Hope it missed you, it looked like a big one!
Sounded like it wiped out a small farm community of about 200 people and only a handful of homes. Nothing left untouched. We need to keep these people in our prayers. Several lives lost.
According to the news today only one life was lost, lots of people injured, it was about twenty miles from the shop but got scary, the news people were having a hard time with all the reports they were getting, it rained so hard semi's flipped over on the highway from the wind, hail was up to 2 7/8", we were lucky.
They say it was one of the widest tornados seen in eleven years, news just reported a few people are still missing, houses are leveled a restaurant to everyone to the basement before it got ripped apart and took firefighters two and a half hours to rescue them, only minor injury's there, we have to say our news and weather people were on the ball and that saved lots of lives,
Thank you but yes were fine, Bob
Sounds like you guys felt what we felt a few years back. WIDE tornadoes are very scary!!! I lived in Terre Haute, Indiana when I was young. We saw several tornadoes then go over our house in the country. 1956-7. They always seemed up in the air and not that wide 50 to 100 foot diameters. Touching down would produce damage but not as much as they seem to do today.
Joplin is not that far away from me and it was hit VERY hard! A mile wide. You guys seem to have had a similar deal up your way. Very scary. Wonder why they are now so wide and destructive... make that deadly in our age?