May 24, 2011

Joplin Before and After


More here. Via Ace

124 confirmed dead and over 1500 still missing in Joplin alone.
128 deaths are reported in Alabama.
Another batch of line squalls is clobbering the heartland as I type this and tornadoes are reported in Oklahoma City and one just made an appearance in downtown Dallas TX.


It's been a bad day. and it's going to be a very long night.

TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1026 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1026 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 1025 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 1022 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1014 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1014 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 1013 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1009 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1003 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 1003 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 1103 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 901 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 1001 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 956 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 955 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 952 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 948 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 948 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING INDIANAPOLIS IN - KIND 1047 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 945 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 942 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 942 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 940 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 933 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 932 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 930 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 927 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 923 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 919 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 917 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 915 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 915 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 914 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 911 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 909 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 900 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 857 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 957 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 852 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 849 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 844 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 844 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 842 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 841 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 839 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 839 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 838 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 836 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 835 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 835 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 834 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 830 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 827 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 826 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 823 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 820 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 918 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 818 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 812 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 809 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 809 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 808 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 806 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 806 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 805 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 805 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 804 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 802 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 800 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 759 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 758 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 757 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 756 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 756 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 656 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 754 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 750 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SPRINGFIELD MO - KSGF 748 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NORTH PLATTE NE - KLBF 747 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 746 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 745 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 744 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     HASTINGS NE - KGID 743 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 743 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 739 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 736 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 736 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 733 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 730 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 730 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 729 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 729 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 728 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 727 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011


Severe Warnings Issued More Than Three Hours Ago

TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 726 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 825 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 725 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 824 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 724 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 719 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 719 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 716 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 716 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 713 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 711 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 810 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 709 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 708 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 708 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 707 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 704 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 702 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 700 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 659 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 659 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 558 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 657 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 756 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 656 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 654 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 653 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 653 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 651 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 649 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 646 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 643 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 641 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 740 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 638 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 738 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 636 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 635 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 633 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 632 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 631 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC - KGSP 728 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 525 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 623 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 723 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 621 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 621 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 618 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 714 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 714 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 614 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 614 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 612 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     TULSA OK - KTSA 608 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 606 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 704 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 704 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 603 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 702 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 602 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 601 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 559 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 558 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 656 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 656 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 556 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 655 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 653 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 653 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 555 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 555 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 553 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 553 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 550 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 549 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 548 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 647 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 646 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 546 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 445 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 545 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 545 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 542 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 539 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 539 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 538 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 535 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 635 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 534 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 533 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 633 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 533 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 532 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 531 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 431 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 530 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 529 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 528 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 527 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 527 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 526 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 625 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 624 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 523 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 523 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 622 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 521 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 520 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 620 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 520 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 619 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 515 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 514 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 612 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 612 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 510 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 508 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 608 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 507 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 506 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 605 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 501 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 500 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 559 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 458 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     WICHITA KS - KICT 459 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 356 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 456 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 455 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 352 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 551 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 451 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 450 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 450 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 449 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 448 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 547 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 544 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 445 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 444 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL - KLOT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 442 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 440 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 440 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RAPID CITY SD - KUNR 340 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 437 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORTHERN INDIANA - KIWX 536 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 535 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 435 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 533 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 533 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 431 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 430 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 529 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 429 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 428 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 428 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 427 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 522 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 421 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 419 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 416 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 514 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 414 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 414 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 514 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 512 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 412 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 310 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 409 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 507 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING SAN JUAN PR - TJSJ 507 PM AST TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 306 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 404 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 403 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 403 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 303 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 402 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 502 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 400 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 356 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 255 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 454 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 253 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 252 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 247 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 447 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 347 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC - KLWX 444 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 344 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 344 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 242 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 342 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 442 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     JACKSON KY - KJKL 441 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 341 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 340 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 437 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 436 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 334 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING FORT WORTH TX - KFWD 334 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 431 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 329 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MOUNT HOLLY NJ - KPHI 428 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 427 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DES MOINES IA - KDMX 326 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 225 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 325 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 425 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 424 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     GOODLAND KS - KGLD 222 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 222 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 319 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 419 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 313 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PUEBLO CO - KPUB 212 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 212 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 310 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 307 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 306 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 206 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 404 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NORMAN OK - KOUN 300 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 357 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 356 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 256 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 353 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 351 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 351 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 346 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 242 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING SAN ANGELO TX - KSJT 238 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 136 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 235 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 232 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 230 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 330 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 328 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING QUAD CITIES IA IL - KDVN 227 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 327 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 325 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 125 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 124 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WAKEFIELD VA - KAKQ 323 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 321 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 217 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 216 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 213 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 312 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 208 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     PUEBLO CO - KPUB 106 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 304 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 103 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NORMAN OK - KOUN 203 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 103 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 101 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 200 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 258 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 158 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 1247 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 145 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 143 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 243 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 240 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING AMARILLO TX - KAMA 133 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 131 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1228 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 128 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 123 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1221 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
TORNADO WARNING     NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 107 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING AMARILLO TX - KAMA 104 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 103 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1257 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 1145 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 1245 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 1240 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING RALEIGH NC - KRAH 139 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 134 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING ALBUQUERQUE NM - KABQ 1130 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 111 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1209 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 1108 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1156 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 1151 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1247 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1228 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO - KEAX 1116 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1212 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1202 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 949 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 943 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1134 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1129 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DENVER CO - KBOU 919 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING PUEBLO CO - KPUB 847 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1033 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 1025 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING BLACKSBURG VA - KRNK 956 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 1000 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 940 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 828 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 826 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING TOPEKA KS - KTOP 823 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 818 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING TULSA OK - KTSA 814 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING HASTINGS NE - KGID 749 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 745 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 816 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING WICHITA KS - KICT 708 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 657 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 745 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 629 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 626 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 622 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 712 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 556 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 540 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 539 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 538 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 519 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 514 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 500 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 459 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 439 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 359 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING DODGE CITY KS - KDDC 321 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 317 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 304 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
FLASH FLOOD WARNING BILLINGS MT - KBYZ 144 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 225 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 217 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING GOODLAND KS - KGLD 100 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2011
SVR T-STORM WARNING LITTLE ROCK AR - KLZK 1228 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

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May 01, 2011

Got Him! (updated)

According to the BBC.
Osama Bin Laden is dead.
AND WE HAVE THE BODY!

President Obama is to give a speech shortly.

Wo0t!

Time for a victory dance!




UPDATE:
Shot in the head?!
Via Hot Air's Bin Laden is Dead!1! page


Good Speech Mr. President!


Amazing. They conducted a ground raid on him and lost no Americans.
More Updates:
Hot Air has this tidbit:

Update (AP): Amazing. This Pakistani IT consultant lives in Abbottabad and ended up tweeting about strange goings-on this morning without knowing the significance, of course. A few choice tweets:

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).

A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S

the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani…


Stratfor comments.
Bush reacts. Looks like Obama called him, which was a very classy move.
Scott Lowther has a sublime commentary here.
Ace has thoughts here and here.

I'm not questioning the timing. I'm not worried if it gives Obama a bump in the polls. I'm fucking going to pop some champagne and drink a toast to the military and the memories of those who died on 9/11 and in the War on Terror that followed. I'll add in George W. Bush and yes, the President of the United States of America.


Indeed!
This is awesome... I think we can all come together and agree tha......oh dammit!.

“When do we get to see the long form death certificate?”




Oh Noes!Dearthers!

Additional Updates Below The Fold.
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The Latest Offerings From Vault Tech...and Better Options

Cleaning out my tabs I blundered into this story from the Daily Mail concerning Vivos, a company whose stated* business plan is remarkably similar to that of the fictional Vault Tech.

The 137,000sq ft bunker - designed to house 950 people for a year and withstand a 50 megaton blast - is currently being built under the grasslands of Nebraska.


But do they have the spiffy suits?

The plan has a few problems...like the need for sufficient warning and working transportation to get to Nebraska in the event of a catastrophe. (This is, of course, not as big an issue for Nebraskans).  Checking tickets at the door would be...a tense affair to say the least.

This sort of shelter would seem more useful in an urban or a suburban setting, but buying space and getting it in a crisis would seem problematic both practically and ethically unless it were a feature of a subdivision or condo complex. If I were in the market for a survival shelter, I'd go one of the many home shelters I've seen on the market, like these.

Now the sort of large shelter Vivos is talking about, though with far fewer posh amenities, would make actually sense as part of a rational civil defense plan (which we don't have).

Indeed there were plans to dovetail the construction of the interstate highway system with a vast associated system of austere publicly accessible shelters to provide some protection from tornadoes or a N.B.C. attack, the sorts of things that one might not have time to evacuate for. There is a good overview of one of the few (short-lived) fruits of that program here.

Civil Defense was originally a federally funded and directed, but locally run enterprise that, despite its inefficiencies, made maximal use of local expertise. Retired millitary and volunteer personel who lived in and knew their assigned areas were to provide some degree of holistic redundancy to a system that would always be far from perfect but had the potential to save many lives in the event of a calamity.

Of course it was not to be. In keeping with their overall policy of being well intentioned, wrong headed and self destructive, the progressives, in the interest of mutually assured destruction, peace in our time and a quick merciful death hamstrung the CivDef program in the US, until it was given to the newly formed FEMA by Jimmy Carter. FEMA removed a lot (nearly all) of the local input and,  in any event seems to have been designed for maximum inefficiency. Building codes, fallout shelters in cities, and any serious planning for what to do in the event of even a minor nuclear attack or accident were pretty much pushed to the wayside. Instead we got a lot of jobs for beauraucrats and an infrastructure that was completely top down and ill suited to its job.

Meanwhile the USSR gleefully mocked our lack of preparedness and continued to build shelters. They had fallout shelters for more than 11% of their population when the Berlin Wall fell.

The hipster left loves to make fun of the corny Duck and Cover videos from the '50s. However, it is now clear that those were correct both scientifically and ethically. They were developed based on close work with the Japanese government assessing the injuries at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which had actually been much higher than anticipated, and the lessons of nuclear tests in close proximity to US troops where the dangers of radiation were finally appreciated. It was discovered that "duck and cover " would have saved many lives as would sheltering in place for a few hours.

Jerry Pournelle has thoughts here from a 2005 series of observations on the Katrina debacle.
An excerpt:

...My own view is that restoring the old Office of Civil Defense, with local organizations of both volunteers and professionals, with emergency militia powers and responsibilities at the discretion of the governor, makes a very great deal more sense; but it will take a long time to build a proper organization. We have the technology. We can do it.

What we must end is the attitude that you can only trust professionals hired and paid for. Bureaucracy is the answer to many problems, like dog catching and enforcement of needful regulations. Bureaucracy is almost NEVER the proper response to emergencies and unforeseen situations...


Emphasis mine.

Shelters can get expensive and in any event are often completely impractical here in the swampy coastal Southeast, however a reinforced safe room is a good investment against tornadoes. In the event of a radiological incident, sheltering in place, which was so soundly mocked when Tom Ridge pointed out its efficacy is actually quite effective according to the current administration.

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame wrote this article in The Atlantic on how the Obama Administration is ( to it's credit) grappling with a reality the left does not want to look square in the face.  It inspired a lot of responses on Reynolds normally comment free blog in an uncharacteristically long post on this topic some time ago. Do read it all.

On a more mundane level it bears remembering that catastrophes are usually not atomic and as we are constantly reminded by events are not in any way rare. Having food and water for 2 weeks or more is not difficult (the water is an issue but if one keeps jugs handy 1 gallon jugs can be filled when trouble is anticipated~70 for a family of 5  for 2 weeks) and in any event is likely a better investment than a bolt hole in Nebraska.

 

* Lets hope that they don't have an unstated plan like Vault Tech did...and that they have enough water chips.

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