Oklahoma Tornados

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YellowDogSVC, May 20, 2013.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    My prayers and thoughts are with our friends from Oklahoma..

    I don't think a description of what I'm seeing on the news would do the damage justice. One farm had almost 100 horses killed. I hope that everyone else got out of the way or underground.
    I hope that any forum members who live in that area are safe and careful during the clean up.
    It's going to be a massive project..
     
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It's heartbreaking. Looks like there may be some young casualties at that school.
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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Absolutely a tragedy. Heart felt prayers for all involved.
     
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    In another life I was an EMT and first responder before that. Seeing the news just made me sick. Seeing those schools made me take my daughter for a walk and hug her..
    As an equipment operator, I want to be available to help but it's too far for my setup and where do you even begin?
    Absolutely hard to fathom... Life is short guys. Hug your family and friends.
     
  5. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you for bringing this up YD. Sitting here watching on the tube, there's a helpless feeling that's even more intense knowing that there are many kids involved. All we can do is pray.
     
  6. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    My prayers go out to all the victims and their loved ones.
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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    It appears that this tornado hit about 2 exits up I35 from where the big 1999 tornado hit. I was in Moore the day after the 99 storm, and, it was a horrible and chilling site.
    My prayers go out to all those folks up there. I hear the death toll is now over 30.
     
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    We got hit hard here in Bamaland 2 years ago, its a real mess. Hope its mostly property damage and not people damage, I think the death toll in bama was 213.

    If your near the aera and its needed give blood, we all can pray, and over the next few weeks find where to donate some funds to help things out.
     
  9. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
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    Prayers go out... And so do we! Looking to setup several Disaster Relief Team's already.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Same here. I was on the Urban Search and Rescue team when i was a fulltime firefighter. When i saw about the school, i must have stood in the doorway of my sons room staring at him in his swing for 20mins straight. He is only a week old. But is the center of my world.

    My heart and prayers go out to those who were affected. And may all those involved in the rescue/cleanups stay safe.
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