Tornado In Tulsa


Yesterday I was outside and my next door neighbor asked me if I'd heard of the tornado in the wee hours Sunday morning. 

I hadn't watched any local news. So it was news to me.



This is about four miles from where I live, a mostly commercial area.


The volatile weather in Oklahoma is something you have to take into account should you be considering living in a mobile home, etc.


They are saying it was a possible tornado. But I don't know what else would be turning over large vehicles besides a tornado.

Tornadoes don't often hit here in August. Spring is when this area sees more tornado activity.

I slept through this, so I guess it was concentrated in that particular area. Several dozen people were injured but no one was killed.


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29 comments

  1. I am thankful and happy to hear you and the puppies are safe. I hope Abi is feeling better too. A tornado can do so much damage in such a short time - I am sure glad your complex was spared.

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  2. Looks devastating, Brenda and so scary! We have a lot of tornadoes here in IL too, but not as many as where you live. I have a tornado warning app on my phone which sounds an alarm when we have the warning. Then we know to get in the basement. I know you don't have a smartphone, but I think there's a weather radio you can get. Then you know to take you and your dogs into the bathroom.

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  3. Wow, what a mess. Those things are so frightening.

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  4. Oh Brenda: So glad to hear that you are alright. I was worried. Unless it was King Kong that flipped that car and destroyed the building, I would also say it was a tornado.

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  5. It could have possibly been a microburst. One occurred not far from us several months ago and the damage was similar to a tornado.
    https://www.google.com/amp/abc13.com/amp/weather/nws-microburst-responsible-for-severe-damage-in-sealy/2030551/

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  6. I read that it was an ef2 tornado. Glad you let us know that you are ok.

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  7. Wow, the damage looks really bad. Glad you all are safe. We get quite a few tornadoes in Kentucky. This isn't the time for them here, either. But there seems to be exceptions to every rule regarding tornadoes. For example, there has long been a belief here that tornadoes don't touch down in the eastern Kentucky mountains, and only hit the flatter western and central parts of the state. But, in March 2012, an EF-3 tornado hit the small town of West Liberty in eastern Kentucky. It killed six people and injured 75, and did massive damage to the town. It certainly changed the way people think about tornadoes in this state.

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  8. Glad you are ok! Amazing the damage that can occur from even a smaller tornado!

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  9. How frightening!! SO glad you and the pupsters are ok! We witnessed a tornado once when I was a child and we were traveling across the country - we were in Kansas, and a tornado struck down in the campground we were staying in. We were fortunate, our camper shook and rocked but didn't turn over, some did. It was so scary!

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  10. Glad you and your pups were ok and not effected by this. Wow that did a lot of damage. I guess it was good it hit during the night in that area so the businesses were closed and not a lot of people inside these buildings. Very scary.
    Kris

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  11. I grew up in Oklahoma and experienced several tornadoes but not a direct hit. You can sign up for free for tornado alerts on your landline/cell phone. Comes in handy. Oklahoma has some if the best weather reporters. Glad to hear you are safe and the pupsters didn't go crazy during the storm.

    Ps too bad it didn't blow ONLY your tree away. Hee, hee.

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  12. Wow! Incredible damage!
    You and the furkids are safe,a good thing...
    Prayers for the injured and the restoration of property.

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  13. When I heard the news, I immediately thought of you and prayed that it wasn't in your neighborhood. Thankfully it wasn't, but certainly "to close for comfort"! Always enjoy your blog. Wishing you a healthy happy and quiet day.

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  14. When I heard there was a tornado in Tulsa my mind went to you and the pups glad you are okay.

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  15. Praise God you are safe and there was no loss of life. A tornado came to the ARK-LA-Tex in the early 70's. I was living in a small mobile home park (less than a dozen homes. Two homes were flipped. A building on the next lot was destroyed all in a matter of minutes. Thankfully no loss of life. I had no damages but everything was rocking and shaking. Frightening.

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  16. So glad you are OK! Very close to you and scary...lol, not that you knew it! Sounds like me tucked in my little duplex! Hugs!

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  17. I read about this on the news and came over to see if you were okay :)

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  18. Oh, dear. I also grew up in Tornado Alley, and the devastation take a long time to repair. Glad you're safe, and my heart goes out to those who suffered damage.

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  19. Brenda, So glad you and the little guys are OK. I have family in Drumright and Broken Arrow. All is well there too. Stay safe. Sandra

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  20. Oh, my gosh, that is scary! So glad you and the pupsters were not in its path! Also, that there were no deaths.

    You were saying that normally tornados don't hit this time of year, but I think the weather is getting rather wonky in lots of ways. The climate, it is a-changin'.

    I'm surprised that Abi and Charlie slept through the tornado, especially Abi. But I'm glad because I can imagine how upset Abi might have become.

    Hope no more of those twisters come near you.

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  21. Just wanted to add a tornado story. Over 20 years ago I had the opportunity to visit a Victorian-era home out in the country in central Kentucky. The owner gave me a tour and I saw many antiques that had been in the family for years. About 10 years later a tornado blew through that area and unfortunately this historic house was right in the pathway. A few weeks later we drove around looking at the tornado damage and that house was still standing, but the entire front exterior had been ripped off. We could see into rooms on both floors as if we were looking into a dollhouse. On the second floor, there was a bookcase sitting against an interior wall, facing out toward where the front wall had once been. It was still filled with books, and it looked like not a page had been ruffled by the tornado blowing past. It was a fascinating but sad thing to see.

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  22. Wow! glad it wasn't four miles closer!... And a very good reason why not to look at mobile home parks for future living quarters.

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  23. So very happy you were okay! And Abi and Charlie too, of course...

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  24. When I first heard about the tornado in Tulsa on the news, I immediately thought of you and your pups. I am happy to read that you are fine. We have a lot of tornadoes here through the St. Louis area. It is nerve wracking when those warnings are issued, though it is not as nerve wracking I suppose as when they don't have time to issue a warning that a tornado has been sighted.












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  25. Very scary...I'm a weather checking fanatic. Glad you and your little friends were safe!

    Jane x

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  26. So glad you are okay Brenda! When I worked in Aerospace years ago, I visited a customer in Gainesville who lived just across the state border in OK. I was wide-eyed as he told me about Tornado Alley. And he probably felt the same about the west coast and our earthquakes. ;)

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  27. Happy you are okay. Natural disasters are scary. xoxo Su

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  28. I am happy to hear that you, your pups and your home are just fine. We had a tornado pass through this spring. It twisted and uprooted trees across the road at the home of a, get this, former Tulsa Oklahoma resident! They lost several large trees. What a mess! But their house was fine and they, while terribly shaken by the storm's distruction, were okay as well. The noise was huge! Many neighbors didn't even hear it, or the warning siren, which sounded just moments before we were hit at 1:AM.

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