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Old 01-05-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Fright Of My Life

I was subbing today & 2 minutes before school let out, a tornado touched down in the school's parking lot. There were only a few minor injuris from what I have heard on the radio & TV. All of the children & faculty at the school were safe, they put us on lock down before anyone had a chance to leave. Here's a short video of the parking lot after the storm. Sky 4 Video From Liberty Elementary School

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Yikes! Talk about too close for comfort!

Glad you, your colleagues, and the little ones made it through safe and sound!
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Been there. Done that. There's no way to describe a tornado to someone who hasn't experienced one. Glad you're okay.
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I'm glad you are all safe. That would be very scary. We are on tornado watch until ll:00 pm tonight.
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Thanks BigDog, Katie, & licia! I'm still shaking!! We live about 1/4 mile from the school & everything here looks normal.

Katie, it wasn't even normal, I've been through one once before & this was totally diffrent. Where I was in the school, I was looking out of a window & the wind wasn't even blowing. I heard a boom, like a transformer blowing & the power went out. That was when we were told to get the kids in the hallway.
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Crewsk,
so glad you and the little ones are okay. That must have been so frightening..Keep safe.
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Glad you're all okay Crewsk. That must have been quite frightening.
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Thanks kadesma & middie!
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Thanks BigDog, Katie, & licia! I'm still shaking!! We live about 1/4 mile from the school & everything here looks normal.

Katie, it wasn't even normal, I've been through one once before & this was totally diffrent. Where I was in the school, I was looking out of a window & the wind wasn't even blowing. I heard a boom, like a transformer blowing & the power went out. That was when we were told to get the kids in the hallway.
That's one of the amazing things about tornadoes. They can demolish what appears to be selected areas and leave others almost feet away untouched. To me, that makes them especially scary.

We've had both the "boom" kind and the kind that sound like a huge train or plane roaring through. Regardless, it's all very frightening
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Yep, it is Katie. I talked to one of my neighbors when I got home & he said it sounded like a train here in the neighborhood. It's wierd how quiet it was at the school where it was all happening.

Here's a little more info... Winds Pile Up Cars In Pickens County, 15 Hurt - WYFF 4 WeatherPlus
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