Skip to comments.Massive tornadoes toss trucks across skies as large, extremely dangerous twisters target Texas
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.
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I'm in real estate (part time) here in North Texas, hence my name -- re: real estate and nortex: North Texas.
I've witnessed the quality of construction worsen over the decades as American workers have been displaced by the illegals. It's not merely an opinion but an observation based on fact. Take a close look in out-of-the-way places (such as attics) and it's clear that their workmanship is subpar and, hence, more prone to wind damage.
I was born in 1943 and can remember when homes were well built in the 50's, 60's and early 70's. The influx of illegals from across the border has been unquestionably a bad thing. Today's destruction added to the evidence of the price we pay for open borders.
Lol, good point and so true. While watching I was thinking if it were me at the wheel, I would be heading in the opposite direction.
When I first began watching the live stream, he was closest to Naples on the map at the link. Now the map shows him a little East of Texarkana and it looks like he’s taking a break, that, or the web stream isn’t working.
Prayers up from this house for ALL Texans. The wife is on the phone with the son over there. So far, so good. Hang tough Texas! We’re really going to need you guys in November.
Prayers for all involved, from all of us who were spared. 2117hrs (9:17pm) EST.
One of the things that impressed me is how neighbor is helping neighbor. One of the newscasts was showing the damage in Arlington. People from up and down the street were assisting others cleaning up debris and helping with moving downed trees. God has Blessed Texas and He will continue to do so as long as we remain steadfast.
Were really going to need you guys in November.
Depend on us! Even with the obstacles the courts put in our way, Conservatism runs deep here. As one data point, at my church, there's no one who sides with Obama in any way, shape or form. We sometimes discuss politics after services down in the kitchen. In particular, after the State of the Union address, everyone was of the opinion that it was a terrible speech and that he's a horrible president.
Good luck FRiend!
Grateful your safe...... :o)
Stay Safe !!!!
Thank you very much. And keep us in your prayers as we approach the summer. Although we've had some good rainfall this spring, another big drought in 2012 is something we don't need.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. -- James 5:16 (KJV)
I only heard about flying semi tractor trailers
It was bad here in DFW. I have family in Arlington whose house was spared while the next block down was demolished. All flights cancelled out of DFW. It’s a mess.
Those orange Schneider trucks took a pounding, they don’t land too well.
All spared here, in Irving, but it wasn’t far enough away for my taste!
Friend of mine is heading towards Memphis. Is it in the line of the storm. He said he has a full load. I told him I don't think that will matter, 50,000 pounds to a tornado is not that much.
I can just see Zero bouncing up and down on his couch and giggling, pointing and laughing at the Schneider National trailers flying through the air and houses full of bitter, clingy white people exploding into flinders ..... and composing in his own mind the soaring, unicorn-filled rhetoric he'll use when he publicly tells Rick Perry, his FEMA people, and the whole State of Texas to go eff off.
I hope he stays safe...
... and stays away from “Flying J” (literally!) truck stops for the night.
Glad you’re okay.
On the lighter side ... Precinct Conventions were held in 32 hub locations around Tarrant County.
Ted Cruz for Senate!
I thought I would throw that out there.
Right on with that. Naw, we just elected delegates and revised party platform.
While flipping through the channels tonight to catch the election coverage, I caught one of the liberal talking heads commenting on the tornadoes here in Texas. He made a point to emphasize that most Texans don't believe in climate change. It was obvious from his sneering demeanor that we're a bunch of yahoos and that our payback for this form of "ignorance" is coming in the form of these weather disasters.
Liberalism truly is a form of clinical insanity but it's also filled with hatred. So much for tolerance, eh?
I was surprised to find a continuously-updating radar pic on this thread, a few posts up ...... wonder if that is what's taking so much bandwidth. That and the big expanded screen-dump graphic from this afternoon higher up.
Given a (Hobson's) choice between a tornado or an earthquake, what's your preference (for lack of a better word)?
Nice choice, but Gary Polland's and David Whatshisface's show on Houston PBS (KUHT) has already put it out there that Dewhurst is the lead-pipe shoo-in among all thinking, politically literate "conservatives". (As in, RiNO's like them.)
So you can't vote for Cruz. You have to be a party-unity kind of guy and bellyfeel Dewhurst.
I have no idea.
Neither until we get better home insurance. lol.
Good one. I'm sending him that text now.
I dunno. Posting a URL of an image, like the radar might cost YOU bandwidth- like any other image, but the image isn’t actually coming from FR servers.
I think that’s how it works.
His posts are fine, and a credit to FR. Your post was not only petty and childish, but hateful and vindictive with absolutely nothing to back it up. You should be banned from FR for lies and attempting to defame an innocent person. You give the entire internet posting community, across the entire world, a bad name. Because of people like you, collectivists are able to shove through laws to restrict internet 1st Amendment rights. What a terrible thing you've done - what is wrong with you?
why don’t you shut the hell up
My house was built in 1970 and I've identified three or four shortcuts used in construction, a couple of which I've been required to rectify at a cost of something around $35,000, not allowing for other storm and water damage. Including piering (slab-on-grade stinks, but all the builders do it incessantly, even in Houston where sensitive clay soils are a problem), which required just about every load-bearing beam to be supported and leveled, after 20 years of summer droughts and subsoil dewatering by 50-foot water oaks (which each pull about 60 gallons of water a day).
At least the builders didn't yet have aluminum-cored wiring available when my place was built.
There's plenty to criticize in homebuilding methods, and the weaknesses tend to show up in storms and floods.
Thank you very much for the vote of confidence.
The response that I got from Clara Lou did come as a surprise since I'm not an argumentative type and I saw nothing inflammatory in my remarks -- just a statement of what I perceive as facts regarding home construction quality when illegals are the laborers.
I believe that Clara Lou and I have exchanged some nice pleasantries a few months ago since we're both supporters of Speaker Newt Gingrich so there's not a history of any ill-feelings. Perhaps the response was actually intended for some other participant? By the way, that's one of the reasons why I quote the poster to whom I'm responding. It helps ensures that my reply is really to the right person.
In any event, those of us here in North Texas are thankful that there were evidently no lives lost during these widespread storms. And while we do appreciate the blessings of the much-needed rain associated with this weather front , we're glad the tornadoes have moved out of the region.
Boy, Obama has cut ALL the training money for shills!
That's it? "Shut the hell up"?
LOL, once again, skewered by the razor-sharp minds of liberal obedience.
Big Jim Thompson could out fight you, out think you,out run you, and out leadership you when he was 6........you to this day, suck..
LG -- since you're a student of, well, just about everything, I couldn't help but think of the infamous Lordstown, Ohio GM plant when I read your post.
To this day, it remains one of the chief exhibits of shoddy workmanship. Of course, it was run under the thumb of the UAW which blithely looked the other way as substandard vehicles came off the assembly line.
There are well-documented instances of the workers just halting mid-weld when the shift whistle blew. Sabotage was rampant by the unionized employees as well as physical intimidation against the supervisors. The rightly-mocked Vega was one of the product lines that came from the Lordstown plant.
Stupid f**king comment as people are losing their homes and livelihood. Obama has nothing to do with this. Get a grip.
Been thinking also of a very dear friend who took me out to eat yesterday for my birthday who had family relations out it that part of TX.
Yeah, we had 2 of them evidently just down the road in Pantego but I don’t think thy touched the ground. Some houses around Martin HS was bad.
Those semi trucks flying through the air and so high up. Scary how strong they can be.
Hope all are ok. God loves Texas!
What hyperbole. Go tell your mama. Maybe she’ll listen to you without laughing.
I rented one of those once, while my car was in the paint shop. I thought it was the worst car I'd ever driven ("power by Kenmore", I told someone -- that's what it sounded like when you called for acceleration), and it was -- until I rented a Group D car from National at AlbuTurkey Interplanetary < /s >. They talked about Mustangs on the phone (this was 1981, when the Mustang base model was a four-banger puking out an awesome 88 horsepower), and when they stuck me with an Olds Omega front-drive car, I asked, wait, is THIS what you call a "compact"? The smartass at the National desk laughed, "you were expecting a Mustang, right?" I brought the car back after it started raining during a trip over to Acoma Pueblo and I turned the car around after it displayed distinct unwillingness to drive in a straight line on wet pavement. I checked the front tires and found the reason why -- the front rubber would barely pass inspection, although the rears were okay. Front drive, GM's CAFE solution: alignment problems, maldistribution of weight, plowing, accelerated tire wear, accelerated front-suspension and spindle wear, and the buyer none the wiser while the jolly GM salesman rolled him off the lot with it, only to find out what Roger Smith hath wrought, later on. Worst. POS. Ever. Even worse than that sucky Vega. Just amazing.
I took the Omega back to the desk, reamed them royally about sending me out with worn and dangerous tires, and got a free upgrade to a 1980 Malibu Classic. Two days later, I damn near disappeared with that Malibu on unimproved clay roads that led in and out of Chaco Canyon, after a sudden thundershower -- but if I'd been in that Omega still, I'd never have been heard from again. The Navajos would have found my bleaching bones 12, 15 years later when they cleaned out their ditches.
This is the day after. Will Obama make a statement of any kind regarding this tragedy? Will he pay a visit to those in the Lone Star State and offer them any words of comfort? Or will he say that since Texas didn’t vote for him, screw them. You’re on your own.
Many prayers answered.
To be fair those are trailers thrown through the air. I didn’t see and “tractor” sections of tractor-trailers up in the air.
I stand corrected.
More likely, the damage is due to closeness to the actual vortex (highest wind speed) and the amount and weight of the debris hitting the house.
He won’t say a word, as he has not during other disasters while in office. However, he will comment on the next racial matter. It’s his way, as the community organizer he is. I hate that bastard.