Tornadoes Batter Central US, Kill Unknown Number

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1sxjy3sE4c&nofeather=True]YouTube - ‪Tornadoes Batter Central US, Kill Unknown Number‬‏[/ame]

    I'm so sorry about what happened.
     
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    "Dude, the trees are debarked!"

    AP is reporting 89 confimed dead in Joplin and "up to" 1/3 of the city damaged.

    Missouri tornado death toll rises | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Another windy wet, cold, raw day here in Mid-Coast Maine.

    I shouldn't bitch, I suppose, but I think I'd getting rickets from a lack of Vitamin D.
     
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    Not a block, tie beam or steel column to be seen.
    Crackerboxes and tornadoes don't make good neighbors.
     
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    Worst of the worst. This morning on Morning Joe, the weather man said the conditions will be right for even more so listen for "tornado warnings". I'm so thankful for scientists who put systems in place where we can get a warning even it's not much of one, it's still a warning.
     
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    New tornadoes cut destructive trail in US...
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    New tornadoes cut destructive trail across Oklahoma, as storms hit Kansas
    May 25, 2011 - VIOLENT thunderstorms roaring across middle America have killed another six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas.
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    Missouri tornado to cost $3 billion
    May 25, 2011 - INSURED losses from the deadly mega-tornado that smashed through Joplin, Missouri could run from $1 billion to $3 billion, risk and loss estimator Eqecat has said.

     
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    I heard there's somewhere around 1,200 "missing" in Joplin.
     
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    Just to give an indication of the power of the Joplin tornado...
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    Joplin tornado sends store receipt record 525 miles to Indiana
    May 27, 2011 - A receipt from a tire store in Joplin, Mo., turned up 525 miles away on a front porch in north-central Indiana, a record distance for apparent tornado debris to travel, a Purdue University storm researcher reports.
     
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    Those of you who live in tornado Alley might find the following very interesting reading.

    As I read this report, there does not appear to be conclusive evidence that tornados are getting worse.


    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/publications/mccarthy/tor30yrs.pdf


     

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