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Old 10-01-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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If Monica had chosen to take it to the grave....well then she wouldnt have any money! I think I would rather have the money.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Ogre, the meteorologists would disagree with me, but people say that the Canadian River protects Norman.
It reminds me of what people used to say about Stillwater. Tornadoes didn't happen there because the town was in a valley. But 1975 changed that belief when the first bad tornado came and again in 1995.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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Yipes. Maybe we do need a storm cellar living here in the valley of Tahlequah.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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I have always had some kind of storm cellar for about 25 years now, wherever I live. There is a certain security in having it, and if it is a good one you can use it for storage.

Stillwater Townie, I don't personally think Oklahoma's problems can be laid at the door of being conservative. Gene Stipe et al were Democrats. Corruption is the problem, not whether they pay lip service to one party or the other.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Red face for whatever it's worth

I lived in OKC 1973-75 and once before in Tulsa and was born in Allen - over by Henrietta.

I'm not looking forward to it - but I've never even seen a tornado.

We're moving back to OK this spring if things work out - we live in Missouri right now and don't like it.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:15 PM
 
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Ogre, the meteorologists would disagree with me, but people say that the Canadian River protects Norman. The river turns the tornadoes toward Moore. I know, I know, that is just a myth! But I have heard that for a long time.

By the way, Moore was not destroyed. It is nicer than it was before the tornado. It is kind of interesting to look at the "scar" of the tornado. People got their insurance money and built big nice houses on the path of the tornado.
I have heard this a million times as well. The part that is funny is that a tornado has to cross that SAME river to hit Moore.

The only "myth" I think has some truth to it about tornados is that they almost always go from southwest to northeast or at least from west to east.

I was in an F-2 that went through Nichol's Hills in 1998. It was scary to walk out and see the damage that a measly F-2 could do.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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The myth says that the tornadoes cross the rivers at right angles, so a bend in the river will protect you because the tornado will turn to cross the river at a 90 degree angle. I would like to see this proved or disproved, because a lot of people believe it. I wouldn't bet my life on it.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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The F-2 was scary!! I was living at the Tiffany House at the time and saw the twister form and emerge off of lake hefner...I was on my balcony(9th floor) feeling the force of the winds holding on to the railing. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life. I saw the whole thing. It was chilling. I was young and rather stupid but it gave me an encounter I will NEVER forget. I was at a reasonable distance and knew the direction it was heading...For NHills!! My family lives in various houses on Grand and I almost puked seeing that it was heading that direction. Fortunately no one got hurt. The worst was the damage to some older trees (some I personally was kinda attached to because I grew up there and they were large and beautiful). NH has so many trees that after the clean up and two years of growth it was like it never happened. One heck of an experience! I havent thought about that in a long time.
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