June 12, 2013
You might see the white cross next to the word "Rockford" up there... that's roughly where Duck U is located... and that big red splotch directly on top of it is roughly where the multiple funnel clouds were seen. No reports of damage other than branches and flooding yet, but it did get somewhat tense. Okay, a lot tense. "Hand me my brown trousers" tense. We sat in the basement for about a half-hour or so, half the people staring at their smartphones, the other half staring at the people staring at their smartphones. Some gallows humor floated about: "we're all down here so it'll be easier to find the bodies when the building collapses," that sort of thing.
Obviously, we survived. There's more storms coming through... in fact, there's a tornado on the ground as I type this, near Sterling (headed south-east, though)... but the bad stuff is supposedly over for the night. We can only hope.
UPDATE: There was, apparently, another tornado in the same place later. We're not talking Oklahoma-scale things here, mind you, but the National Weather Service is sending out investigators in the morning. Looks like worst is over, but if you're in the way of this storm line, hunker down!
Posted by: GreyDuck at June 12, 2013 09:20 PM (CUkqs)
*eaten by spiders* *incinerated by bushfires*
Mother Nature is not a lady to be trifled with.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 12, 2013 09:34 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Vaucanson's Duck at June 13, 2013 03:11 PM (OFJiW)
Your car got rear-ended? Your NEW CAR? Aw, crap, Vauc! Get George Lucas to repair it.
Posted by: Wonderduck at June 13, 2013 06:57 PM (6INPy)
Posted by: Vaucanson's Duck at June 15, 2013 12:53 PM (OFJiW)
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