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PostSubject: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 1:31 pm

Hi Guys -

I have had a few guys here at TIG that have written expressing there concern about our safety after the devastating tornado that hit Moore , Ok (in the Oklahoma City area) . I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and it means alot to my wife and I - Thank You Very Happy

I wanted to make sure everyone knows that were okay . We live in Enid , which is about 85 miles north of the Ok. City area . Most of the bad tornado outbreak was arround OKC and to the SW of there .

The tornado was classified as a F4 and was about a mile wide . It was on the ground for 40 minutes and cut a 10 mile + path through a heavily populated area . The devestation is horrible to see images of - schools and hospitals were even destroyed . The death toll is at 24 (9 of which were children) and is expected to increase No .

I know there is at least 1 more member here at TIG (Ryan , TishomingoSith) that lives in Oklahoma . I don't believe Ryan lives in the tornado struck area either so I am hoping he is okay too .

We did get some much needed rain in Enid and some pretty strong 70 mph wind gusts but nothing major . A few large tree branches blown out of trees in our neighborhood was the worst we saw .

We really appreciate everyone thinking of us and our thoughts are with those that were in the devastated area Sad

The way the weather is here in Oklahoma you never know when you could get blown away ...

Thanks guys - james
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 1:38 pm

Glad to hear you and your family are ok. Hopefully we hear from Ryan as well.

My thoughts are with the families in the devastated area's. Sad

There was a F3 Tornado rip through the Goderich, Ontario area in 2011. It was only about 35 km from my mothers farm. The place will never be the same. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Glad you and your family are all right!! cheers

Storms in the US tend to be a bit violent recently, wasnt' it this winter the storm hit NY and John?
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 3:02 pm

I was going to bust your chops for letting Psyber & I run away with the games, but I have not watched or heard about the tornado till now.

Glad to hear you & yours are all well. We are mobilizing the troops to come save ya!

Talk to you soon bud. Stormie Smiley

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 3:07 pm

James I am glad to hear you guys are ok. I saw you posting late last night and just assumed it missed you guys but I should have asked. It missed all of my folks too as they are in the Ada and Mcallister area. Truly a sad event with the loss of so many. We just the week prior had tornadoes confirmed here in Texas at granbury and cleburne. It landed on the ground just a mile away from my house according to some local storm chasers, but I haven't seen any damage in the immediate area just on the news where some of the hardest hit areas where shown.

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 3:07 pm

Really glad to hear you guys are ok, our weather in the UK is relatively mild in comparison to the extreme weather you guys experience in the U.S. A violent tornado like that and the devastation it leaves behind is pretty hard to comprehend for a small little west coast island dweller like me. Shocked My thoughts are with you guys and the those worst affected in OK.C. Hope we hear from Ryan soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 3:11 pm

Glad you're good James, hopefully Ryan (and any other OK. guys here) are good too. Saw it on the news today, scary stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue May 21, 2013 8:50 pm

Glad you're safe and sound mate.
On a less serious note. I would hate for your home to get hit. I can only imagine the shock of people finding that creepy worm eating baby you have on your front porch in the rubble. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Wed May 22, 2013 1:52 am

I saw images of the destruction on the news last night. I'm very happy to hear that you were not in its path James. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Wed May 22, 2013 11:00 am

@Josh wrote:
Glad you're safe and sound mate.
On a less serious note. I would hate for your home to get hit. I can only imagine the shock of people finding that creepy worm eating baby you have on your front porch in the rubble. lol!

no kidding man - not just the zombie baby but I have tons of severed heads , mannequin bodys , body parts etc . The rescue workers would be pissed at me affraid

Thank you to everyone for all your kind words and concern - just one of the many reasons that TIG is such a great place to be Very Happy

here is a link to CNN that has lots of info , tornado footage and overviews of the destruction if anyone would like to have a better idea of how bad the storm really was :

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/us/oklahoma-tornado-developments
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Wed May 22, 2013 6:40 pm

Glad to hear you are ok mate

Some of the scenes are truly horrific!

Stay safe!

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Thu May 23, 2013 12:45 am


Glad to hear you are safe, James! Very Happy

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Thu May 23, 2013 10:33 am

James, really glad you and your wife are safe mate Very Happy
Take care,Cheers Andy.
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:18 am



Hey James,

Just read that Oklahoma was again visited by a tornado.

Everything OK with you and the Missus?
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:31 am

Hi Marco Very Happy

we is fine - the tornados were in the central part of Oklahoma , pretty close to the OKC area again , so we were missed completely again Very Happy

Thank you for asking though brother cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:05 am

Hey James. Glad to hear you are still safe mate! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:58 am

James, I hear Oklahoma got hit again last night by another twister. Hopefully it missed you again.

Has anyone heard from Ryan yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:00 am

@Commander Clint wrote:
James, I hear Oklahoma got hit again last night by another twister. Hopefully it missed you again.

Has anyone heard from Ryan yet?

were still fine Very Happy

Oklahoma is right in the middle of "Tornado Alley" - this time of year Tornados are a pretty regular occurance in our area . The weather conditions are a perfect breeding ground for tornados ...

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Oklahoma Tornado   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:48 pm

I just heard more hit and had more fatalities including some storm chasers Glad you and your family are safe there james living around them things is not fun they are really scary to see up close.
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