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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Pretty wild.... I just heard them refer to this as a "Tornado Emergency" - as if that were a categorization. Is that worse than a "Tornado Warning"? I've never heard of such a thing.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Pretty wild.... I just heard them refer to this as a "Tornado Emergency" - as if that were a categorization. Is that worse than a "Tornado Warning"? I've never heard of such a thing.
    Tornado emergency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A Tornado Emergency is enhanced wording of tornado warnings used by the National Weather Service (NWS) in the United States during significant tornado occurrences in highly populated areas. Although not a new warning type from the NWS, instead issued in a Severe Weather Statement (or in rare cases, in the initial Tornado Warning), a Tornado Emergency generally means that significant, widespread damage is expected to continue and a high likelihood of numerous fatalities is expected with a large, strong to violent tornado.[1]



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Pretty wild.... I just heard them refer to this as a "Tornado Emergency" - as if that were a categorization. Is that worse than a "Tornado Warning"? I've never heard of such a thing.
    Yes, this is actually much worse than a tornado warning. I had to look this up on Wiki...

    Tornado emergency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    This is crazy


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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    holy **** this storm looks crazy on the news.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    just came here to post a link. Crazy. Reminds me of that big one they had in 1999.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    just saw video on the kfor stream.. 2 schools (and the entire neighborhood around it) just completely destroyed.

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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Live Streaming on KFOR.com | KFOR.com

    another live link showing the damage. Just complete devastation.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Trying to figure out of the kids were still in the school(s) completely obliterated by the tornado. Helicopter pilot above the scene doesn't even know the status of his own family.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    they've got a helicopter going over the path...........just nothing left standing. Gosh I hope those kids are safe. One of the weathermen on air showed that the tornado went a block north of his house.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Ok, so the 3D radar on the Weather channel showing the tornado is pretty damn cool.



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    I assume Reed Timmer's Twitter is blowing up? (I'm old and don't use Twitter)




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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    this guy interviewing a guy who lost his ranch is just horrible. Absolutely terrible. "you got some dead horses?" after introducing him as the owner he asks "so you own this farm here?"



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    Re: Oklahoma Tornadoes

    Thoughts and prayers for anyone in the path of that. I really, really hope those schools were let out.



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