Originally Posted by oink Gros
Crashjean strikes again, eh?
Certainly in comparison to OKC right now.....
BTW, how close were you to that tor
More and more true everyday.
By comparison to Monaco, midtown Manhattan, Bel Air, and Palm Beach are low rent.
The horror in Moore, OK happened almost 20 miles southeasst of me thank God but we had a couple of tornado warnings where I am and the sirens went off both times. One of my daughter's coworkers who lives in Moore had her house leveled but no one was hurt. Because of the tornado warnings I had a comforter stacked near the walk in shower in the master bath, which is where I go if it gets really bad. Fortunately I have had to take shelter there only once but that time, when my family and I came out, all the trees in our my front yard had been leveled. In the 45 years I have lived in this house the worst damage I have had to the structure has involved only roof shingles, dented guttering and siding, and some broken glass from hail. Insurance pays for that sort of thing, of course, but going through it is still a pain in the fanny.
The Moore tornado was so violent that there was no place to go to be safe from it, short if a purpose built underground shelter. A women went into the 7 Eleven store near the huge Moore Warren theater and took shelter in a walk in cooler. I would have thought she would have been safe there but she died when the building collapsed on her. The pictures of dead grade school kids on the front page of this morning's Oklahoman
are images I can't shake yet. We'll be all right though, folks around here persevere. Always have, always will.Edited by gwsat - 5/23/13 at 6:52pm