Let’s all pray for the lowest total possible
Nearly 24 hours after a monster tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, leaving at least 24 dead — including nine children — hopes for a rescue of trapped survivors are beginning to wane as more threatening weather moves into the region.
“We will rebuild and we will regain our strength,” said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who went on a flyover of the area and described it as a “heartbreaking experience” that is “hard to look at.”
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., forecast more stormy weather Tuesday in parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, including the Moore area.
Rescue crews are sifting through rubble in the search for survivors, painting X’s on buildings to make sure nothing is being overlooked.
“As long as we are here … we are going to hold out hope that we will find survivors,” said Trooper Betsy Randolph, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. But officials believe more bodies are underneath the rubble.
“I truly expect that they’ll find more today,” Oklahoma City Medical Examiner Office Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said.
Elliott cautioned Tuesday that officials could see as many as 40 additional fatalities, and Fallin said that bodies may have been taken to funeral homes instead of authorities.
Just keep praying people, and give aid in any other way that you can. And to those under tornado watches and warnings today, as my family and I am, be prepared.
As I said yesterday, there are no words
At least 91 people were killed in the devastating tornado yesterday in Moore, Oklahoma. That number is expected to rise.
Officials have confirmed at least 91 people have been killed in the Moore tornado Monday.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed at least 233 people have been injured.
That number is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue Tuesday morning and daylight arrives.
The tornado claimed an unconfirmed number of children at Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary.
Also among those killed, a family of four with a baby near 4th St. and Telephone Rd. in Moore.
Officials said the family tried to take shelter in a freezer.
100 survivors were rescued over night, please continue to pray
Oh Dear Lord this is terrible. Pray for the people in that town as the death toll could go higher
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.
Watch a pair of incredible time-lapse footage of the tornado here.
Authorities expected the death toll to rise as emergency crews moved deeper into the hardest-hit areas. More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 70 children.
There are no words to express my grief and horror.
Your pathetic op-ed of the
day, week, month, year
There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.
They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.
And the source the LA Times gathers this from? The Left-Wing SPLC
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking hate groups for 30 years, released its latest report on the growth of these organizations this week. Its findings were, to say the least, alarming. The center divides its subjects into militias, which are mostly groups of weekend warriors who train for combat against imaginary foes; hate groups, which target minorities; and “patriot” groups, whose beef is with the U.S. government. Patriot groups first began surfacing after the massacre of a bizarre sect by federal agents in Waco, Texas, in the early 1990s. They showed their teeth in 1995, when a patriot adherent blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Ah yes,the SPLC, which has as much credibility as MSNBS does. It is a Leftist group that tries to stay relevant by playing the Race Card as often as possible, oh and the Neanderthal Card too of course
What can be done to reverse this tide of belligerent ignorance? Not much. The typical patriot acts within his free-speech and 2nd Amendment rights, and in fact most patriot activity consists of venting steam by meeting with like-minded Neanderthals and firing off blog posts threatening civil war.
The typical patriot acts within his free-speech and 2nd Amendment rights, in other words, these people are LAW-ABIDING, and love their country, yet the LA Times is more worried about them than Jihadists?
I once wrote that Democrats are the single worst enemy of working Americans. Sad to say, I hate being right sometimes.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said of Obamacare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.“
Nearly three years later, many Americans are beginning to discover what’s in it.
Taco Bell employees in Oklahoma City, Okla., found out.
Wendy’s employees in Obama, Neb., found out.
And now many other low-wage workers (and their relatives) are finding out, too.
Add to this increasing health insurance premiums, and you REALLY get an idea of how disastrous this bill will be when it takes full effect. Which reminds me of something I need to say. Fuck You Chief
Justice Useful Idiot John Roberts
I would call this story unbelievable, but, given political correctness and the climate of hypersensitivity we have in America……..…
File this under “noteworthy”: apparently, KFOR in Oklahoma City is not an affiliate of The Onion. And this means that when Kaitlin Nootbaar, valedictorian at Prague High School— home of the Red Devils— employed the word “hell” in a quote during her valedictory speech, David Smith the principal of Prague High School— home of the Red Devils— decided to hold her diploma hostage until she had composed and submitted a letter of apology.
So, a school with a Red Devil for a mascot has contracted a nasty case of Offendeditis over the word Hell? Sorry, I am sure there will be a few folks who agree with the decision of the principal, but he ought to be fired for this gross abuse of his authority. If I were in the position to do so, I would fire him so fast his head would fall off. Yes, that might seem over the top, but I am long past sick and tired of schools punishing students for nothing, or exacting punishments that are far too severe to fit the behavior of students.
I could write for hours about how many kids have been hurt by “zero tolerance” rules. Kids punished in one fashion or other for, and this is just a short list, having a GI Joe doll, drawing a picture of a soldier, playing cops and robbers, pointing their finger, and in one case a chicken tender and saying “bang”, having Midol, having a water pistol, talking about hunting, hugging, mentioning Jesus, or God in graduation speeches, kissing a girl on the cheek, and the little boy who called his teacher, brace yourself, pretty!
Simply unfathomable that such morons are allowed anywhere near kids.
The Heat finally won a close game late, as Bosh, Wade and Lebron James were too much for Boston
The Miami Heat are headed back to the NBA finals.
LeBron James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Heat rallied from as many as 11 points down to beat the Boston Celtics 101-88 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Chris Bosh finished with 19 points off the Miami bench, and made a 3-pointer that sparked a huge Heat run to end the game.
Next up: The Heat play Game 1 of the title series in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.
The THunder were DONE after game two, DONE, I certainly thought so, but, now it looks like the Spurs are finished!
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.
Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly entertaining Western Conference finals. Looking invincible while carrying 20-win streak a week ago, the Spurs have lost three straight and are on the verge of a stunning collapse.
Manu Ginobili scored 34 in a smashing return to the starting lineup, but missed the potential game-tying shot in the final seconds.
Game 6 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, where the Thunder can punch their ticket to the NBA Finals in the place they haven’t lost all postseason.
The Thunder outscored the Lakers 32-20 in the final frame and took a 3-1 series lead Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Serge Ibaka scored 14 points for the second-seeded Thunder, who took a 3-1 series lead and moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals.
Oklahoma City improved to 7-1 in the postseason with a tenacious rally on the second night of back-to-back games against the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, who scored 38 points in Los Angeles’ fifth loss in seven games overall.
The Thunder finished Game 4 on a 22-8 run, punctuated by Durant’s 3-pointer and two late free throws from James Harden, who had 12 points.
My Dallas Mavericks jumped all over Oklahoma City Saturday night, building a 23-point lead then stifled a gallant comeback to grab a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference Finals
– Even when he is off his game, Dirk Nowitzki can still get the job done as the Dallas Mavericks’ closer.
Nowitzki shrugged off a rough start and made a few key jumpers in the fourth quarter, helping the Mavericks hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 93-87 victory Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
The big German had missed 10 of his first 14 shots, but Dallas kept going to him with the Thunder trying to become the second team to rally from a 23-point deficit to beat the Mavericks in these playoffs.
“He’s our guy. In the fourth quarters, he’s going to touch the ball as frequently as we can get it to him,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “If he misses a few shots, he’s not going to get deterred, he’s not going to get discouraged. He’s got the kind of will, he’s going to keep going at it.”
This is what I hate about the media coverage. They talk only about the star of the team, and gloss over players like Shawn Marion of the Mavs, who scored 18 points and great defense against Kevin Durant. Also, Tyson Chandler grabbed 15 boards, six on the offensive end, and Jason Kidd played a fine game as well.
What in the Hell am I talking about? Head over to The Other McCain to get some background. oh, and watch this video too!