Joplin Tornado-the destructive power of nature

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  1. Jeff Head
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    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:

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    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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    How did this happen. Why didn't the wood break. Luckily no one got hit.
     
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    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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    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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    It had to be projected with tremendous power, and very, very fast.
     
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    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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    There is some breakage. You can see some splinters on the ground.
     
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    And I live 18 miles from Springfield Ma... Yeah... good luck on that.
     

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