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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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I just found out a good friend's son-in-law and his family live in Moore. She said that fortunately they just got a little damage from flying debris.

Such a horrible thing. I have been praying for the people affected by this tornado from the beginning and will continue. So many families torn apart.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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51 dead, 20 of them children...I can't chat now
Today's report is 20 total dead, 9 of them kids. Still bad, but a little less bad.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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Today's report is 20 total dead, 9 of them kids. Still bad, but a little less bad.

I am very angry over that report I heard last night. The reporters have been monsters.

I have been a wreck all day.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
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I am very angry over that report I heard last night. The reporters have been monsters.

I have been a wreck all day.
The coroner said they may have double counted people in the first mortality report. I think it's 24 dead.

I can understand it would be total chaos.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #15
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The medical examiner stated that due to the immediate confusion, some of the bodies were being counted twice. I can understand that happening.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #16
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I am very angry over that report I heard last night. The reporters have been monsters.

I have been a wreck all day.
Is your step-SIL's family OK? Hope your nerves have settled.

FWIW, the govenor of OK did say the media was helpful. Don't kill the messenger?
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My Stepson and his family are fine.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:58 AM   #18
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the news people who rushed to report their findings should be suspended without pay for a few weeks to teach them a lesson.

nonetheless, my heart breaks for the parents of those who lost their kids. and, of course, the others who were raken from their families.
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the news people who rushed to report their findings should be suspended without pay for a few weeks to teach them a lesson.
I agree completely. Seems like lately whenever there's some sort of tragedy, the media rushes in and starts blaring out news without bothering to verify the facts. Whatever happened to the days when journalists had integrity - not to mention sympathy for the victims and their families? News anymore is way too tabloid-like.

There are times when these idiots need to just back off and let rescuers do their job, and stop sticking microphones in peoples' faces.

Terrible tragedy in OK, and my heart goes out to these poor people.
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I agree completely. Seems like lately whenever there's some sort of tragedy, the media rushes in and starts blaring out news without bothering to verify the facts. Whatever happened to the days when journalists had integrity - not to mention sympathy for the victims and their families? News anymore is way too tabloid-like.

There are times when these idiots need to just back off and let rescuers do their job, and stop sticking microphones in peoples' faces.....
Guys, call off the attack dogs. Took me a while to find this "in print" so I could post it, but I HAD heard on the network overnight news in the wee hours Tuesday that it was officials that had reported the number wrong. Found something here: The Columbian

Spokeswoman Amy Elliot said she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. Downed communication lines and problems sharing information with officers exacerbated the problem, she said.

Authorities initially said as many as 51 people were dead, including 20 children.


Aw nevermind...it was probably CBS's fault anyway.
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