OT: Bob you OK? Tornado near Rockford Il

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Olsen 40 miles west of chicago on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 09:46 pm:

Hope it missed you, it looked like a big one!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 08:27 am:

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. :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT BERGSTADT on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 09:15 am:

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


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph Geisler in Branson, Mo. USA. on Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 08:33 pm:

Hey 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?


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