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Tornado sirens sound in Oklahoma City amid warnings of 'life-threatening' storms
msnbc.com, Updated at 9:38 a.m. ET: OKLAHOMA CITY ^ | 4/14/12 | By The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: midwest; tornadoes; warnings
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To: ErnBatavia

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.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks for the map link. best I have seen. I was having a hard time finding one. Thanks!


42 posted on 04/14/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: SVTCobra03

We live just west of you and I have my Walthers sitting ready right next to my bugout bag.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 12:52:14 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: carriage_hill

Praying God’s hedge of protection on all


44 posted on 04/14/2012 1:15:58 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Big Red Clay
Being a south Kalifornia boy, those situations spook me....the last two summers we've been in central Minnesota when the sirens went off; quite a feeling of helplessness, especially if you're on the top floor of a Super 8 with nowhere to go.

Good luck - we've been flipping back and forth with TWC all day, since we've driven often through all those areas.

45 posted on 04/14/2012 1:24:51 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: carriage_hill

Fellow FReepers, please pray for my daughter Sarah and her family. They live in Omaha Nebraska and are expecting some F3-F4 tornadoes tonight.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: blueyon; RIghtwardHo; SVTCobra03; Mom MD; tcrlaf; Jack Hydrazine; azishot; Moose4; MEG33; ...

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.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 1:37:31 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: thethirddegree

Prayers offered.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: thethirddegree
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 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.

49 posted on 04/14/2012 1:42:01 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: carriage_hill

“Cat 3-4-5 twister...”

Make that F3-F4-F5 Twister; Cat is Hurricane class.


50 posted on 04/14/2012 1:43:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: fwdude

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!


51 posted on 04/14/2012 1:52:37 PM PDT by Magnolia
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To: thethirddegree

Prayers for Sarah and family..and all in harm’s way.
Prayers the tornadoes do not hit populated areas.


52 posted on 04/14/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: thethirddegree

Been praying all day for those in the paths, will keep Sarah and family especially in mind.


53 posted on 04/14/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Magnolia

Prayers up..


54 posted on 04/14/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: prairiebreeze

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.


55 posted on 04/14/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: carriage_hill

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.


56 posted on 04/14/2012 2:39:49 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


57 posted on 04/14/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

They would, right after the euthanized them all, and collected US Taxpayers’ monies for “caring for them”.


58 posted on 04/14/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: MEG33

You/yours be safe, too. Always better to over-prepare than under-prepare.


59 posted on 04/14/2012 3:08:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: LomanBill

Great job, Bill. Very nice shot there.


60 posted on 04/14/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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