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Tornado South of FtW 8/22/08

Discussion in 'Camping Community Board' started by des1954, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. des1954

    des1954 DIS Veteran

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    A tornado touched down just south of FtW yesterday nite at 7:15pm. We were on our way back from Epcot at that time and drove thru a nasty rainstorm with a greenish-black sky & commented that a tornado had to have spawned out of that cloud. Little did I know how right we were.

    It damaged five mobile homes, a small bridge, and some trees, and downed some power lines. No one was injured, but one family lost their home. The rain made driving on I-4 almost impossible.

    Here's a link to some pictures:

    http://media.myfoxtampabay.com/galleries/PolkTornado/
     
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  3. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    Wow! Glad you and Rick were ok!!!!!
     
  4. stacktester

    stacktester DIS Veteran

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    What does a divorce, a tornado and a hurricane in Alabama = ??????

    Somebody's losing a trailer.
     
  5. Gatordad

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    look at how the trailers were attracting that tornadeh
     
  6. bigdisneydaddy

    bigdisneydaddy <Font color=purple>wife, kids, camper, beer, ticke

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    I have theorized for a long long time that all of that aluminum in one place throws off the magnetic pole and causes tornadoes to veer TOWARDS a trailer park. All other things being equal, its heading for the trailer.
     
  7. Millermouseketeers

    Millermouseketeers DIS Veteran

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    I wonder if everyone at the fort took shelter in the bathrooms!
     
  8. des1954

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    The tornado hit about 30 miles south of FtW. Witnesses said it came out of nowhere & the local TV weather satellites and doppler radar never even registered it.

    Scott - you are so right about mobile home parks being tornado magnets! It's like all the "little wind molecules" all scream...."There's a park! Let's go!!":rotfl2:
     
  9. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

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    It's amazing how many things come out of nowhere. My troopies used to be victimized by nowhere all the time - "that tree came out of nowhere. that rock came out of nowhere. that IG complaint came out of nowhere." Now tornadoes are coming from there. Man, I hope I never go there. It's full of tornadoes and trees and rocks and IG complaints.
     
  10. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    All of us better get rid of the collection of aluminum beer cans we've been saving ! :rotfl:
     
  11. ftwildernessguy

    ftwildernessguy <font color=green>I have a linen closet at home fu

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    At least take down that beer can pyramid you've been working on and scatter them about the yard so they're less of a target.
     
  12. bigdisneydaddy

    bigdisneydaddy <Font color=purple>wife, kids, camper, beer, ticke

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    We have a dime deposit on every can, they all go back to the store.
     
  13. des1954

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    The other amazing fact is... when your household grows from one to two or more children... you also gain the "unseen children" named: "I dunno, and not me!" As in..."Who left the milk in the fridge with only one sip left?" I DUNNO! "Who left the tools out in the yard?" I DUNNO! "Who left the door open?" I DUNNO! "Who wants to help unload groceries?" NOT ME! "Who left these toys all over the place?" NOT ME! Here's one from the past.... "Who didn't refill the ice cube trays?" Either I DUNNO or NOT ME!
     

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