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SHE'S A POWERFUL FORCE -- NATURAL DISASTERS
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20 inches in three days is pretty serious stuff.





10-05-2015 06:49 PM
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I just heard on the news that several houses have been leveled, roads are blocked, and 11 have been killed by a 200 mph tornado that hit Garland, Texas. RIP.

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Warnings have also been issued for New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Mother Nature's on a tear; dangerous stuff.





12-27-2015 04:20 PM
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Tornadoes are so scary. Give me a plain ol' hurricane any day.






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Those tornadoes hit home turf. No one I know was directly affected that I know of so far. Lots of folks out of a home and 50,000 with no power and an ice storm possibly inbound. Lots of critters running loose, scared pets being picked up off the streets and taken to shelters. This was a bad hit but only 11 dead last I checked





12-27-2015 09:09 PM
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(12-27-2015 04:45 PM)Duchess Wrote:  Tornadoes are so scary. Give me a plain ol' hurricane any day.

Yeah, they're scarier than earthquakes to me. But, that might just be because I'm used to quakes and most of them aren't deadly.

I saw one family interviewed after the tornado hit Texas this morning. Their house was pretty much thrashed, but they all survived because they had a storm shelter. I always think of those as below-ground, like in Wizard of Oz. But it was above ground and on the side of the property. Another man said he put his wife in the bathtub and lied on top of her, they both survived.

I understand there is an alarm system to let residents know when a tornado is heading towards them, but the max lead time is 14 minutes. Not a lot of time, but enough time for the people at home to hunker down or get to safe shelters.

The people on the highway weren't so fortunate. I think all the fatalities were people who were swept up in moving vehicles. Man, it would be scary to see that coming at you with nowhere to go.

ETA: I hadn't even thought about pets, Six. Good to know the emergency workers are looking out for them.





12-27-2015 09:34 PM
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Yea my facebook feed is full of pieces about animals, lots of folks pups are out right now.
I just read an update, there were 9 separate tornadoes





12-28-2015 12:45 AM
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(12-27-2015 09:34 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  Yeah, they're scarier than earthquakes to me. But, that might just be because I'm used to quakes and most of them aren't deadly.


They are just so unpredictable and more powerful than anything I've ever seen. The force is almost unbelievable, it will strip the bark off trees. The only thing that scares me more is death of a loved one.

I've only experienced one earthquake. It was crazy wild and felt like my home was undulating beneath my feet. I was talking to LC at the time and she felt it all the way up on the Cape too.






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(12-28-2015 06:34 AM)Duchess Wrote:  
undulating

Dem der big collige wurds ars confusin.





12-28-2015 01:34 PM
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(12-28-2015 01:34 PM)Cutz Wrote:  Dem der big collige wurds ars confusin.


[Image: slap.gif] You can handle it Mr. Masters Degree.






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(12-28-2015 02:36 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(12-28-2015 01:34 PM)Cutz Wrote:  Dem der big collige wurds ars confusin.


[Image: slap.gif] You can handle it Mr. Masters Degree.

It's pouring ice here right now, and loud thunderboomers also.





12-28-2015 03:37 PM
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(12-28-2015 03:37 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:  It's pouring ice here right now, and loud thunderboomers also.


You know what that means! Here it comes!






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(12-28-2015 03:55 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(12-28-2015 03:37 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:  It's pouring ice here right now, and loud thunderboomers also.


You know what that means! Here it comes!

Batton down the hatches. I don't know how much ice we've got but trees are starting to fall down.





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(12-28-2015 06:48 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:  Batton down the hatches. I don't know how much ice we've got but trees are starting to fall down.


Charge all your tech stuff & fill your tub with water so you have it to flush toilets.






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Couldn't you just melt the ice?





12-29-2015 03:53 AM
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