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Old 01-23-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Tornado Missed me by 1/4 Mile

My home base is in central Alabama and we had a tornado went through here about 5:00am this morning. I had left my 5'er and went to the town shelter so I was safe, but the shelter was right under the path of the tornado and a very large tree fell on the shelter. All 100 people in the shelter were fine, but that steel tube made a heck of a noise when the tree hit. My 5'er dodged all damage and I only have one dent in the hood of my pickup. Others in the area aren't so lucky. No word yet on injuries but power is out to the entire town - except at Ed's. Now I know why I have a generator and plenty of hot coffee.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Wow, that was a close call. Glad to hear everyone is OK.
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Glad your safe Ed.....
My neighbors HATE me when there is a power outage... I go out to the RV fire up the solar system... watch TV, make popcorn,,, make coffee, have a HOT supper.... and of course to do all this I have to pull the RV out onto the front street....:hihi:
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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Wow Ed, that was a close one, glad you are ok.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Living in "Tornado Alley" all my life, I know how you felt, Ed. Glad you are OK. I read about those storms this morning....bad stuff!
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How frightening that must have been. Glad all is well for you. I wonder how other JOF members in your region fared with the different storms going through....
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Glad you are safe. It is great that you do have a generator for you morning cup of copy.
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Several of the local police as well as power company employees and various volunteers stopped by for a cup as well. The word spread rapidly and that was OK with me.
Still no power to part of town, but they are working rapidly.
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Good to hear you are OK.

Lucky to have a shelter to get into.
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They were showing photos on the news tonight of the tornado damage in central Alabama. You are lucky to be OK. You need a larger coffee pot also one for hot chocolate
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