Tornado Wipes Town off the Map

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  1. alphie

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    Heard this Friday and my mind is still reeling about it. An entire town, wiped out from a tornado. Eye witness say the tornado was 3/4 to a 1 1/4 miles wide and the path destruction was 1.1 miles wide. I believe they said over 85% of the town is gone. Click link to see pictures.

    Edit - Found site with pics: http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/050507tornadoaerials/

    http://www.kansas.com/233/story/63063.html

     
  2. onesock

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    Saw that on the news this morning.

    Tragic.
     
  3. Razerwire

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    That was all from a single tornado? The damage is like 5 blocks wide! Did it go in circles or something?
     
  4. alphie

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    It was over a mile wide in some areas, so yeah, it was over five blocks wide. I can't imagine if that hit here. Speaking of, we're in flash flood warning right now.
     
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    We're in an earthquake warning right now over here. Oh wait. :lol 
     
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    Man, that's just horrible. My condolences to the community who lost their town. :( 
     
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    that right there is a miracle in it's self!

    we live in hurricane country, speaking of whitch, got a noreaster today (stationary hurricane off the coast). steady 30 mph winds, blowing everyeone around.
     
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    Holy crud.
     
  9. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    o_O 

    tornado = bad.
     
  10. Predaking

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    Holy cow.. a tornade 1-1/4 mile wide? That's a most gigantic tornado I've ever heard. Condolences to the people who lost their lives or homes. What a tragegy.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

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    woah! That is nuts.
     
  12. alphie

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    The same cell that hit Greensburg is now hitting us. Right now it's just a whole bunch of rain, but a lot of the roads are quickly flooding out. While at Costco to get Charlie (my dog) a new bed it opened up and the rain just came pouring down. Driving we saw three-four inches of water on the roads, some areas had much much more. Hopefully, we just get a lot of rain from this and no tornadoes. Though now we have to worry about flash floods.
     
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    Drive safe you hear!
     
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    Wow, that is so sad.
     
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    Damn! That's insane. Those big tornados usually have smaller sattelite tornados around them, but still, that was just huge.
     
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    I grew up only 20 miles north from that town (a small town in Edwards County). I lived in KS for over 20 years (now I live in CO) and to see that the town is no more really hits 'home'. I remember as a kid visiting the Big Well museum many times and I have been thru the town many times. It's so strange to see how it looks now. No trees, no buildings, just debris everywhere. It's so erie... My mother said she has heard from a few of the people I know that live in the town so that's good to know.

    They have said that the tornado Friday was a F5 with over 210 mph winds.

    I have been tracking the storms since they started on Friday, after Greensburg, and it's disturbing that Saturday they pretty much followed the same path as on Friday.

    To you guys east and south of KS, take care and keep an eye to the sky.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Greensburg and to those who have been affected by this weekend's very violent line of storms.

    ViperDragon
     
  17. Streck

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    Here comes the giant wall of fun:

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    I'm at the top of a hill, so I can't flood, but I'm plenty vulnerable to other stuff I'd rather not think about.
     
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    I know exactly where or should I say it used to be. Im just glad that my friends that live close to that town were not harmed. Living in Kansas espically around this time of year you never know when or where a tornado will be but you know it wont be good. My heart goes out to those who lost anything in that storm.
     
  19. alphie

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    Man, that does not look fun at all. :(  Either way we look at it, it's going to be floods, tornadoes, or high winds.
     
  20. Dark_Convoy

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    My God... that is one hell of a storm system.

    I saw a report on the news about that town, I don't think I've ever seen anything like that - I saw an F4 from pretty far off back in 98 and later saw that it had destroyed a n entire sub-division - but a whole freaking town... that's damn near unfathomable.
     

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