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OK Tornado

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    crazy stuff man. i saw ken posted on fb that his family is ok. his youngest got some bumps/bruises but nothing serious. i think he's our only reg member from the okc area..
     
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    Crazy stuff man. Can't imagine. I have no idea why you'd want to live in Tornado alley...
     
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    you could ask the same question of everywhere.
    why live where it rains all the time,
    or you are close enough to a volcano to be a casualty
    or hurricanes
    blizzards
    california
    etc

    everywhere has a price.

    def a shitty situation.
     
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    Hope all our peeps are ok. I heard this year since it hasn't been as warm that the tornadoes have been less than in years past.
    I heard that the Dallas area might get some today.
    With why would you live there, CT used to rarely get hit by Hurricanes, the last 2 years we have. We get tornadoes here occasionally. Mother nature is unpredictable
     
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    tornado passed within 2 miles of my home last year.
     
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    yeah but what size? like a F0? F1?

    shit in OK was F5.

    you're talking a few down trees vs complete destruction.
     
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    holy shit lol

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    i wonder how expensive tornado insurance is out there lol
     
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    F3.
     
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    i cant find any F3 for MA for 2012. i see one in june 2011 though.

    still an F3 is like 1/3 the size of an F5 lol.
     
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    size isn't how they are measured.... it's wind speed.

    the f3 was fast in mass, but it was 10 feet wide.

    this f5 (possibly being downgraded to an f4) was 2 miles wide!
     
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    its measured in damage actually.

    fujita scale goes all the way to F12. but you cant have anything really above F5, because F5 is total destruction and you cant have more than total destruction. anything above F5 is theoretical
     
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    function makeTotalDestroy()?
     
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    :no:

    The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita–Pearson scale, is a scale for rating tornado intensity, based primarily on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures and vegetation. The official Fujita scale category is determined by meteorologists and engineers after a ground or aerial damage survey, or both; and depending on the circumstances, ground-swirl patterns (cycloidal marks), radar tracking, eyewitness testimonies, media reports and damage imagery, as well as photogrammetry or videogrammetry if motion picture recording is available.

    Fujita scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    so a smaller slower tornado that hits NYC and causes $4.7 Billion in damage could potentially have a higher F rating than a massive 3 mile wide 250mph wind tornado that sweeps through the empty plains of east butt fuck nowhereville and causes $2.4 million in damage
     
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    Tornado insurance? It is covered under your standard homeowners insurance you don't have to buy anything special like you do for flood insurance. The vehicle is covered under your vehicle insurance as well unless it isn't fully insured....
     
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    i figured tornado ins would be an add-on to the standard homeowners.
     
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    I don't think they happen with enough frequency or certainty that they can make you buy a special tornado insurance. With flood insurance you have a defined flood plain that you are made aware of and have the option to purchase the flood ryder for your ins.
     
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    what do you mean "don't think they happen with enough frequency or certainty"

    this is OK. severe tornados hit that area ever year.
     
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