All of you in the mid-west OK?

  1. Hoping all of you in the mid-west are getting through this latest bought of tornado season ok. I just spoke with my parents (they are visisting fam on the KS-NEB line) and it sounds like things are getting pretty hairy there. They lost a roof and a car at my grandparents house and have trees down all over. Just hoping that all of you out there are doing alright. This is the one part of KS that I just don't miss. Bless you all and be safe.
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  3. by   kjseam
    I am just south of Kansas City, Missouri and the tornado just missed us but it hit right up north of me. Pretty scary! All of my family in the area is safe and it missed them too so I guess we all got off lucky. Thank God!
    Kelly
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WE had a tornado near Olympia,WA believe it or not! BIZARRE thing for here; thought I left em behind in Oklahoma. Guess not. UGH.

    Stay safe everyone.
  5. by   kastas
    Thanks for the thoughts all. Here in Topeka all is well, but looks as though things could get bad at any time. We are in a sever t-storm watch and tornado watch. I know of at least 3 hitting between here and the KS-NE border. I hope your family is ok. . . One hit just south of Topeka a few days ago. Didn't hear of too much damage. Tore up some barns and lots of downed trees.
  6. by   CCU NRS
    We Had the weather tonight moving across Oklahoma! We had a wall cloud with continuous anti-cyclonic (counter clockwise)rotation move across the state at 20-25 mph and it kept putting out Tornados along the way. I haven't heard the damage reports yet but I am fearful. It was just slightly north of my house but as it went over our area no funnels. Thank God.
  7. by   movealong
    The severe weather is heading my way(St Louis) later today. I hate this stuff.

    We were pounded by heavy storms, and lots of rain last week. Tornadoes all around us, but none in the city. The sirens did go off and down to my basement I went. Expecting to have to do the same today. Hope we are lucky again.

    Good Luck to you guys in Ks! Stay safe!
  8. by   suzy253
    will be thinking about your guys...hope you are all safe.
  9. by   debblynn13
    I'm smack dab in the middle of Iowa. We have been having our share of bad storms. Last week they said we already had 39 tornados this year and our average is 45. That was before the last batch went through southern Iowa. I think to live in tornado alley you have to have a certain deranged mentality. Many of my friends grew up chasing tornados. I only chased a few, but I still get excited during a good storm...and wander around the house peering into the skys. Tornados are a fearsome but awesome part of nature. You learn how to protect yourself the best you can and then pray that the worst doesn't happen. When it does happen, it is amazing watching people pour in from all over to help rebuild. It increases your faith in humankind. AS for death...I worry more about the lightening that comes with the storms, which is also really awesome in tornado alley. I actually had lightening hit my house, travel down the gutter, come through a nail in the wall, enter my electric blanket cord.....run to the end of the blanket (where the plug was unhooked) and start the end of the bed on fire. Ruined the bed, blankets, carpet...but we got it out fairly fast. Not everyone can say that nature caught their bed on fire....*grin*

    Stay safe everyone,
    Debblynn
  10. by   nurseygrrl
    I'm praying for your safety...I would be scared to death to live in tornado country!
  11. by   Rhoresmith
    We had a short bout of heavy rain and even some hail, second time in a week that we have had tornado warnings the alarms didn't go off this time but did earlier in the week and we all went to the basement. I have a terrible fear of tornadoes and always take shelter, my sister thinks this is so funny, but better safe than sorry.
  12. by   traumaRUs
    I live in central Illinois and travelled to Rock Island, IL today to put flowers on parent's graves - whew - what awful weather. We had 4 inches of rain today!
  13. by   kastas
    Quote from debblynn13
    I'm smack dab in the middle of Iowa. We have been having our share of bad storms. Last week they said we already had 39 tornados this year and our average is 45. That was before the last batch went through southern Iowa. I think to live in tornado alley you have to have a certain deranged mentality. Many of my friends grew up chasing tornados. I only chased a few, but I still get excited during a good storm...and wander around the house peering into the skys. Tornados are a fearsome but awesome part of nature. You learn how to protect yourself the best you can and then pray that the worst doesn't happen. When it does happen, it is amazing watching people pour in from all over to help rebuild. It increases your faith in humankind. AS for death...I worry more about the lightening that comes with the storms, which is also really awesome in tornado alley. I actually had lightening hit my house, travel down the gutter, come through a nail in the wall, enter my electric blanket cord.....run to the end of the blanket (where the plug was unhooked) and start the end of the bed on fire. Ruined the bed, blankets, carpet...but we got it out fairly fast. Not everyone can say that nature caught their bed on fire....*grin*

    Stay safe everyone,
    Debblynn

    We had the same thing happen when I was much younger. The lightening hit a line out side of some sort. They say it traveled through the wiring in the house and out our TV. It blew up the TV and burned most of the house. My biggest memory is seeing all my toys in the toy chest all black and ruined. I remember Dad hauling them out to the trash can while I cried and tried to stop him.

    I am in awe of the storms and have also had many friend storm chasers. I don't panic and run to the basement, but I feel a lot better unplugging things and sitting tight until it is all over.
  14. by   movealong
    We have a lot of tree damage here. I lost 3 big branches off my tree out front. Luckily they stopped just short of my windows! The branches were maybe 8-10 foot long, as big around as my upper arm. Lots of smaller stuff off the trees too.
    Other than that, all is well again this morning.

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