A story I found interesting

June 5th, 2013 at 8:41 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

tornado and dog  This is a story about the clean-up after last Friday’s terrible tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.  It’s a story about Mike, a “…a single mother of two teenage daughters struggling to make a living.  She’s been a waitress, driven big rigs, operated heavy machinery and climbed telephone poles in California for utility companies — even when she was eight months pregnant.”  Now, she has the unpleasant task of removing large animals that were victims of the twister.  On a lighter note, a horse that survived the storm.  Picture from KFOR.

4 Responses to “A story I found interesting”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    To your Tweet earlier Bill, I think the quick northward turn of the tornado caught many of the storm chasers off guard. And I am sure that many of the chasers weren’t expecting to see the largest tornado in history that very afternoon anyways, but they sure learned their lesson about staying a safe distance away from the center of the storm.

  2. DF (SE Mich) says:

    The face of IDIOTS in El Reno!!! Videoing from the front of a tornado, genius!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZNsproDzs

    On the other hand we get to research the faces as one defecates oneself…

    1. GunLakeDeb says:

      I’ll bet that big roll of hay did some damage to their vehicle…LOL!!

  3. GunLakeDeb says:

    Interesting story about “Mike” – and one of the reasons I get tight-jawed when folks say “I’d love to see a tornado – but out in the country – where it doesn’t do any damage”

    While a wiped-out corn crop or demolished barn, or livestock killed don’t tally up $$$ like a tornado hitting a city – it STILL is affecting someone adversely. All those dead horses Mike was taking to the landfill had value (probably pets, maybe breeding stock) and of course if a horse can’t outrun a tornado – you know that cattle sure didn’t :-(

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