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Old 04-29-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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No. Missed us. That's the nature of tornadoes; they tear up one side of the street and can leave the other side untouched. I heard it, saw the associated rotating clouds, but we have no damage at all.

Dogs are quiet tonight....
So relieved to hear that you and your family are unharmed, your neighborhood is relatively unscathed, and the dogs are safe. What a terrible ordeal.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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So relieved to hear that you and your family are unharmed, your neighborhood is relatively unscathed, and the dogs are safe. What a terrible ordeal.
Yes, it's good to hear our friends are alright.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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And I was planning on visiting Tupelo this month....
I think you should go. You won't regret it. If there's another tornado, Listener will let you hunker down in his garage! For now I have to live vicariously through your travels in Mississippi.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I think you should go. You won't regret it. If there's another tornado, Listener will let you hunker down in his garage! For now I have to live vicariously through your travels in Mississippi.
Well, I'll tell you how it goes after I graduate. It's coming up in a few weeks.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Have any of you heard of the tornado that hit Tupelo the evening of Sunday, April 5, 1936? Over 200 people were killed!

1936 Tupelo
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I just found out that someone I knew died. This is very sad.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Have any of you heard of the tornado that hit Tupelo the evening of Sunday, April 5, 1936? Over 200 people were killed!

1936 Tupelo
This may be the one Elvis lived through.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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This may be the one Elvis lived through.
The old people still talk of that tornado. There was no warning back in '36 and many old people remember their fathers going to Tupelo to help with the dead and injured.
The local museum has lots of information and points out that the exact death toll is not really known.

Things were very different in '36.

Depression; Dust Bowl; There just seems no end to the misery of those years.

BTW: Everyone should learn about The Dust Bowl. It was horrific!
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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The old people still talk of that tornado. There was no warning back in '36 and many old people remember their fathers going to Tupelo to help with the dead and injured.
The local museum has lots of information and points out that the exact death toll is not really known.

Things were very different in '36.

Depression; Dust Bowl; There just seems no end to the misery of those years.

BTW: Everyone should learn about The Dust Bowl. It was horrific!
How much of Tupelo was destroyed in the storm, that one and the recent?
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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How much of Tupelo was destroyed in the storm, that one and the recent?
The recent storm didn't destroy all that much of Tupelo. But we're talking a decent sized town of 35,000 + another 12,000 in the outlying areas.

All-in-all, they are reporting about 100 businesses damaged or destroyed, several churches destroyed, 200 homes damaged or destroyed. And many, many of the 75 year old oak trees in the older part of town are stripped of leaves or destroyed.

I drove through the area today; it's pretty bad. There were a lot of people gathered at various spots, many of them in tears. Here's an aerial view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv6-vzKF-JI

And here's a good link to the tornado of '36:
1936 tupelo tornado |

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