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#1 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 3:05 PM

Whew, last couple of days have been rough. I live in SouthEastern Kentucky, and the weather
has been intense! The BBS was offline several times, for as long as 6-8 hours, but things seem
to have stabilized.

I know others on here live in the Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennesse areas that were affected
by the recent tornado outbreak. I know Stephen lives in Ohio - anyone heard from him? Hoping
that everyone is okay.

15 mins from us:

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20 mins from us:

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30 mins from us:

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What people were seeing :( :

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#2 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 3:09 PM

Wow - glad everything is OK. We didn't get any bad weather in my area.

#3 w1k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 4:05 PM

i love tornados, but in clean place - with no damagges on people, etc

#4 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:01 PM

Wow glad you are ok.

#5 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 7:18 PM

I just wonder if any Atari gear was destroyed along with all the rest of the stuff..

#6 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:14 PM

Wow - glad everything is OK. We didn't get any bad weather in my area.


Glad to hear it bro, lots of damage, injuries and even casualties across
the Bluegrass state here... :(

#7 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:15 PM

Wow glad you are ok.


Yep, we were lucky, thank God!

#8 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:16 PM

I just wonder if any Atari gear was destroyed along with all the rest of the stuff..


Let's hope not, but I wouldn't worry, vehicles, buildings, 'n such might all be destroyed, but I'm confident
any Atari would survive and still boot up. :)

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 2:45 AM

Plus there's the dreadful train crash in Poland and the flooding in Australia.

Can I ask a stupid question - (I'm in England) when we see news footage of the tornado damage it usually shows devastated wooden houses, are most homes wooden or just those in rural areas? Generally here we have brick built houses - though not sure how well they'd survive 150mph winds mind you. Any reasons for this? availabilty of materials? expense? I guess we chopped down all our trees years ago and it's cold and wet here most of the time, plus most of us here live in little boxes (small houses, though there will be some in real boxes ;) )

#10 MEtalGuy66 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 4:26 AM

tornados are ALOT more powerful than 150mph winds.. And no, brick houses dont fare any better. Tornados have been known to cut huge trenches in the earth, even cutting through solid rock.. If you look around a place where a tornado has passed close by, you can often find pieces of straw or grass driven into the wood on the sides of buildings. That will give you some idea of the sheer velocity of the wind involved.

#11 w1k OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 4:40 AM

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#12 Freshy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 8:43 PM

I don't think it is merely the velocity of the winds so much as it is the fact that the winds are circular in nature along with a vertical componnent. Having rapidly changing stresses on the materials along with impact from debris causes the lion share of the damage. This is just a guess though.....

I live in West Kentucky, and we did not get hit too bad here. My house lost a few shingle and there are quite a few others in my area that are in the same boat. The pictures and stories on the news have been awful.




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