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Old 05-23-2011, 07:22 PM
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Wow, glad you are ok. Didn't the NWS call it an EF3? Wouldn't it have to be much stronger to strip the trees of their bark? It looked much stronger than an EF3 from the pics of the damage and of the actual tornado.
most of the trees along the path look like this...
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:38 AM
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I got 15 losses out of this storm in one day, all in Joplin!

The weather has been crazy in the states most of the spring.

Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected families!
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NWS says it was a very strong EF4.
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198 MPH 3/4 mile wide, Deadliest U.S. Tornado since 1953, according to the "Today" show.
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198 MPH 3/4 mile wide, Deadliest U.S. Tornado since 1953, according to the "Today" show.
I have two cousins that work in the hospital and were there when it hit. They made it through unscathed but another friend lost everything but he and his family are ok.
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we are all ok.. when i get some good internet i will post some pics... it completely changed the look of the town.. all the trees in the path have no bark on them from debri hitting them and stripping them.. it was weird pulling piles of trash where there was a house and getting down to a bath tub and there were people in it alive with there cats... i always hear if you see a tornado coming to get in a bath tub and never thought that would help but most of the people that we dug out that were alive were in a basement or a bath tub and the rest of the house looked like just a pile of rubble.... i dont have a bath tub, might have to go get one.

I have pretty much lived in this town my whole life and have driven down every street thousands of times and know this town like the back of my hand, and last night i was trying to find my way back to my house to get more pry bars and tow straps and all the buildings and house were gone to the point that i could not figure out where i was.
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Wow. That's just unreal. Glad y'all are okay.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:26 AM
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Vary sad deal!! Good luck finding people Tyson.
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I'm glad to hear that you & everyone else we know from Joplin are ok Tyson!
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Glad your okay Tyson..... Hope everyone fares well, the news is calling for more storms tonight....
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