Hey Brian I do not know if I have properly welcomed you to the forum. If not, Welcome to the friendliest woodworking forum on the web. (I am also a member of the Aussie router forum but seldom visit so there may be an equally friendly forum.)
I have never personally experienced a tornado but several times, more frequently in recent years have seen the damage that can be done, and it is awesomely terrifying. This same storm front moved eastward doing much damage along the way, with especially noted damage in the northeast U.S. As long as we have warm fronts and cold fronts (low and high pressure fronts) colliding, we will have tornados. Yes, it does seem strange that this planet can do so many destructive things. Hurricanes and typhoons (one of which I have lived through, and was terrifying itself) are also consequences of high and low pressure fronts colliding are also increasing in intensity and frequency, although the locations are changing.
Vegetarian Arthritic Paraplegic Wannabe Routerologist The RouterForums member formerly known as mftha or th-alton
"Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
-attributed to Chief Seattle of the Native American Suquamish Tribe
- Wood working, especially router work is too much fun to let "disabilities" get in the way.
- see MEBCWD's signature line; be certain brain is properly powered up and engaged