NFL  > General NFL  > off topic! deal with it. oklahoma
May 20, 2013, 08:24 PM
Knowing first hand how events can change a life or end it, I feel a conection with the victims of today's tragedy. Not unlike the trageties before this one, I send my thoughts and prayers to the folks effected by the events of today. Just amazing the footage of the destruction.
May 20, 2013  08:26 PM ET

Mind blowing... Moore gets hit again 14 years later.

May 20, 2013  08:33 PM ET

I am glued to the TV, but feel horrible about it. I don't get joy from other's pain at all. But I am stuck on the footage of this. The Joplin tornado was suppose to be the standard for destruction. When does it end? I am greatful that we don't have to worry about tornados in the ILM. Hurricanes come with good warning.

May 20, 2013  08:40 PM ET

The people I know up there are safe... but they all have coworkers or friends who have been displaced. So far - no deaths or injuries within their circles.

Looks like this was an F4 storm. The '99 tornado that hit Moore was an F5.

Little consolation to those affected.

May 20, 2013  08:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I am glued to the TV, but feel horrible about it. I don't get joy from other's pain at all. But I am stuck on the footage of this. The Joplin tornado was suppose to be the standard for destruction. When does it end? I am greatful that we don't have to worry about tornados in the ILM. Hurricanes come with good warning.

Duke,

You've been thru this and witnessed the result. most peeps haven't.

May 20, 2013  08:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Duke,You've been thru this and witnessed the result. most peeps haven't.

Ez. I have witnessed desrtuction from hurricanes. But that has nothing compared to the damage from these monster tornadoes. as for the total damage path, hurricanes do more damage. But there is a much much longer warning time for a hurricane than a tornado.

May 20, 2013  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ez. I have witnessed desrtuction from hurricanes. But that has nothing compared to the damage from these monster tornadoes. as for the total damage path, hurricanes do more damage. But there is a much much longer warning time for a hurricane than a tornado

Duke ,
Very true, Twisters are nightmares. They can hit whih out warning.

The one thing I can't under stand is Tornado's chewing up trailer parks,[and they do it every year.

I would pass a bill that all trailer parks have a bunker too get too safety with. and, unfortunately ,alot of houses in the alley have no basements.

May 20, 2013  09:49 PM ET

It is a theory that tornadoes hit trailer parks. But the last 5 years have been devastating on suburbia America.

May 21, 2013  08:08 AM ET

I'm waiting to hear back from an ex-colleague who is at Oklahoma University in Norman. I don't know where he and his family live.

I can't wrap my brain around the images I've seen. Both of the actual tornado, and what it left behind.

May 21, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm waiting to hear back from an ex-colleague who is at Oklahoma University in Norman. I don't know where he and his family live.I can't wrap my brain around the images I've seen. Both of the actual tornado, and what it left behind.

Heard back, and he and his family are fine.

 
May 21, 2013  12:08 PM ET

I don't know what else to do except say extra prayers for everyone affected. :(

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