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Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

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    Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    Thought some forum members would be interested in some of the unbelievable pictures coming from the horrible tornadoes in the US, particularly Joplin, Missouri.

    Here's one demonstrating the horriffic power of the wind:



    Here are a few others of the destructive power of these storms...seeing this, it is amazing that the death toll is so small considering that this hit right at dinner time.









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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Head View Post
    Thought some forum members would be interested in some of the unbelievable pictures coming from the horrible tornadoes in the US, particularly Joplin, Missouri.

    Here's one demonstrating the horriffic power of the wind:

    How did this happen. Why didn't the wood break. Luckily no one got hit.

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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    Quote Originally Posted by KingLouis View Post
    How did this happen. Why didn't the wood break. Luckily no one got hit.
    Once I saw a video where a pencil was thrust through a car windshield when that car hit a wall at 50mph(I think). So it can happen.
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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    It rips through wooden houses as if they are cardboard. Tornados are scary things. Luckily where I live in Texas (Austin) you don't see too many of them.

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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    Quote Originally Posted by KingLouis View Post
    How did this happen. Why didn't the wood break. Luckily no one got hit.
    It had to be projected with tremendous power, and very, very fast.

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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    I read it's the most intense tornado season on record. Sounds a lot like what many claim to be one of the effects of climate change.

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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    KingLouis; Why didn't the wood break.
    There is some breakage. You can see some splinters on the ground.
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    Re: Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

    Quote Originally Posted by siegecrossbow View Post
    It rips through wooden houses as if they are cardboard. Tornados are scary things. Luckily where I live in Texas (Austin) you don't see too many of them.
    And I live 18 miles from Springfield Ma... Yeah... good luck on that.
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