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It looks dangerous.

What is to be done when such a phenomenom appears not far from you?
Run/drive away from it?
Hide in a shelter?
 

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It looks dangerous.



What is to be done when such a phenomenom appears not far from you?

Run/drive away from it?

Hide in a shelter?

If you have enough warning, the best place to be is underground in a shelter or a basement. If no basement, you need to get in the center of your house away from doors and windows. The winds of a tornado can get well over 200mph. Being hit by flying debris is the most danger.
 

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Did it touch down? I hate those things so much. The sound alone is terrifying.

It did touch down for about 5 or 6 minutes just outside of town, but luckily it was in a field so no one was hurt or any homes damaged. Could've been a lot worse.
 

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If you have enough warning, the best place to be is underground in a shelter or a basement. If no basement, you need to get in the center of your house away from doors and windows. The winds of a tornado can get well over 200mph. Being hit by flying debris is the most danger.
It sounds like the best thing to do is to find a basement, and not to run away. Is it because that phenomenon move rapidly? Does it move in straight line or on the opposite its path is change rapidly from time to time?

Sorry it is not gun related, but i find it really interesting.
 

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Below ground is the safest place. If in a basement go to the North East corner. A room in the center of a house with no windows. A bathroom has saved many. get a mattress and cover up with it. A storm shelter underground is best. However I have seen houses (with basements) that are totally gone, just a hole in the ground left. Nothing is 100%. Downed trees and powerlines cause many injuries and death.
 

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It sounds like the best thing to do is to find a basement, and not to run away. Is it because that phenomenon move rapidly? Does it move in straight line or on the opposite its path is change rapidly from time to time?



Sorry it is not gun related, but i find it really interesting.

Generally, they move in a southwest to northeast direction as most storm systems do here. But they can come out of different directions and change direction. It depends on how fast the storm system is moving as to how fast the tornado moves. Which can get up to 60-70 mph sometimes. If you happen to be in your car, you can get away from it. They tell us to drive at right angles from it. If you get caught outside on foot, you need to lay down in a ditch or low area. To try your best to get away from the flying debris that these things cause.
 

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Another strong system coming in this afternoon. Out of Oklahoma and headed North East as most do here also. A threat of tornadoes in this one. Some clearing over the weekend, and then more early next week. We do need the rain. Around here moisture way down still. I've had my first two shooting matches washed out in Oklahoma and Kentucky. Maybe the 8th of April in St. Louis ..... :mad:
 

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Ok.
Now I can understand much better what you have to deal with. That is a very serious matter than can threaten your life or destroys everything you fight for all your life (house, car,...).
Better to subscribe for a good insurance...
 

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Not 1800 quite yet and we've topped 6". Still going steady. Its gonna warm up some overnight and fire up the "Big Stuff". Lots of flooding down around Springfield and people are having to leave the homes around lakes and rivers.
 

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Not 1800 quite yet and we've topped 6". Still going steady. Its gonna warm up some overnight and fire up the "Big Stuff". Lots of flooding down around Springfield and people are having to leave the homes around lakes and rivers.

This gonna mess up your RV trip Monday?
 

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The rain and wind has kept me in for several days now. My fishing gear is ready and waiting. I am ready and waiting...the fish are ready and waiting. Whoever did that rain dance can stop now and maybe take it to Florida or Arizona.
 

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This gonna mess up your RV trip Monday?
Still planning on going. Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday look Ok. Some rain Wend. Will probably go over latter today and check out the park. Im sure the lake is up but only the lower tier spots maybe will be wet. The spot I have is up on the top tier so will be ok. Rain supposed to slack up today. Not raining now but still thunder and lighting around. The weekenders will be pulling out today, if they even came .... :eek: My site was reserved thru today so will see if they are still there.
 

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Another 2.5" last night. Along with the 1.25" the day before all this started and almost 10" in 72 hours. Grand daughter was out picking up fish that washed out of my pond yesterday. They have opened up the flood gates from Beaver lake and lake Tannycomo is rising fast. Many businesses and homes in Branson are under water with more to come today as the flood control dams are releasing water. I would never live below one of them. Good thing I couldnt get a camping spot on the river this week. Main storms have moved east now.
 

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Went over to the lake this afternoon. As I suspected the lower tier camping sites were either under water of had water lapping up onto them. My site is 4 tiers up, high and dry. Today Lake of the Ozarks dam opened some of their flood gates. Bagnell dam along with Lake of the Ozarks is privately owned by an electric company.
 

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