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Old Jun 1st 2011, 10:04 pm
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Default Shit the bed!!! (Tornado)

Sat here in my lounge with Mrs tonrob and the Sproutlet - turned on the TV to see that a bloody tornado touched down one mile from where we were sat about an hour ago, causing damage.

http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/h...downtown-Spfld

We can hear sirens and the sky is dark and broody with lightning flashes.

Crapping it a little bit to be honest...
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Reports are it touched down in Springfield and Westfield...hope all our members and families are OK.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/28094256/detail.html
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Sat here in my lounge with Mrs tonrob and the Sproutlet - turned on the TV to see that a bloody tornado touched down one mile from where we were sat about an hour ago, causing damage.

http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/h...downtown-Spfld

We can hear sirens and the sky is dark and broody with lightning flashes.

Crapping it a little bit to be honest...
Stay safe Tonrob family, JG has just posted about it too. I never knew tornado's were an issue in Mass.
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Old Jun 1st 2011, 10:17 pm
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Stay safe Tonrob family, JG has just posted about it too. I never knew tornado's were an issue in Mass.
Never hear of one here before. It was a quarter of a mile wide - just watched video footage of it sucking water out of the CT river before moving over a bridge packed with queueing cars. Scary as hell...
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Reports are it touched down in Springfield and Westfield...hope all our members and families are OK.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/28094256/detail.html
It passed literally one mile from our house. I just posted in the Trailer Park about it...
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Never hear of one here before. It was a quarter of a mile wide - just watched video footage of it sucking water out of the CT river before moving over a bridge packed with queueing cars. Scary as hell...
The weather/natural disasters seem to be all over the place the last couple of years. Scary stuff indeed.
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Just saw this! Hope everyone is ok up there! I don't remember the last time a tornado was that far north!
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I can only add an eek!
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The sprout is the only one I know in the area, though there's a few others in western MA...tbh, a tornado can only really improve Springfield though
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Never hear of one here before. It was a quarter of a mile wide - just watched video footage of it sucking water out of the CT river before moving over a bridge packed with queueing cars. Scary as hell...
There's been a few, but most happen out in the middle of no where and the fields of western mass...orange county kind of no where
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Never hear of one here before. It was a quarter of a mile wide - just watched video footage of it sucking water out of the CT river before moving over a bridge packed with queueing cars. Scary as hell...

Yup, Mass has been known to have some deadly ones. Remember the one a few years back that touched down outside of Great Barrington and then it skipped westward and sheared off the trees along the Taconic Parkway.
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Just saw this! Hope everyone is ok up there! I don't remember the last time a tornado was that far north!
They have them in Canada, BGL. Have had a few here in the Bronx as well. We are under a tornado watch at the moment ourselves.
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Weird weird weather.
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The sprout is the only one I know in the area, though there's a few others in western MA...tbh, a tornado can only really improve Springfield though
Reddman is just up the road but just heard from Mrs Reddman that they're ok even though the forecast is looking a bit shitty up near Northampton.

We're under tornado watch for another 3 hours - the sky is a weird dull yellowy-grey colour with flashes of lightning - very spooky indeed.

For those who know Springfield the tornado passed just yards from the Basketball Hall of Fame, caused a gas leak at our favourite pizzeria (Red Rose, named in the Top 10 in the US according to some hack in a Southwest Airlines magazine I read a couple of years ago) before skimming Forest Park where Mrs tonrob and the Sproutlet have a season pass for the zoo. I bet half the poor animals shat themselves.
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One confirmed fatality so far.

Unconfirmed reports of further funnel clouds touching down to the north.

The governor has declared a state of emergency.
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