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    Well we had a severe evening weather wise. We had severe storms and tornado warnings popping up. And right when I thought things were going to pass to the north of me here in Knightdale I was told a tornado warning had been issued for Knightdale. So I went and huddled in the bathroom and you should have heard the way the rain was coming down and the way the wind was blowing and the thunder was clapping. I'll admit I was scared being home all alone in that mess.

    Tornado as it was trying to touch down behind the shopping center in Knightdale.
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    Henry we live right in the middle of the tornado belt in the midwest. I have been through several tornados over the years.
    Th scariest wasn't one I was in but one that was close to where my kids were at their grandparents. That one was on the ground over a mile wide and on the ground for about 10 miles or more. It took a three story house just up the road from where my kids were and lifted it and turned it and set it back down onto the foundation. It wiped out a small town and took all the new crops out of all the fields it went through while on the ground. It took all of the cattle from the guy who lived in the house that was moved and they found some of them in Minnesota. Lots of loss of life and it was a bad time.

    I know how scary they are!! I'm glad you came through it alright!!!

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    That is one thing I hate about this time of year. The really bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Well we had a severe evening weather wise. We had severe storms and tornado warnings popping up. And right when I thought things were going to pass to the north of me here in Knightdale I was told a tornado warning had been issued for Knightdale. So I went and huddled in the bathroom and you should have heard the way the rain was coming down and the way the wind was blowing and the thunder was clapping. I'll admit I was scared being home all alone in that mess.
    I just read in computer headlines about a 130 mph HORIZONTAL tornado in the south. Sounded horrible. Sounds like you made it - hope so!

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    Glad you are alright. It went right by us here in Montgomery Co. NC. Living near the lakes, we usually get it. but not this time, thank goodness.






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    Glad you are safe too Ninnie.

    The Bell Tower at NC State University got hit by lightening. It damaged the facade and stopped the clock. There is yellow tape up around it to keep people from getting too close.

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    Don't like all the scary weather! Not fun at all. I have a small dog who trembles when there are thunder storms in the area! Not fun! She goes and huddles in the bathroom! :?

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    I hear ya. My two dogs werent happy they huddled in the bathroom with me.

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    So glad you are okay, can't imagine how scary that must be.

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    So pleased your safe & sound Henry - & your dogs too bless them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1962
    So pleased your safe & sound Henry - & your dogs too bless them.

    Tisha
    thanks

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    Our Great Dane, Mortimer is insane. When it storms he wants to go outside and argue with the thunder and play in the rain. He loves getting wet. Tried to stand out in the hail last month and catch it.First dog I've ever had that wasn't afraid. This dog is not right! :lol: :lol:


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    That looks scary! Happy you're ok! (and doggies too!)

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    henry,
    glad to see you .. but oh my !! that is very scary !!

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    I hear ya. My two dogs werent happy they huddled in the bathroom with me.
    That in one thing that I learned from Desperate Housewives. Use your mattress on top of the bath tub. always thought about crouching inside !!

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    Oh gee, I feel for you Henry -- I too hate severe thunderstorm and tornado weather. Freaks me out...glad you're okay!

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    We live on hill but the back yard slopes down to a creek. Our back yard is a lake right now. The water is flowing very fast so it's not standing still and rising. It's moving and rising. :shock: Very fast current. Part of the hwy is closed, it's underwater. We have flood insurance but I'm not that worried about it getting into the house. If it makes it to the back porch which is two feet lower then the house then my sewing stash will be loaded up along with the dog and cat and we'll be in the closest hotel. I gave all my family pictures to my two daughters some years ago so so I don't have those to lose or think about. (they uploaded every one to an online picture storage site, Yeah ) This is the worst flooding I've seen since we moved here in '91. :?

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    Glad you are ok.

    My niece lives in Raleigh, she said it was bad there too. I saw the pictures of the damaged houses on national news, wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    We live on hill but the back yard slopes down to a creek. Our back yard is a lake right now. The water is flowing very fast so it's not standing still and rising. It's moving and rising. :shock: Very fast current. Part of the hwy is closed, it's underwater. We have flood insurance but I'm not that worried about it getting into the house. If it makes it to the back porch which is two feet lower then the house then my sewing stash will be loaded up along with the dog and cat and we'll be in the closest hotel. I gave all my family pictures to my two daughters some years ago so so I don't have those to lose or think about. (they uploaded every one to an online picture storage site, Yeah ) This is the worst flooding I've seen since we moved here in '91. :?

    Glad you are alright! Also glad you have a plan to save the stash! :D :D It's nice to know what is important! Mine sits near a window, so incase of fire I can throw it out on the front lawn. :lol: Just keep an eye on that water, sometimes it can raise really fast.


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    Glad you made it safe last night Henry. Here in the western part of Stanly County (east of Charlotte) we too had all the watches and warnings up. Thankfully, we only had HEAVY rain and the cell in question lost strength before getting to us. They say this afternoon may be a repeat. Keep a watch out on the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    We live on hill but the back yard slopes down to a creek. Our back yard is a lake right now. The water is flowing very fast so it's not standing still and rising. It's moving and rising. :shock: Very fast current. Part of the hwy is closed, it's underwater. We have flood insurance but I'm not that worried about it getting into the house. If it makes it to the back porch which is two feet lower then the house then my sewing stash will be loaded up along with the dog and cat and we'll be in the closest hotel. I gave all my family pictures to my two daughters some years ago so so I don't have those to lose or think about. (they uploaded every one to an online picture storage site, Yeah ) This is the worst flooding I've seen since we moved here in '91. :?
    Stay Safe!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Glad you are ok.

    My niece lives in Raleigh, she said it was bad there too. I saw the pictures of the damaged houses on national news, wow.
    wow it made the National news? !

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    Just heard on the news that there were 6 tornadoes in NC yesterday. It's looking rough here now, on the edge of Mont and Randolph Co. Hope it doesn't get rough there this evening!




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    Wow......

    stay safe

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    I'm so glad I'm in earthquake country. (We're actually pretty safe in Sacramento). I used to watch the tornado pictures with casual awe and now I always watch them with worry because of all the wonderful people I met in my forums.

    Glad you are safe.

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