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Old 03-09-2006, 09:17 AM   #1
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Raven has some bad weather coming.

He is under Tornado watches right now, but, just to the west of Little Rock there are 3 counties with warnings and headed right for him. Little prayer that it blows over before it gets to him!!
Yep, stay safe and keep an eye out, Raven!!

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Old 03-09-2006, 09:20 AM   #2
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Stay safe, Raven!
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Hoping everything passes over Raven. Stay safe buddy !
Sending prayers out for you
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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Thanks Gang, we're praying hard this morning.

Dopplar radar is reporting straight-line wind speeds in these storms beteen 80 and 120Mph and there has already been a lot of damage from the first round that came through about 4:00 this morning. Lot's of tree's down and homes damaged.

We're about 30 minutes uprange from the squall, and now the cell we're watching is moving over the Oaklawn Race track right now that is producing 70mph winds combined with it's forward movement means they could be getting a ground-truth straight-line wind of as much as 140mph.

I'm wondering now where they evacuated all the fans to.

God Bless and I'll get back in when it's gone.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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It came fast and furious on us this morning. It only lasted about 20 minutes though. It was rough then and it's just gotten worse. Just keep your head down and get ready, just in case!!
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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We're alive!!

We dodged a huge bullet. The apex went just about a half-mile or so to the north of us and knocked out power to about 5,300 customers but not here. We got some high wind and heavy rain but no damage.

Let me tell you, don't ever let anyone tell you God don't answer prayers cause they'd have a fight on their hands from me.

This was a double-barrel whammy. We had one line move through around 4:00 am and do a lot of damage around the state (none here) then when the sun came up and started fueling the second line it got really ugly.

At one point we had an anti-cyclonic funnel cloud spin up down just north of Hot Springs but it didn't come down.

There was one reported fatality in Hot Springs that has not yet been confirmed but thankfully that is the only one I've heard reported so far.

A lot of lighting fires have been reported as well.

There is also a joke going around that the Clinton Library was knocked off it's blocks but that's not true.


God Bless and thank you all for the prayers. They were answered in spades. :)

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{Edited to add} They just reported that a long time city council member of the town of Ashdown, Ar. was found dead in his home this morning as the result of a lightning strike that set his house on fire. His wife did make it out of the home and is recovering from numerous cuts and bruises.
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Raven so glad everything's okay !!!!
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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Thats great, glad yall are okay now it heading right for me! GREAT
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:31 AM   #9
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jimmy sending thoughts that it skips you too
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:09 PM   #10
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Raven, so glad to hear your in the clear. Sad about the death. It's always sad.

Jimmy, keep your eyes on it and stay safe. We'll be praying. Let us know when it's past you too!!
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