon of 8 for the big O pn the Weather Channel. The pucker factor is pretty high today.
Thanks for the map link. best I have seen. I was having a hard time finding one. Thanks!
We live just west of you and I have my Walthers sitting ready right next to my bugout bag.
Praying God’s hedge of protection on all
Good luck - we've been flipping back and forth with TWC all day, since we've driven often through all those areas.
Fellow FReepers, please pray for my daughter Sarah and her family. They live in Omaha Nebraska and are expecting some F3-F4 tornadoes tonight.
Just getting back inside from securing things. Looks like the worst is going north of us, but we’ll definitely be getting some t-storms in a hour or so.
Just got a call from a friend that is driving through Omaha right now. I suggested he pull off the interstate and find a place to sit it out but he said he is just going to drive through it.
Tell your family to stay in the basement. They will be fine.
Have you gotten any updates.
“Cat 3-4-5 twister...”
Make that F3-F4-F5 Twister; Cat is Hurricane class.
We’re smack in the middle of the purple zone. Aired out the storm shelter last night have batteries, flashlights, water & cell phones ready to go. We have an elderly neighbor who will join us if the situation warrants. Keep this area in our prayers. Thanks!
Prayers for Sarah and family..and all in harm’s way.
Prayers the tornadoes do not hit populated areas.
Been praying all day for those in the paths, will keep Sarah and family especially in mind.
We’re in a flash flood warning now, although it sounds like the worst of it so far has gone just to our south, around Beatrice.
The tornado watch for here is only until 7pm, which seems weird considering what I’ve read about the threats for tornadoes being in the evening and wee hours.
Weather like this is why we refuse to live in a house without a basement.
We may get some weather tomorrow..There’s only a slight chance storms could be severe..I am so glad you are secured and hope you are out of the worst of it.
If the federal government would just move all of the people out of the tornado belt area, then we would not have to worry about the number of tornados or how severe they are. Of course, PETA would demand stormshelters for the wildlife in the area.
They would, right after the euthanized them all, and collected US Taxpayers’ monies for “caring for them”.
You/yours be safe, too. Always better to over-prepare than under-prepare.
Great job, Bill. Very nice shot there.