Greensburg Tornadoes

@estherlou (5017)
United States
May 9, 2007 11:50pm CST
When tornadoes passed through Greensburg, they didn't live much behind! I've been close to a tornado, but never had to live through one, thank God! There is so much devastation! These people lost almost everything! wow! Check out these pictures! http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/050507tornadoaerials/
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
10 May 07
I have been through a tornado once. A couple of years ago my husband was a volunteer fireman and it was a really stormy night, and he was called out saying a tornado had touched down in our community. Well, he left and all of a sudden it got real quite and then the wind starting blowing hard apparently a tornado had gone over the area where we lived thankfully it wasn't on the ground. It was dark and no electricity and so I had no idea what was going on I was freaking out. He came back and picked me up and took me to the fire dept. to stay with some of the other wives because they had a generator and a radio. It was horrible but nothing like Kansas.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
10 May 07
I forgot to say that our community was a larger one in the county. I lived about 3 miles from the fire dept. and the tornado had touched down beginning about 6 miles from the fire dept and ended within a mile of it then it went back up and then started back down on the ground again about a mile from my house. The Lord was watching over me in my trailer. Since then we have moved out of that community and now we still live in a trailer but we have a storm shelter and also a weather alert radio since my husband no longer has his fireman's radio.
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
10 May 07
I was in a tornado once while my family and I were vising friends in Ohio. I was only about 7 years old then and don't remember much tho we have the after effects on video. I do remember getting into our friends VW van and driving for miles to get out of the direct area. When we came back to0 their house there were some trees down but at least their house was still standing. Those pictures you posted with the link in your discussion are horrific! So sad.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
10 May 07
I feel for those people. We have had tornados close to us, but never with such force. It seems the storms are stronger and producing many tornados and they are not just minor ones. They seem to be lots more F4 andF5 tornados. It is scary.
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@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
10 May 07
I think I'm lucky enough that I'm living in a country where tornadoes rarely happened. I haven't witness one and have no desire to see one for myself. It sounds and looks real scary. Just watching it the news and videos on TV is enough to make you sick.
• United States
10 May 07
You should have seen Gulfport ,Biloxi and waveland Miss after Katrina I was there and believe me ive been in third world countries that looked better !
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@moomincat (321)
10 May 07
The horrific power of this thing. The noise must beyond anything. I cant begin to imagine how anyone could survive this. Complete devastation
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 May 07
I had lunch the other day with a friend of mom's who told us that she used to drive to visit her mother in Wichita & see the tornados in the distance. Said it was just something you did in Kansas. The few torandos that have been close to Austin are enough for me!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
12 May 07
It is awful to see the videos,and to know people who have been there, and who are recovering and trying to put their life back together. We are doing a lot of fund raising and I expect some people I know will mobilize to physically help with the clean up. They say we are getting to see how the post Katrina FEMA works.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
12 May 07
As a child in Oklahoma, once or twice a summer we would get up, usually in the middle of the night, it seems, and go to the neighbors fallout shelter/storm shelter. In 1998 in May, there was a very devastating storm that whipped through the Oklahoma City/Moore Oklahoma area, with a number of lives lost. Part of the reason is that in Oklahoma, houses rarely have basements. Here in Kansas, we do.
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