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Family Comes Out of the Storm Cellar After Tornado: VIDEO


How does anything prepare you for this?


President Obama will deliver a statement about the tornado at 10 am this morning.

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  1. Climate change, anyone?

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | May 21, 2013 7:27:34 AM

  2. This part of the world is simply prone to experiencing bad tornados. And the climate is always changing. I wonder of the type of construction being utilized, the types of homes and businesses being built, contributes to the destruction.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 21, 2013 7:37:43 AM

  3. Yes, climate change.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 21, 2013 7:42:17 AM

  4. @rat: very few structures can withstand 200+ mph winds. If it were even possible to build, it would be too expensive for the average person.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 21, 2013 7:44:11 AM

  5. It amazes me that people still believe in a Stone-Age god.

    Posted by: homer | May 21, 2013 8:19:39 AM

  6. apparently the answer is faith.

    Posted by: Alex Paris | May 21, 2013 8:21:27 AM

  7. @Chadd: Perhaps the Congress could divert some of those ExxonMobil subsidies into a program to assist homeowners, small business and civic organizations with the cost of installing shelters.

    Posted by: RWG | May 21, 2013 8:23:25 AM

  8. How about "I'm very happy that this family survived and made it out alive and intact." Anyone... anyone???

    Posted by: Roxie | May 21, 2013 8:25:08 AM

  9. My heart goes out to the people affected by this. I wonder when the NRA will make a crazy-ass statement about this storm though. Tragedies seem to bring out the crazies.

    Posted by: J. Alan | May 21, 2013 8:34:17 AM

  10. I really don't think that Oklahoma wants any of the heathen gay money. In addition, Oklahoma Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, both Republicans, have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers federal disaster relief.

    Posted by: CB | May 21, 2013 8:36:03 AM

  11. Ah CB, I see you are still posting insane political statements after this horrific tragedy. How about you keep your small minded comments to yourself and stop demonstrating how little you really care about those that suffered.

    Posted by: RBearSAT | May 21, 2013 9:01:53 AM

  12. CB... I couldn't agree more. Suddenly they'll find it in their hearts to support Socialism.

    Posted by: yuninv | May 21, 2013 9:33:29 AM

  13. Tornadoes exist regardless of man so to say this is because of "climate change" (OR because of the "gays") is beyond silly.

    Posted by: Chrisme | May 21, 2013 9:39:14 AM

  14. Roxie. Compassion is implicit, rote phrases on a web site add no more than does your eagerness to find fault.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 21, 2013 9:41:43 AM

  15. Thankfully, no nuclear power plant lay in the path of the tornado.

    Posted by: jctsf | May 21, 2013 10:01:00 AM

  16. I really don't get it. The God did ruin their lives and they say Thank you God.
    That said, I'm very glad they came out of the storm safe.

    Posted by: Luke | May 21, 2013 11:34:16 AM

  17. @Roxie ... thank you.

    Posted by: DeeVee | May 21, 2013 1:55:48 PM

  18. Chrimse, denying scientific evidence is what's silly (and costly).

    The science overwhelmingly points to human-accelerated climate change, which in turn results in unpredictable weather, including tornado disasters.

    Of course, this one being where it is was entirely predictable.

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2013 4:39:05 PM

  19. Helpful hint: change the building codes to require A-frame construction and 2x10 beams bolted to the foundation. It's like building for hurricanes only even sturdier.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2013 7:32:07 PM

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