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Massive Tornado Hits Oklahoma - More To Come

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, May 20, 2013.

  1. 2011nfl

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    This news is terrible. I have a close friend in Edmond, OK and he finally just text me back. He posted just yesterday on his FB that he would be working in Moore, OK where the 2 mile wide tornado hit. I cant understand for the life of me why people live in these plain states with this happening so frequently.
     
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    stay safe BHW brahs
     
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    The last major one was in 1999. Not so frequently.

     
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    Not so frequent my ass! They chase a tornado in Oklahoma every season in the Storm Chasers tv show!
     
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    Not true.. That was the last major one to travel almost the same exact path as the one today..... Oklahoma is the Tornado capital of the world. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_state_in_the_US_is_the_Tornado_capital_of_the_world


    Oklahoma has so many tornadoes each year that many actually travel the same exact paths as previous years tornadoes
     
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    Why do people live in japan with tsunamis? Why do people live in California with earthquakes? Why do people live in Australia with everything out to kill you?

    Nowhere is safe. Atleast with tornados you have high chance of survivng in a tornado shelter.
     
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    I really do not understand why there isn't a joint push by home owners associations and insurance companies to develop tornado destroying technology. 80 years ago Nikola Tesla envisioned using drones to carry explosives into a tornado and then explode to disrupt the air flow and therefore destroying the tornado.

    Also dome homes need to be pushed heavily as an alternative to the typical american home in those areas.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw9YvcV8vWk
     
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    There were a lot of children that died at an elementary school there, it's so heartbreaking. I'm trying to understand why the kids were in school still. Where I live, if there's even a slight chance of tornados, the kids always get out of school super early. We had a bad tornado event here a few years ago and some kids were killed. Every since then, they have made it mandatory that schools are out early. I can't understand why it's not the same everywhere, especially in a place that gets as many tornados as they do. I really thought we were the last ones that started doing this.

    I just can't help but wonder if those kids would have been alright if they were home. I know a lot of people out there have storm shelters and at least some of those kids might have had a chance.
     
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    Still developing they say now more than 90 dead including at least 24 children terrible news, massive natural disaster, the weather is responsible, but reports say it landed with less than 15 minutes warning hence the carnage...
     
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    Bad news....
     
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    Being in a car when a tornado hits is the worst place you could be, they were safer at the school.

    Letting the kids (especially elementary school kids) out early without previous warning just isn't really a viable option - you are going to pack the kids on to buses, and drop them off at home to be alone? And the 6 year olds are going to do what?! The parents of most kids have jobs they can't just walk away from without prior warning.

    All of the schools in Oklahoma have tornado drills, and they all have "safe" rooms for tornados. Despite the destruction at the schools in Moore, most schools are actually probably safer than those kids' homes, had the homes been hit, and some of those kids probably lived in trailers (there are a lot of trailers in Moore).

    That was a freakishly bad storm and it hit the school very hard, but the trajectory of a tornado is very hard to predict. You kind of have to chalk this one up to bad luck.
    Hopefully it will cause them to re-examine the security of the safe areas of other schools as well, but sending kids home isnt' a better alternative (seriously, where do you live that does that?).
     
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    Stay safe anyone in the firing line.

    I live in a major cyclone (hurricane) zone, so I know how you feel. I had Yasi, a category 5, once in a hundred year cyclone, bearing down on me until about 5 hours before it hit. Not a nice feeling getting evacuated and thinking it's the last time you'll see your house.
     
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    This areas should have brick homes instead wood like they do in other parts of US. It's just not safe to be in tornado with this type of construction. R.I.P. for those who left us.
     
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    No, concrete dome homes reinforced by steel,is the way to make a tornado proof home. Many brick homes get destroyed during tornados,bricks themselves are very strong,its the mortar holding the bricks together as well as the design of most brick homes that causes them to fall apart during a tornado.
     
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    Terrible news, stay strong.
     
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    [They emerged from the tub 15 minutes later to find their brick house gone and cars badly damaged.
    "There's no house. It's just a pile of rubble," Allen said.]

    Even brick homes aren't safe with a tornado that size.. They said that as far as destruction is concerned, the Oklahoma tornado may be the most destructive in the history of the world.....
     
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    To build homes that can withstand a tornado, you need to build a fortress, or yeah implement weather altering technology.

    The homes in that area don't have basements a lot of the time because the type of soil in the area makes it prohibitively expensive, which is another aspect of the challenge. Oklahoma isn't the wealthiest area in the nation, and it votes against federal aid, so it's a pipe dream to have strong homes in the area any time soon.

    And on that note, look up how much damage a tornado can do. Ok, high-speed winds can knock down a structure and move cars around, but that's not the problem, it's the 200+MPH bowling balls, nails, branches, bricks, and other debris that will pulverize brick and anything but feet of concrete. At that point, you're building a bomb shelter.
     
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    The area of focus has now shifted to the south and Dallas/Ft. Worth are now being watched very closely by the national weather center, and schools are being let out early
     
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    I just picked up my son early from school and it looked like a normal day when they get out. Everyone was picking their kids up early.
     
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