Oklahoma tornado

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Just shown on bbc24. Big tornado approaching Oklahoma City sad showed live pictures of the approaching storm taken at the airport.

pepperrabbit Mon 20-May-13 21:24:19

I just saw that - it looked utterly apocalyptic sad if I had the scale right in my head.

pepperrabbit Mon 20-May-13 21:28:33

It's over a mile wide apparently.

GibberTheMonkey Mon 20-May-13 21:29:15

Did it not hit a while ago?
bbc USA report

pepperrabbit Mon 20-May-13 21:32:45

Sky were just showing live pictures - I think it's a second one?

I think it's an ongoing situation.
tornado warning

Having been involved in tornados outbreaks in the states, there is nothing scarier than that siren.

live info

Makes me feel sick reading that.

According to sky it seems to have hit two schools sad fortunately it seems to have roped out, but its not the end of the outbreak.

GibberTheMonkey Mon 20-May-13 22:13:16

How utterly terrifying.
Reminds me again as to why this country (these countries =gb) with it's miserable weather is so good to live in

So many children among the dead and missing. sad

And they are saying this was more powerful than the Moore tornado in 1999 that recorded the highest winds ever on earth.

I saw a report saying this one could have been worse though - they are still waiting for downtown Oklahoma to be hit, with all it's high rise buildings.

The footage is heartbreaking.

Awful sad really really awful. News has made me sob.

Me too.

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