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Killer tornados, Do you get them where you live?
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Default Killer tornados, Do you get them where you live? - 05-21-2013, 12:02 | posts: 2,857 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

A massive tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz2TvLTdjFp

Do you get them where you live?
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:01 | posts: 4,162 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Nope, occasional thunder, but notthing more than that.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:02 | posts: 4,472 | Location: Washington DC

No. Very rarely do we ever get Tornado's in the DC area.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:08 | posts: 1,092 | Location: Czech Republic

Only seen Tornado in TV. Biggest wind i seen was my own.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:26 | posts: 2,374 | Location: florida

used to live in Pennsylvania...I never seen a one, but plenty of warnings.

a town I lived for while was hit by an f4 in 84. you would walk down the sidewalk and see empty land plots where houses used to be.



im currently living in florida. rain,alots of rain, wind and thunder.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:40 | posts: 3,768 | Location: Finland

only thunderstorms, really really small tornadoes very rarely. Loads of rain and sometimes proper snowstorms. Nothing bad really.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:44 | posts: 4,150

We get them frequently, not quite in tornado alley but close.

Sirens basically mean it's time to go outside, and stare at the sky like a true midwestern redneck. I really need to make a storm shelter sometime. When a good storm comes through the sky practically boils, and looks extremely disturbing. I've looked up at the sky and seen the storm clouds moving in from every direction, which really isn't supposed to happen. I normally don't get under the house, but it was enough to overcome my fear of the spiders that time.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:52 | posts: 3,702 | Location: Sweden

i don't think sweden really gets anything, atleast not where i live.

but i guess we pay with ****ty weather almost all year round
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 14:56 | posts: 22,528 | Location: Netherlands

We only get floods (due to rain) once in a while
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 15:07 | posts: 278 | Location: Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.

Mostly bad thunder storms if not a hurricane with floods.Our Northern range chain of mountains shield us most of the time.Hurricane season is about to start and i was hoping it would be a quiet one but there are at least 4 depressions out there right now with hurricane forming potential already.

My prayers are with the families of those affected by those twisters, looks like a nuke dropped, damn.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 15:10 | posts: 137 | Location: India

Nope, but we do get warm summers(and when i say warm, i mean it)

The only tornados I've seen are the ones on Destroyed in Seconds..
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 15:29 | posts: 5,893 | Location: Dubai

Just bad sandstorms which cause a lot of road accidents.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 15:39 | posts: 11,196 | Location: Finland

No killer tornados in Funland.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 15:42 | posts: 4,472 | Location: Washington DC

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Just bad sandstorms which cause a lot of road accidents.
Yeah those Haboobs are pretty nasty
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 16:01 | posts: 5,951 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

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We only get floods (due to rain) once in a while
Or due to a lot of your country being under sea level
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 16:02 | posts: 8,479 | Location: London, Ontario

Yep, we get them here quite often. Never been hit thankfully.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 16:31 | posts: 22,528 | Location: Netherlands

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Or due to a lot of your country being under sea level
well thats where the dykes and storm barriers (deltaworks) are for. hasnt happened since '53.
hope it never happens , though im on the 3rd floor , i actually live infront of the barrier (2km away), so things will flood here first lol

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Default 05-21-2013, 16:35 | posts: 1,602 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

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Yep, we get them here quite often. Never been hit thankfully.
Same, luckily they rarely hit populated areas, Tornado Alley can be a rough area.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 16:45 | posts: 3,716 | Location: Serbia, NS

No thanks god. Sounds really awful to know that tornado can hit you any time.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 17:06 | posts: 2,313 | Location: Ohio

I'm on the edge of the Midwest and Appalachia, so Tornadoes are possible and do happen, but big ones are very unlikely here. Still, I've seen a steel grain silo weighing many tons be literally ripped in half and the upper part thrown 200 ft (60m) away like it was nothing. I was in N.C. many years ago when a tornado moved across the T.N. border and hit the mountains - bounced up, broke into several smaller tornadoes that proceeded to literally bounce around the mountains until they wore out (locals called it a spider tornado). One of those little tornadoes came down off the road to our right and started throwing full sized ash and oak trees all over the place. You're supposed to lie in a ditch if a tornado catches you on the open road - well the wind was so strong I could not open the door more than 1-2". I should probably have been smushed by a tree or taken off to see Ozz with Dorothy and Toto, but that was 15+ years ago and I'm still here.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 17:18 | posts: 21 | Location: Wales

Theres supposed to have been a few very small ones here in Wales recently not bad though, never seen one myself.

Get bucketloads of rain though most of the year, often throughout summer so I guess thats the tradeoff.
   
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Default 05-21-2013, 17:23 | posts: 4,207 | Location: Australia

Sad. Thoughts and prayers to the people who died and their families in the storm and tornados

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Default 05-21-2013, 19:24 | posts: 1,227 | Location: Iowa

This is the story of my life every spring in this god forsaken piglot of a state called Iowa!
Iowans know to keep airfare cash on them at all times - to get back from Kansas after the storm gives them a free ride.

   
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Default 05-21-2013, 21:23 | posts: 16 | Location: Texas

Occasionally we get some nasty tornadoes here in Cedar Park, TX. In 1997 We had one that ripped through a local grocery store and strip mall, tossed some cars around (one ended up going through the roof of a heavy equipment rental place -- they just used their own equipment to remove the vehicle) tore off roofs from houses. I don't recall if anyone was injured or killed but it was a darn frightening experience.

Here is a pic of it ripping through that store 2km from where I lived at the time.(circa 1997 photo sorry for the quality)


A view from the State Capitol. Same day, but probably not at the same time.
   
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Default 05-22-2013, 06:46 | posts: 4,397 | Location: Toledo Ohio

I had an F5 (worst you can get) jump over my head a few years ago. I was in a tin airplane hangar at work.

It hit and completely destroyed a police station and a restaurant west of me, jumped me, and completely destroyed a school to the east.

There are very few times in my life I've been truly scared. That was one.
   
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