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This is a national tragedy akin to our human losses at NASA.

As a long time viewer of Storm Chasers, Tim and Carl were probably the most safety conscious chase team. They were always risk averse because they had such a deep respect for the unpredictable nature of extreme weather.

Time and Carl never appeared to be in it for just a "thrill" but rather for the science. The science was always paramount as it was to be used to give advance warning to the civilian population in order to SAVE LIVES!!!

If I were to speculate, taking into consideration the recent catastrophic events in Moore, I think that Tim and Carl took on more risk in order to help save lives. Tim and Carl put their lives at risk in order to help save the lives of countless others.

I'm certain that all of the scientific data that Tim collected over the years will be studied and will help give advance notice to those in harms way. I'm also certain that their passing will serve as a reminder to all those in the industry that mother nature in very unpredictable. This will aslo help save lives of those that take on this risk in order to help protect others.

It's extremely sad to hear that Tim's son was also lost in this tragedy and no words can bring comfort for this loss. But if we are honest with ourselves given the same scenario (in their shoes), would we want it any different?

For those of you that knew Tim and Co., take comfort in knowing that there are hundreds of thousands of people, just like me (and I live in NJ) that are so very grateful for all that they have pioneered in this very dynamic field of research. They truly were inspirational beings and will all be sorely missed.

Very Respectfully,

E.P. Scott
 
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Tim and his team will be greatly missed. Of all people I can't imagine Tim being caught in the path. I can only assume they were stuck in the horrific traffic situation we had here in Okc. This storm couldn't have been timed any worse. Normal Friday rush hour combined with people trying to evacuate from the path of the storm turned most major roads into parking-lots. If anyone has any information please share. It would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I don't know what to say. I had spoken to Tim via email a couple times about his work and his pods. My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones on this terrible day. I purchased the domain name timsamaras.com after hearing this and have it going to The Red Cross. I donated $100 and hopefully others will do the same. Maybe his family will want the domain name to build a site or blog about his work. I'd be happy to give it to them for free if they'd like to have it. My email is cupamojoe@gmail.com
 
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Honestly, my first thoughts were " No--that can't be right...not the Twistex team... " I know this has been repeated over and over again, but he was soooo focused on not just the science of storm chasing, but the safety of it. He always looked out for the other storm chasers and as Reed had mentioned in their last interview Reed looked up to him as -and I paraphrase--the grandfather, the storm chasers protector on the field. And I saw him as the same. So innovative and determined to get to the bottom (if there is and ever will be one) of these dangerous storms to save others. I found myself checking here to see if the TVN team was ok. I have been worried. And then I find this. I am deeply saddened and will be in prayer for the families.This man and his team knew what they were doing, and bless their hearts gave till they could give no more. I hope that Reed and his team are not only physically ok but emotionally as well. GOD bless...
 
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I could not believe it when I first read the reports. We all thought it was fake. Then confirmation came in. So many people are in pain because of what transpired. To many Tim was a mentor, a hero, a role model and something every storm chaser strives to be. The chasing world will never be the same.
 
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I was shocked to find out, knowing they were one of the safest groups out there, even worrying about other chasers in the field. As I keep seeing news releases, all my thoughts go out to their families and friends.
 
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Heart and prayers have been sent to the family and friends Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young. The tragedy was and still is today a great loss for all around. As stated, their team was the most cautious out there in the metrology community ever with the standard vehicles they were working in yet getting the job done on collection of the data needed to save others in their research. The hope that the effort they put in should be honored in their names for their contribution efforts is much needed for not only America but every where in the World tornados occur. The family and friends taking over the Twistex team to fulfill the mission that Tim set out to do I am sure has the entire blessings from the Country.

After clear monitoring of reviewing the storms on this date in the area with so many tornados coming in from multi directions, I believe in my heart that this was indeed the cause of the death trap with no escape for many people. The need of vehicles such as Mr. Sean Casey first introduced with the tiv then the dominators of TVN with Mr. Reed Timmer need to only get better and better in reliability and operations for those who dedicate their lives to saving others in deployment and collecting of data needed to achieve just that.

Rest In Peace Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young.
 
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