posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 11:09 PM
Originally posted by aboutface
reply to post by gemineye
Now to me that is real shock and awe inducing. Kudos for finding this video, OP. It still is difficult to fathom the power of the wind, but the video
shows it very well. Kindest thoughts go out to all affected by this.
I have silently wondered over the years why people who live in tornado alley don't build their homes inground more.
Thanks but wasn't very hard for me to find.
It was on my local news channel and I knew ATS would be interested in it.
I'm with you on wondering why people don't build homes in ground, or at least have a decent storm shelter. Granted, here in Kentucky, tornadoes
used to be rare, but now meteorologists are starting to call Kentucky "the new tornado ally." Go figure. I bet a very large percentage of the
people who rebuild will have a shelter.
I've seen some of the damage firsthand and I find it shocking that more people didn't die. I mean, I'm glad they didn't! But, there are pieces
of houses in the tops of trees. I've seen mobile homes folded up just like you would take the flaps of a cardboard box apart in order to fold it
flat. There are areas where there used to be a whole subdivision that are almost flattened. There's one area where there is a visible path from the
tornado. Everything in that path is destroyed, including brick homes, yet right in the middle of all the destruction is a mobile home that doesn't
look like it has even been touched. In West Liberty, one building was almost completely destroyed, yet the tornado left a motorcycle standing in the
parking lot, on its kick stand, like nothing ever happened. Nature is mind boggling.
I'm surprised that so many people survived these storms, but more than that, I'm surprised that the worst ones were just EF3's. There are parts of
West Liberty where the black top was pulled off the ground. It's hard to comprehend what it must have been like to be right in the middle of those