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Tornado on the Ground in Downtown Mobile, Alabama

Posted on 12/25/2012 3:07:07 PM PST by military cop

On the ground Downtown 1700 hours.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: christmastornado; tornados
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1 posted on 12/25/2012 3:07:15 PM PST by military cop
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To: military cop

Al Gore blames Global fo it.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 3:09:06 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: military cop

Al Gore blames Global Warming for it.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 3:09:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: military cop

The Weather Channel map looks like a Christmas card - plenty of green and RED. Rough ride out there tonight.


4 posted on 12/25/2012 3:10:01 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SandRat

I blame Algore for it.

Heading to the safe room.


5 posted on 12/25/2012 3:11:49 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

downtown?

dang


6 posted on 12/25/2012 3:14:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: military cop

Apparently a Debris ball on mobile radar.


7 posted on 12/25/2012 3:15:37 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: GeronL
All is well. This is part of a multi-century pattern ~ of normal weather.

Mobile has been on again/off again suitable for settlement. There's a really fascinating record of great storms and tornados ~ if I had time I'd tie it all into sunspots.

8 posted on 12/25/2012 3:17:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: JohnBrowdie
http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?product=N0R&rid=MOB&loop=yes
9 posted on 12/25/2012 3:20:39 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: military cop

Prayers for those affected. To this swamp yankee boy, tornados are scary as heck. Little to no warning and utterly destructive.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 3:20:51 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: military cop

http://www.abc3340.com/category/238084/live-stream


11 posted on 12/25/2012 3:22:34 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Betis70
checking intellicast local and there were FOUR probable tornados in the area ~ advancing on Montgomery ~ and one was near Gulfport as well.

A good dozen storms with hail.

Some nasty stuff.

12 posted on 12/25/2012 3:23:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“Mobile Fire Department reporting heavy damage, too much and too overwhelming” ABC 33/40


13 posted on 12/25/2012 3:29:15 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: muawiyah

We’re here in Gulfport, right off the beach (just came back from visiting family in Mobile), and most of the tornado activity has been reported a little more north in the county areas north of I-10. So far, it’s been fairly calm just off the water.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 3:31:09 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: muawiyah

Tornado reported to be a half-mile wide.

17 posted on 12/25/2012 3:32:58 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Joplin redux?


18 posted on 12/25/2012 3:34:29 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: military cop

Live streams:

WKRG
http://www2.wkrg.com/live/

Fox10TV
http://www.fox10tv.com/generic/video/LiveStream_FOX10


19 posted on 12/25/2012 3:35:48 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: military cop

Watching your tornadoes while waiting for our blizzard in Indianapolis.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 3:39:07 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Betis70

thanks for the well wishes......I’m watching the local channel and they were showing one of them live a little bit ago - all you could see were transformers blowing.....I’ve closed all doors and blinds and will move into the center hallway if they say we need to.....they’re now saying another tornado has touched down but not sure how close to me at this point.....


21 posted on 12/25/2012 3:39:45 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: BamaDi

Mobile or Eastern Shore?


22 posted on 12/25/2012 3:40:55 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

As Admiral Farragut said at the Battle of Mobile Bay: “Damn the tornadoes, full speed ahead!!


23 posted on 12/25/2012 3:41:09 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: military cop

Just talked to a friend in Mobile in a high rise complex. They’ve all been called to the ground floor. She’s just north of downtown...says it’s coming right up the river.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 3:44:37 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: BamaDi

If it’s near you’ll know unless it’s very fast moving. The sound is hard to describe, but freight train is as close as you’ll get. Your ears will probably pop from the pressure change, sort of like descending in a plane or going up a mointain in a car. Since you’ve got time to prepare, you might want to drag a mattress into that interior hallway and pull it over yourself if it actually does hit.


25 posted on 12/25/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: donozark

Just what I was thinking


26 posted on 12/25/2012 3:47:10 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: military cop

The only real solution is to ban all guns! </s>


27 posted on 12/25/2012 3:47:15 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: blam

Thinking of you.


28 posted on 12/25/2012 3:49:36 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: BamaDi

Lord jesus, spare these folks from harm.

Take cover BamaDi and stay safe!


29 posted on 12/25/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: muawiyah

wow. Still fairly rare to hit downtowns though


30 posted on 12/25/2012 3:52:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ms. Blunt

Didn’t a tornado just come through the city a few days ago ? Hopefully everyone down there is still on a heightened state of alert. Stay safe !


31 posted on 12/25/2012 3:53:38 PM PST by erlayman
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To: military cop

One was on the ground just West of DeFuniak Springs, FL. headed North. That is a rural area so maybe not too much damage.


32 posted on 12/25/2012 3:57:34 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: donozark
Horrible: Reed Timmer ‏@reedtimmerTVN MAJOR assistance needed in Mobile unconfirmed report of the hospital and downtown major damage traumatic injuries
33 posted on 12/25/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by dirtboy
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"Thinking of you."

Thanks. I was on my way to the movies in west Mobile at that time. The movie was sold out. So...I'm back home now in sw Mobile county.

34 posted on 12/25/2012 4:05:19 PM PST by blam
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To: GeronL

That is just because in tornado country 99% of the land is rural or sparsley populated. The myth is that urban areas have a weather effect that prevents tornadoes.


35 posted on 12/25/2012 4:06:33 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: dirtboy

http://www2.wkrg.com/live/


36 posted on 12/25/2012 4:17:45 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: dirtboy

Have been listening to scanner (radioreference) . Sounds intense. Will be difficult to asses until daybreak...


37 posted on 12/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: military cop

saw a video posted on Facebook. That must have been scary


38 posted on 12/25/2012 4:30:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: donozark

assess!


39 posted on 12/25/2012 4:32:07 PM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: military cop

I’m sitting here fat dumb and happy in west Mobile. I didn’t even know tornados were hitting all around me till I looked at this thread. I’m not completely clueless, it just appeared the last time I looked at the radar it was going north of here. Police scanner traffic is surprisingly quiet. Last Thursday when a tornado hit all the police and fire were talking 90 miles an hour.


40 posted on 12/25/2012 4:41:35 PM PST by suthener
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I’m on the Eastern Shore. Looks like two more lines coming. Making coffee and ought to be up til midnight after watching the video on Fox 10.....


41 posted on 12/25/2012 4:51:30 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: dirtboy

*THAT* is seriously ugly looking.

Pray for those in the path.


42 posted on 12/25/2012 4:54:18 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: military cop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgvlWi58ELY


43 posted on 12/25/2012 4:56:23 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dirtboy

Video shows this to be a multiple-vortice wedge, the damage is probably going to be catastrophic.

Joplin on the Gulf?


44 posted on 12/25/2012 4:56:51 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: military cop
Mom lives on Dauphin Street just across from the golf course entrance to Spring Hill College. Most of the serious damage in the downtown/Loop area.

http://www2.wkrg.com/live/

For any interested streamers...

45 posted on 12/25/2012 4:57:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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Oh yeah. Just talked to her.


46 posted on 12/25/2012 5:00:36 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: military cop
The tornado just got confused, expecting to find mobile homes in Mobile. Tornadoes really hate mobile homes. /Johnny Fever

All kidding aside, prayers up for all the residents and their loved ones.

47 posted on 12/25/2012 5:04:00 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: mass55th
23 As Admiral Farragut said at the Battle of Mobile Bay: “Damn the tornadoes, full speed ahead!!

Please, have a little sensitivity on Christmas Day. We are still scarred down this way from the APR 2011 tornado. Folks get jumpy down here - our fall tornado season supposedly ended 1 week ago.

48 posted on 12/25/2012 5:18:55 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: military cop

I used to live in Mobile. Half mile wide....very bizarre. Usually tornadoes there are on small scale.


49 posted on 12/25/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: military cop

It looks like it’ll be here in about an hour but it’s moving pretty fast. I’m on Hillcrest between Airport and Old Shell. I haven’t seen what I would call really bad weather here. There’s been some rain and wind, but nothing like Thursday morning.


50 posted on 12/25/2012 5:49:52 PM PST by suthener
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