Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Chuck E. Cheese dies in Oklahoma tornado
The tragedy of Mr. Cheese.
On a personal note: This was the closest one yet, with homes whacked within 1 mile to the northwest of the ER place.
Are there any local organizations that will help them out? Do you have links?
Teresa, the worst human damage was in Lone Grove, a town of about 4,500 about 100 miles south of OKC. No deaths, and few injuries in the OKC metro.
The single best source for general information is www.newsok.com and www.newsok.tv.
The Central Oklahoma Red Cross is always the go-to for post-tornado help: http://okc.redcross.org/
Not broken up over about CEC, though, (assuming the casualties weren't from there) which in my rare moralizing moments seems a gateway casino - and unpleasant to boot.
I really had to resist the itch to go after it. But then Channel 5, broadcasting on the PBR channels talked about baseball size hail in the cloud just behind it so I just watched as long as I dared and then took my new little red truck home.
When I watch those frieght train storms roll in from the SW and then slip around the SE or NW of the city core my belief in the heat-island effect is much re-inforced.
Shall we ask Inhofe to explain this one to us?
Your deadly low front is about to be our very windblown Thursday, racing through the canyons of the city like the sad end of what was a funeral train.
Oklahoma dust and debris has been falling on the country between there and soon-to-be here.
American Descent crowd sees natural disasters as possible judgments of God.
Could be that the intuited sense of a vast connection, a cosmically real brotherhood and sisterhood brings the pain of the world too near, too close. The object of compassion is transferred with the pitched commitment of the defensive to the innocent victims of abortion. They are pure enough to catch the anger at the vile works of the world and God.
We have rain right now, could it be from the same front? Who knows.
God's judgment? Piffle.