Tornado Strikes London!

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  1. JFox1

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    We get approx. 40 a year but they very rarely hit populated areas.

    Last year "Birmingham came face to face with a tornado measuring three or four on the scale and experienced 130mph winds and devastating damage to homes and businesses. "

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6219280.stm
     
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    Wow . . . never woulda thought of tornados there.
     
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    This ils bad!

    -Ed in Tornado Alley, Oklahoma
     
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    We even have them a few times a year here - to be honest it seems, without any research, that it never happened 10-12 years ago, but we hear about them more now.

    Maybe just more areas are populated now.
     
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    It said on the news last week that mile for mile, the UK has more tornados than any other country in the world. But of course, they are not of the same magnitude that America has
     
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    One hit within 12 miles of me
    on 3 May 1995. I live by the Severe Storms Lab of the NOAA of
    the USofA Federal Government. They figure out how to track & predict
    & warn about tornados. That one on 3 May 1995 clocked a wind
    speed of 316MPH, the highest wind speed measured on the
    planet. The Tornado ripped sod off the ground for over 20 miles
    (at maximum it was a solid 1/4 mile wide - the sod stripping).
    The pictures next morning showed a tan stripe across the
    Moore, Del City, Midwest City areas of central Oklahomal.
    The tan stripe was where the grass was sucked out of the ground
    by the inside of the tornado - the tornado with 316MPH rotating
    winds. In the path also most houses were stripped off their
    concrete foundation (mobile homes were just gone). Everything living
    above ground in that area died: people, pets, gofers.
     
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    :) Imagine how Job, Ezekiel and others felt when God SPOKE to them out of a whirlwind... it would get my attention!
     
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    A whirlwind would get my attention, too! Our God is an awesome God! :thumbs:
     
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    Here is a photo of one house hit by the tornado. Reminds me of the bombing during the war...portions of houses destroyed and the remainder left standing, and even teacups left on a table.

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1065876/london.jpg

    Look at the books still on the shelves.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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