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Tornadoes and Storms Strike Midwest: Were You Affected?

News 2012/02/29 22:21:22
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A big storm lashed into several different tornadoes in the Midwest Wednesday, affecting towns in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. The Associated Press reports that the tornadoes have killed at least nine people thus far, though the report is far from over. At least six people have been killed in Harrisburg (a city in southern Illinois) and three in Missouri, near the Cassville and Puxico areas.

Despite the tragedy, Harrisburg's mayor Eric Gregg promises to rebuild and encourages the city to remain strong. ""We will rebuild this city. We will make this city stronger,” Gregg said in a televised news conference. “This will not stop us. It’ll make us stronger.”

This is obviously not the first time the Midwest has had to deal with such a natural disaster. Just last May in Missouri, a deadly tornado hit the town of Joplin, reportedly killing about 160 people and making it one of the deadliest tornadoes in history. Do you know anyone who's been affected by the recent Midwest tornadoes? Have you?


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  • lmt 2012/02/29 22:25:12
    Yes
    lmt
    +9
    I endeded up with my neighbors patio roof in my yard. Thankfully nobody around us was hurt.

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  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/02/29 23:31:54
    No
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    I don't know anyone who's been affected, but I wish all of those affected the best in dealing with the aftermath.
  • marcie 2012/02/29 23:26:39
    No
    marcie
    +5
    No most of Fla. has been very dry and a burn ban is in effect . No storms, no winter even.
  • Bob DiN marcie 2012/03/01 11:11:09 (edited)
    Bob DiN
    +1
    No bad hurricanes for FLA either Marcie.
  • marcie Bob DiN 2012/03/25 19:35:16
    marcie
    The season hasn't started yet this year and with having no winter at all this time, we may be in for a nasty surprise.
  • Bob DiN marcie 2012/03/26 00:37:56
    Bob DiN
    True but so far so good. We here on the East Coast were spared those teribble tornados.
  • Bubba d'Rosa 2012/02/29 23:21:27
    Yes
    Bubba d'Rosa
    +3
    I wasn't affected by the tornaders but am being affected by another part of the storm. Winds gusting to 50mph all day with blowing snow and very slippery. So far 4 poeple have died on the hiways. A hiway patrolmans car was hit by a semi while assisting someone in the ditch.
  • Dagon 2012/02/29 23:18:31
  • jacktown kid 2012/02/29 23:15:43
    No
    jacktown kid
    +3
    But it is time to be aware cause it is around the corner folks
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/02/29 23:11:50
    No
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +3
    No, but I might be. I'm on the DAT team for Red Cross and was emailed that teams are being formed so if chosen might have to leave in a 24 hour notice.
  • talking jaguar 2012/02/29 22:53:26
    No
    talking jaguar
    +3
    Don't live around there however storms are becoming more out of the norm, for frequent and violent.
  • BeingMe<3 2012/02/29 22:53:18
    No
    BeingMe<3
    +3
    i never knew
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/02/29 22:47:44
  • Salonje 2012/02/29 22:47:15
    No
    Salonje
    +3
    I live in California so that means we should look out for earthquakes. It is horrible to hear about the casualties during the tornado that happened today. I am hoping that U.S. government is sending some help their way.
  • Be Original 2012/02/29 22:46:06
    No
    Be Original
    +3
    i prayed for the victims tht were hit
  • StanK 2012/02/29 22:44:14
    No
    StanK
    +5
    Live in Spokane, so no I wasn't (yet, who knows what this might do on the economy). Seriously though, what's the point of a topic like this? Obviously the majority of the U.S. won't be affected (at least directly), and not even everyone from the Midwest will be. I've always though of Sodahead as a place to share and compare opinions, and I don't see people thinking "Ah my house was blown away, but in my opinion, it didn't really affect me". It either did, or it didn't. Not your choice.

    At the very least, the topic should have been something like "Tornadoes and Storms Strike Midwest, Do You Expect Another Hit on the Economy?".
  • MissJo 2012/02/29 22:43:12
  • Jimbo 2012/02/29 22:42:57
    No
    Jimbo
    +2
    I feel bad for those who were.
  • brittneylalaa 2012/02/29 22:42:25
    No
    brittneylalaa
    +3
    I'm from the Midwest so this is scary.
  • Ketel-One 2012/02/29 22:40:32
    Yes
    Ketel-One
    +1
    Dammit meant no
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/02/29 22:36:36
    No
    Swampdog PWCM
    +3
    Thanks GOD Florida was unaffected, but I pray for those who were.
  • dennisg40 2012/02/29 22:35:22
    No
    dennisg40
    +2
    If you live in Texas tornados are just something you expect to happen as they always do like earthquakes in California they are just a fact of life of course now with all the fracking of gas wells we also have an occasional earthquake too but just small ones so far.
  • Theresa... dennisg40 2012/02/29 23:40:26
    Theresa2000
    +1
    I remember watching a few pass by my place when I lived in TX....just one of those things.
  • M A 2012/02/29 22:33:01
    No
    M A
    +3
    I'll take the winter storm on the way
  • Delete 2012/02/29 22:32:04
    No
    Delete
    +8
    No I wasn't, I live in the Northwest...

    Western Washington State
  • Theresa... Delete 2012/02/29 23:41:31
    Theresa2000
    +1
    I've never thought about it before....Has there ever been a tornado up that way in recent years??
  • Delete Theresa... 2012/03/01 11:17:16
    Delete
    +1
    It's somewhat of a rarity in these part's, if anything we have an occasional Earthquake. No matter where you live there is always an element of disaster, whether it be Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic, etc...

    April 5, 1972 - Washington's Deadliest Tornado Outbreak
    * An F3 tornado touched down in Vancouver
    * 6 deaths and 300 injured, Washington led nation in tornado deaths that year
    * Tornado swept through a grocery store, bowling alley, and grade school near where Vancouver Mall is today
    * 50 million dollars in damage
    * Later that day, another F3 tornado touched down west of Spokane
    * And an F2 tornado struck rural Stevens county
    * Numerous severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds were reported over other areas of eastern Washington

    Volcano alley washington state
  • lmt 2012/02/29 22:25:12
    Yes
    lmt
    +9
    I endeded up with my neighbors patio roof in my yard. Thankfully nobody around us was hurt.
  • Theresa... lmt 2012/02/29 23:41:52
    Theresa2000
    Glad to hear you're okay!
  • raine lmt 2012/03/01 00:50:50
    raine
    Good. that you are alright.. I have never been to that part of the country. Is there any building codes to help prevent the homes from being destroyed?
  • ♥K14 2012/02/29 22:23:35
    No
    ♥K14
    +4
    "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. "
  • Inquisi... ♥K14 2012/02/29 23:36:57

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