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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: carriage_hill

Tornados are rated E0 to E5 now. Fnhanced Fujita scale


61 posted on 04/14/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: carriage_hill

I have an interior bath room..and have had to get covered in the tub only once in almost 20 years..No basements in Texas where I live. If it’s a big one I and my neighbors survive by the grace of God.
My son and his wife survived the 1979 F4/ some say F5 in Wichita Falls TX. Many did not.


62 posted on 04/14/2012 4:00:21 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mmogamer

Thanks for the correction and edification, M. I’m several years behind the exact terminology, out here.


63 posted on 04/14/2012 4:15:32 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

Do you pull a sheet of 1” plywood over top, for cover in the tub? What do you use to cover with?


64 posted on 04/14/2012 4:17:43 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: carriage_hill
mattress
65 posted on 04/14/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

That makes sense! Duh on me.


66 posted on 04/14/2012 4:36:45 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: carriage_hill

We get in our shelter, but if you do not have one, interior room.


67 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:00 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: carriage_hill

No..I just have king sized pillows and a king sized comforter ..At 78 I’m good to remember to put shoes on and grab a flashlight and radio .LOL
My daughter in law was 8 months pregnant..and barefoot when their roof blew off and their bedrm sliding door landed on their bed..They survived in the bathroom. furniture blew off never to be found..out the living room sliding door.
She told me of my son lifting debris looking for a pair of shoes for her after it was over..Shoes are important when you have to walk over debris.


68 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Shoes and jeans are very important anytime, yes!


69 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:27 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: carriage_hill

Sure thing..i was hoping you wouldn’t think I was a know it all heh.


70 posted on 04/14/2012 6:11:23 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: carriage_hill

That was an adventure. I was driving through Oklahoma City right at the height of last night’s storms.

Was on the 44 when the first tornado touched down south of me. On the 35 when the alerts said mile marker 130 was in effected area (as I drove past mile marker 130). Then on the 40 when the storm was north of me. So basically I snaked my semi around and through the storms.

Overnighted at the Flying J at exit 140. When I got there it was super nice and sunny, just outside the squall line basically. Around midnight it was torrential monsoon type rains. That didn’t help getting a good night’s sleep.

Now I’m in Brownwood TX south of that mess. Seems safe here, pretty windy but not like it was last night.


71 posted on 04/14/2012 6:45:41 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

Great report! Hope the rest of the trip is a little more calm!


72 posted on 04/14/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: RitaOK

Thanks Rita. Be safe out there!


73 posted on 04/14/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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