Tornado Flattens Suburb Outside Oklahoma City, Kills Dozens

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A huge tornado with 200-m.p.h. (322 km/h) winds devastated the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Monday afternoon. At least 24 people — including children — died in the disaster, according to the state medical examiner’s office. That number is expected to rise. Officials said search-and-rescue efforts would continue throughout the night.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report

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21 comments
mzfitzzy
mzfitzzy

This is my parents home and one of many amazing friends volunteering their time to help us.

Ju Neek
Ju Neek

It is indeed tragic that Natural Catastrophes take human lives. The suffering that is encountered worldwide because of wars, lawlessness, earthquakes, disease and such are increasing. But who can really bring an End to all suffering? The Bible says: "And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite." (Daniel 2:44) Please consider the following for more info: http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/what-gods-kingdom-will-do/

malditoroedortv
malditoroedortv

Hopefully the storms do not directly affect poblacionai high concentration areas in the coming days. The mass of thunderstorms that went through the Heart of the Nation during the weekend and Monday, focused his wrath on Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan area. Suburbs such as Moore were destroyed in the most dreadful and gigantic tornado that has devastated The Great Plains in History. Moore landscape is now like Hiroshima after the bomb, fortunately with no radiation. In 1999 another tornado crossed Moore (OK) on a path parallel and very close to yesterday's. View images and solidarity tweets on http://alturl.com/eobxn

Anyway, most of people in Europe is now asking themselves about why americans houses are mainly builded in wood not in brick and concrete. What is the difference between brick and mortar buildings or cardboard and wood in case of tornado? In the link above there are a video with a brick house untouched and all around other houses absolutelly destroyed. Is a money question? Better to be buried under a wooden house? :-P

Raju Gindwani
Raju Gindwani

My deeply condolence for all the Tornado victims.

Ruth Alviola Posadas
Ruth Alviola Posadas

There's not enough prayers that we can say to all victims of the weather and to the nation as it is being besieged by forces of darkness.

MarciJonesBeck
MarciJonesBeck

Some of these houses were built years ago. My friend's parents lost their house that they have lived in for 31 years. Most of the wood homes are older. And no, it is not better to be buried under ANY house. MANY brick homes were destroyed as well, it all depended on the path of the tornado, NOT the type of house. It can go down one side of the street and hit one, and miss the one next door, hit another and then miss 5 more. It doesn't matter.

JonGibson
JonGibson

@MarciJonesBeck   The type, and shape of house, most certainly does matter.  Square or rectangular structures get knocked down, spherical ones don't.  There isn't any amount of natural wind that can knock a rebar reinforced dome down.

The 'it doesn't matter' falsehood is pretty much why people are still dying when the wind picks up...  

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