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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Original Post - May 20, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
hey there say, all... not sure if there are any here, but some folks may have family in these areas... this is really awful weather here, and huge
tornado touch-down...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/tornado-oklahoma-city-moore-205548879.html


perhaps, as many of you have dealt with sudden awful weather on a climb, and the drastic change affecting life, at that moment... we can use this thought, and give some wishes or prayers, that folks can get through this, if more come, as they are supposedly expected...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 20, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
=1 Neebs! The midwest has been pummeled this year- rain, floods, tornados now.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 20, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
OKC.

OKC tornado 5/20/13
OKC tornado 5/20/13
Credit: michaeld
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
hey there say, ron, thanks for chipping in...

say, michaeld, that photo was a shock, when i saw it...

i just learned it more more than mile wide, think i last heard: 2 1/2!


thank you all for caring... so very awful for all these folks... :(
just giving time to pray for some kind of help, is better than doing
nothing... the radio had a few folks that went through this, share...

by their voice, it just makes you cry... :(
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
BASE104 lives somewhere near there. I think he said he was somewhere near Norman, which is pretty close to Moore (where the worst of the tornado damage is apparently), IIRC.
Barbarian

climber
May 20, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Daughter and grandkids are in Shawnee. They were hit by a huge tornado last night. Spent the night under their stairs wearing motorcycle helmets. They are OK.
They were headed to Moore this afternoon to pick up her fiance's motorcycle, but decided against it. Moore was leveled 40 minutes later.
Counting my lucky stars right now.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 20, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
That's crazy Barbarian.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
hey there say, barbarian... oh my... i am so grateful for your family, :O

i was almost ready to cry, as i read this, 'til i heard the part about how they are okay now...

sadly, i know that friends of theirs may not be...
oh my... you all are surely in my heart, babarian...

good to hear from you, too, and regards to your wife... at this awful time of devastation, and your daughter THERE!,
i am happy that you were able to have this treasure of your family being saved through this...

also, elcapinyoazz:
hope BASE104 is okay, and that he can check on family or friends, soon... (have to edit on the spelling of the handle name, i sometimes mess those up, edit=think i fixed it now)...
atgoett

Trad climber
oklahoma city, ok
May 20, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
I commute through Moore daily to university in Norman. By chance I decided to come home early today. It was a pretty nasty storm to say the least.

thanks for the prayers neebee, you're a good soul

/lurker out
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Biblical.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 20, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Odd that refrigeration eliminated one of the better forms of tornado protection from that landscape. I wouldn't live in one of these areas without some form of underground protection, seems like societal failure of common sense to build suburbs in these areas without such shelters .
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
hey there say, atgoett thank you...


so very glad for a miracle save, for barbarian's family...

with more storms on the way, from that same 'structured one'...
let's pray others can such a treasure...


i remember about the tornado alley, stories, since my folks, and all there
family, were from ohio... it sticks in your heart, to really pray for others, when your family HAS been fortunate... you WANT everyone to be so, if possible...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
hey there say, healyje... as to this part of your quote:

... I wouldn't live in one of these areas without some form of underground protection, seems like societal failure of common sense to build suburbs in these areas without such shelters

i always WONDERERD about WHY there were not so many underground shelter, as you mentioned... unless they underground?? was not solid and collapses easy? i never understood.. (dont' know what the 'refridgeration' part of your share means? ) thank you for sharing..

from what folks told me in ohio, was that basements were to help, concerning tornados, but i never knew much more, as to if folks had underground shelters, such as root cellars, etc, as well, that could help...


very sad day, for many folks... here's hoping for some kind of new help
somehow for them...
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 20, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
"....seems like societal failure of common sense..."


Kind of like New Orleans being built -6ft underwater. Hello Katrina.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Neebs, the refrigeration part means that we used to have root cellars/ice house/etc, that doubled as storm shelter. With a Frigidaire, you don't need a root cellar, but then you don't have a storm shelter either.
Anastasia

climber
Home
May 20, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
I was told most shelters are built UNDER the slabs so...People might still be trapped under all that debris. I'm praying and... Yes, Bill might be called out there and he will have my full support. In fact I am hoping he does, it will make me feel that at least something is getting done. If I had the time and skills, heck, even carpentry skills, I would be out there trying to help out. I wonder if anyone could gather up some camping supplies and help with the shelter issues? I don't know... Stuff like this makes me jumpy. One of these days, I'll get Loki to finish her training or another dog to work as a search dog and I actually will be there. Mark my words... I just need the kids to be of school age so I could drop stuff and go. At an age when having them sleep over isn't that difficult.

Psilocyborg

climber
May 20, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Yo, so we moved here temperarily from riverside county a couple months ago. We live in Edmond which is on the north side of Oklahoma City area. Yesterday we were under threat, but we had time, I made my girlfriend jump in the truck and we got out of there. A weak tornado touched down a mile south of our apartment.

So then today we watched the whole thing unfold on television. From before the funnel formed to when it was just tearing through the city. The destruction is massive, and watching the tornado form and destroy the city live on TV was just surreal. Strangely voyeuristic. This is total madness!

Moving back home to Hemet in July...counting the days to get out of this flatland deathtrap!

Yeah and we have nowhere to go in a tornado. This complex has no shelter, and this is a pretty nice apartment complex. I am just flabberghasted there is nowhere for us to go. Leaving the area seemed like a smart move. We had plenty of warning and it only took a few minutes to hit the freeway and start hauling ass out of the way.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
hey there say, elcapinyoazz... oooooooooohhhhh, now i understand... it did have to do with the rootcellar things...

and psilocyborg (hope i spelled that righ)...
say, i oddly had the radio staion somehow bumped and it had been on the wrong station, all morning, but i was outside, so did not know...
i LEAVE it on for the bird,as it is said that they need noise, if you are not around... well:


THAT is how i learned of all this, and took to praying... one of the INTERVIEWS, there was a man who said the very same thing as you:

he was fortunate enough to SEE it forming, and knew what was going one (radio info, too, ???? he may have had?) so he took off on the freeway,
in the opposite direction.. apparently he JUST got away from it just in time... you could tell the gratitude in his speech...



anastasia... from what i heard unless the info changed, they may not even be able to help yet, as more may? be on the way, from the same weather-system, :O that is what is what another fear is, there... :O


say--i know i am far off, but if you needed me, years from now, as you
'travel to do good' i am here for to watch the ol' kid, :)
if you are heading out this a way, of course, ;)

prayers for bill to do and be, where and what, he is trained for...
god blesss...
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 20, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Numbers 51 as of right now, and they're still trickling in.... Hopefully this disaster doesn't come close to Joplin's devastation.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
May 20, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Peace all and good luck.. i have been near 3 twisters and the scared me more than any run out, ever.
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