Tornadoes ....

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    Apr 18, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    Toicon_smile.gif the RJ's member living in Alabama ,Arkansas , Kansas , Kentucky Mississipi , North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia , i hope you are all sound and safe ...
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:50 AM GMT
    Thanks neffa. Charlotte, NC here. Lots of tree damage, had massive power outages, but overall just a scathing. I would be interested to know about the guys up in Raleigh, NC. Saw the video of the tornado right over the city. Nothing like that has happened there in decades.
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidThanks neffa. Charlotte, NC here. Lots of tree damage, had massive power outages, but overall just a scathing. I would be interested to know about the guys up in Raleigh, NC. Saw the video of the tornado right over the city. Nothing like that has happened there in decades.


    raleigh did ok. parts near downtown are still without power and trees down, but wasn't too destructive, 22 deaths though
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:21 PM GMT
    I saw on The Weather Channel (Jim Cantore = fucking hot) yesterday was explaining the tornado vortex and apparently there was the parent tornado and then three "child" tornadoes that emerged from it. Incredible video. Not sure what state but down there someplace. That would be terrifying to see.
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    Apr 18, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    Thanks for your wishes, but Kansas was spared this time around... interestingly, the whole line was taking shape as it moved over Wichita last Thursday. We received nothing, but tornadoes started up in eastern Kansas. Nothing major in our state...unfortunately that went to Oklahoma and other states east.
  • KONAMI55

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    Apr 18, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    There was a tornado warning in my part, but no tornado came. Sucks because I was looking forward to it.
  • unicoman1

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    Apr 18, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Hearts go out to the family and people who either knew people or lost loved ones.

    As much as I would so love to see a tornado 1 day.. I am fortunate that all we get here in Buffalo is snow and that melts ... Eventually!.

    Glad all the RJ members are ok!
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    Apr 18, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    When we had the twisters here in Georgia earlier... I swear I'm ready for the shaky grounds of California! Tornadoes are so random. UGH! My heart goes out to those who were and are affected.

    One good thing did happen... a guy in Raleigh his niece was snatched out of his arm literally by the force of the winds, but when the tarnado passed, he found her on a heap of wood, no injuries, she was just crying. He thought she was gone forever.

    WOW!
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    Apr 18, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    My best friend's big oak tree fell within 10 ft of his house. No major damages and they did not get power until late yesterday. They are ok. My heart goes out to those who had severe damages and lost loved ones.
    Nothing in Durham which is 30 minutes from Raleigh.
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    Apr 18, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0muGAduESC8
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    Apr 19, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    These events ALWAYS rip my heart out......I understand the damage and the power of the storms...I have a degree in meteorology and have and do chase storms, but you NEVER want to see the catastrophic obliteration of someones home or the tossing of vehicles! The raw power and unpredictability of these storms is beyond comprehension and so many people are so nonchalant about the destruction a family of tornadoes can bring to a region..... The weather channel is good and bad......they are great information, but tend to over-hype events for ratings sometimes.....
    I watched these videos of destruction and have tears running down my cheeks as I realize the disaster that is unfolding.....just like the Japan Tsunami videos...I realize that the RJ guys that can respond are not the ones we should be concerned about, but rather the ones we can't hear from are the ones that took a MONSTEROUS beating.....My hopes and prayers to those affected and to those that will be taking it on the chin with this next round of severe weather starting Monday night in KS/MO and then into the Ohio and TN river valleys on Tuesday and Wednesday.... Welcome to the Severe Weather season of Spring 2011......Be aware and seek safety...PLEASE!icon_cool.gif