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iranfromthezoo
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Feb 6, 2008, 01:47 PM
 
Hey guys! Just doing a check to make sure everyone is safe from the round of storms yesterday and today. So far 45 people have died. A tornado ripped up a mall in Memphis and Union University in Jackson, TN trapping 32 students. It destroyed much of the entire campus. Just checking in.

Severe weather, tornadoes kill 52 across South - CNN.com
     
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Feb 6, 2008, 01:48 PM
 
Holy crap
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Feb 6, 2008, 01:50 PM
 
That is terrible news.

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Feb 6, 2008, 02:23 PM
 
I live in south central Kentucky and we got the kids up and into our safe spot under the stairs at around midnight last night. The reports from the weather service we monitored were scary...tornado warnings right on us, but we just had really, really strong winds and no damage in our immediate area.
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iranfromthezoo  (op)
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Feb 6, 2008, 09:23 PM
 
here is some pictures (4) of my moms bank. It was in Jackson,TN. BXS Tornadoes
     
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Feb 6, 2008, 11:04 PM
 
Heard the sirens go off and went to the basement. I live in downtown Nashville and luckily the twisters jumped right over us. The police dept reported a touchdown sighting just south of Nashville and then tornado sirens went off all over town.

If it would've touched down in downtown Nashville there would have been hundreds of deaths. Really sorry for others losses but this thing could've been a lot worse than it was. The tornados skipped over the most populous areas of TN and hit mostly in the more rural areas with dense populations.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by iranfromthezoo View Post
here is some pictures (4) of my moms bank. It was in Jackson,TN. BXS Tornadoes
wow, looks like a movie set or something. I can't imagine this kind of stuff happening.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 04:54 PM
 
Safe here.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 05:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by greenamp View Post
Heard the sirens go off and went to the basement. I live in downtown Nashville and luckily the twisters jumped right over us. The police dept reported a touchdown sighting just south of Nashville and then tornado sirens went off all over town
Good god. There are plenty of homes available in this part of the country...all you have to worry about is a little snow now and again.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 05:03 PM
 
If there's one thing I love about Pennsylvania, it is its aversion to natural catastrophes. Flooding and blizzards is the worst of it, and I don't mind the latter.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 05:05 PM
 
Beautiful country in Pennsylvania, I need to live near an ocean to feel at home though.

Seriously though, I would move ASAP if I live anywhere near where tornadoes hit. Something about a storm that can move faster than a speeding car and tear apart a whole town makes me scared sh!tless.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 05:53 PM
 
There was a picture on the news last night of about a dozen cars stacked like cord wood in heap. On top was the wreck of an upside down pickup truck that probably weighed more than 6000 pounds when it left the ground...
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 05:54 PM
 
Anyone seen the video of an F5 launching a semi-trailer a hundred feet into the air?

Scary...
     
iranfromthezoo  (op)
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Beautiful country in Pennsylvania, I need to live near an ocean to feel at home though.

Seriously though, I would move ASAP if I live anywhere near where tornadoes hit. Something about a storm that can move faster than a speeding car and tear apart a whole town makes me scared sh!tless.
Yeah but Mississippi and Tennessee are beautiful places...I wouldn't be able to handle the snow...snow freaks me out.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:03 PM
 
Tornados freak me out. And Carnies.
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iranfromthezoo  (op)
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Tornados freak me out. And Carnies.
small hands
wait...small hands make your....wait this is a G rated forum.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:07 PM
 
PG-13. Say it!
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by iranfromthezoo View Post
Yeah but Mississippi and Tennessee are beautiful places...I wouldn't be able to handle the snow...snow freaks me out.
I don't doubt their charm. I haven't seen the sun shine for more than 10 seconds in like....uhh, 2 weeks maybe?

I love snow, Tornados are one of my biggest fears. At least a Hurricane is the size of most countries and moves slow enough to be expected.

BTW we are long overdue for a bad storm up here.
     
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Feb 7, 2008, 06:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
PG-13. Say it!
still not appropriate for that age group.
     
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Feb 8, 2008, 11:19 AM
 
The people in Tornado Alley must really love living in that area - i couldn't do it, here in minnesota last year i think we had 1 or 3 tornado warnings and nothing that touch downed. I remember looking out the window and seeing the clouds swirling - freaked me out, i am a big wuss when it comes to severe weather. i'll take the cold and snow thanks...thoughts and prayers to everyone down there.

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