Statement on Facebook from Tony Laubach of the tornado research company Twistex on the death of three colleagues in Oklahoma on Friday:
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share this news. On Friday, May 31, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young lost their lives in the El Reno, OK tornado. This is a devastating loss to the meteorological, research, and storm chasing communities. I ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. There is some comfort in knowing these men passed on doing what they loved."
(Twistex is an abbreviation for Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment.)