Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Oklahoma City and the Midwest hit byTornadoes on Tuesday

14 people  were killed when tornadoes dropped down on Oklahoma City  and in Arkansas and Kansas. Oklahoma City suburbs of Chickasha, Piedmont and Canton,were hardest hit communities.  From AP via Yahoo.com:

When three tornadoes marched toward Oklahoma City and its suburbs, thousands of people in the path benefited from good forecasts, luck and live television to avoid the kind of catastrophe that befell Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo.

Even though more than a dozen people died in the latest round of violent weather, schools and offices closed early, giving many families plenty of time to take shelter. And even stragglers were able to get to safety at the last minute because TV forecasters narrated the twisters’ every turn.

“We live in Oklahoma and we don’t mess around,” Lori Jenkins of Guthrie said after emerging from a neighbor’s storm shelter to find her carport crumpled and her home damaged.

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