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Terrible storms last night. I’ve lived through a few like that, and hope you are all safe.

Even you, hOmefries.

Be well.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I experienced them first hand when stationed in Kansas during the late 60's, simply terrifying!
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Wishing the best for those affected.


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Add my wishes to those above, my prayers are with you.
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A total of 4 counties were hit by the storm. Worst hit seems to have been Wilson, borders, Metro Nashville on the east. As of last night, there were 25 confirmed dead over the 4 counties, with some 77 or so still missing in Wilson county, mostly around Lebanon I believe.

Back in 1976 a tornado just jumped my house, I have a high hill close behind me, the direction it came from. As it cleared the hill it dropped enough that I had to re-roof but suffered no more damage other than timber on the place. The only time I have ever been quite that close to one of those twisters. They sure do some strange things at times.


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I echo Ted's best wishes. My prayers for all those affected. Best wishes to all.

Ted, hOmie is over nearer to Memphis. He should have fared okay, as far as the tornado goes. At least, I hope so, too.

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The last count I saw was still 25 dead, of these 18 were in Putnam County, home of Tenn Technological college, commonly referred to as TN TECH. The storm was an EF2 in Nashville, EF3 in Wilson County, dropped back to EF2 in Smith County, then back up to "At Least" an EF3 in Putnam. In an EF3 the wind around the funnel can reach as high as 165 MPH.

Two schools were totally destroyed in Wilson County, one middle school & the other an elementary school. Some 22,000 people are still without electricity in Metro Nashville.

I believe that one tornado did hit further west, out around Jackson, Home of the Casey Jones museum, but still a good distance from Joe's hometown of Memphis.


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cookville got hit.


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An update on the news this morning said a total of 8 tornados hit in this area. The affected area extended across 60+ miles. I was mistaken bout the one hitting Jackson TN, it hit Benton County which is west of Davidson (Metro Nashville) but not as far west as Jackson. The one which hit Cookeville has been upgraded to an EF4 with winds reaching 175 MPH. EF5 takes over with winds exceeding 200 MPH. They further stated that only 0.6% of all tornados over the entire US ever reach an EF4 or EF5, so yes this was a BAD one.

One teenager was blown from their residence but survived as they landed in a neighbors swimming pool, A Yr old boy was Sucked from an upstairs window & dropped around to the side of the house but gently enough that he too survived. Only had one minor scratch.


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Miller,
I'm sorry to here of all the devastation, but glad to learn of some miracles of those surviving. I know it will take a long time for the areas hit to recover. Our prayers are with all of you.
Karl

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