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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, May 5, 2007.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Affected by the terrible weather?
     
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    Rain, rain and more rain. Getting tired of it now. Getting tired of the grass growing so damn fast, too.
     
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    The news said that a whole town was leveled by a huge tornado. It looked really bad.
     
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    Yep, last night around 10. Greensburg which is south of me approximately 100 miles or so. 9 people dead so far.
     
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    BTW, "whole town" was blown out of proportion. More like 95% of the town is ruined. Close but no cigar. :doah: :D
     
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    Even if you were in the 5% left, I'm not sure that you are much better off. Where does Jagged live?
     
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    Wichita which is about 100 miles east of there.
     
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    Me, heather, goose, rtrotter, and a couple others I can't remember.
     
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    If you are online, I'm guesing that all's well.
     
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    Yeah but we in my town are also in another long night of tornadoes again. The first wave passed and we are waiting for the second as of this post.
     
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    ya know, i read the title of the thread, without hovering i was thinking of posting "not anymore" then i realized how insensitive that would be... and i thought for a second... so..

















    "not so much, anymore"
     
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    Yeah, Greensburg is pretty much gone. I responded with Sedgewick Co. Emergency Management and saw first hand what the place looks like. Only a small handful (like five or six total) are even rebuildable. Touchdown was around 45 minutes long, almost a record for Kansas.
     
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    I looked on a map and it looked like a very small community. What sort of population did it have?
     
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    I thought about heading that way with my mobile HF/VHF gear but I gotta work tonight :(
     
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    I think I hear/read somewhere they were around 1500-1700 population.
     
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    That makes sense. Not to take anything away from them, but the news acts like NYC was destroyed.
     
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    We've got a crew going up on Tuesday, asking for donations to help replace some of the equipment that the law enforcement agencies up there lost.
     
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    Yep, exactly what the media does best. :rolleyes:

    The twister was 1.4 miles wide. So its understandable how it can wipe out a small town, but when its NYC in comparision, thats only a fraction. 1500 population is half of my hometown, so I can imagine the size of the twister and the size of the damage in that town as to half of my town. It don't look big when you're standing in the middle of the town, but when the media helicopters get in the air and you see the visual of the town, then it looks bigger.
     
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    i come from a hometown of 900 or so. if a tornado that big woulda hit here i woulda been bye bye. on into the next town
     
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