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#362787 - 05/23/11 09:41 AM f4 tornado in joplin, mo.
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as many of you know, there was an f4 tornado that measured a half mile wide and left a destruction path of 6-7 miles long through the city of joplin.

moose and i were eating dinner. thankfully, we got out of town literally mintues before it got leveled. it's all so surreal.. the place we were eating at 10-15 minutes earlier is GONE. the new church community that moose just started to become a part of is GONE...

we are both alright... just trying to deal with the fact knowing that if we would've left even 5 minutes later we might have been caught in that tornado...

thanks for all the thoughts, prayers and so on... it's greatly appreciated... please continue the thoughts and prayers as the search continues for the lost of families and loved ones and also as another bad storm is passing through as i type this...

thanks...

todd/obi

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#362788 - 05/23/11 10:08 AM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Obi]
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Todd,
I was born and raised in southern Iowa and my neice and her husband are in the process of relocating to Missouri (Columbia). I am glad you and Moose are OK--I remember the fear of dealing with these storms when I was a kid (running down to the basement and waiting for it to hit or pass). Again, glad you are OK.

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#362789 - 05/23/11 10:10 AM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Obi]
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I'm relieved to hear you both avoided the tornado given your close call. Did you both hear the alarms and decide to leave, or was is just good timing?

While the buildings of the church community may be gone, and the community may have lost some of it's members, the community itself is still there. This might be the best time for Pete to be engaged with them - they certainly will need to the support.

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#362791 - 05/23/11 10:13 AM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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WOW! Thank God!

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#362792 - 05/23/11 10:16 AM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Still]
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the sirens went off as we were leaving town... i know you may have a hard time believing this efm, and that's ok, but i honestly believe that God got moose and i out of there right before it got hit...

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#362796 - 05/23/11 11:13 AM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Obi]
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It's your experience, Obi, not mine. My beliefs are immaterial to your experience, and your experience is immaterial to my beliefs.

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#362834 - 05/23/11 07:39 PM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Obi]
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Originally Posted By: Obi
the sirens went off as we were leaving town... i know you may have a hard time believing this ..... but i honestly believe that God got moose and i out of there right before it got hit...


I believe it. I just saw the news coverage of the amazing tornado(s). We had a bout here almost a month ago.

Tremendous devastation. The tornadic winds easily snapped 3-foot diameter trees.

Allen





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#362843 - 05/23/11 08:40 PM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: pufferfish]
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WOW - That is very scary!! I am so glad that you and Moose are OK. My thoughts and prayers for all others as well.
Peace,
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#362855 - 05/23/11 09:53 PM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Shadow+Walker]
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Wow, tornadoes all over tonight!

I'm way over in Central PA, and my sister-in-laws brother lost their house and barn to a Tornado this evening. The family is safe, but their working to save some cattle they can hear in the collapsed barn.

Glad to hear you guys made it out ok!


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#362856 - 05/23/11 09:54 PM Re: f4 tornado in joplin, mo. [Re: Shadow+Walker]
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whoa!
Glad you are safe!
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