Yikes! I am so grateful to have never been in any sort of disaster like these. However, I know that it can happen at any time and that is what scares me. I guess I better start preparing my home and family.
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
Do your homework. MOST of the homes hit yesterday were brick according to residents interviewed on CNN's The Weather Channel. Whole neighborhoods of nothing but upper middle class and even more wealthy brick homes were completely demolished. Brick and stone mean nothing when faced with 200 mile per hour winds. I am pretty sure that if I came to "Europe" I would find lots of wood homes. Melissa