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Originally posted by Bangin
I don't have much time right now but last night produced the most extreme weather of which I've ever been a witness. I live in Austin, TX. There was no weather report that indicated the chaos that was soon to erupt. Winds approached that made it difficult to stand vertically. All of a sudden rain started coming down like there's no tomorrow (Day After Tomorrow). Hail the size of marbles soon followed. Then, that hail turned into the size of golf balls. My car is completely dented from the massive amount of hail. The power went out for SEVEN hours! My fish nearly died in my aquariums. They were gasping for their last breath as the power came back on at 3:30am. The storm lasted a very long time with huge hail beating on the rooftop for over 20 minutes non-stop. I'm surprised they didn't puncture a hole in the roof. Hail piled up to three feet in some places of my courtyard. My courtyard was flooded in a matter of minutes with water and hail. I've never seen anything like this in all of my years of living...let alone in Texas. This weather was NOT normal. Period. It's scared the crap out of me and I seriously feared for my safety and my family's (a bunch of animals/fish) safety.
Sorry for the rushed post. I'm still freaking out about this incident.
BEIJING (AP) - A tornado tore apart houses in two towns in eastern China, killing seven people and injuring more than 80 others, a news report said Thursday.
The tornados hit two counties on the outskirts of Yancheng, a city in Jiangsu province northwest of Shanghai, on Wednesday afternoon, the official Xinhua News Agency said.