Friday Sinema: Tornado

So, 20 years ago, the first tornado officially measured with winds of 300 mph occured here in central Oklahoma. I responded with the SAR team I volunteered with. Our first duty was to clear the cars and debris under an overpass on I-35 at Moore. After the two Bethany firefighters I was with, along with OHP officers and others, cleared the area, we used my Blazer to load up some injured motorists to take them over to the command post set up at a big Baptist church. I ended up running Resource Command for the duration. The May 3, 1999 tornado caused an “upgrade” in the Fujita Scale. As y’all know, I have a macabre sense of humor. Which is why I’m posting this video. Happy Friday.

FYI, Iffy wants to turn this video into a story. Figures. 🙄

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Friday Sinema: Tornado

  1. Cool song. Thanks!

    I’ve always been fascinated by tornadoes. Grew up at the end of what constituted the ‘tornado alley’ in Michigan and spent a lot of time in the basement with my siblings while Dad paced the floors above watching for signs of disaster. I remember being a teen, home alone and standing on the back porch watching the clouds swirl in lazy circles as they went over the house. :shiver: Living in CO was interesting with constant barrage of tornado warnings. I got preparing down to a science. And I use it here, now. (But I’m still like my Dad – upstairs pacing the floors instead of hunkering down.)

    I’ve watched all the documentary type shows on Moore. Scary shit. Knock on wood you never see anything like that again and no tornadoes visit your house. :hugs:

    • Silver James says:

      The house we’re in has been lucky. *knocks wood* And yeah, LG and I tend to stay topside and watch radar and the sky. We laugh about “weather wars” between the local TV stations but man, their technology is so superior to any place else in the country. Heck, they’ve called tornadoes in other parts of the country based on what they see on their radar. We often get a tornado warning from TV 5-10 minutes ahead of the NWS warnings.

      All that said, there’s not enough money to get me to live in Moore. Just not gonna happen. Seems like they ALWAYS get hit.

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