Sunday, May 19, 2013

We Bugged Out Tornado On Top Of Us

Tornado over our house, we had 2 minutes and we bugged out.  Hit the road heading south about 45 minutes away from our home waited for all to pass.  We returned to the house, the house is standing and okay.  Some tree branches twisted, broken and fence messed up a little bit.   

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    1. Thanks Mizdeb! I'm very happy to be safe, everything else can be replaced.

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  2. OMG I just logged on (just got back from the farm) and am watching the live coverage. I logged on to check on my Oklahoma blog friends. Glad everything is mostly ok. You stay safe, it's crazy weather.

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    1. 1st Man,

      Very crazy, this one tornado came up fast and ended up over the top of us. We are expecting more bad weather tomorrow. We will stay safe, thank you.

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  3. I never saw the one that went over me! That is scary looking. Glad you are okay.

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    1. Linda,

      We saw it coming, and grabbed the animals and our son and got the heck out of there. We drove south for 45 minutes and turned around we could see everything. When we returned home we were worried we wouldn't have a home because it was over the top of our home. Small damage to property, no damage to our house. This same tornado headed east of us and destroyed all kinds of homes.

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  4. Oh, thank goodness you guys are safe!

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    1. DFW,
      Yes, we are safe. I'm happy we left the house when we did. More storms tomorrow. I think this place "Oklahoma" has aged me with the storms, fires, and earthquakes.

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  5. wow...the storms have passed the tulsa area...lots of thunder though! glad you are ok! :)

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    1. Cottage Dreaming,

      Be careful, this storm is one mean storm.

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  6. Thank you so much for posting so that we know that you are ok. I was actually thinking about you today. I am so glad you and yours are ok.

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    1. Jane,

      Thank you, we are okay. I'm trying to load the video of when we bugged out of the house.

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  7. oh sweet Sandy - i am so glad that you were safe! please come back and tell us the details when you have time! both me and jambaloney send hugs!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber,

      I'm back and relieved were okay. Minor damage to the property, no damage to our home. I worry about all the other residents east of us, many homes destroyed and there has been 1 death so far.
      Thank you for your hugs. Sending hugs back to you and Jambaloney.
      All this storm stuff will drive you to drink, lol......
      Bug and Beans were so stressed, there just now calming down. More storms tomorrow.
      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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    1. Garland Girl,

      Thank you, were safe for now. More storms tomorrow.

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  9. thinking about you guys. be safe. the rat

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    1. Mr. Rat,

      Maybe we should move out your way!!!
      Thanks, we will be safe.

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  10. Good Grief Girl! I'm sure glad to hear ya'll are ok. Believe it or not, once again the storm went around us. Just a few sprinkles and some high winds. Hugs to you and yours!

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    1. SCI,

      Congratulations on the give-away win!

      Thanks, we okay. It got a bit scary today.

      Hugs back to you and Mars!

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  11. Glad you all are safe! It was hairy scary in your area today :/ Can't wait for tornado season to be over!!!

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    1. Kelly,

      Thank you! It was very hairy. I've been long over tornado season. It started when the weather men first said this is the start of tornado season. I don't have patience for these tornadoes.

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  12. So glad to know you all are safe, I was worried about you all!...The storms dissapated before getting to us...But as you said we are under the gun again tomorrow evening...*sigh* such is life on Oklahoma I suppose!..Stay safe my friend!

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    1. HL,

      Thanks, we are okay. We determined this tornado was coming right over us and didn't know if our house would be standing. We bugged out, where to lower section of the cone is in the picture above is right where our house is. Tomorrow is another day of storms, ya'll stay safe too.

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  13. Glad to hear you made it out safe and sound. Although if you do get caught up in one and the house doesn't kill your sister grab a pair of ruby slippers for me will ya? I can use the money :)

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    1. PP,

      Thanks! I already have those ruby slippers and they are not providing any help or assistance on taking me away from Oklahoma yet. How did you make out with the weather? I hope everyone is well there?

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  14. Do you have bug out bags on the ready? We've been getting ours together. Don't get too many tornadoes in Florida and fortunately have good advance notice for hurricanes!

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    1. Jillian,

      Yes Ma'am we have bags ready. We used to live in Florida, and while there we were prepared for those nasty hurricanes. The worst for me, hurricane Andrew.

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  15. Thank GOD!! I was wondering if it was near you. Glad you and yours are safe. Fences and property can be repaired/replaced

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    1. Katie,

      Yes it was right over the top of us, and then moved east (when it did, the tornado increased in size and became very bad). Fences and property are replaceable, lives are not.

      Thanks!

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  16. Thank goodness you guys are safe! I can't even imagine the feeling of actually having to bug-out of your own place! Tornado's freak me out, like totally. And with good cause. Did you guys have any time to grab any stuff (did you have a B.O.B?) or did you just have to jump in the car & head for the hills??

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    1. Carolyn,
      This was just to be a storm when two circulations collided and head directly our direction relatively fast. We're thankful to be okay. Yes, we have bags ready for bugging out. We did have to grab the checkbook, animals, protection, and we were gone.
      These pictures above were minutes after we got away from the funnel. I hate tornadoes!!!!

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  17. Glad you're OK, we've caught glimpses of the news over the weekend, and you guys are really living up to your "tornado alley" name this time of year.

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    1. Izzy,

      Girl, you can say that again. Expecting more storms today with potential of tornadoes again.

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  18. Cheese and crackers woman...not good. Glad you and the house(mostly) are all ok!!!!!

    I have been so busy I can't remember the last time I turned on a tv or radio, so I have not been aware of the weather issues except for a post by a friend on FB.

    Praying for you always though.

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    1. A Girl,

      It's not good, more coming today. Thank you, were happy to be okay and have a home. Praying for families with no homes. There are two deaths now.

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  19. You won't believe this, but know it's true. The last thing I did last night was check on Oklahoma. The first thing I did this morning was check on Oklahoma. Now I've even got Joe checking for me. We also watched the storm chasers and Mike Bettes (spelling?). Those were horribly scary looking. You don't have a basement? The destruction of all those homes will be 'old news' in a few days, but those poor people will be reeling for months to come, trying to piece their lives together and fighting their insurance company.

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    1. Lotta Joy,

      We are okay!!!!!
      This storm was head right for our area, then it turned and went to the town right next to where we live. We have friends with damage to their homes. No we don't have a basement, I went to a closet with the animals. We just now have cable and cell phones.

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  20. Gracious, that was a close call! So glad everything is okay. Must have been scary.

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