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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

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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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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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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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