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Here's just one reason why one shouldn't underestimate the power and danger of a tornado. Check out the debris flying. I've lived through 3 of these damned things, not fun.

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These tornadoes started a few miles north of me on Friday afternoon. Then the front moved east to form the system captured in the video.
There have been at least two tornadoes here since I moved here; both did property damage but somehow did not injure anyone.

As you said Ken the power and danger should not be underestimated. Find shelter; forget trying to out-drive one of these things.

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I'll take earthquakes over tornadoes.
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I'll take earthquakes over tornadoes.
Unfortunately you can't out run either one. At least with a tornado you usually, (though not always), get some warning beforehand.
As Ken & Tom already stated, tornadoes are nothing to be taken lightly. The damage they can leave behind is indescribable.

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Ken, that storm went around where I live, possibly 4 tornados altogether. Several towns were severley damaged. I work with guys that live in two of the towns that were hit, I will maybe here more on Monday if they are at work. One town was shut down to anyone coming in except Recovery workers and Emt's, this morning. Tornado's ere very dangerous, just glad nobody was killed or even serously injured. We did have very good warning, but the storm was moving very fast.

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After seeing the video Ken I intend to stay here in the relative safety of Western Australia, we only have to cope with long dry spells, the odd snake and a few red back spiders!

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I have seen tornados in the mid-west, experienced earthquakes in the mid-west and California, hurricanes in the north east, lived trough a category 3 typhoon in the Philippines, torrential rains and flooding in the mid-west, lived through droughts that had people fearing the Mississippi river would dry up. We have to live with brown recluse spiders (perhaps the most dangerous in the US). I missed by weeks a snow storm that paralyzed Boston, as in only emergency vehicles were allowed on the road, for two weeks.

There is no place in the world that is fully safe from weather and tectonic "events"

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There is no place in the world that is fully safe from weather and tectonic "events"
Tom, my friend, this statement is all well to true.

IMHO, the brown recluse is the most dangerous spider in the world. Not really a "cure" for when it bites you and, some people don't know when they've been bitten until after the damage starts to show.

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