You are in our thoughts & prayers if you were !! Especially for those families that lost loved ones. A & W
We watched it on CNN the whole evening. It doesn't get much worse.
We are so sorry to hear that all of that class of young kids have gone, along with all of those others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in Oklahoma.
My wife's niece, her husband and three children all live in Moore Oklahoma. They were not home during the tornado. He was at work. Supposedly the shelter he was in was practically destroyed. She was at work teaching in another town and the kids were with her and are OK. Information is sketchy but last I heard they could only get within six miles of their house.
Here at home I just got in at 2 AM. We have been pumping out water from the fields so we can plant corn. Just looked at the rain gauge. It has 4 inches in it now. Probably lost a weeks worth of effort on getting rid of water. Went down to the creek levee and got the pump tractor out of the borrow pit. It might have been under water by morning.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the people in the Mid West
Like Ralph we watched Fox News continually last night and prayed for the families impacted. Wasn't/isn't there a notable antique car collection in OKC that Chickasha people frequently visited?
It looks really bad in OKC right now 9:15 AM central time 05/21/13 all most dark green out and clouds really low. No birds around the shop, in Oklahoma that's not a good sign. It's cold with a light southern wind and the air feels heavy.
No damage to any collections I know of on the North side of OKC.
The utter destruction leaves me speechless.......which doesn't happen too often.......
This isn't the first time for Moore. They had a big one in 1999, but I gather this one is even worse. Makes an underground school shelter seem like a real good idea, even if it takes blasting into bedrock.
Herb, I understand what you said. Being a rancher myself it's the same. Our job is never over and just have to cope with what the weather hands us. Good luck to you and your season to make your income for the year.
Lots of concerns and prayers for all those seriously affected by this.
I'll take Califunny's earthquakes any day over that. I looked last night. That is the third big one to hit that area in fifteen years.
Safe in our area but lots of friends affected. Thanks for the prayers!
I don't know about a car collection, but the parts business Obsolete Ford Parts of Oklahoma is located in Moore, if I remember correctly. Also, some members in the central US (I for one), know David Baker in Oklahoma City. His place is southeast of Tinker AFB and northeast of Moore. In fact it is just north of the lake shown on the TV where the tornado apparently fell apart. I hope that was the case, because if his place ever gets hit, they'll be picking up his parts as far away as Tulsa.
I talked to Linda Baker yesterday and she said the funnel went back up in the clouds before it reached their place. She said the only damage they had was a window broken out by the hail.
God Bless those kids and their families. Heart wrenching. We can replace our Model T's, but not our kids who love to ride in 'em. May they rest in peace, and their poor parents somehow be able to cope. Absolutely awful. Nature is trying to tell us something, folks.