Tornado headed my way this minute! 14 minutes and counting. No joke.

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  1. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    If I lose power, see yall later. It's coming.....Got the closet cleaned out in the hallway, ready to dive in if needed.  Whew baby!

  2. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    Crap...it's coming within 5 miles of my house! I'm preparing....

    1. donotfear profile image88
      donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I mean this rotation is coming....damage in Queen City, TX. I'm right across the border...wind picking up now...

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Stay safe.

  4. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    omgsh donotfear. stay safe!

  5. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 8 years ago

    Stay safe all!

  6. Tyrone Smalls profile image61
    Tyrone Smallsposted 8 years ago

    R U still there???? R U still there????

  7. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    There's been a band of storms crossing the state tonight with a lot of tornadic activity.

    Stay safe "donotfear".  After it blows past, come back and let us know you're ok.  Right now you should be in a closet or interior bathroom.

  8. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    Gonna turn of computer for now...save my hard drive. Gusty for sure. It may be losing strength. Later yall.

    1. yoshi97 profile image65
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Grab a pail of water ... in case ya end up in Oz. smile

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Too right! Not enough water here! smile
        Stay safe all. I hope it has a change of direction or something happens in the atmosphere that makes it fade out.

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    That's Michael Willis (from Arkansas) hiding from a tornado too(he posted on another thread). Is that near where donotfear is?

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am NE of donotfear about 1 1/2-2 hours I think. It missed me here. Whew. We had the warning, but nothing happened.

  10. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    She's at the border of Texas and Arkansas.

  11. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Let's just hope they are both OK (and everyone else in the path of the tornadoes too!)

  12. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I'm Back!!!!  It blew right over!  It's raining now. Seemed like a peaceful hole developed right over this little stretch of land. Haven't heard that there is ANY damage in my county yet. Good!!  But Cass County in Texas got it.

    I did hear a few balls of hail, but thank God it's gone. Man, this was the closest we've come in years to a direct hit. It evidently didn't touch down.

    Michael Willis? He's up near Little Rock, I think. Where's his post?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this
    2. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh thank goodness! I missed this!!

    3. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey girl!!!! It missed me also. Got the warning, but nothing happened. It is so common to have those warnings. Never know when they will actually touch down.

      1. donotfear profile image88
        donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        Hey Michael. The deal with this one is that it was verified rotation heading on a direct path straight through my neck of the woods. The wind gusted several times, rain off & on....a few hail pellets. It's gone on NE. First one we've had that came this close. I had my cell phone, my camera, and my flashlight handy while hubby sat peacefully in the living room watching re-runs of Andy Griffith!!

        1. Michael Willis profile image76
          Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          He should have sat over you protecting you!  Andy Griffith would have done that for you!

          1. donotfear profile image88
            donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


            lol  Awwww.......I can take care of me. If he wants to stand in the line of fire of a twister, that's his problem.

            1. Michael Willis profile image76
              Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              LOL, I am sure you can. Country girls are the best!!!

              1. donotfear profile image88
                donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


                You bet your boots we are!!!! And independent as all get out!

                1. Michael Willis profile image76
                  Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Awwww, the best!!!!! There is another round of severe storms coming our way you know!?!? Hope these are not as severe.

  13. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Forgot to say - glad you are OK, donotfear smile

  14. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Glad you're ok, DoNotFear.

  15. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    It's on a path to GA supposed to start up in the next hour and continue all day tomorrow. Apparently we are the stall point.

  16. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Oh, you're in my prayers! Be safe. Please keep us updated!!!

  17. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    Glad your alright...and it missed you...Sorry for the ones it hit. Nothing like knowing one is coming right at you!

  18. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    in case you've never seen one:

    http://images.astronet.ru/pubd/2006/07/03/0001214757/tornado_nguyen_big.small.jpg

    1. donotfear profile image88
      donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      This is an awesome picture!

      1. Michael Willis profile image76
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I just don't picture a nice rainbow with a tornado though. lol Glad to see you are safe donotfear!

        1. donotfear profile image88
          donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


          For real...I'm on call tonight too. So if I get called by the Crisis Line, I gotta go out. Oh well, I carry 2 cell phones when I'm out. Thank God it's the last weekend I'll hafta' work nights!

  19. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I was very frightened for you. These tornadoes look terrifying!
    We do not get tornadoes in this part of Australia, and even when I lived up north I never even saw one.
    So happy it missed, I would have been very scared and would have no idea what to do either.

  20. Mike Lickteig profile image85
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    Glad to hear the storm didn't produce a tornado.  I live in Kansas (didn't get blown to Oz, I started here.....) and we have to watch out for a tornado every now and then, also.  It can be pretty scary sometimes.

  21. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    You click your heels together and say "I guess we're not in Kansas anymore" !

  22. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I am just so glad you are both safe smile))
    I can go to bed now - seeing as its 4.30am now in my time zone.

  23. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    I think this was the most intense thread I ever read.  I am glad everyone is safe.  Everyone is safe right?

  24. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I'm in central Texas and it passed near here near 5:30 pm.  We had the warnings for the counties bordering our south.  It was moving NE and it was moving East more than North, so it missed us.  We have another round coming in later because we're expected to get our heaviest ran between midnight and 6 a.m.

  25. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Glad you're ok too Mike.

  26. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Thank goodness you guys are safe...Are there any other Hubbers in the general vicinity I wonder?

    @Izzy: Have a good night smile

  27. Rafini profile image84
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Glad everyone's safe.  Earlier tonite I heard my area's supposed to have thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, but their actually rare in the city where I live.  I've heard it's cuz of the lakes, like, tornadoes avoid water...? (lol can't remember where I heard that, don't know if it was a reliable source or not lol)

  28. ThoughtfulSpot profile image67
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    Glad to hear everyone made it through.  Fingers crossed that the damage in general was not too terrible and that the storms peter out...

    Take care everybody!

  29. cupid51 profile image72
    cupid51posted 8 years ago

    Thank God Everyone is safe!

  30. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    It's heading toward us now. I'm terrified of tornadoes! Maybe we'll just get the bad thunderstorms. It's pouring rain here now!

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Stay safe, Habee!

  31. ThoughtfulSpot profile image67
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    Take care Habee... fingers crossed its just storms!

  32. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, guys!

  33. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Habee are you out of it now?

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We've got another line coming.

      1. Ohma profile image73
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well batten down the hatches but check your e-mail first.

  34. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I kinda want to see a tornado now I am in America, however I would also prefer it to be a safe distance from my home.

    I am thinking of going on craigs list and seeing if any storm chasers have a couple of spare seats in their cars for me and my fiancée!

    1. Ohma profile image73
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can you Say NUT. sorry Oli you would not catch me anywhere close. But I do understand the attraction for the young and enthusiastic.

    2. Rafini profile image84
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was caught outside (driving!) with a tornado in the county, once.  It wasn't a fun experience! 
      In a matter of about 20 minutes the sky went completely black and the wind picked up faster than I had ever been in and big old trees were bending as far as they could.  Huge branches fell across the roads so we ended up driving in circles, not knowing which way was safest to go.  After 10 minutes, the sky was clear and the air was calm.
      Never did see a funnel cloud, but a tornado was reported far from where we were, like 10 miles or so...I think.  This was over 15 years ago.

      1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image67
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So scary! Glad I'm not near an active region.  We've had a few here in PA over the years, but its a rarity.  However, we get a little bit of everything here... I always joke we're in some sort of natural crossroads.  In the 30odd years I've lived in PA there have been:

        Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, hail, "straight winds", drought, heat waves, cold snaps, blizzards, "thundersnow" (that's my favorite one - IMHO proof that we've royally screwed up this planet), and even a (very minor) earthquake.

        No volcanos... yet. roll (is there a "knock-on-wood" smiley?

        1. Rafini profile image84
          Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          We've pretty much had the same here, in WI, although I don't know what 'straight winds' are...haven't heard the term before. lol  I think hurricane Katrina is the one that reached all the way up here, after landfall of course, and the couple earthquakes originated in Illinois but were felt all the way up here. 

          hehehe   thundersnow, I love it!  guess you've never had a tornado in January then, have you?  Up here we've had a tornado recorded in every month of the year.  If you have mountains, I wouldn't put it past it to be a Volcano in slumber...yikes

          1. donotfear profile image88
            donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


            I've seen tornadoes almost every month of the year. Not all one year, but since I can remember. We get em in October, even!  If we have cold weather in January, then it warms up for a few days, then cold comes in again...it can spawn thunderstorms and tornadoes. No month is immune to them if you live in tornado alley.

            1. Rafini profile image84
              Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              so true...

 
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