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Old 04-28-2011, 06:10 AM
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This is the lead story here YIKES!

My daughter's town in MS (Belmont) had several buildings leveled. Fortunately no casualties.

Hoping and praying you all got through this - any members affected?
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Two were killed in Louin, Ms, a tiny town about 25 miles north of me. I'm wondering about my brother-in-law, who works for Haliburton in Tuscaloosa, and lives in a camper over there during the week. Haven't been able to get my sister or parents on the phone to find out anything. Bad day yesterday.
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Lots of tornadoes in Tennessee near me, and hail up to 8" deep and up to 4" in diameter. Luckily the really bad stuff kept to the southeast of me, and I didn't get any damage. Several folks a couple of counties over were killed.

Had a tornado warning yesterday afternoon, and I saw the wall cloud outside my front door. Luckily nothing ever came out of it.
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Boy O Boy , Alabama took an ass kicking
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Boy O Boy , Alabama took an ass kicking
Yep, a tornado hit a big mobile home park outside Birminhgam and did $500K in improvements. Forgive me Lord.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Yep, a tornado hit a big mobile home park outside Birminhgam and did $500K in improvements. Forgive me Lord.
thatd be really funny if it werent for all the casualties. but still got me laughin
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Originally Posted by wannabefishin View Post
thatd be really funny if it werent for all the casualties. but still got me laughin
That's why I put the disclaimer at the end. Tuscaloosa really did get wiped out. God be with those folks who got hit by these storms.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
That's why I put the disclaimer at the end. Tuscaloosa really did get wiped out. God be with those folks who got hit by these storms.
amen brotha, wasnt tryin to harp on ya. like i said it made me chuckle
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Originally Posted by wannabefishin View Post
amen brotha, wasnt tryin to harp on ya. like i said it made me chuckle
No problem. Didn't take it as you harping on me.
Old 04-28-2011, 09:01 AM
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I am in eastern NC and we got hit hard on the 16th. The house I was in got destroyed, along with my truck but thankfully nobody I know was injured. But there are a lot of people around here that are without a home now so keep us in your prayers and I will do the same for you guys.
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Heard from my brother in Gurley (just outside Huntsville) last night. Other than some patio stuff and some trees getting destroyed, he said the house and family are fine - near miss for them. He said power is out for most of northern Alabama and they're not expecting it back until Tues., maybe Wed. The nearby nuclear plant is offline and running on diesel generator back-ups.

Getting around is difficult, stores are empty, no gas. But, he said the most interesting thing about it is watching his wife and daughter (both spoiled rotted) having to live in Colonial times for a few days!
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That's the thing about tornados; either you walk away clean or you get leveled. A lot of Tuscaloosa is a war zone, and the U. of Alabama was unscathed. Looks like people least able to afford a loss got the stuffing kicked out of them.
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"Yep, a tornado hit a big mobile home park outside Birminhgam and did $500K in improvements. Forgive me Lord. "
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"Alabama's state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 131 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 30 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...c65f76d8e3287f

Thats a real knee slapper huh?;?
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
That's why I put the disclaimer at the end. Tuscaloosa really did get wiped out. God be with those folks who got hit by these storms.
Ya, it would be even funnier if my GF could get in touch with family members in Tuscaloosa. An uncle has left Mobile to see if his daughter is still alive. I think she lives/lived off campus and the area took a direct hit.

The GF has been on facebook all morning trying find out how her friends in the area fared.

BTW, I hope you're never so down and out to have to live in a mobile home. Here in Eastern NC, half the sheriffs and many of our service men and women live in mobile home parks due to the low pay for the people that serve. The storm system should be hitting this area tonight, hopefully greatly diminished.

The disclaimer doesn't cut it for me considering the poor taste and timing.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Ya, it would be even funnier if my GF could get in touch with family members in Tuscaloosa. An uncle has left Mobile to see if his daughter is still alive. I think she lives/lived off campus and the area took a direct hit.

The GF has been on facebook all morning trying find out how her friends in the area fared.

BTW, I hope you're never so down and out to have to live in a mobile home. Here in Eastern NC, half the sheriffs and many of our service men and women live in mobile home parks due to the low pay for the people that serve. The storm system should be hitting this area tonight, hopefully greatly diminished.

The disclaimer doesn't cut it for me considering the poor taste and timing.
Hell boys, the joke was more an Alabama/Tennessee thing. Sometimes laughing in the face of disaster makes it easier to deal with.

As for mobile homes, I've lived in a couple and am looking at one right now. Hell, I spent 9 months of the last year living in a 5th wheel travel trailer thanks to this damn divorce. Hope all is well with your GF's family members.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
Ya, it would be even funnier if my GF could get in touch with family members in Tuscaloosa. An uncle has left Mobile to see if his daughter is still alive. I think she lives/lived off campus and the area took a direct hit.

The GF has been on facebook all morning trying find out how her friends in the area fared.

BTW, I hope you're never so down and out to have to live in a mobile home. Here in Eastern NC, half the sheriffs and many of our service men and women live in mobile home parks due to the low pay for the people that serve. The storm system should be hitting this area tonight, hopefully greatly diminished.

The disclaimer doesn't cut it for me considering the poor taste and timing.
i hope everything works out for your family and your GF's.
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3 were killed a week and half ago in my town. A local high school got totally leveled. We're currently under a tornado watch.
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My son captured on his Iphone the tornado ripping up Birmingham. He, along with his frat brothers, were sitting on their porch 4 miles south of the tornado as it went through town. I was calling and texting him to seek shelter when he was filming the event. He dodged a bullet, unfortunately a few hundred thousand didn't. The devastation and loss of life is awful.
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We are having some tornato warnings in SE PA right now. Very unfortunate for those that were killed and also those who lost everything down south.

A hour ago I just got off the phone with my 87 year old grandmother who spends the summer in my parents vacation home in the Poconos(2 hours north of Philly). She said she spend most of last night sleeping in the hall closet that is under the stairs on the first floor because they were warning people to get into a safe room of the house because of the intense lightening/thunder and tornato warnings. She is a very tough independent woman so it had to be pretty bad. PA doesn't get any of the crazy weather of the Midwest and south but like others have said you still can get very unlucky being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
We are having some tornato warnings in SE PA right now. Very unfortunate for those that were killed and also those who lost everything down south.

A hour ago I just got off the phone with my 87 year old grandmother who spends the summer in my parents vacation home in the Poconos(2 hours north of Philly). She said she spend most of last night sleeping in the hall closet that is under the stairs on the first floor because they were warning people to get into a safe room of the house because of the intense lightening/thunder and tornato warnings. She is a very tough independent woman so it had to be pretty bad. PA doesn't get any of the crazy weather of the Midwest and south but like others have said you still can get very unlucky being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
those storms just came through harrisburg a few hours ago. and there are reports that a couple tornadoes touched down east of you in lancaster. last nights storms were pretty bad too

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