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 Post subject: A close call!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:54 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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A tornado touched down in Bayard last evening which took the roof off the nursing home. Damaged the HS and pretty well trashed the cemetery. It hit 5 blocks from younger daughter's place.

By the Grace of God, all 4 of them were unhurt and no damage to their house. The geezers were relocated to the HS auditorium for the time being. It will be a mess getting all that straightened out.

Same storm went through Haystack - lots of rain & pea size hail but no substantial damage. No damage to our place. Another tornado touched down in cattle country - tore up some fence but that was about it.

Cell service was disrupted in Bayard. Wifey & older daughter loaded up & were going there to make sure everybody was all right. They finally got through & since everyone was all right & a lot of emergency vehicles were headed that way, they came back.

I talked to younger daughter & she made a comment about extreme excitement being an effective natural laxative.

I believe it! ;)

Have your tornado plan in place, Friends! SW

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 Post subject: Re: A close call!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:39 pm 
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i just got rebooted after the weekend storm here disrupted my interweb , we had lots of wind in certain places with lots of damage , that missed me for once , but not like you , im glad everyone is OK , those can be very disruptive to ones normal decorum ,


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 Post subject: Re: A close call!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Bayard got power back late Thursday as younger daughter & family were having supper in a nearby church. Some agency was also handing out bottled water - as much as people could carry off.

Turns out there were several tornados in the area. South of Alliance, 65 coal cars from different trains were tipped over.

When I was working, the RR always said if we could see a funnel, we were to take cover in a ditch.

Ha! Not likely! If a storm is strong enough to toss a 200 ton motor around, it might land on me in the ditch.

I was never close to a funnel, but I was close enough to a lightning strike once that you could see steam where it vaporized water from the ongoing rain storm.

There were some section guys not far away & you should have seen the high knee action with them running to the bus!

A bit later, another bolt smacked a signal mast, knocking out the signal system & there we sat until a van came with a relief crew.

Happily, all that is a non-issue now! SW

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 Post subject: Re: A close call!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:30 pm 
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glad to hear things are getting back to normal - had to be difficult for those displaced ,

had a number of close calls along the way mostly in the boat and camping , but i did loose the tree off the bedroom corner a few years back - missed the house and me by inches , no damage and im still here - not my time


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