Tornado


Well,, I'm back! A little shook up but safe and sound. Last Thursday we
were hit with a tornado. Body and house are OK, but Flora and Fauna are a
mess. I can't believe the absolute destruction that I have been through
only took less than 2 minutes! We finally got all the utilities back on
today.
And when you live in the country----that means lot. We didn't even have
water or toilets!! Life is good now. Maybe after another day or two, some
quilting is in order. Cleaning brush and cutting up "downed" trees is the
pits!!
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Oh boy, I hear you. We had an ice storm a few years back, and our power was off from Thursday to Monday afternoon (and we were by no means the longest outage). City folks are always puzzled when I say we had no power and no water. "Why wouldn't you have water?" they say.
There's no more wonderful feeling when the lights come back on and the appliances start to hum!
Glad you escaped without worse damage.
Iris
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IEZ
Oh my, I'm glad to hear you're fine. Yes, a tornado can change everything in a minute or two. The same can be said of too many natural phenomena. But thank goodness life it getting back to normal and no one was injured.
Sunny
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Sunny
Unfortunately, tornadoes are very common here. I sympathize with you on the destruction of your flora and fauna -- even when there's no really bad structure damage, sometimes your landscape is changed forever, and that always makes me sad. I guess we don't get excited enough sometimes -- complacency can be a bad thing -- but usually when there's a tornado warning here my first thought is, "Crap. We're going to have to clean up the yard again."
Sherry
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Sherry
I grew up in Central Texas. Tornadoes were the bane of spring back then. April, May and June. These days seems like they can happen any time. I will never forget waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of every window in the house bursting as the air pressure changed dramatically. We didn't lose too much ever. But one year my dad planted three young trees in a row along the edge of our yard and the neighbor across the street was always admiring them. Next spring we had a tornado one night and next morning woke to find all three of those trees neatly pulled out of the ground by their roots and deposited in perfect order in that neighbor's front yard. Daddy was not amused.
Sunny glad to live in WA State now
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Sunny
Wow, that's scary. I just moved from earthquake country to tornado country. It's funny how people in earthquake territory are afraid of ever living in tornado territory and vice versa.
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MindyMay
Oooo...you are right, Mindy. Earthquakes are *much* more scary (to me). You can get away from a tornado, and people nearly always get adequate warning time. Not so with earthquakes.
Sherry
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Sherry

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