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Old 03-04-2007, 07:29 PM
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:59 PM
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me too, I was cutting lawns around noon in New Port Richey (1980?) when it was whacked. I think 5-6 people died after cars falling off.
As I recall, it was more like 30 people that died when the freighter knocked it down. There was a bus that went over. One guy in a pickup landed on the frieghter and lived. He just passed away a couple years ago.
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Lived there 4 yrs. Maybe someday we can go back.
Lived there 31 years, and hope I never have to move back. I hated the traffic.
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You think Tampa traffic is bad....I lived in Los Angeles for 5 years! I was in Atlanta last week and went to leave the north west part of Atlanta to drive back home to Tampa at 4pm...it took me 2 hrs just to get across Atlanta!
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I agree with ya, Mike... I lived in LA for a couple years and in Atlanta for nearly 20... LA may have more volume, but at least it is moving, or mostly moving. Atlanta takes the prize hands down for gridlock.
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used to take me 2 hrs + to make a 20 mile drive in san diego every day
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As I recall, it was more like 30 people that died when the freighter knocked it down. There was a bus that went over. One guy in a pickup landed on the frieghter and lived. He just passed away a couple years ago.
Just googled..you're right...35 died most in a GreyHound bus dropping 150 ft.


here's some pix..

http://www2.sptimes.com/weather/SW.2.html
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