Bear down the hatches! Tornados across Arkansas again!!!

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  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    It has been ugly all day, but just to the west of me. There has been numerous Tornadoes and they are gaining strength. There is a line from the Texarkana Arkansas/Texas line up through to north central Arkansas filled with Tornado warnings.

    I had better sign off for a time now. The lightning is getting closer and storm approaching.
    Time to get flashlight and radio ready.

    1. Iontach profile image82
      Iontachposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Jesus you poor thing!!! Be careful... those things must be cool but terrifying at the same time. So glad we dont get anything like this in Ireland.

      Good luck!

    2. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm heading for Mt Ida this weekend for some fishin'.
      How's the weather in that part of Arkansas?
      Qwark

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not far from me then! Lake Ouachita is a great bass fishing lake. That area got hit real hard this evening. Tornado and some wind damage near there.

        It is suppose to rain/storm this weekend though.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Michael.
          I'll be leaving here fri. Should be in Mt Ida first of the month. I hope it clears up!
          QWark

          1. Michael Willis profile image77
            Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well, I know a lot of fishermen who like fishing when storm fronts are in the area.

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yep Michael, the bad weather doesn't bother me...it's the tornadoes that I'm concerned about.
              I lived in S florida for many many years and weathered lotsa hurricanes.
              I'm an old surfer. Those were the days the surf was the best...smile:
              I don't like the "Wizard of Oz" tornado! lol
              I've caught my share of stripers in Ouachita lake. Ihope to catch a bunch this summer.
              Thanks for the comeback!
              Qwark

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Stay safe. I've been thinking of you people in tornado alley!
    Hope all will be well.

  3. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    Stay safe!  Let us know when your danger is past.

  4. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Needless to say, hoping they don't get too close, Michael.   Thinking of you and others in your region.

  5. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    Good luck in your cellar !

    While you are waiting for it all to go by (safely I hope) you might put your mind to your OP.  You say 'bear down the hatches' is this a typo or is it how you use the phrase?  I have heard batten down, dog down, but this is a new one for me.  As a sailing term I know it is used as bear away, to turn with sail or leave the dockside, and generally used as 'to carry' as in arms or a mark/brand of some kind.

    Always interested in uses of words that I haven't met before.

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was typing fast as Lightning was blasting. lol It was a typo.

  6. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Michael! Keep yourself safe.
    I hope it misses you. For that matter I hope it misses everyone.

  7. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Be safe. You guys are getting hit hard out there this year, its nuts! My prayers are with you.

  8. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years ago

    Fingers crossed for you and everyone out your way, Michael. Hopefully it will pass without incident. I have never encountered any of these extreme weather conditions and can only imagine how bad it must be for you, having seen videos and documentaries on TV.

  9. WoodsmensPost profile image70
    WoodsmensPostposted 7 years ago

    Geez Michael Take care and be safe. Is there an APP for that... I'm looking?

  10. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Stay safe Michael. smile

  11. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Wow, that was some winds! Could literally feel the house shake when the storm hit. Had pillows and cover with me in the bath tub!

    The lightning and winds have finally subsided. It should be clear here the rest of the night. Eastern part of the State is getting hit hard now.

    Weather forecast is for more tomorrow and Wednesday. "Gotta' love Spring in the South!"

  12. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Good it's past (for now anyway).  Nice to see you're back on here.   smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I was wondering if I would have electricity for a while there.

  13. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    A lot of damage across the State today. 7 reported killed by the storms.
    Second wave of storms expected later today. We are at a Higher risk of tornadoes this afternoon and into the evening.
    Didn't get much sleep last night and looks like tonight may be just as bad.

 
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