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Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

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Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

Postby Charles » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:53 pm

This is a a tornado...

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And this is what's left behind after they pass through...

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Actually, I've seen tornado devastion that's so entirely complete, where everything is leveled, that there isn't even that much debris lying around. Just the foundation of houses as everything else has been scattered and tossed away like rags in a windstorm.

Tornadoes were a common occurrence in the summertime, growing up in the Midwest of the US. But early this season, they're particularly intense.

I really feel for these good people, fellow Americans, who've lost everything, in a matter of a couple of minutes, even just a few seconds. Literally gone with the wind.

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Twister debris searched for victims; death toll jumps to 269

'Neighborhoods ... basically removed from the map,' Tuscaloosa mayor says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Survivors and rescuers combed through destroyed towns and neighborhoods on Thursday, looking for belongings and victims after dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South overnight. At least 269 people in six states died in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years.

People in hard-hit Alabama surveyed flattened, debris-strewn neighborhoods and told of pulling bodies from rubble after the storms passed.

"We have neighborhoods that have been basically removed from the map," Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox said after surveying his city.

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Re: Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

Postby Charles » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:25 am

Check out this astonishing video that someone shot of the massive tornado that plowed through Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27.

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Re: Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

Postby Charles » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:52 am

This is what that tornado left behind in its wake...

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Re: Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

Postby Charles » Mon May 23, 2011 4:19 pm

Joplin, Missouri today on May 23, 2011...

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Here's the culprit...

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Re: Tornadoes rip through Southern US States

Postby Charles » Mon May 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Check this out. Video of the Joplin tornado as it formed...

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