Several of us are from the Oklahoma City area A tornado or several hit today within miles of my home. Please pray for victims and survivors. We have no power. Shelters have been set up. We hid in our hidey holes.
It was on the news today - horrible! Still haven't heard if anyone in the schools was injured.
Yes, we're thinking of all of you out there - hoping against hope that no one was seriously hurt and that you make it through the next few days without undue hardship. I'm sure help is on it's way as I type.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the area - we in NJ went through the Hurricane last year so I understand the fear - can;t imagine how devistating this is to those who lose everything - hopefully you and everyone you know are safe...
I'm from the Oklahoma City area, but fortunately on the opposite side of town then where the tornado hit. Two of my friends had their homes damaged, but they are OK. We've been sick all day. Here is a Facebook post I made:
"This storm was so strange and different than normal storms. As I posted earlier, I entered Petsmart, and there were just a few dark clouds. Five minutes later when I left, it was a heavy storm. Five minutes later down the road, it was hailing. Five minutes later at home, I was hearing the weirdest thunder I've ever heard. It sounded like pops - not rolls. It was at a distance, but it sounded similar to how thunder sounds after lightening hits right by your house - just a pop. It was less loud than if it was right here, but it was similar...and weird. I knew things were different and very, very bad. The post tornado news is getting worse and worse."
Pray for Oklahoma. We need it.
How to help Moore, Okla., tornado victims
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I've seen tornadoes before - but never like the cloud we've seen from today's news. Usually, they're tall, and more narrow, and the funnel is a bit twisted as it rises. This thing was so huge it would be difficult at first to recognize what it was. My heart breaks for the families who've gotten devastating news today, and for those who will get sad news as the search continues.
I contacted friends in Oklahoma and they were ok. My family lives on the border of Ark and Oklahoma. The storms were heading in that direction but so far they are fine. On the news tonight 51 dead so far and 20 children. It’s so sad. Prayers for Oklahoma.
We get tornadoes but never anything like that. We did have a storm pass through just before evening.
It's overwhelming to even try to imagine what the people in that area have had happen. Good to know you're OK, brakel2. Stay safe. Thoughts are with everyone in that area. I imagine it could be quite awhile before even Hubbers who are from that region and are OK will make their way to the Internet and let us know they're OK.
Checking in from Oklahoma. It has been a wild, devastating ride. I live 60 miles from Moore (we were just there five days ago,) , and have been surrounded by supercells all day. We had wind damage, a little flooding, and a lot of lightning, but nothing like what those in Moore, Carney, Pauls Valley and other OK towns suffered today and yesterday.
Currently we have another possibly tornadic storm cell moving right at us, and the one that hit Moore today is heading over my Arkansas and possibly Missouri family. I too am anxious to hear how all the other Oklahoma hubbers are doing.
So far we still have one family member unaccounted for in the metro area, so I hope that everyone is able to contact their missing relatives soon. My heart goes out to all those who have lost everything. I have been there...there are no words to describe how it feels.
Even though I don't live in the City, it is shocking to see all the damage to familiar landmarks. My husband and I have spent many happy days sitting at Fort Thunder Harley-Davidson, watching people going in and out of the theater while we waited for our bike. That 7-11? He always drove me there so I could get a huge fountain drink before riding home. It's chilling. I can't even imagine how much more so for the people that call Moore home. Thinking of them all tonight.
We are staying with our daughter and trying to buy a generator. reduced no of dead to 21.from 51 Many people rescued during night. Major damage to substation. Power may be out for a while. Very low water pressure. We are fine. All family and friends fine as far as we know. Moore is a suburb bordering south side of city. Damage devastating. Hugs. Audrey. aka brakel2
Thanks for the update, Audrey, on both you and yours and the general area. It means more to hear from someone there than watching the news. You remain in our thoughts today.
My thoughts are with you and everyone else in the area, Audrey.
I can't imagine what it must be like to live through something like that. I've endured many hurricanes in my life but never had one destroy the homes in my neighborhood.
You are in my thoughts and thankfully there appears to be many people from surrounding areas there to help.
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