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Alabama Tornado Survivors Picking Up Pieces | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 15 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Apr 29, 2011, titled Alabama Tornado Survivors Picking Up Pieces | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

Nearly 300 people have been confirmed dead. AP A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.

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Sauerkraut

Tulsa, OK

#1 Apr 29, 2011
I can't help but wonder how many people ignored the warnings thinking it was just more weathermen hype & crying "wolf" over a dark storm cloud that this time turned out to be the real thing. I know I'd be in that class. They should not go "gaga" unless there is a real threat, or tornado coming.
IamMEsoUcantBE

Grove City, OH

#2 Apr 29, 2011
I agree. They make such a big deal over nothing, then when the real thing comes nobody takes it seriously. It's so so sad. My family lost everything to a tornado in 1981 and still have serious medical problems to this day as a result! Devastating!! I pray for all involved. I wish there were more I could do for them!!
Caroline Melton

United States

#3 Apr 29, 2011
Did any deaths occur with homes that had basements and the people were in them at the time of the tornado? I want to know if basements really are worth having in case of tornadoes. No one on the news seems to talk about this at all? I don't know why, I think it is very important to tell how survivors survived, what they did that might help other people the next time this happens.
IamMEsoUcantBE

Grove City, OH

#4 Apr 29, 2011
YES!!! Caroline, basement's save lives during a tornado!!
jsmith

Columbus Grove, OH

#5 Apr 29, 2011
I read a report that stated that although the majority of tornadoes occur in the Midwest and Plains states, the majority of deaths from tornadoes occur in the South, mainly because homes down there do not usually have basements. Even if the people heeded the warning, cramming yourself in a crawl space during a direct hit from an F5 tornado will not protect you. I'm very surprised (and thankful) that given all the destruction, there were not deaths upwards into the 1,000s. Cities like Tuscaloosa are VERY populated, which could have meant more deaths. I feel so badly for all those affected by this horrific event.
OMG

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 29, 2011
On the news, they reported many times that in order to have survived this outbreak, people HAD to have been "under the ground". I know they say if you don't have a basement, you must get to an interior room. But with a tornado of that magnitude, unless you are "under the ground" then you still don't have a chance. It is so sad, and my heart of broken for the victims.
Jerry

Zanesville, OH

#7 Apr 29, 2011
I wonder how many people listened to the weather reports. Not many I'm sure.
PISS OFF

Natchitoches, LA

#8 Apr 29, 2011
Jerry wrote:
I wonder how many people listened to the weather reports. Not many I'm sure.
can tell you never lived in the south. weather reports are more important than the news down here brother.
Just Asking Here

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 30, 2011
So what airport do we send the buses to to pick up all the volunteer aid workers from Somalia, Haiti, Syria, Egypt, and all the other 3rd world hell holes we have pumped millions to?

nevermind!
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#10 May 1, 2011
Just Asking Here wrote:
So what airport do we send the buses to to pick up all the volunteer aid workers from Somalia, Haiti, Syria, Egypt, and all the other 3rd world hell holes we have pumped millions to?
nevermind!
You are a hell hole...all by yourself in your pitifully tiny racist putrid mind.
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#11 May 1, 2011
Oh yeah, Mexico had to send in troops when Bumbya Bush the Worst President of the USA effed up the aftermath of Katrina...per usual for Republiscum.
Jackie

Grove City, OH

#12 May 1, 2011
Oregon Is Disgusting wrote:
Oh yeah, Mexico had to send in troops when Bumbya Bush the Worst President of the USA effed up the aftermath of Katrina...per usual for Republiscum.
I think it was the Democrat mayor that screwed that up. He needed to REQUEST help and he said NO, until too late.
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#13 May 2, 2011
"The federal response to Katrina was nothing short of a disaster. A 2006 report compiled by House Republicans slammed what it called “a failure of leadership,” saying that the federal government’s “blinding lack of situational awareness and disjointed decision making needlessly compounded and prolonged Katrina’s horror.”

The report specifically blamed Bush, noting that “earlier presidential involvement could have speeded the response” because the president alone could have cut through bureaucratic resistance.

There is no question that the federal response was slow — deadly slow. Katrina made landfall on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, and the New Orleans levees were breached that morning.

Despite the numerous warnings he had received about the storm’s severity, Bush spent that Monday traveling to Arizona and California to promote his Medicare drug bill. It was characteristic of the entire federal response"

thinkprogress
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#14 May 2, 2011
"“Despite a FEMA official’s eyewitness accounts of breaches starting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29,” the Bush administration “did not consider them confirmed” until 11 hours later. In fact, FEMA did not order the evacuation of New Orleans until 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, two full days after Katrina made landfall.

In one area, however, the Bush administration did move quickly: pinning the blame for Katrina on its political opponents."

thinkprogress

Lest we forget what actually happens when the sociopaths run the government.
Maria

Columbus, OH

#15 May 2, 2011
Oregon Is Disgusting wrote:
"“Despite a FEMA official’s eyewitness accounts of breaches starting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29,” the Bush administration “did not consider them confirmed” until 11 hours later. In fact, FEMA did not order the evacuation of New Orleans until 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, two full days after Katrina made landfall.
In one area, however, the Bush administration did move quickly: pinning the blame for Katrina on its political opponents."
thinkprogress
Lest we forget what actually happens when the sociopaths run the government.
Who is a sociopath depends on your party affliation. That's why I'm an Independant, then everyone that deserved it can be a sociopath.

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