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Scary tornado warning in my area.
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Post# 452865   5/21/2022 at 19:26 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        

This was today and I did not sign up for this. It was a nice day of weather and all of a sudden. The tornado sirens go off and I look out side and it was dark but nothing really going on. 2 minutes later it was heavy rain and wind. This video link will explain better than me.

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Post# 452874 , Reply# 1   5/22/2022 at 00:53 by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Yikes! That's scary....here in London, Ontario we have had heavy rainstorms with wind gusts bad enough it knocked out power over most of the city. I wonder if other parts of North America had this bad weather?

Rob


Post# 452878 , Reply# 2   5/22/2022 at 09:33 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Fri afternoon we had a bad storm

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Trees came down, etc.  Last night, I saw lightning, looked out the window... pouring rain.  We're promised more today.  But,  we're in the middle of 94 degree heat


Post# 452881 , Reply# 3   5/22/2022 at 09:38 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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We had a hailstorm about two months ago that did quite a bit of damage. Not in my immediate area though.

A few thunderstorms the last few days. Rained Friday night. We were supposed to get another yesterday, had some thunder but no rain. It's been pretty hot lately.


Post# 452906 , Reply# 4   5/23/2022 at 05:00 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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i get very paranoid about tornado warnings too, only made worse in the last few years when had some close calls with weak F1's and F2's. My house has been here since 1950 and there was never an history any tornado in my specific spot so i think it is an okay place.

i have watched the tornadoes that did form here, and they do not like the terrain is the main thing. they just jump around and can't ever touch the ground. too many structures and forested areas, it breaks up the updrafts and it cant get a good "suck" going.

you need a lot of humidity in the air and muggy damp hot feeling and sun after a rainstorm to make a tornado happen, so if none of that has happened you will be OK.


Post# 452956 , Reply# 5   5/24/2022 at 09:35 by Dysonman1 (the county)        

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We had very Highwinds, which toppled a huge heavy branch of the tree in front of my house. Thank God I was at work when it fell into my driveway. If I had not been at work my car would have been smashed. The very next day I had a wonderful tree removal service that not only removed the huge branch from my driveway and yard, but I also had them cut down that goddamn tree. It will never fall on my house again. I am having the stump ground down on Thursday.

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Post# 452962 , Reply# 6   5/24/2022 at 13:42 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Scott,

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It was scorching hot here. Now, it's 'brisk'. I like it. But, it's still going to rain. I get awful headaches....better than the weatherman on TV.

A co-worker went home to huge tree branches down on her property. She was grateful her neighbor didn't get the brunt on it. He's been known to be a problem. I only have one dogwood in my yard. BUT.. my neighbor's property is lined with 50'tall evergreens. Some are not int the best shape. I worry when they 'sway in the breeze'.


Post# 452982 , Reply# 7   5/24/2022 at 22:20 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Husky,

Not to be Mr. Doom and gloom; but never say never.
In the area where I live, we get the occasional tornado watch. I don't know anyone who ever took it seriously, because "it never happens here".
That was until 2011.
I was almost done with my work day as a delivery driver. There were storms in the area, and we were under a tornado watch. Not really in our immediate area though.
All of a sudden, the radio started announcing a tornado warning for our area. Pretty much meaning, it's happening.
I was sitting in a company pickup truck, in a covered loading area, when I saw everyone who had been outside make a mad dash for the building and slam the door behind them.
Within seconds, all kinds of debris started slamming into the side of the building.
In fact, part of the building was destroyed.
Fortunately, no injuries. But, the neighborhood was a wreck. Multiple houses destroyed.
Right across the street, the roof was lifted off a three-story house and thrown against the side of another huge old house, knocking it off its foundation.
Two people were killed right in that neighborhood.
It ended up being an F3 tornado, and traveled for miles, across several towns.
A total of three people were killed by it, but two were right in that neighborhood where I was working.
I don't expect to ever see that happen again. At least, I hope not to. But, I learned not to just dismiss the warnings!

Barry



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