Hurricane or Tornado?

@SueD823 (371)
United States
February 5, 2009 10:55am CST
I would love to hear stories here, have you ever ridden out a hurricane or tornado? I went through Hurricane Dolly last year in South Texas. I will evacuate next time....
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@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I've been through both. Well ok I was only on the edge of a hurricane, but the winds were so strong you could walk at a 30 degree angle forward, and not fall over. When I was little my family lived in a trailer park. A tornado (yeah I know suprise suprise), went right over top of us. My dad was looking out the hallway window, and he said "hey come look at this." I went over to the window, and looked out, and I saw the bottom of a tornado funnel. I was freaking out. It passed over, pulled a tree out of our neighbors yard, and kept on going.
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@SueD823 (371)
• United States
6 Feb 09
That isn't a good thing for a child to witness! I know when my twins were toddlers we saw a funnel and it has haunted them for years.
@aidenw (632)
• United States
5 Feb 09
i live near houston and went through hurricane ike last year. that was my first hurricane. there was no evacuation order and everyone was told to just shelter in place but it was pretty scary especially since it came at night. we were without power for 10 days and that wasn't pleasant. hope we won't have any hurricane hit us this year. i have never been through a tornado and hopefully never will.
@SueD823 (371)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Ditto on the tornado. So destructive and scary. Of course, very dangerous as well. I can feel for you though with the hurricane. It is frightening as well.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I am quite familiar with hurricanes considering i live in mobile. We dont get one every year but we do get them. The one i remember i believe was ivan and it was pretty bad. We were out of power for two weeks. Thats not the story i want to share though. Hurricanes aren't as bad as tornadoes. Tornadoes are not to common around here, but they happen just as much as a hurricane. My sister and i use to sneak out to go shopping in the middle of the night. Hey no judgements. ANy ways one night it started storming on our way back. We got home parked the car and agreed we would just sleep in the car untill the storm lets off. ARound four in the morning the car started to shake and lift off the ground. We couldn't see nothing cause it was pitch black. We both were screaming. The car felt like it was going to fly away. After that we both ran in the house despite the rain because we both were freaked out. Two hours later we found out two tornadoes had went through our town at that time. It was most likely a tornadoe that was causing that. I will never know for sure but that experience was scary enough to know that weather like that is serious.
@SueD823 (371)
• United States
5 Feb 09
OMG! That is terrible! How frightening! Our brush with Dolly was bad. We are about 4 miles from where the eye hit. Our walls were "breathing", and our insurance adjuster said the next thing after that is implosion. Trees down everywhere. Mesquite trees and oaks snapped in two, and those are very hard woods. Our silo's lost their tops, metal flying everywhere. It took forever to stop. Then the water came.