Small town completely wiped out by tornado - only 1 survivor

@JolietJake (51107)
United States
May 24, 2018 4:01am CST
***109 FM W-E-E-D NEWSFLASH*** (Bumslick, Arkansas) - This small rural town was the scene of a devastating tornado Tuesday morning at 10 A.M. Although advance warning was given by the town's Tornado Alert System, no one paid attention to the siren blowing because the system was tested every Tuesday morning at 10 A.M., so residents thought it was merely a system test. The largest tornado ever recorded, it completely destroyed the town and all inhabitants, except for sole survivor BillyJoe JimBob Brewsucker, whom, it seems, had passed out in the storm cellar after excessive 'sampling' from the Moonshine still he kept hidden there. Mr. Brewsucker was still passed out when emergency service personnel pulled him from the wreckage of his home. Attempts were made to question Mr. Brewsucker, but drunken slurred mumbling was all that could be heard. Our condolences to the families of the 19 other citizens of the small town. *More on this story as it develops*
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@LadyDuck (176261)
• Switzerland
24 May
Does a town called Bumslick exists? April 1st is over.
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
Yes, it is located right next to 'Never-never Land:)'
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@LadyDuck (176261)
• Switzerland
25 May
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• United States
25 May
@kobesbuddy That is a good one.
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• Bournemouth, England
24 May
I'll give tiredness as the excuse that it took me until your third paragraph...
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
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@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 May
Whew! So glad BillyJoe JimBob survived. What would this world be without him?
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• United States
24 May
Yeah. Lol.
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
Sober.
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• United States
25 May
@kobesbuddy I waiting for the rest of the story.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
24 May
I always knew that drinking was a good thing. Had he not drank he never would have survived.
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• United States
25 May
So true.
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
24 May
I think JJ might have been passed out in a cellar somewhere when he concocted this story. ??
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
Nope, he worked for the cleanup committee, after the storm:)
• United States
24 May
Yeah, I want yo hear more as it develops. With only one survivor there can't be to much to tell. Waiting.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
Have to wait for ol' BillyJoe to sober up...last time was around 1975 or so
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• United States
24 May
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@FourWalls (15217)
• United States
24 May
@JolietJake -- like that Homer & Jethro line, "I didn't know he drank until I saw him sober one time."
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@rakski (22044)
• Philippines
24 May
is this true?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
Of course it is
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@rakski (22044)
• Philippines
24 May
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
LOL Yah, right!
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• United States
24 May
How did a town with a population of only 20 acquire such an item as the emergency siren?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
REALLY high taxes and a Federal grant
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
@JolietJake Donnie Dampnut donation society.
@andriaperry (58691)
• United States
25 May
Good old moonshine!
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
J. J. has some excellent photos he has taken, of 'Moonshine!'
@FourWalls (15217)
• United States
24 May
Sounds like the town was a mobile home park to me.....
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• United States
25 May
Had to be.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
24 May
is this just a fiction story?
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@porwest (7405)
• United States
25 May
See, I KNEW there had to be some good that comes from all the drinking I do. Who knew it could possibly be a lifesaver???
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 May
Is your true identity, BillyJoe JimBob Brewsucker?
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@porwest (7405)
• United States
29 May
@kobesbuddy lol. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.
@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 May
Brewsucker... interesting family name is that like Butler being passed down to butlers. over generations? .
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
None of us are sure, he just appeared as if magically created from thin air one day
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 May
@JolietJake LMAO or magically created in the mind of a Recordspinner ?
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@MALUSE (43544)
• Uzbekistan
24 May
Mr Brewsucker from Bumslick, eh? Is today April 1st?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
BillyJoe JimBob is a recurring character
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• United States
24 May
@JolietJake Well I am waiting for him to recur.
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
Well, his wife will have to give a positive note to his basement machinery for saving her money ticket.
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@wolfgirl569 (10159)
• Marion, Ohio
24 May
Maybe he is related to Billy here. His full name that I gave him is Billy Ray Joe Bob. Sadly I could see something like that being true if the timing was right.
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@xander6464 (3091)
• Wapello, Iowa
21 Sep
That's sad. I'm going to miss Bumslick. It was my ninth favorite place in Arkansas.
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 May
I swallowed the hook, line, worm, sinker, and fishing pole! My question for you, J.J. Why was BillyJoe JimBob Brewsucker's wife Matilda, found tied to a large walnut tree at the end of town?
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@id_peace (7634)
• Singapore
24 May
Looked like satire news
@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
Looks like it is tagged 'Sarcasm'
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@MALUSE (43544)
• Uzbekistan
24 May
@JolietJake I'd call it a 'Tall Tale'. "a story that may or may not be true, but that contains details that are hard to believe" (Cambridge Dictionary).
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
24 May
@MALUSE But it could also be sarcasm, as it is based on a town that does indeed test the sirens every Tuesday morning at 10 A.M. And I keep saying one of these days, we'll have a tornado come through about then and everyone will disregard the siren
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