It's Tornado Season

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  1. FCCstandards

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    anyone lives through one? Anyone living in an area that might have warnings coming in soon?
     
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    Though I wasn't in the tornado's path itself, as school had just ended for the day, my childhood town of Kalamazoo had its downtown destroyed by an EF3 tornado. Five people were killed. My father and grandmother were both downtown when it hit, and both had to scramble to avoid injury. Naturally, the entire town shut down. My father took me (at 9 years old) to witness the aftermath. He had his 8mm movie camera with him. We were stopped by police who said civilians were not allowed in the destroyed areas, only press. My father smartly held up his then-20 year old movie camera and told the cops "We're press".

    They let us into the area. The rubble, uprooted trees, buildings half flattened were both horrifying and fascinating. We still have the footage. Heavy stuff.
     
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    footage?
     
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    Gotta ask Dad for that.

    In the meantime, you can check this out:

     
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    Oh, you said TORNADO! sorry.:oops:
     
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    I have a similar story. When I was young, I enjoyed making movies with the 8mm camera.

    One night, I was filming a scene at the town's train station, and a train derailed right as it passed the station! As if that wasn't bad enough, something crawled out of the wreckage! I didn't find it until much later when I reviewed the film at home.

    At least that's the way I remember it.
     
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    I gotta ask, because soon thereafter I became rather obsessed with tornados, reading every book I could find about them and deeply fearful of thunderstorms (now I love them). Were you affected by this incident in any way? Or are my various neuroses showing themselves once again? :)

    Crazy story you have there!
     
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    Where's a basement?
     
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    This is not our video. Some guy posted this. My grandmother was in a department store in which the entire back was ripped off. I still cannot believe she survived. She is 92 and still flinches when there is thunder. My father had to hide in a windowless laboratory when his building shook violently, but luckily did not collapse.
     
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    Get your gun!!
     
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    It was crazy, but once I told the authorities what I saw on the film, they actually took me and my friends into a police station to ask what we knew about the accident!
     
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    Ok, that's some crazy shit, Lazy.
     
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    @Deee I am terrified of thunderstorms.
     
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    Tornadoes are scary and they can kill you.
     
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    Yes, MLH tell us more...was there a water tower involved in any way? :rofl:
     
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    How come?

    I had a delayed fear response: my fear of thunderstorms began at 12, and it was an absolutely paralyzing fear: when the sky became cloudy and thunder started to rumble, I broke into cold sweats and hung out in our basement. It sucked.
     
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    Wait, I need to buy a couple of drinks for Deee. She'll really need a drink for the rest of this story.

    Water tower? OK, we'll get to that in a minute.
     
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    Super.
     
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    Same thing. I saw a pole get hit. I realized it was awesome power. I duck and hide.
     
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    :dontknow:
     
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