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tornadoes in North Texas

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Commodore, May 16, 2013.

  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/O1zfHsF0dmY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tornadoes-large-hail-invade-da/12523647

     
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  2. ballerboy001

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    ****'s scary.
     
  3. Felixthecat

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    I was about to post this. I live in Grand Prairie, about an hour north east of Grandbury. The sirens were going off here and we were under a tornado warning until around 9:45. It was pretty scary...I had the wife and kids in the center restroom while I kept a look out.

    I've always loved heavy storms, but having kids changes things. Was definitely a holy s*** moment. Kept calm for the kids but I was crying on the inside. 6 people and counting on the death count in Grandbury.

    Keep that town in your prayers.
     
  4. tamericus

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    Someone posted this online from the storms.

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  5. BigBird

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    I think you mean South Oklahoma, that really sucks though
     
  6. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    Here are some more images of the storms last night:

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    And this tornado is just amazing. Almost a mile wide.

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  7. underoverup

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    OMG! can you imagine getting stuck out in the open somewhere with those things raining down on you!?
     
  8. Scionxa

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    My signature agrees. Yes, that does suck.
     
  9. Yonkers

    Yonkers Contributing Member

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    Those pictures are terrifying.
     
  10. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    Not a great picture but damn that is a massive tornado. NWS out of Fort Worth is giving it an E-F4 status.

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  11. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    Gosh these houses were just obliterated in Hood County. Prayers for them and their families. What a tragedy.

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  12. Commodore

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    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://CBSDAL.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=988461;hostDomain=video.dallas.cbslocal.com;playerWidth=615;playerHeight=365;isShowIcon=true;clipId=8884051;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.DALLAS%252Fworldnowplayer;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixed'></script><a href="http://video.dallas.cbslocal.com" title=""></a>
     
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  14. Bear_Bryant

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    I hate tornadoes.

    Seeing those houses obliterated reminded me of the Tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa two years ago and destroyed everything in its path. I think the Tuscaloosa one was more damaging because it hit a more populated area.
     
  15. J.R.

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    Not much better in Oklahoma today.=/

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Screenshot of school completely destroyed by tornado. This is sick. <a href="http://t.co/82hlkwrl4k" title="http://twitter.com/hasselESPN/status/336584254060380160/photo/1">twitter.com/hasselESPN/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/hasselESPN/status/336584254060380160">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wide shot of the destruction in Moore, Oklahoma from KFOR <a href="http://t.co/MgdXuAJEXB" title="http://twitter.com/zerwekh/status/336585534405242882/photo/1">twitter.com/zerwekh/status…</a></p>&mdash; Rob Zerwekh (@zerwekh) <a href="https://twitter.com/zerwekh/status/336585534405242882">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTO: Tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma <a href="http://t.co/hZeMQBZsS5" title="http://twitter.com/nbcnightlynews/status/336584197072379904/photo/1">twitter.com/nbcnightlynews…</a> <a href="http://t.co/lAYAavdIEF" title="http://twitter.com/todayshow/status/336585342150926337/photo/1">twitter.com/todayshow/stat…</a></p>&mdash; TODAY(@todayshow) <a href="https://twitter.com/todayshow/status/336585342150926337">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Aerial images show widespread destruction across massive area south of Oklahoma City <a href="http://t.co/FpuwFRpQ7y" title="http://twitter.com/AnthonyQuintano/status/336589265578364928/photo/1">twitter.com/AnthonyQuintan…</a></p>&mdash; NBC News (@NBCNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/336590278301450240">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  16. GanjaRocket

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    What's a scarier disaster..

    tornados or hurricanes? I say tornados
     
  17. justtxyank

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    Bad hurricane will do more monetary damage to a city, but at least there is advanced warning.
     
  18. Scarface281

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    This is why I'm glad I moved away from dfw. That part of the country deals with too many tornados. Scary every time. they say its a two mile wide tornado.
     
  19. smr6

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    Yeah they evacuated us to our safe area at work. The tornado hit to the south of OKC and I was in downtown. It was probably about 10 miles south of us.

    There was also one that hit yesterday to the north of the city. The funnel cloud went right over where I live pretty much. Saw it starting to form and then break back up. It ended up touching down about 10 miles or so to the east of where I live.

    Both of them I heard were either at or close to an F-4.
     
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  20. JeopardE

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    KFOR meteorologist says this is "clearly" the most destructive tornado in the history of the world.

    This is horrible.
     

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