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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

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#85919 May 21, 2013
Interseting article about shelters in Oklahoma and the reason there isn't more:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive...

“Checks and Balances”

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#85920 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>Well, if it aint in the specs, and there is no requirement for one and the contract goes to the lowest bidder, who is it exactly that decided not to require one?

You want to blame someone, but the truth is you need to blame everyone.

I have yet to hear any talk of mandating that future schools have them, or of building bunkers at existing ones, so who's fault is that? Who is overlooking the obvious...Everyone that who.
We are also assuming unlimited funds. All of the "safe rooms" that are currently being put into elementary schools in tornado alley are using federal grants for $1 million or so.

Students at this one school died because it was directly in the path of the tornado. The entire school was leveled and the basement flooded. It is amazing that the death toll is as low as it is.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#85921 May 21, 2013
The building was 57 years old, how many generations of kids that became parents who sent their children went thru that school? Why didnt they complain?

Obviously one was not required, and nobody, and I mean NOBODY said anything to the contrary.

plenty of blame for everyone.

I am not trying to sound heartless, but I think its unfair to try and point a finger at one person or group.
Toj wrote:
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Well, if you ask me I think the building inspector should have raised a red flag to the city council.
It comes down to the city council not planning.

Since: Oct 12

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#85922 May 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Defiition of criminally stupid: being in a town that has a recent history of major tornados and building a school which does not have an underground safe room. The Nat'l Weather Service was warning yesterday that teh only safe place would be underground.
I don't care if it was financial , political, building code cronyism, whatever- there was no underground space to shelter in place in that school, and kids are dead.
If it is not technically criminal, someone made a decision not to dig a hole and that person's name and picture should be plastered all over whatever is left of Moore OK.
Especially when they are talking about the Siren going off for 16-20 minutes prior.....all you need it a secure underground shelter....not that expensive, especially knowing the history.....

Since: Jan 10

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#85923 May 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
The building was 57 years old, how many generations of kids that became parents who sent their children went thru that school? Why didnt they complain?
Obviously one was not required, and nobody, and I mean NOBODY said anything to the contrary.
plenty of blame for everyone.
I am not trying to sound heartless, but I think its unfair to try and point a finger at one person or group.
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That's a fair way to look at it. And I bet their next school they build has a bunker.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#85924 May 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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That's a fair way to look at it. And I bet their next school they build has a bunker.
Bet it doesn't....

Maybe if it was OKC, but from what Shawna tells me, the folks in Moore (average) aren't the sharpest pencils in the drawer.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85925 May 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
Interseting article about shelters in Oklahoma and the reason there isn't more:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive...
Indeed interesting.
Take away points: its expensive and very difficult to build a basement shelter under a house or school structure in Oklahoma given soil and bedrock qualities.

Public shelters are becoming more prevalent but are still rare ... and expensive.

What the article does not say is that digging a hole in the ground that is not underneath a structure sounds cheap, feasible and effective. Old fashioned root cellar anyone?
Frye

United States

#85926 May 21, 2013
You have a reading comprehension problem that can be as bad as edog's. The article neither says nor implies any such thing.
PEllen wrote:
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What the article does not say is that digging a hole in the ground that is not underneath a structure sounds cheap, feasible and effective. Old fashioned root cellar anyone?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#85927 May 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Indeed interesting.
Take away points: its expensive and very difficult to build a basement shelter under a house or school structure in Oklahoma given soil and bedrock qualities.
Public shelters are becoming more prevalent but are still rare ... and expensive.
What the article does not say is that digging a hole in the ground that is not underneath a structure sounds cheap, feasible and effective. Old fashioned root cellar anyone?
Seriously -- that's what I was thinking. Hole in the ground needing no electricity, water -- only air circulation and perhaps a box to hold emergency supplies like a weather radio, ready-to-eat yucky meals, water, etc.

It does sound like, though, to build any sound structure on clay isn't cheap.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#85928 May 21, 2013
Frye wrote:
You have a reading comprehension problem that can be as bad as edog's. The article neither says nor implies any such thing.
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Huh? That's what she was saying -- the article DID NOT SAY. Am I misunderstanding you, are you purposely being abrasive or is your reading comprehension a problem?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#85929 May 21, 2013
Frye wrote:
The article neither says nor implies any such thing.
Apparently your reading comprehension is just as bad. She SAID the article didn't say such a thing.

And PE, I don't know what's stuck in your craw. Now apparently all schools should be equipped with fallout shelters in the event of tornado, nuclear war, school shootings, zombie apocalypse.... What happens if they throw everyone in these underground shelters and an earthquake hits? Or a sinkhole opens? For fuksake, my point is, you can't really do much if a school is in the path of an F5 tornado. Maybe we should just build all schools underground and enforced with lead and steal?
Jamb

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#85930 May 21, 2013
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“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85931 May 21, 2013
Frye wrote:
You have a reading comprehension problem that can be as bad as edog's. The article neither says nor implies any such thing.
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Too many double negatives in my comment- it was easy to mis-construe.

My point is that there are simple, old fashioned, easily built remedies which had not been used and that therefore kids died.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#85932 May 21, 2013
your incorrect in your wording The proper word is "steel" not Steal.
Your a fine one to get on my case.
edogxxx wrote:
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A Maybe we should just build all schools underground and enforced with lead and steal?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85933 May 21, 2013

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#85934 May 22, 2013

Since: Oct 12

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#85935 May 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
your incorrect in your wording The proper word is "steel" not Steal.
Your a fine one to get on my case.
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If you lived in Moore, Oklahoma......Time to rebuild or leave?......

Since: Jan 10

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#85936 May 22, 2013
I heard on the radio this morning that winds surpassed 200 mph, the tornado was over a mile wide, and the path of destruction was 17 miles long. Incredible.

Since: Jan 10

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#85937 May 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://consumerist.com/2013/05 /17/makers-and-stars-of-porn-b eing-turned-away-by-some-banks /?utm_source=feedly
I think the banks are being stupid. It's not like someone who watches porn knows who the bank is for that business.

Since: Jan 10

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#85938 May 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>If you lived in Moore, Oklahoma......Time to rebuild or leave?......
I understand wanting to say, but I think it'd be easier to start over and get going on my life if I left and started elsewhere.

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