Oklahoma Tornado:Oklahoma City News

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Oklahoma Tornado:Oklahoma City News – Fatal and violent storms have been ripping through the southern plains in recent days. The tornadoes have reportedly killed five people and have injured dozens more as they made their way along the southern region of the country. In their wake they left leveled homes, broken semitrailers and downed power lines, leaving much of the region without electricity. Several other tornadoes were also reported in Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday as the storms continued to move through the area. They dumped large amounts of hail, with some reports stating that the hail was as large as baseballs.

“The kids and I got in the closet and prayed,” said Jamie Keyes, of Norman, an Oklahoma City suburb that is home to the University of Oklahoma. “I heard a hiss. It was like something was whistling very loud.”
Oklahoma City Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay has said that he has not ruled out the possibility of finding more individuals who were killed in the violent Tornado’s and storms in recent days.
“We have heavy fog and power lines down making it difficult to see all the hazards out there. We’ll wait for more sunshine to resume our search.”
Four neighborhoods in the region have been closed because of gas leaks, downed power lines, unsafe debris and other dangerous materials. Two of the people were killed in Oklahoma City, and the other three were killed further out in Cleveland County, just south of the main city. The two individuals who died in the city were a young boy who was hit by heavy debris, and a man who’s recreational vehicle flipped over on top of him.

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  1. Most people who live in mobile homes in tornado country do it because they can’t afford better. Some, it’s just for convenience. FEMA has a photo of a mobile home which was properly strapped down for tornado safety. After the tornado passed, all that was left were the straps. Building codes should not allow mobile homes where there is a high risk of “extreme winds” (per FEMA 320, now in 3rd edition, free online & by mail) or at least require a “safe room” shelter onsite for all residents. Reinforced-concrete houses can be built small as well as medium and large. But where’s the needed income for many people who have too little?

  2. I have to a very rude comment I had made and posted on this website. I had mentioned who would live in a trailer house in Oklahoma …….at that time in my life I had been on and very addicted to crystal meth . I had just got my computer and was trying to learn as much as I could……..came across the article and commented …….no excuss for my own stupid idea of being a self centered tweeker …….I have since moved to Oklahoma to be closer to my mother…..came to realize what I had said because it is still under my name and was takin back in ah…I am sincerely sorry to anyone I offended and am quite embarrassed to quote such a heartless statement……been clean for over a year now and would never make or even think of being so inconsiderate to any human being……please forgive me for being so very rude
    Tina Clayberg

  3. I have to apologize for a very rude comment I had made and posted on this website. I had mentioned who would live in a trailer house in Oklahoma …….at that time in my life I had been on and very addicted to crystal meth . I had just got my computer and was trying to learn as much as I could……..came across the article and commented …….no excuss for my own stupid idea of being a self centered tweeker …….I have since moved to Oklahoma to be closer to my mother…..came to realize what I had said because it is still under my name and was takin back in ah…I am sincerely sorry to anyone I offended and am quite embarrassed to quote such a heartless statement……been clean for over a year now and would never make or even think of being so inconsiderate to any human being……please forgive me for being so very rude
    Tina Clayberg

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