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Family's surveillance cameras rolling as tornado hits West Liberty, Ky

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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Apologies if this has been posted. I searched and I think I searched well, but we all know how that goes.

Anyway, as many of you all know, a tornado almost wiped West Liberty, Ky off the map last week. One family's surveillance cameras rolled on as the tornado tore the home and everything around it apart.

Now, I'm not sure from the video if this was the tornado that hit West Liberty on the 29th or the tornado that hit on the 2nd. Yes, West Liberty did get hit by TWO tornadoes in one week. Read the video description under the video on youtube. The owner of the house tells what it was like when the tornado struck. After watching this, I find it amazing that the death toll wasn't higher than it was.

There are many different views, on all sides of the house, it seems. Have a look...



And a link in case the video doesn't imbed:

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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Great find, Star and Flag. That is a very unique visual from inside the tornado as it passes over. Wow.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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I think it's amazing that the cameras kept rolling until the end, especially with things practically disintegrating all around! Apparently, it didn't take the house, although it was worse for the wear. I'm wondering if this was the Wednesday tornado, which wasn't as bad as Friday, or if it was the Friday one when it first touched down. It's almost safe to say that after last Friday, West Liberty is no more.
Hopefully they will eventually rebuild, but it will take a long time. So many little towns near me were leveled. Small towns around here have enough trouble hanging on with interstates, bypasses and Walmart taking away business, that these tornadoes were the final blow for some of them. No pun intended. That would be a mean pun.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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S&F Thanks for finding this and posting it!

That was incredible to watch! I can't believe the house stayed standing during all of that, and was shocked the security camera captured it all!!

Nature is scarey!



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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The awesome power on nature never ceases to amaze me.
Even after watching the garage disintegrate my mind cant comprehend the instant force and power the wind speeds can get up to.

No wonder the ancients believed in gods that controlled the element.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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It always puzzles me. Why do people stay in their homes when they get a Hurricane warning way in advance?? We're lucky to get a warning measured in minutes with Tornadoes, if even that.

I've been through one that passed over, but didn't completely touch down, when I was a kid and can still close my eyes and see the trees coming out of the ground and feel the complete fear and helplessness I felt that day.

I went down to Joplin to help out a few days after that one hit and was there again about two weeks ago. It will take decades to fully recover and the those that survived it will re-live it, in one way or another, for the rest of their lives.

Tornadoes are kinda like that, anywhere, anytime, rich or poor. It's a crap shoot.Better have a plan and accept that you can loose all the stuff in your life in a few seconds. Worry only about your life and the lives of those around you, that's the important thing.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Tornadoes are kinda like that, anywhere, anytime, rich or poor. It's a crap shoot.Better have a plan and accept that you can loose all the stuff in your life in a few seconds. Worry only about your life and the lives of those around you, that's the important thing.
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I agree with that. We had tornado warnings Friday, after we had heard that West Liberty was basically gone and Paintsville and Salyersville weren't too much better. East Bernstadt is just down the road from me. It was scary and when we got warnings for our county (there were several), after hearing about total destruction elsewhere, we took shelter and I knew that we could resurface to find nothing, but all I cared about was keeping my kids safe. Homes can be rebuilt, there are plenty more THINGS in the world to be had. People can't be replaced.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by gemineye

I'm wondering if this was the Wednesday tornado, which wasn't as bad as Friday, or if it was the Friday one when it first touched down.
Looks like it was Friday, March 2nd.

Uploaded by 777jesusrox on Mar 9, 2012

It is a dramatic look at the tornado that hit one week ago today,


 
I'm curious if the car sustained any damage, after the clip that is shown in this vid. Just going off of what is shown, this seems to be some contradicting evidence to a rule that I have been taught, ever since I was a young kid:

[color=FFEFA1]If you are in a car, during an event of a tornado, get out of the vehicle. You will be much safer if you lay in a ditch.

In this vid, I would have preferred to be in the car, as opposed to a ditch across the road, near the woods. Now of course that won't be true every time. I just think that is something that should be considered, by anyone whom may end up in such a situation, and use your best judgement.

 

3:00 - 3:01


I just can't figure out what that↑ is. Obviously, it appears that each of those cameras is stationary/mounted, but that still looks like fingers, to me. Just wanted to point it out, and was wondering if anyone else had noticed.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles

Originally posted by gemineye

I'm wondering if this was the Wednesday tornado, which wasn't as bad as Friday, or if it was the Friday one when it first touched down.
Looks like it was Friday, March 2nd.

Uploaded by 777jesusrox on Mar 9, 2012

It is a dramatic look at the tornado that hit one week ago today,


 
I'm curious if the car sustained any damage, after the clip that is shown in this vid. Just going off of what is shown, this seems to be some contradicting evidence to a rule that I have been taught, ever since I was a young kid:

[color=FFEFA1]If you are in a car, during an event of a tornado, get out of the vehicle. You will be much safer if you lay in a ditch.

In this vid, I would have preferred to be in the car, as opposed to a ditch across the road, near the woods. Now of course that won't be true every time. I just think that is something that should be considered, by anyone whom may end up in such a situation, and use your best judgement.

 

3:00 - 3:01


I just can't figure out what that↑ is. Obviously, it appears that each of those cameras is stationary/mounted, but that still looks like fingers, to me. Just wanted to point it out, and was wondering if anyone else had noticed.





The entire video is a camera recording a monitor that is connected to the security cameras. So whomever it is, is pointing at something on the monitor.
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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oops. lol. I guess I missed that part.

Actually, I may have been trying too hard, causing me to overlook the obvious,




posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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A couple of years ago I was in training with a young women who went through the Greensburg KS tornado. There is a big map of it in the Docking Bldg in Topeka. Her kids were in a storm shelter with her and after it passed she began to get out. Her kids promptly stopped her. They had learned in school that tornadoes often swing back around. And sure as heck. That one started to.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Personally, I can't recall ever hearing of a tornado that circled back around. I have never actually thought about it before, either.

However, now that you mention it, I am surprised that it's not a common occurrence. It makes perfect sense. Basically a similar concept as using english on a cue ball, in Pool/Billiards (or a baseball curve-ball. etc. etc.)



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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I looked around and found this at the following link.. www.spc.noaa.gov...


What direction do tornadoes come from? Does the region of the US play a role in path direction? Tornadoes can appear from any direction. Most move from southwest to northeast, or west to east. Some tornadoes have changed direction amid path, or even backtracked. [A tornado can double back suddenly, for example, when its bottom is hit by outflow winds from a thunderstorm's core.] Some areas of the US tend to have more paths from a specific direction, such as northwest in Minnesota or southeast in coastal south Texas. This is because of an increased frequency of certain tornado-producing weather patterns (say, hurricanes in south Texas, or northwest-flow weather systems in the upper Midwest)


Good idea on the "english on a cue ball" thought..... that deserves a star from me.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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Great post OP!!! Thanks.

I was injured in a ditch when I was 12 in a F4/5 tornado that destroyed almost the entire south side of our town. My mom and grandmother was forced to leave a pub where they were celebrating my Mom's birthday. My mom made it thank God, but my grandmother's car was just seconds from escaping when It dragged her car backwards over 200 ft, picked it up, and slammed it back down. She died in the arms of close friends, thankfully. They were across the street where she landed, heard screaming, went to save her, but she had a massive head wound. Those friends were in a ditch behind their house. Their grandson was struck in the head and killed, he was 8. Can you imagine? Your grandson dies, then you rush to save someone and it turns out to be a close family friend that dies in your arms??? Too much for me, that's why even after more than 20 years, I still have PTSD, always waiting for the next disaster, sucks.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Cameras are the most powerful tool to get proof. Some of the flying chairs was funny. So this is a snow tornado? Didnt know there are tornadoes in winter with snow.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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So sorry to hear about your grandmother.
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to experience and F5 tornado. The tornado that flattened West Liberty has been calculated to be an F3. An F3 and there's almost NOTHING left standing. The thought of an F5 blows my mind.

May your grandmother rest in peace.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by Imtor
Cameras are the most powerful tool to get proof. Some of the flying chairs was funny. So this is a snow tornado? Didnt know there are tornadoes in winter with snow.


I noticed that in one part of the video, it did look like there was snow on the ground, but that must be an illusion caused by the camera. It was 70+ degrees when the storms came rolling in. BUT, two days after the tornadoes, there was six and a half inches of snow on top of the tornado damage. It really hurt cleanup efforts and made a bad situation worse for those who were still without power from the storms.

Kentucky weather has always been moody, but we have seen absolute weather insanity, this year!



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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Here's a video that shows snow on top of the tornado damage in West Liberty. It was unbelievable.



The snow only lasted about a day because the weather warmed up again. We're back up to unseasonably warm temps now.


EDIT: Looks like embedding is disabled, but you can see the vid on youtube by clicking on it.
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Thanks.
Actually, it was so bad, I have partial amnesia. All those years and those memories are still not accessible. I don't think some of it was even allowed to be stored. Just minutes into it, my brain said, " Screw you guys, I'm gone"
All I remember is a man yelling" here it comes " and then the most powerful sound I have ever experienced. At one point I do remember opening my eyes and seeing just a wall of white streaks in my face. I think the eye was passing over us at that point, it was a direct hit. That's all I remember until it passed.
In the hospital, there was a women laying right beside me ( we were on pieces of plywood lying on the floor, not enough gurneys) she had a bed spring through her eye, it was just one of many things a 12 year old should not see. The carnage was massive. Approx. 1700 people were injured on top of 52 deaths. In fact, they put me on the dead list until my parents fixed it. I have a press correction I kept. Real spooky to see yourself dead, so to speak.
All this is why I have a love/hate relationship with "Spring"
Love the new beautiful life that comes forth, but hate severe weather.
God Bless all those victims and those to come.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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that one looks like it might be filmed inside poining out of a window it looks grainer than th other veiw's




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