Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Hot Topic In...

Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Hot Topic In Oklahoma

There are 88 comments on the National Public Radio story from May 31, 2013, titled Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Hot Topic In Oklahoma. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

When Congress voted on federal relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey early this year, five of the seven Oklahoma representatives and senators voted no.

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Since: Oct 12

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#81 Jun 5, 2013
Not only that, but in college once...i saw one burn completely in like, 9 minutes....it was pretty much done, just as the firetrucks arrived....but add in the "Tornado Alley" location, and not too brite.....
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#82 Jun 5, 2013
True there is nothing safe or smart about living in a mobile home. They really shouldn't be allowed at all. Of course it is just as stupid for people to build their "beach house" right on the freakin beach, not even on stilts, in hurricane zones, or those that build houses right on the edge of a cliff in an earthquake area.
My preference has just been to avoid earthquake areas. I can hide from a tornado but I don't know what one does to feel safe when the ground beneath you begins shaking and cracking open.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#83 Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I have seen many instances on the news, about those there, that do have small shelters built....a great idea, considering the Storm Alarm started sounding in Moore....16 minutes before the tornado.....something like small bomb shelters, eh? Here in FL we have hurricanes, but the good thing is we get a week's warning.....
We call them safe rooms and many new homes have them. Most are two feet thick cement with utilities, which of course may go out. Most will hold up to six adults or 10 if some are children.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#84 Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Not only that, but in college once...i saw one burn completely in like, 9 minutes....it was pretty much done, just as the firetrucks arrived....but add in the "Tornado Alley" location, and not too brite.....
They are a hazard unto themselves for sure.

Since: Oct 12

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#86 Jun 5, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>We call them safe rooms and many new homes have them. Most are two feet thick cement with utilities, which of course may go out. Most will hold up to six adults or 10 if some are children.
You don't even need utilities, just a place to huddle, for like 5 minutes of your life.....I'm just saying, it is possible and not that overly expensive to build homes, into the ground.....

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#87 Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You don't even need utilities, just a place to huddle, for like 5 minutes of your life.....I'm just saying, it is possible and not that overly expensive to build homes, into the ground.....
Not if rubble or a car is on top of your safe room. You need water and emergency supplies.
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#88 Jun 5, 2013
If it were just five minutes it would be easy to find someplace to huddle maybe, but with the first F5 tornado that went through Moore we had threats of a tornado and one on the ground close by and where in shelter about 40 minutes. We had two sirens go off within 30 minutes of each other and in between we were being pounded by very heavy rain and ping pong size hail. We do have to count on being in shelter for a while, and it's nice to have the ability to keep batteries, radio, and a light source in the shelter. Tornadoes tend to toss everything in their path so we try to plan to be in a shelter long enough if need be that we would be ok until we could be found and the opening cleared to get out.
The fact remains that most of the people in my community live in houses that have been here for decades so it's not a choice of building a new house but dealing with what you have. Not everyone can build a new home. If we could of course we would all have basements at the very least.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#89 Jun 6, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
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That last line of your post proves just how stupid you must be. The government doesn't back EVERYTHING and they don't have to either.
not to mention tax deductions for business losses......

<let that sink in a minute>

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