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So... the last few days haven't been pretty around here.

Wednesday in the early morning (5am-ish) we crawled out of bed to tornado sirens and went to the basement for about an hour. Luckily the storm broke up and the tornado on the ground found jumping back and forth over the Ohio River interesting, so we didn't have anything from it. However, it did do some damage nearby including destroying a few mobile homes.

Then today everyone knew the storms were coming. And they came. When it came over us, our office caught the hail while the rotation part was a few miles over in a different part of town. Haven't heard that any confirmed tornado touched down around town, but there were wall clouds and funnels spotted. So we dodged a bullet. It also broke a record high just before the storm by reach 80 degrees and then dropped down to like 50 after...

Other places have not dodged unfortunately... Harrisburg, IL is just an hour north of me and then there's all the other places like So. Indiana and the rest of Kentucky. And those still getting storms tonight. Everyone be safe out there!

Below is the videos I took of the hail prior to the tornado siren going off (listen for that at the end). The boss vacated us from the office and took us to his house a few minutes drive away to wait it out in his basement. He had two trees uprooted behind his house, but they were far enough away not to fall on anything.

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mindyone1
Mar. 3rd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
*hugs you* Stay safe my dear.

I just have one question...is this number of tornadoes so early in the year normal? It just seems like so many storms so early...

again, stay safe.
kaylashay
Mar. 3rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
It is a bit early... although I've seen tornadoes in January just usually not this many... Doesn't make it seem like Spring will go so well.
ferneberga
Mar. 3rd, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Spanish TV was saying it was due to the excessively mild winter weather that was causing the tornadoes to start so early
sperrywink
Mar. 3rd, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
{{hugs}}

I hope for your safety and you family's!
kaylashay
Mar. 3rd, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Everyone I know of is safe and sound this time around. It's not always the case, though. It's why I dislike Tornadic/Severe Thunderstorms so much.
taylorgibbs
Mar. 3rd, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Yikes!!! So glad you're okay!
kaylashay
Mar. 3rd, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
They did have a confirmed funnel cloud about 4-5 miles from where I took the video. But thankfully it didn't touch down.
taylorgibbs
Mar. 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Yikes. Thank god y'all are okay! How are your folks doing, BTW?
sinfulslasher
Mar. 3rd, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Meep!!! I heard about the tornadoes and thought of you! Glad to see you're okay.

Stay safe!!! *hugs*
kaylashay
Mar. 3rd, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Two days of tornadoes has now exceeded the average TOTAL of tornadoes for March for the entire US... That doesn't bode well for the rest of the spring/summer.
ferneberga
Mar. 3rd, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Stay safe! The images shown on Basque/Spanish TV these last couple of days are pretty terrifying. News here said victim count was pretty high, saw a school bus had ploughed through a building window. Awful.

Do take care. Thinking of you.
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