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Old 2008-09-20, 08:26   #12
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I live in the middle of Tornado Alley in the United States. Tornado watches and warnings are very common. We have some unbelievable weather here, and a high respect for mother nature.
I've tried to make this point to Paul before
Ernst suggested a thread devoted to natural catastophes
rarely fatal in the UK. (We had a noticeable earthquake within
the last year). Don't know when we witnessed a volcano though.

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Old 2008-09-20, 14:57   #13
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The picture seen here: http://www.girljournalist.com/wp-con...rg_tornado.png is of the Greensburg tornado that completely wiped out a town here in Kansas May of 2007. It was 1.5 miles at the base (2.4 km or 2,400 meters).
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle5134406.ece describes this one as a "freak". Fair description; they're not very common at this time of year.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12100240

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Another one hits the news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13182348

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Old 2011-04-25, 01:21   #17
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About 5 years ago, in the Charlottesville, VA (actually Scottsville, about 17 miles south) area, I came home one day to the ground carpeted with green leaves. A few days later, 2-1/2 miles or so down my road, I noticed a 4 or 5-foot diameter tree with a greenstick fracture of the trunk.
Makes me want to think about building that super-reinforced bathroom in my house.
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Old 2011-04-27, 02:47   #18
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Had another tornado-like experience tonight, took a *long* time to get home. There's a road (VA 53) that passes through the saddle between Monticello and Carter's Mountain, and, just below that saddle there were half a dozen trees across the road within 100 yards, probably felled about 7PM, with minor damage elsewhere. We had pea-sized hail a few miles away in town.

The long time around was because the alternate route to the south (Route 20) also had a blockage, still not cleared at approximately 10PM tonight.
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Old 2011-04-28, 17:15   #19
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/death-toll-...030655026.html

I think this describes what we ( humans) are up against quite well.
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Old 2011-04-28, 20:23   #20
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I live in the middle of Tornado Alley in the United States. Tornado watches and warnings are very common. We have some unbelievable weather here, and a high respect for mother nature.
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Old 2012-06-29, 13:10   #21
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Non-UK people may not be aware that we are presently suffering the wettest drought on record. According to one report (which I don't take seriously, given that it appeared in Private Eye) claimed that crack teams of frogmen were being sent in to Surrey to enforce the hosepipe ban.

Anyway, the Beeb has a video of some of the interesting weather we've seen in the last day or so. A Lincolnshire tornado makes its appearance at the 1:43 mark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18639312


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Old 2012-06-29, 14:15   #22
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If we are making this the natural catastrophes thread, wildfires (plural) in Colorado are approaching my home state...we also had an earthquake last year.
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