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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 20-May-13 21:22:08

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?

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 20-May-13 21:35:10

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.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 20-May-13 21:36:48

live info

Makes me feel sick reading that.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 20-May-13 21:57:00

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

mankyscotslass Tue 21-May-13 06:52:12

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.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 21-May-13 07:04:34

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

mankyscotslass Tue 21-May-13 07:05:43

Me too.

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