Tornado Clip

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  1. saturneptune

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    Here is a clip of the tornado that hit two miles from our house Sunday. The funnel is rain wrapped and hard to see. It skipped over the Ohio River after this and really did a number on Brookport, IL.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1xVgH7B8GU

    Also, this is a excellent clip of what a storm surge looks like during a hurricane. This is from Katrina in Gulfport, MS, less than a mile from the house I grew up in. My grandparents house was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969. They had a house right on Highway 90.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kou0HBpX4A
     
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  2. Winman

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    Myself and a co-worker witnessed a tornado pass almost directly over our heads back in the 80s in Jacksonville, Fl.. It was very impressive, we could look right up into the funnel cloud and see leaves being sucked off all the trees up into it. It was about a city block in diameter.

    Fortunately it was not a very powerful tornado, it came down in a shopping center about 5 miles away from us. It broke out windows and destroyed signs, damaged some cars, but no one was hurt or killed.

    But I will never forget looking up into that huge funnel.
     
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    Been in several of them. Lost two cousins in the Oak Grove F5 and about 1/3 of my hometown was wiped out in the 2011 F5.

    Go on Youtube and type in "Pleasant Grove tornadoes 2011" and there are a couple dozen videos of the tornados and the aftermath.
     
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  4. Gina B

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    Note to self: always live at least three miles from anywhere saturn neptune has lived. :eek:
     
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    At least our stuff is where we left it before the wind blew. Y'all can keep your tornadoes and hurricanes.

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  6. Gina B

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    It always make me laugh when people own white cars in places that have big snow.

    Why Padre, why? I've always wanted to know, and now you're here, a man with a white car, living in an area where it snows a lot.

    Why not red? Blue? Any color that says "hey, I'm here!" in case you end up on the side of the road in a pile of snow? Please tell me!
     
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    It ain't white. It's Arctic Camo. That's not my car. My car is Light Sandalwood Metallic as indicated in the picture below

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    Now as far as getting stuck in a pile of snow you have to have a trunk full of road flares to mark the car and a bright green jacket with reflector strips all over it to mark you. In a pinch you can use one of those warning triangle things but the first plow by will run over it. They'll drive around something that's on fire.

    It has been my experience in the country part of New York that if you get stuck in a pile of snow you won't be stuck long. Folk will race for miles to get to you before somebody else does. It's a matter of pride to brag on how many cars you pulled out of ditches during a given storm.

    There's no such thing as bad weather. Just bad equipment. madre's got her a tow rope, flares and a big bag of kitty litter in the trunk of her car.

    On a serious note I do not know for the life of me how you all endure those tornadoes and hurricanes. I can run the snowblower for an hour and life goes on. I can't imagine what it's like to have your home destroyed like that.
     
  8. Gina B

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    Great description on the color. :thumbs:

    I prefer the snow over those things too, but no snow, tornadoes, or hurricanes would be fine.

    Well, maybe not having no snow ever. I don't know that I could live with that, despite my traumatic first experience with seeing the stuff.
     

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