Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
I've been watching TLC tonight, with a series of shows about tornados. While I personally have never seen one, I was wondering how many of you have actually seen/been in a tornado? What are your recollections?
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
NWA742, my wife lived in Des Moines for much of her life-we got married there-and she's told me how her family used to sit on porches at their house and friends' houses, and watch the twisters go by out on the plains.
She was at a friends house once, and the sirens went off. They went into the basement-5 minutes later, the basement was all that was left, yet she said that while they heard the twister, they didn't feel it, nor thought it was that close-but it took the house clean away. Amazing.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1222 times:
I've seen two tornadoes. One was in 1996, a pair of twisters that were rotating around a common point just off of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The second was a touchdown about a mile away. Just saw this grey swirling mass descend from a nasty looking cloud out my patio and thinking "Oh G-d no!". I grabbed my cats threw them into the safest room in the house, got ready to get in there myself, grabbed the phone, and prepared for the worst. The tornado began to move towards me, but just as quick as it came it went back up into the clouds and was gone. Close call.
Seen a few funnel clouds during hurricanes too, but no touchdowns
NWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1208 times:
a couple of years ago I was in the Tornado that touched down close to ceader piont. I have pictures and everything. I one of the pnly people around taking pictures. Everyone else was a) running or b) praying to god. Myself and thisother guys were taking pictures and luaghing about the whole mess. I loved it. my familey still calls me nuts over the whole ordeal.
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