Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.



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Offline ShawninIL

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Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:12:02 PM »
The tornado that hit Taylorville, Il Saturday passed about a mile south of the town I live in before it reached Taylorville. As it hit T-ville, it passed about 2 miles east of my property where my machine shed and range where Mobilemail, Gipper, AJ and a few other members have came to shoot. Unfortunately, the residents of T-ville weren't so lucky as the EF 3 pretty much went right through the middle of town, a lot of damaged homes. 23 tornadoes hit central IL on Saturday, but so far I have not heard of any fatalities and a low number of injuries.
I wish everyone a speedy recovery.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 08:22:59 PM »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the folks in Taylorville.

Glad you came out unscathed Shawn. 👍🏼
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 08:45:09 PM »
Thanks Dave. We got lucky, my neighbors daughter lives just outside of town and her house got hit.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »
If you didn't have anything to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, you do now!!!!!
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 10:36:07 PM »
Amen Brother!
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 11:24:23 PM »
Scary stuff.  Glad you came out ok Shawn and no fatalities were reported.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 06:39:52 AM »
Glad it missed you Shawn, sorry for the people of Taylorville and the other towns hit.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 07:48:38 AM »
Glad your ok Shawn
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 07:50:27 AM »
Glad to hear that you weren't in the path.  We are about 45 miles east of you.  We were listening to the weathercasters  as the tornado moved. 
 
Many years ago my parents lost a barn to one of those. Had it hit 90 seconds earlier, I'd lost a brother.

Scary stuff, glad you're safe.

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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »
Iíve checked on one of my old hunting buddies from around that area, it missed him too. Iím glad there has been no fatalities, and hope everyone has a speedy recovery.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 11:20:02 AM »
I am glad & happy for the folks that this Tornado missed and my prayers go out to the folks that got hit.   Tornadoes are no joke.  We get them around my place in the late spring and summer but not this time of year.  As of November it has been full on winter here in Minnesota and we are in the Blizzard season now.

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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »
They say it was 1/2 mile wide. That covers a lot a ground.
No deaths but a lot of destroyed and damaged homes.
Lots to be thankful for but really tough to face this during the holidays.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 09:06:59 PM »
Yep watched that supercell off the dexk as it went by, we are about 30 minutes east of Tville.  Clear skies and stars were above us, and the super cell would light up, and it was a tall one, we could feel the rumbles here.  Crazy weather indeed.

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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 10:11:02 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. For all the folks that took the hit, now it decided to turn cold again. I really feel for them.

The big reason for no deaths was the city officials sounded the tornado sirens 40 minutes prior to it's arrival, good call on their part, probably saved some lives.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 09:24:30 PM »
Wow Shawn! I didn't hear about this until just now reading your post! Glad you are okay, and wishing the best for those who were not as fortunate.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 01:21:02 PM »
Thank you Lizzie. Yeah we got lucky, a lot of others didn't.
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Re: Dodged A Bullet. Well, A Tornado. Twice.
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 01:25:25 PM »
Yep watched that supercell off the dexk as it went by, we are about 30 minutes east of Tville.  Clear skies and stars were above us, and the super cell would light up, and it was a tall one, we could feel the rumbles here.  Crazy weather indeed.

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Yep, crazy weather indeed. One weekend blizzard conditions, the next 65 degrees and tornadoes, then back to winter!
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