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Old 05-29-2007, 09:20 AM
 
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does the dallas area get hit with any tornadoes, is it a frequent thing there
please tell me i don't know
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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there is some around here right now!
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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Ditto !!!

I thought I'd hear the sirens go off, but here it is now an hour later and the birds are chirpping outside.

Man, this place gets raped and then 30 mins later it's dressed up and ready for the dance.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I lived in Dallas from 1997-2004. I remember the sirens going off a couple times but never had anything actually hit near where I lived (White Rock Lake area).

Keep in mind that the metro area is huge - bigger than many states. So when you hear about a tornado in "Dallas" you are talking about a lot of land. Your chances of being personally affected are very small. There are many long time residents who have never seen a tornado.

When I was there they seemed to be more frequent in the Ft Worth and northern suburbs than in central Dallas or the east side of town. This may be a fluke or have something to do with local geography.

Hail was a much bigger threat. Many people have had to replace their roofs and have had trouble getting house insurance.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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The Dallas MSA is a giant area. Fort Worth seems far away to me. Arlington seems like another part of texas.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Ditto !!!

I thought I'd hear the sirens go off, but here it is now an hour later and the birds are chirpping outside.

Man, this place gets raped and then 30 mins later it's dressed up and ready for the dance.

lol

that's the truth..

My wife said at our place in Frisco you could hear the Sirens going off and we lost power..

now it's beautiful out
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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You can kinda think of it as living in California & earthquakes - yes, it's a big part of Texas - tornado alley and all that, but as the other posters have said - it doesn't really affect much. I certainly wouldn't let it keep me from moving here! (Though I will admit, not being a native Californian, during the time I lived there, I became obsessed with being stuck under an overpass - I was convinced any second an earthquake would topple it.) So I understand the perception, but do know it's not some crazy "Twister" lifestyle.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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The only tornado in Dallas that has ever made big news since the city was founded over 150 years ago was one in 1957. It killed 10 people and has been retroactively determined to be an F-3.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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Sirens? I know this morning they said it was going to be severe but the biggest threat was going to be flash flooding, high winds (more of a problem than a tornado) and hail. They even said not a possibility of tornado on one radio station. Hmm. All I had was dark skies, a little bit of high wind but nothing like I was expecting so much so that I would not even call it "high wind" and a LOT of rain. No sirens over here this morning.

Yep, the fear of a tornado is pretty low. At least we have warnings and you can take measures to protect yourself. As others have said, I'm a 40+ year Native Dallasite and the closest I've seen were the clouds rotating but nothing ever developed. Had one land about 4-5 miles from our house one year (Mothers Day). We were not home though, visiting "Mom" for Mothers Day.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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Sirens? I know this morning they said it was going to be severe but the biggest threat was going to be flash flooding, high winds (more of a problem than a tornado) and hail. They even said not a possibility of tornado on one radio station. Hmm. All I had was dark skies, a little bit of high wind but nothing like I was expecting so much so that I would not even call it "high wind" and a LOT of rain. No sirens over here this morning.

Yep, the fear of a tornado is pretty low. At least we have warnings and you can take measures to protect yourself. As others have said, I'm a 40+ year Native Dallasite and the closest I've seen were the clouds rotating but nothing ever developed. Had one land about 4-5 miles from our house one year (Mothers Day). We were not home though, visiting "Mom" for Mothers Day.


Even the Tornados are afraid to go to Garland J/k!!
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