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#224105 - 05/22/11 09:18 PM Tornado Rips North Minneapolis
CANOEDOGS Offline
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major storm tore apart a northern section of Minneapolis just a few hours ago
http://www.kare11.com/news/article/92404...rnado-touchdown
shot of very-very heavy damage in that old neighborhood of well built homes and large old trees.TV shows people just coming out with chain saws to start clearing streets as fire and EMT can't get thru..worse in over 30 years. i heard the warning sirens at my home in South Minneapolis and could see very heavy weather to my north just after a hail storm passed thru.


Edited by CANOEDOGS (05/22/11 09:21 PM)

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#224111 - 05/22/11 10:40 PM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Glad you're ok, Canoedogs. Hopefully everyone else got to safety and it's just property damage. (Haven't read the link yet.)
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#224119 - 05/23/11 02:03 AM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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I was reading the Science blogs feed and saw a post about it. Doesn't say much about the tornadoes itself but talks about the strange windlessness of an area nearby.

http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2011/05/live_blogging_a_tornado.php

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#224126 - 05/23/11 03:19 AM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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i just read about the storm that killed 24 in Joplin,i was really focused on the one in Minneapolis.i guess when you hear the sirens and can see the black clouds over the house tops it's a lot more real.i have been a "that dog won't bite" kind of guy when it comes to some of this survival stuff but this was sort of a wake up call.we do get killer storms in the city,it's just not a farm country thing around here.next time i think i'll stay close to the basement door and not wander around the back yard taking pictures.

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#224127 - 05/23/11 04:26 AM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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For my peace of mind, the area around the airport wasn't hit, correct?

I've got some friends there but at this time of day they'd be asleep (or, I suppose, busy with more important things than checking email)

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#224130 - 05/23/11 09:47 AM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: MDinana]
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Originally Posted By: MDinana
For my peace of mind, the area around the airport wasn't hit, correct?

I've got some friends there but at this time of day they'd be asleep (or, I suppose, busy with more important things than checking email)


The Mpls/St Paul airport area was not hit
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#224137 - 05/23/11 01:22 PM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
6pac Offline
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Registered: 09/17/10
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Loc: N.E. Alabama
We get tornadoes here all the time and people still aren't prepared. That being said, it is kinda hard to prepare for a tornado. There were news reports here of people being sucked out of their basement while seeking shelter.

Good to hear that your alright. BTW, the storm in Joplin has so far claimed 89 people. God Bless their souls.
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#224142 - 05/23/11 02:29 PM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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From the photos I've seen, the level of destruction is unbelievable. This twister must have been a monster.

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#224144 - 05/23/11 02:55 PM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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News reports claim the tornado was half-mile wide.
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#224148 - 05/23/11 04:46 PM Re: Tornado Rips North Minneapolis [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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