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Old 05-22-13, 04:20 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by seester View Post
Just another Moore resident checking in. [
+1

We had just seen on TV last week that the probability of a tornado hitting the same area twice was once every thousand years. It was a difficult decision to make quickly but we decided to stay in our home as we weren't sure which direction it would turn. Fortunately, we had no damage on this side of town but feel terrible for those who were affected.
That's natural, but don't let it get you down. Just remember how lucky you were to have been missed, and provide whatever support (even if only moral) to those who weren't as lucky. Glad to hear you dodged the bullet.
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Old 05-22-13, 05:29 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
As a side note, I think it's kind of weird that DVD Talk has so many members from a city I had never heard of until a few days ago.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
As a side note, I think it's kind of weird that DVD Talk has so many members from a city I had never heard of until a few days ago.
And yet still not a single member from North Dakota.
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
And yet still not a single member from North Dakota.
you would think some roustabout would join up there.
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Old 05-22-13, 06:18 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by RagingBull80 View Post
What I get from this is that dvdjunkie32 is from my state. Dammit.
Wow really dude? Nothing I said in this thread warranted another insult thrown at me. I'm not even from your state.

The response to the Oklahoma tornado restored my faith in humanity. Then I come on this board only to lose my faith in humanity once again.
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Old 05-22-13, 06:37 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
The response to the Oklahoma tornado restored my faith in humanity. Then I come on this board only to lose my faith in humanity once again.
Next time we have a tornado, just don't come back to DVD Talk afterward. You'll be happier, and so will we. Win-win.
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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your life must be utterly exhausting.
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Old 05-22-13, 07:01 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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Next time we have a tornado, just don't come back to DVD Talk afterward. You'll be happier, and so will we. Win-win.
Or you could just refrain from making comments like this. Much much easier.

How does it really benefit your life to treat ppl like shit?
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Old 05-22-13, 07:06 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Or you could just refrain from making comments like this. Much much easier.

How does it really benefit your life to treat ppl like shit?
Why don't you ask some gay folks after you judge them and condemn them to hell?
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Old 05-22-13, 07:33 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Or you could just refrain from making comments like this. Much much easier.

How does it really benefit your life to treat ppl like shit?
It's not shit-treating you to suggest that you stop coming to a place which causes you to lose your faith in humanity.
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Old 05-22-13, 07:52 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

I knew Applejacks was from Moore, but surprised so many others are from here too. We might have to have an OK Otter meet up.

Helped my aunt pack some stuff up. It is unbelievable the damage. I had to enter off 4th street and the neighborhood looks fine, then you get to a point and all hell broke loose, houses from slight damage to 75% damaged, then about 2 blocks later complete destruction.

I did get to see Kevin Durant walking the neighborhood, very cool to see him out and his generous donation too.
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Old 05-22-13, 08:05 PM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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It's not shit-treating you to suggest that you stop coming to a place which causes you to lose your faith in humanity.
Total fucking bullshit. You posted the comment with the intention and desire to piss me off. I should have the freedom to post a comment about tornadoes without the fear of it turning into another personal attack on me.
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Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Total fucking bullshit. You posted the comment with the intention and desire to piss me off. I should have the freedom to post a comment about tornadoes without the fear of it turning into another personal attack on me.
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Old 05-22-13, 09:51 PM
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While I disagree with dvdjunkie's opinions on some things, I'll take his side here. RagingBull's comment and the following were uncalled for.
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by bdshort View Post
while i disagree with dvdjunkie's opinions on some things, i'll take his side here. Ragingbull's comment and the following were uncalled for.
+1
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Old 05-22-13, 10:48 PM
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Was fortunate enough to be able to go down there today and help serve food and drinks to rescue and recovery workers as well as families that were just at 3:00 today being allowed back into their neighborhoods. Had to go on foot to distribute food and drinks. Just absolute devastation. The pics below looked the same way 360 degrees in every direction for as far as you could see. Simply heartbreaking.

Last pic of course is Kevin Durant. After donating 1 million dollars of his own money yesterday, he is walking the same neighborhood we were, taking pics and signing stuff for kids. The guy is amazing.









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Old 05-23-13, 01:19 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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Who's talking about a tornado proof house? I know it may be difficult but imagine this in a larger scale.



Mind. Blown.
Here's an idea:



When a tornado is coming, people should freeze themselves in carbonite. It will protect everyone in a large, unbreakable slab. It can knocked around, carried for miles, submerged underwater, buried under rubble for weeks or months, and once it is recovered, the person inside can be quickly unfrozen and fully functional within a couple of hours. Though it may take a few days for their eyesight to return to normal.
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Old 05-23-13, 09:13 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Well, I know if I were the one who won the 600 million Powerball over the past weekend, I'd be donating much of it to those folks in OK.
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Old 05-23-13, 09:17 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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Well, I know if I were the one who won the 600 million Powerball over the past weekend, I'd be donating much of it to those folks in OK.
Don't those folks have insurance?
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Old 05-23-13, 09:23 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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Don't those folks have insurance?
Yes, but they also spend a ridiculous amount on Powerball tickets, so they're owed.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:04 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

Originally Posted by mickey65 View Post
Well, I know if I were the one who won the 600 million Powerball over the past weekend, I'd be donating much of it to those folks in OK.
Only if you take the lump sum.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:16 AM
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And yet still not a single member from North Dakota.
Ahem!
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Just like every other thread here there are reasoned and rationale debates on the topic by people who are directly involved in the situation and have first hand knowledge of what should be done. And then there are the arm chair experts who use their gut and just know that they are right regardless of what experts or someone with more knowledge and experience then them might say.

I couldn't go and volunteer but I've donated what I could to the Red Cross. Hopefully this tragedy will lead to better things in the future.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:36 AM
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Re: Moore,OK (same place that got hit in 1999) hit by tornado

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I've seen a tornado once. Once. And it was hands-down the most terrifying thing I have ever experienced. I was eleven years old at the time, and traveling near Wichita with family friends when one came through. We wound up hiding under a highway overpass on the Kansas Turnpike and praying we wouldn't be killed. The thing was a mile or two away but you could see it ... just a tower of black, ugly evil. And people who have said it sounds like a freight train are half right. It sounds like a freight train rolling through hell itself. If I never see another one that will be just fine, too. So I'm not going to click any of the video links. I think "storm chasers" are a few chromosomes short of a full set.
Just wanted to share with everyone - though it seems natural to hide under an overpass if one is available, studies have shown that overpasses offer little more protection versus just standing out in a field, and in many cases actually exposes you to a greater risk of injury or death.

NOAA/NWS conducted a study, using the 5/3/99 tornado outbreak and the circumstances surrounding those who were killed under the I-44 / 16th Street overpass in Newcastle OK and the I-35 / Shields Blvd overpass in Moore. Here's a link to the presentation:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=safety-overpass

Being under an overpass exposes you to significantly higher winds than just laying down at the lowest point you can. There are other effects as well, including "wind tunnelling" unde the overpass, which dramatically increases your risk of being shredded alive due to impact from flying debris. Read the presentation notes - it's an eye-opener.
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