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This was the most scariest yet awesome moments of my life. I heard the air raid sirens and looked outside and saw a white cigar shaped cloud flying horizontally over my house. For a moment I was like a deer in headlights. After a few second I shouted at my roommate we are going to need to take cover. And what was he doing! Playing left for dead what kind of moron plays video game when you about to be hit by (Count'em) 4 tornado's.

You may argue that I was the one outside taking pictures, but atleast I knew when to take cover.

Anyway here is one of the pictures I took as it was about to touch down, it was about 5 block away from me when it touched down. In the picture I am almost looking up almost through the bottom. It was still forming so you cannot see inside (The white cloud in the center)

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well i would move my ass the fuck out of kansas dorothy, or are you gonna wait until you get hit full on greensville style before you wake up and realize that superstorms are not good for your health.

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Its a cloud.

Americans really should stop worrying about mother nature and the weather, if you gave up building most of your houses out of wood and plasterboard and moved to brick, like we did hundreds of years ago, you really wouldn't have any problems with the wolf.

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Its a cloud.

Americans really should stop worrying about mother nature and the weather, if you gave up building most of your houses out of wood and plasterboard and moved to brick, like we did hundreds of years ago, you really wouldn't have any problems with the wolf.

Stoughton_damage.jpg

um... does this answer your question stingwray?!'

btw. peep the house in the back/left, and tell me what it's made of..

actually yes, a brick house will hold up better, and that's just common sense, but the point is, is that if it's a good enough tornado, it doesnt matter wtf your in unless your underground.

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Stoughton_damage.jpg

um... does this answer your question stingwray?!'

btw. peep the house in the back/left, and tell me what it's made of..

actually yes, a brick house will hold up better, and that's just common sense, but the point is, is that if it's a good enough tornado, it doesnt matter wtf your in unless your underground.

That is so true brick houses do not fair much better against a tornado. Reinforced concrete does prevent flying debris, but not much can help against a direct hit

As for it's a could statement I'll show you what that "cloud" did tomorrow when the police open up the roads. I can post more pictures if you want but there is not much to see other than dark gray clouds. My Sony DSC - H1 can only do so much. I 'll have to wait until tomorrow to get better pictures.

If you guy want to look it up on kfor.com in Oklahoma. I am a few blocks away from where it hit in Oklahoma City.

Here are more links

http://www.koco.com/video/18685666/

http://newsok.com/storms-hit-oklahoma-city...ead_story_photo

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Its a cloud.

Americans really should stop worrying about mother nature and the weather, if you gave up building most of your houses out of wood and plasterboard and moved to brick, like we did hundreds of years ago, you really wouldn't have any problems with the wolf.

wtf

hahahaha

Stop worrying about one of the most powerful forces on earth... yeah, I'll get right on that :blink: .

What kind of douche bag takes a post about weather and tries to turn it into an American bashing???

:D Just saying

Anyway... to the OP

Nice pic and thanks for sharing.

Glad you didn't end up in OZ haha

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Stoughton_damage.jpg

um... does this answer your question stingwray?!'

btw. peep the house in the back/left, and tell me what it's made of..

actually yes, a brick house will hold up better, and that's just common sense, but the point is, is that if it's a good enough tornado, it doesnt matter wtf your in unless your underground.

Looks to me like the house which has been destroyed was made of wood, and the two building made of brick are still standing.

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The problem with houses is the roof, once the roof gets ripped off there's to much pressure inside and just destroys the house, if you can keep the roof on you would be fine.

Just make the roof and the building out of rebar and contreate in a dome shape, then you would stand a better chance..... On seconded thought, I wouldn't want to live like that; Bring ON THE TORNADOS :D!

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oh and btw, I dont much have to worry about tornadoes, I have to worry about HURRICANES!

I live on the MS gulf coast, and it sucked balls when katrina hit. Even houses made with iron pillars were f'd.

Where at on the Gulf Coast? My Wife was living in Waveland / Bay St. Louis when Katrina Hit. I met her a year later so I got to see a lot of the aftermath when we went back and visited her folks.

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Wow thats crazy. Yah, I actually work in bay st. louis. I live about 20 minutes away in pass christian I got back about 2 weeks after the storm hit, and I work in a casino (that I am not at liberty to say which but you could easily figure this out)

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Its a cloud.

Americans really should stop worrying about mother nature and the weather, if you gave up building most of your houses out of wood and plasterboard and moved to brick, like we did hundreds of years ago, you really wouldn't have any problems with the wolf.

just pure ignorance

i present to the court of the people exibit A

tornado7012_450x338.jpg#

after a twister hit london the jury can plainly see that virtualy the whole upper side of this BRITISH BRICK house clearly destroyed.

also may i add that the uk for its landmass has more twisters touch ground each year then anywhere in the world so i wouldnt be so cocky if i was you or next it may just be your tough as shit brick house

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just pure ignorance

i present to the court of the people exibit A

tornado7012_450x338.jpg#

after a twister hit london the jury can plainly see that virtualy the whole upper side of this BRITISH BRICK house clearly destroyed.

also may i add that the uk for its landmass has more twisters touch ground each year then anywhere in the world so i wouldnt be so cocky if i was you or next it may just be your tough as shit brick house

If you like at the side wall, you'll notice that there is a distinct change in the bricks used in its construction, with the fault line being in the middle. This is because the wall has been re-built at some point in its life (you can tell this because the fault line is vertical, changing bricks in construction would result in a horizontal line).

The reason for being rebuilt is because the house probably has a foundation problem causing structural weakness, you need to actually build a house correctly, not just use good materials for it to be secure.

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