Photo courtesy of KOCO.COM The Hubster has always told me we could have a tornado anytime of year in Okieland, if the conditions are right. Well I guess yesterday proved his point, although most people interviewed seemed somewhat surprised it happened quite this early. The two tornadoes that touched down were in central and southern OK, well away from us. The first one touched down in the Oklahoma City suburbs at 2:30pm and then forged a path on the ground for ten minutes. In it's wake it left a badly damaged shopping area; Chuck-E-Cheese lost a wall, Target lost part of it's roof, and Hobby Lobby sustained some damage after the doors were sucked off. The worst damage was in the Edmond area, where six homes were totally lost, others were badly damaged and some minor injuries sustained. But the thing that struck me repeatedly, smiling Okies that had lost alot, but were still able to laugh it off and just be grateful they were alive. Sadly though things were alot worse for the small town of Lone Grove in the south of the state. The second tornado tore through there just after dark and caused much more destruction. The trailer park in town was hit badly and there have been 8 confirmed deaths and 50 injured, with possibly more to follow, as some are still unaccounted for. Until dawn breaks it is hard for the emergency services to really assess the damage, but the funnel was a half-mile wide. Tornadoes are a fact of life here, the people we saw interviewed perfectly demonstrated the resilient, fighting Okie spirit. However the idiotic quote of the day, was won hands down by the weatherman on the local 9pm Fox News. And I quote, word for word if you can believe this - "The good news is it's now moving into Eastern Oklahoma, well good news for us in Central Oklahoma, but bad news for them"!! Us Brit's have a word for this man - DICKHEAD!