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Old 06-11-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Yes, Jollyville is one of those places tornados like to alight. I'd suggest getting out of Williamson County generally.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is Jollyville in the area of 183 and Anderson Mill?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Yes, Jollyville is a little area in NW Austin - you can see it marked on Google Maps

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Is Jollyville in the area of 183 and Anderson Mill?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Just FYI, you don't want to be in the center of the house you want to be in a bathroom, in a bathtub or center closet/hallway preferably w/ no windows in line of sight.

Here is some more tips:
Tornado Safety (Online Tornado FAQ)
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is Jollyville in the area of 183 and Anderson Mill?
Yes and the intersection of 183/Anderson Mill is about a mile southeast of 183/620.

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Old 06-11-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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It definitely didn't touch down here - or we would have had more than just leaves lying around - but we got a very bad storm. I'm 2 miles NE of 183/Anderson Mill where a tornado presumably touched down (debris was reported to be flying around). It went pitch black and then we got hit by hail for what seemed like forever. We had just gotten back from Lakeline Mall - there was lightning all the way home and I saw flat bottomed black clouds and I pointed them out to the guys as the kind of clouds that can make tornadoes.

I prewarned them as I put them to bed that I might ask them to get into our "costume closet" (closet under the stairs downstairs where we keep their dress up stuff). So when 45 mins later it instantly went pitch black and hail hit I yelled for them to get in there and they got in there so fast (from upstairs) that I thought they were still in their bedroom lol (I was busy getting my 2yo from his upstairs room crib). I think I yelled out, "boys are you going to the costume closet!!" and a little tremulous voice called out "we're already in here!". They were very cooperative sitting at the back of the closet (it's a long curved one) under huge blankets and comforters :P Only downside was that the costume closet is equipped with plastic swords and the 2yo had to be dissuaded from pretending to be a knight (which involves holding a shield in one hand and swinging a sword around in the other).

Photos were taken of a tornado from Avery Ranch (neighborhood just north of us at Davis Spring) and Lakeline Mall. Yikes!!

Hubby was at work in the Arboretum area - they were all in a centerish conference room and he said the windows were bowing inwards.

I went out with a flashlight and minivan has a big ding on the front hood and a small ding with cracks radiating out in the windshield.

Heard lots of sirens going by and there were apparently a lot of police requests up by 1431/Parmer. Someone got a YouTube video from the Sonic there of the hailstorm.

Here's the photo from Avery Ranch and the video of 1431/Parmer:
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/weather/Tornado_warning_in_Burnet_County
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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We got our windows blown out on the north side of our house, glass everywhere, hail in the house, two trees snapped in half. We were in our laundry room so we are safe.

Brand new house too.... damn
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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We got our windows blown out on the north side of our house, glass everywhere, hail in the house, two trees snapped in half. We were in our laundry room so we are safe.

Brand new house too.... damn
Wow. I am sorry that your new house high has hit a bump in the road...
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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It is just stuff that can be replaced, not like family.
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