Posts tagged ‘tornado’

June 16, 2020

Dang it, it’s never where I’m at!

by allthoughtswork

I’ve always wanted to see a tornado. Always. Since a childhood of hiding in root cellars with my stuffed animals while sirens wailed, since that one scene in The Wizard of Oz gave me nightmares until my 20s. (Hey, it was really well done for the times), since Twister.

Yeah, I know it sucked. Shut up. The soundtrack was awesome.

Oregon doesn’t exactly get wall clouds on a regular basis, much less rotation, but every once in a while our meteorology squeezes out “an event.” And it’s always on the other side of town. Damnit.

May 2, 2020

Shelter in place, they said. Stay safe, they said.

by allthoughtswork

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August 21, 2019

And you thought YOUR commute was bad

by allthoughtswork

April 10, 2019

Tornado lifts off roof like a Cool Whip lid

by allthoughtswork

At five seconds in you can see the water being sucked up out of the gutters. At seven seconds, one of several multiple vortices can be seen traveling left across the yard.

This was a very small twister, probably an EF1 or EF2. An EF5 would’ve taken everything but the concrete. Happy spring, everybody!

November 19, 2018

Dinner and a (tornado) movie

by allthoughtswork

Dude sits in his semi truck cab, eating dinner, while his dash cam records a tornado tear-assing through town right in front of him.

July 14, 2018

Did everything wrong, lived anyway

by allthoughtswork

Doesn’t track the storm correctly. Just sits there, staring at it, when he finally does. Doesn’t turn the damn truck around and drive, hell bent for leather, away from the thing. Doesn’t leave his Death Projectile…er, vehicle…and seek shelter in a low lying ditch to avoid flying debris and being crunched like a tender, bloody sardine in a big, metal can. Parks under an overpass, otherwise known as a Wind-Concentrating Tunnel from Hell in a tornado. Doesn’t get on 911 so they can track his ass if it gets vaulted into another county as said sardine. Doesn’t, at the very least, get down below the windows to avoid breaking glass. Opens windows before danger has passed. Films the whole goddamned thing like a goddamned millennial. The gene pool is doomed.

May 22, 2018

Tornado Yoga: Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye

by allthoughtswork

Welcome to springtime in America.

February 24, 2018

Springtime in America

by allthoughtswork

June 5, 2017

Crazy, Cool Canuck

by duncanr

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May 21, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Re-United with Dog

by duncanr

The title of this post says it all

tornadoA tornado, 2 miles wide, and with wind speeds up to 200 mph, devastated large parts of Oklahoma city

So far, 24 people are confirmed dead –

In a live interview with a local TV crew, an elderly lady, standing amidst the rubble of her house, tells of the moment the tornado demolished her home about her and her old dog.

She tells the reporter how lucky she is to be alive – but that her poor dog was not so fortunate and lies dead somewhere beneath what is left of her house

And then . . .

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