View Full Version : Devastation in Central Florida
02-02-2007, 02:00 PM
These tornadoes passed about 15-20 miles north from where I live. I have to say that we got quite lucky. Not everyone did - 19 dead so far, although that will probably go up.
02-02-2007, 02:08 PM
wow! seeing stuff like this makes me sad. people lost their homes and some their lives. This happened today?
02-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Yeah, happened early this morning, while most people were sleeping. Fortunately, local stations had been predicting rough weather overnight, so many people had their emergency radios on (this is hurricane central). As you can see, it wasn't just trailer parks that got destroyed - even regular and expensive houses got hit. I believe Deland, Fl even lost their police headquarters.
This reminds me of 1998, when we had a similar tornado breakout. In that case, there was a F5 tornado (quarter-mile wide) that passed directly over my house - I remember looking up at it as it passed over thinking "holy ****". That tornado killed 42 people.
02-02-2007, 03:31 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Oh wow. That's intense.
02-02-2007, 03:57 PM
The devestation just shows how fragile our existance and way of life really is.
When i was a kid i had a couple of tornado experiences. first i was on the porch of the house my mom and i lived in and one formed up about a block away and proceeded to go over us and rip half of our roof off.
The second time my mom and i were on the way back from visiting relatives in Michigan and a F3 was coming down the road towards us. We had to stop get out and race to the ditch along the roadside where my 4'11" mom threw me into the ditch and layed on top of me to protect me. I was like 7 at the time. It was so loud. It seriously scared the **** out of us. I remember my mom had her hands wrapped around some shrubs to try and hold us down and her hands getting all cut up. It was crazy.
02-02-2007, 05:17 PM
Well thats horrible. Im glad you wasnt around that area brim.
02-02-2007, 06:52 PM
I saw this on the news shortly after you posted it Brim. I still can't believe all of the devastation, that was caused.
02-02-2007, 07:26 PM
Brim, one of my professors forcasted this event days ago.... The wind shear with height at the time of these events were absolutely incredible. Think --------> <---------- at 50 and 60 mph respectively. You can imagine the rotation produced.
02-02-2007, 08:37 PM
Those are some heavy photos. Glad you are alright.
02-03-2007, 06:58 AM
Central Florida has taken a beating over last few years.