Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Devastation in Oklahoma

I'm watching the Today show broadcasting from Moore, Oklahoma where a category EF4 tornado - with winds of up to 200 mph - decimated the city. The death toll is soaring, many of them children. Remarkable stories of hope are rising from the rubble as lives were torn apart in just one afternoon. Sadly, there is a potential for more bad weather later today.

  Oklahoma tornado: Dozens killed in Moore   BBC - May 21, 2013
At least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared to have been killed by a huge tornado which tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, officials in the US state say. Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighborhoods were flattened and schools destroyed by winds of up to 200mph (320km/h). About 120 people are being treated in hospitals. President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma. He also ordered federal authorities to join in the search efforts which have continued throughout the night.

Central Oklahoma Tornadoes   Wikipedia

    Four years after an F5 tornado destroyed large sections of Moore during the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak, another strong tornado affected the area. The storm responsible for the Moore tornado developed across Grady County during the mid-afternoon hours and produced a weak tornado near Newcastle and west of Moore. Just after 5:00 PM, a new tornado touched down on the west side of Moore west of Interstate 35 and moved east northeast across Moore, then the southeastern sections of Oklahoma City including Tinker Air Force Base near Interstate 40, Midwest City and Choctaw. As the tornado passed through the Moore area, a tornado emergency was issued for eastern Oklahoma County. Despite extensive damage all along the path, no fatalities were caused by the tornado although dozens of injuries were reported across Cleveland and Oklahoma Counties.

The devastation reminds me of my local area after Hurricane Sandy last fall. I still read clients from coastal areas who have heartbreaking stories to share. They all believe it will happen again, and most won't return to their oceanfront homes.

It would seem the east coast has hurricanes and nor'easters - the west coast has earthquakes and soon a tsunami - while the middle of the country deals with tornadoes, drought, floods, and more. With a hurricane there are warnings and time to prepare. With tornadoes and earthquakes, there often is no time.

I have to wonder how many memorial services have been planned in the past year - from terrorist attacks, to shooing sprees, to natural disasters, and more.

Tornadoes ... Returning to OZ ... The Clock Ticks Down... Tracking the Storyline ... Z on my Facebook Cover today

It's all going somewhere as the illusion of time moves to the Event Horizon (eye). So it was written ... and so it shall be. ~ Z

The Event Horizon (Eye of Horus) Fade to Black

Z as Horus and Thoth who wrote our script.

In the world of myth, math, metaphor, and imagination ... we find the lost continent of Atlantis whose demise seems to parallel our own storyline. Atlantis was all about an ancient Greek philosopher played by Z using the name ....

May 21, 427-347 BC


Plato on Atlantis

  Plato Google Videos

Plato was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied. Plato lectured extensively at the Academy and wrote on many philosophical issues, dealing especially in politics, ethics, metaphysics and epistemology. His most important writings are his Dialogues. Atlantis is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

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