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Tornado in Dallas-Fort Worth area (near DFW airport, Stemmons Freeway, Love Field)
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Posted on 05/24/2011 6:52:28 PM PDT by CedarDave

Tornado's as described in title.

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To: DoughtyOne

All of that still leaves my dumb question. Why don’t southern states homes have basements?


51 posted on 05/24/2011 7:25:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: pollywog

McKinney is clear.


52 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: RoseofTexas; LUV W

Thank you both!


53 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: pollywog
my niece is in McKinney. Any info from there?

Haven't heard any warnings or watches for McKinney on local radio.

54 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HollyB

They evacuated the ball park- now reporting 60 mph winds there.


55 posted on 05/24/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Windflier

Glad y’all are prepared...stay safe!

It’s mostly quiet right now...


56 posted on 05/24/2011 7:28:21 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: engrpat

It looks like the rotational hook is fading over Arlington.


57 posted on 05/24/2011 7:28:41 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Mercat

I remember something similar, but am not clear on the year. There were a few tornadoes on a day named “Disaster Dallas”. My brothers and I stood in the front yard with my mother and all the neighbors and watched those things twist across the sky. As things got worse my mom shoved us under the pier and beam foundation. To this day it’s a very vivid memory especially because I could tell my mom was terrified and I definitely didn’t want to go under the house with the spiders! Hope all of you stay safe tonight.


58 posted on 05/24/2011 7:29:20 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: LUV W

My father-in-law is in Arlington.


59 posted on 05/24/2011 7:29:30 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: RoseofTexas
I know some don’t really believe in what I’m about to say, but it looks like GOD is REALLLLLLLLLL p’od at this country!

He makes the rain fall on the good and the bad.

Nature doing what nature does ... that's all.

60 posted on 05/24/2011 7:29:46 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mylife

YARK!


61 posted on 05/24/2011 7:29:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: RoseofTexas

Amen.


62 posted on 05/24/2011 7:31:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: LUV W

It’s petering out .


63 posted on 05/24/2011 7:31:48 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Red Badger

We’re good, I’m here in Flower Mound, all we got was some rain, just a bit of pea-sized hail, but other than we’re better off than most here.


64 posted on 05/24/2011 7:32:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RoseofTexas

Rose..we are here and most of the tornados have been brief touchdowns so far. My bet is that he is OK. Lots of big hail and scary wind but so far no reports of injuries.


65 posted on 05/24/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: shield

Praying they go around Bowie County - DeKalb took an F5 hit a few years ago, I’m sure they’re not ready for another one...


66 posted on 05/24/2011 7:34:16 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: mylife
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67 posted on 05/24/2011 7:35:31 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: kalee; NYTexan; mylife

Have you heard from him? I have family in OKC that was under
the same threats earlier today. They are fine, too.


68 posted on 05/24/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!********CAIN is ABLE!*******Time to CAIN obama!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Why don’t southern states homes have basements?

Here where I am, the water table is about 6ft. Hard to have a basement when you have water 6ft down.

/johnny

69 posted on 05/24/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife

thanks


70 posted on 05/24/2011 7:36:05 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: RoseofTexas
I know some don’t really believe in what I’m about to say, but it looks like GOD is REALLLLLLLLLL p’od at this country!

Statistics have shown disasters hit America whenever our leaders mess with dividing Israeli land. God set the borders for Israel, and He keeps His promises

71 posted on 05/24/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

In too many places in the South, a basement is an invitation to a flood.


72 posted on 05/24/2011 7:37:27 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: mylife

Good to know, MY!


73 posted on 05/24/2011 7:37:33 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!********CAIN is ABLE!*******Time to CAIN obama!!)
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To: pollywog

You are welcome.


74 posted on 05/24/2011 7:38:57 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Lax coding. The claim that it would be too expensive.

Tell you what, if it’s going to cost me 25% more, I’m diggin’ deep enough to pay it.

It angers me that homes back there aren’t required to have a safe room below ground.

I told another person here, that I spent a night in Joplin during which there were twelve strikes of lightening within two miles of me, in one minute. And I spent it without a basement or safe room.

After that night, and my care for the people back there, I was convinced that something needed to be done.


75 posted on 05/24/2011 7:39:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Well....in my case, we have what is called caliche as bedrock, and it would have to be blasted with dynamite
in order to have a basement. It’s not feasible.

Don’t know about the others. :)


76 posted on 05/24/2011 7:39:27 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!********CAIN is ABLE!*******Time to CAIN obama!!)
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To: pollywog

You are welcome.


77 posted on 05/24/2011 7:39:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: CedarDave

Update ... Storms have just about cleared Tarrant Co. Some hail at ballpark in arlington. Nothing major. The worst of the weather heading into Dallas Co and points to the north and east ... For now.d


78 posted on 05/24/2011 7:39:46 PM PDT by kschockeynut87 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my GOD, my family and my country.)
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To: NYTexan

It’s splitting around me to the North and South.


79 posted on 05/24/2011 7:41:29 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JRandomFreeper

A cement safe room on a slab, will still be safe if built properly.

They showed a home this evening that took a direct hit from a monster storm, and they huddled in an above ground cement room. They came through it fine.

There were ten or more people.

The home built around that room, completely gone. You couldn’t even tell there had been a house there.


80 posted on 05/24/2011 7:42:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: mylife

Wait, what? How can that be? LOL

Lucky Dawg...


81 posted on 05/24/2011 7:46:32 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: LUV W
"blasted with dynamite in order to have a basement."

My Granddad had a story about that, except it was for a septic tank and the house ended up with a large boulder (chunk) in one side and out the other.

82 posted on 05/24/2011 7:47:01 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: LUV W

No, he’s elderly and could sleep through a bomb blast. sigh
Dh is an only child, so we don’t have anyone to go check. However the neighbors know the situation and we are hoping they will check on him and call us if anything is wrong.
We figure no news is good news, for the moment anyway.


83 posted on 05/24/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: NYTexan

I didn’t move here for the view or the nightlife LoL


84 posted on 05/24/2011 7:48:06 PM PDT by mylife
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To: kschockeynut87

Thanks for the report.


85 posted on 05/24/2011 7:50:36 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: NYTexan

Does anyone know how Denton fared. I have a nephew there.


86 posted on 05/24/2011 7:50:54 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: NYTexan

Those are called amazeballs - hope everyone is ok.


87 posted on 05/24/2011 7:50:58 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It is my understanding that much of the area has a type of red clay that is heck on basement walls. You can dig a basement but the preparation will cost you dearly.


88 posted on 05/24/2011 7:51:17 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: RoseofTexas
I know some don’t really believe in what I’m about to say, but it looks like GOD is REALLLLLLLLLL p’od at this country!

Bull. Natural disasters happen and they always have. Only those with zero sense of history think this is anything new.

89 posted on 05/24/2011 7:52:25 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: DoughtyOne
A cement safe room on a slab, will still be safe if built properly.

Yep. Wish I had that here. I'm in a one bedroom 70 year old shotgun shack with no inside rooms or closets at all. Every room or closet is against an outside wall. If we get hit, I don't expect to survive.

Good thing I'm right with the Lord.

/johnny

90 posted on 05/24/2011 7:53:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Statistics have shown disasters hit America whenever our leaders mess with dividing Israeli land.

True. They also show that disasters hit America when our leaders don't mess with dividing Israeli land.

91 posted on 05/24/2011 7:53:46 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Gumbo.


92 posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:20 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: Deaf Smith

LOL! Well the story is probably mostly true. The stuff is only about 1 1/2 to 3 feet down and it’s hard to even dig
out a plot to plant a tree....much less a basement. Very
expensive prospect! :)


93 posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:45 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!********CAIN is ABLE!*******Time to CAIN obama!!)
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To: IM2MAD

Think it passed by there without incident. But it’s late...


94 posted on 05/24/2011 7:56:49 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

Just got a 1 second blast of hail...stand by for more action!


95 posted on 05/24/2011 7:59:43 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Fans being evacuated from The Ballpark in Arlington.

96 posted on 05/24/2011 8:01:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYTexan

Where are you?


97 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:14 PM PDT by brytlea (If you don't know what APOD is you'd better find out!)
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To: dfwgator

I45 south of 20 near Hutchins Lancaster in south Dallas. Large wedge funnel...debris. This doesn’t sound good.


98 posted on 05/24/2011 8:03:13 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: dfwgator; mylife

Seagoville is about to get it...


99 posted on 05/24/2011 8:03:13 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: brytlea

SW Fort Worth


100 posted on 05/24/2011 8:04:03 PM PDT by NYTexan
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