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Massive tornadoes toss trucks across skies as large, extremely dangerous twisters target Texas
Daily Mail Online UK ^ | UPDATED: 15:11 EST, 3 April 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 04/03/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT by Mechanicos

Millions of people are being urged to seek shelter immediately as dramatic news footage shows trucks and other massive debris being thrown across the skies in Texas.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; danger; flyingj; texas; tornadoes
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This looks bad.
1 posted on 04/03/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT by Mechanicos
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To: Mechanicos

Obama must really be pissed at Texas.

Hope for the best.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
Could be that Karl Rove dusted off the old weather machine.

Not happy about Rick Perry going against the establishment pick.

All joking aside - prayers up for those in harms way.

3 posted on 04/03/2012 1:30:29 PM PDT by thedrake
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To: Mechanicos

Scary :
https://twitter.com/#!/dallasnews/status/187267600668049408/photo/1


4 posted on 04/03/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Mechanicos

My wife was in Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville and they made the customers take cover. When she got out, she was then pinned into a highway overpass by the hail.

She is home now (Valley Ranch/Irving/Carolton) but the rain and hail are still intense.

I saw the video of the tornado picking up semi trailers like a toddler throwing toys.

Whenever humans get that hubris going, one need only experience an earthquake or see a tornado to remind us Who is in charge.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 1:34:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: SMGFan

We have been hit bad. Several tornados, softball hail. So far no one killed. It is moving into East Texas. If it holds together, may mean a bad night for those east of us


6 posted on 04/03/2012 1:36:19 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Mechanicos

watching live stream myFoxdfw.com looks like it’s never going to end


7 posted on 04/03/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Mechanicos

One of the tornados touched down about a mile from me.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by wontbackdown
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To: freedumb2003

...and yet they claim WE are the sole cause of Global Warming.............what arrogance!.......


9 posted on 04/03/2012 1:39:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Mechanicos

Terrible and dramatic live coverage just now on Ch. 11 as chaser and first responder with camera watched a funnel hit an elementary school, homes and businesses in Forney.

Some completely destroyed, direct hit to Crosby Elementary. Don’t know if kids had been sent home.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Mechanicos
Live thread from earlier today.

TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 1:26:00 PM · by Strategerist · 126 replies
 
 
 
Link to live coverage.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jedidah

Cubicle bound here. Anyone know if the town of Keller has been hit? Friends there.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: Mechanicos
I'm visiting the Austin area and just got home...

Is it heading our way?

13 posted on 04/03/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: freedumb2003

I talked to a ATT customer service guy by the name of George yesterday because of having internet/tech outage issues in my area. He says he is working from TX. Hopefully not one of those affected by this tornado stuff.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 1:57:19 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jedidah
Terrible and dramatic live coverage just now on Ch. 11 as chaser and first responder with camera watched a funnel hit an elementary school, homes and businesses in Forney.

Some completely destroyed, direct hit to Crosby Elementary. Don’t know if kids had been sent home.


It's not a funnel if it's touching down and doing damage, it's a tornado.

And I hope they didn't send those kids home - that's the worst thing you can do is push people into driving around in extremely bad weather if they don't need to be - all it takes is getting caught at a light or in a traffic jam and you'll have parents and kids scrambling for culverts.

It's tornado country, chances are they got the kids into the safest part of the school and hunkered down.
15 posted on 04/03/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: copaliscrossing

Haven’t heard a thing about Keller, which is a good thing today. That part of the area is in the clear now.

Worst damage was south and east of Keller. Still funnels on the ground on the east side of Dallas right now.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 2:03:20 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

I forgot to add - if they were to try and send all of those kids home, they would be clogging up the streets and making it difficult for paramedics, police, and firefighters to get around. There are enough would-be storm chasers running around and clogging up the streets as it is, hoping to get their videos up on Youtube or whatever.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 2:04:20 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: rstrahan
We have been hit bad.

Texans are resilient and are uniquely equipped to deal with our weather extremes, ranging from ice storms, record droughts and tornadoes plus flooding and a host of other challenges. Our strong Christian principles and an unabashed faith in Almighty God gives us the courage to face the fury.

GOD Bless Texas!


18 posted on 04/03/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Biggirl
The damage showing on TV in the Arlington, Dallas area is unreal....

...severe....and an elementary school was hit.

19 posted on 04/03/2012 2:05:23 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Mechanicos
My son goes to Martin HS in Arlington... says that a few of his friends have heard from their parents that their houses are GONE. The roof at the elementary school when my son went had its roof torn off (don't know if they mean roofing or structure). Mayor Cluck has declared a disaster.

On WBAP (Mark Davis’ home station) reported that some of the tilt wall buildings in Kennedale (south of Arlington) have collapsed.

My home is ok and my son is safe - thank God. Lots of people need lots of prayers.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: copaliscrossing

Talked to my granddaughter there and everyone is OK.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 2:08:53 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: copaliscrossing
Anyone know if the town of Keller has been hit?

I've been listening to WBAP and I think Keller is ok. The main cell went east of there... over DFW Airport

22 posted on 04/03/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: af_vet_rr

Chill pill, af. We’re all stressed today, no need to parse words.

I’m an old Texas gal, quite well acquainted with weather terminology, both proper and colloquial. So a funnel on the ground is a tornado. Maybe you can lecture me on whether “twister” is a proper term??

They’re now saying there were no kids in the school. Since Forney is east of Dallas, they may well have had time to dismiss and get them all home before the storms rolled in there. I don’t know. Arlington and Dallas schools did indeed shelter in place, in lockdown.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: af_vet_rr
chances are they got the kids into the safest part of the school and hunkered down.

Arlington Martin was on lockdown until 3:30 or so. I heard Arlington High was on lockdown longer than that.

24 posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:54 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: Mechanicos

Texas has the scariest weather in the country.

Wonder how my former home in Gainesville/Lake Kiowa is doing?


25 posted on 04/03/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Mechanicos

whew. It was all around Irving and over us but nothing happened here. Thank goodness.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 2:13:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mechanicos

Yes, Shneider Trucking in Dallas got gobsmacked. That is what all the orange trailers were. The Flying J truck stop is next to it (they WERE really flying today)

I hunkered down here and turned off the laptop, just in case. But Irving was spared.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 2:15:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: af_vet_rr

I checked. Forney ISD sheltered in place.

Our schools all have emergency plans and seem to have done an excellent job today in protecting our kids.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

Is their an update on that Elementary School?


29 posted on 04/03/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: r-q-tek86

I’m sorry, but what is a “tilt wall building”?


30 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: RitchieAprile

A little rain, that’s all, apparently. There was a nasty cell moving SW to NE through Denton County that clipped SE Cooke County, but I don’t think Cooke got any damage.

Farm and family home there.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: sissyjane

That sounds very California, doesn’t it? ;-)


32 posted on 04/03/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: r-q-tek86

I heard Arlington High was locked down for a while.


33 posted on 04/03/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jedidah

Well, actually I’m a fifth generation Californian, and I don’t have a clue what it means. That’s why I asked.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 2:23:31 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: Jedidah

Well, actually I’m a fifth generation Californian, and I don’t have a clue what it means. That’s why I asked.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 2:23:43 PM PDT by sissyjane
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I’m sorry, but what is a “tilt wall building”?

That is a building made from concrete panels. The panels are poured flat on the slab and then tilted up into place. They are like hugh (sic) card houses if thry don't have a strong roof structure and proper lateral bracing.

36 posted on 04/03/2012 2:24:27 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: Jedidah

lol. You already answered that question in the previous post


37 posted on 04/03/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sissyjane

Tilt wall panel being erected

38 posted on 04/03/2012 2:27:51 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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I heard Arlington High was on lockdown longer than that.

Why do government schools use prison terminology?

39 posted on 04/03/2012 2:30:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: freedumb2003

Wow! Your wife was lucky....stay safe - both of you.


40 posted on 04/03/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: GeronL
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41 posted on 04/03/2012 2:31:15 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: GeronL

Amen to that. Had a few clouds forming a circular pattern over a building here in Las Colinas. Seems to be clearing up as of 4:28... expecting a very long drive home tonight.


42 posted on 04/03/2012 2:32:35 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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Notice the Tractor-Trailer fliping in the air: Image and video hosting by TinyPic
43 posted on 04/03/2012 2:33:44 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Made In The USA; NYTexan

Looks like another cell from the south arriving


44 posted on 04/03/2012 2:34:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: r-q-tek86

Prayers up for all in the path of these storms and tornadoes.


45 posted on 04/03/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: NYTexan

One of the weather guys said it looked like debris on the weather radar!! Whoa!!


46 posted on 04/03/2012 2:36:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dragnet2
Why do government schools use prison terminology?

Because they see the students as inmates?

47 posted on 04/03/2012 2:37:07 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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48 posted on 04/03/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Mechanicos

I was hunkering down with my 2 daughters here in Frisco...had heavy rain, light hail and some frayed nerves.


49 posted on 04/03/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: copaliscrossing

Looks like Keller was missed.


50 posted on 04/03/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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