Tuesday, July 27, 2010

F1 Tornado: Home Wrecked Home.

"Rainbows apologize for angry skies." - Sylvia Voirol

Last Sunday was far from what Sundays usually are: Boring. Not much happened up until a storm came about in the early afternoon.

The bad weather didn't seem like anything out of the ordinary at first, but it wasn't long into the storm's duration when it caused a small F1 (100 MPH) tornado to touch down briefly right outside of my grandparents' house. First, there was a loud BOOM (which was the sound of electrical lines being knocked out), then a pretty tall tree found itself broken in half and on the ground, and then there was the tires of the parked cars being dragged. And then it was over.... the monster disappeared.

It lasted only about four or five minutes, but then again, that's all it needed to. By the time the whole thing was over: The television was knocked out, the internet was knocked out, and even the phones were knocked out for the rest of the day and the next.

The damage done, in only a few minutes of a tornado, can be pretty exstensive. And once again, the old myth of area-biased weather is proved to be untrue: Tornadoes do form in big cities....

tornado2-1.jpg picture by U2er

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