(Closed) Storms/Tornado’s/T-storms

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had warnings to the north and to the south of us Sat. nite, but luckily they both missed us.  Not so much for the little town of Reading, KS which is about an hour away from me and then to see the pictures of Joplin, MO, which is about 3 hours away is just so sad!!  DH and I go there a couple of times a year and it is sad to see the stores that we go to that are no longer standing.  Praying for each and everyone of them and their families that are affected!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The news about Joplin has been just terrible. I live about an hour and a half from there, and we had a few funnel clouds sighted, but there was no damage. Our local tourism website has started taking donations for the victims of the disaster.

http://www.explorebranson.com/spring/2011-tornado-donations.php

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Joplin’s about 3 hours from where I am, 1.5 hours from Future In-Laws, though we had tornados of our own fairly close on a lake.

Honestly, growing up in tornado alley you get used to it and until the sirens start going off and the sky turns green, you just groan that the tornado warnings are interrupting your shows! Still, when I hear about the recent storms, I instantly think of the May 3rd devestation where tornados hit right where I’m sitting and typing this.

We’re scheduled to get some storms over the next few days, hopefully nothing too destructive.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:, just like elliestan said, you get used to it and where I live we rarely ever hear the sirens.  But I have to admit, I was getting a little worried on Sat. nite, when they kept saying that is was on it’s way and that it was 7 miles out and then 3.  I had my downstairs closet cleaned out and put some water and flashlights and some blankets in there.  We seem to luck out and a lot of people here say it is because we live in a valley and I would have to agree, especially since the 2 tornado spottings were heading our way and then split when it reached us!!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll agree with the PPs that you do get used to it.  I grew up in IN and am now in TX so tornados and big, huge thunderstorms happen.  I actually pulled up a chair on our balcony last night and was just sitting out there watching the storms.  I LOVE a good lightning show!

That said, I do feel for the people who have lost homes/loved ones/etc.  As much as I enjoy watching big storms and don’t freak about about tornado warnings – I do recognise that they can cause a lot of destruction.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s so heartbreaking, I grew up near Joplin and was in my hometown yesterday when it hit. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i was looking through picture people had posted to see if i could recognize anything. im roiginally from missouri so when i saw the walmart in shreds i freaked out. i used to stop there all the time on my way to grand lak of the cherokees and knowing that everything around the one picture i recognized was destroyed was pretty heartbreaking.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cr6zy: Grand Lake was the one that I was referring to that had a tornado on it! I think it wiped out like 20 or 30 lakehouses :[

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

tornado sirens are going off, we have a “maxi-tornado” on the ground! wish me luck!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@elliestan: Good luck girl, stay safe! Please let us know that you’re ok!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Usuki: thank you thank you!! the giant one went just north of me and seems to be slowing down, but there’s another (not as strong) headed for us – the lights are flickering, but obviously we still have power (knock on wood!). we’re getting reports of babies trapped in rubble and missing children in the one that went just north of me :[. there’s another grinder of a storm headed for where my brother and his fiancee live, hopefully that one will turn as well. blargh!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@elliestan: Wow, that sounds so horrible and scary. I can’t really imagine what it must be like to be confronted by such a life threatening “thing” and having to worry about family and friends.

It’s already 1 am here and i need to get some sleep. I’m not a religious person at all but from time to time i say a prayer and tonight i’ll pray for you and your family to be safe!

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