Tornado In Ohio

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George B.'s Comment
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When I visited Dayton almost every summer of my youth, at least once a summer we has to run to the basement. Never saw a tornado, but it was pretty eerie a few times.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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BK,

The 1974 Tornadoes were the WORST. I think it left Wisconsin and headed to Ohio; same weather system.

Sheesh. I was in Florida then, handling Hurricanes, haha! I delivered NEWSPAPERS during Hurricane Elena (my side job) because they 'made me!' Story for another day.

George,

Tornado Alley. Just like BK, 1974 was the WORST tornado in Ohio, in Xenia. About 20 miles ESE of Dayton.

Xenia, F5 Tornado of 1974

I'm glad we are ALL okay, as well. Thanks for starting this thread, PeeJ. (AKA: PJ)

~ Anne ~

George B.'s Comment
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My grandmothers friends husband was buried under debris after the 1974 zenia f5. Miraculously he survived w only scratches.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Navypoppop's Comment
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I sadly remember the tornado in Zenia. I was in Davenport, Ia. on my way back to NJ when those storms rolled east and I never saw anything like that in my life. While passing through Zenia, I remember the town was being secured by Nat'l Guard because of the devastation and actually saw a corn stalk through an oak tree. That was a sight that I will never forget.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I sadly remember the tornado in Zenia. I was in Davenport, Ia. on my way back to NJ when those storms rolled east and I never saw anything like that in my life. While passing through Zenia, I remember the town was being secured by Nat'l Guard because of the devastation and actually saw a corn stalk through an oak tree. That was a sight that I will never forget.

Yep, sadly Tom remembers it as a young lad. His (our) town is about two hours away from Xenia, but many surrounding counties were put on alert with sirens going off; he remembers like yesterday. He and his brothers were packing boxes/totes with necessities and rushing to the basement, which was already stocked with food and water. Opening the upstairs windows, to hopefully prevent an 'implosion' as happened at the Tipp City Meijer DC. I was still in Florida, as a youngster.

As he recalls, they had mild thunderstorms here in Johnsville, but were listening to the devastation elsewhere, on a weather radio. Some sights and experiences will be embedded in a mind's eye, forever.

The one this week was an E2. Tipp City/Miami County Tornado.

He also remembers The Great Blizzard of '78. I was of course, still in Florida at the time. He still shudders when we talk about it...

The Great Blizzard of 1978 .

His dad was friends with James Truly; almost buried alive . . about 15 miles from his family's farm, now our home:

Mansfield, OH Blizzard ~ James Truly

Stay safe, everyone. Father God and Mother Nature are NOT to be trifled with.

~ Anne & Tom ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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LOL Annie,yep, somethings we never forget.....1971 big San Andreas Fault quake, I was getting a cereal bowl out of the cupboard,right as it hit. Everything was falling out, house shook like crazy. Lived in Baldwin Park, Cal. Parents were literally tossed outta bed by it hahaha 1on each side.

Then, it was over.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Matthew P.'s Comment
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Anne, I remember all those things that Tom is mentioning to you. That blizzard in 78 was something else. I was home after school watching cartoons when w h i o came on with a tornado warning for Xenia in 1974. Boy, reading your threat brought back a lot of memories.

Still have a lot of local contacts in the area. No one was hurt at the Meijer distribution center. Tore the hell out of the building.

That event caught my eye of course. I grew up about a mile from that particular dc. Crazy stuff happens with weather in that area.

Just relieved that everyone was okay in d that building.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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When I visited Dayton almost every summer of my youth, at least once a summer we has to run to the basement. Never saw a tornado, but it was pretty eerie a few times.

You should've been here last NIGHT! About 50% of the state lost power (thank GOD not our home!) but we had lost WiFi all night long. It came back around 10:30 a.m., and was back out by 1400. Still is.

Not sure if any tornadoes have touched down, but we were under watches & warning all through the night. Not fun. Not much sleep. Worry about Tom driving today, a bit tired. (He's in Fremont right now, waiting for a live unload . . . with the pillow I sent!)

Here's how it was: (is:) Ohio Weather, 6/14/2022. Storms & Heat!

Seems no tornadoes confirmed; No tornadoes, just DARK !

All these folks, with no power . . . getting baked in 95 degree heat & humidity. Surely, a bad hand Ohio got dealt, but all is okay at our place...better than some. I've gotta be the 'optimist' here, ya know? Glad for what we DO have! Just missing my WiFi is really the worst calamity at our place, and that's pretty trivial. I'll survey the yard & land tomorrow; nothing I can do but keep the driveway clean.

Tom encountered SO many road closures/downed poles & trees, it's just DANG. At least we are okay.

Best to all; praying y'all safe,

~ Anne ~

Anne, I remember all those things that Tom is mentioning to you. That blizzard in 78 was something else. I was home after school watching cartoons when w h i o came on with a tornado warning for Xenia in 1974. Boy, reading your threat brought back a lot of memories.

Still have a lot of local contacts in the area. No one was hurt at the Meijer distribution center. Tore the hell out of the building.

That event caught my eye of course. I grew up about a mile from that particular dc. Crazy stuff happens with weather in that area.

Just relieved that everyone was okay in d that building.

Matthew,

I'm STILL flummoxed as to how NOBODY got hurt at that DC !! Did you see all the T/T's staged there, on the left? Just wow..again!

You might want to check on your 'peeps' after last night's weather, and today's heat wave. I certainly hope your guys are good. Weather has been pretty dramatic, as of late; much to my dismay.

Always something, ha! Best to ya~

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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LOL Annie,yep, somethings we never forget.....1971 big San Andreas Fault quake, I was getting a cereal bowl out of the cupboard,right as it hit. Everything was falling out, house shook like crazy. Lived in Baldwin Park, Cal. Parents were literally tossed outta bed by it hahaha 1on each side.

Then, it was over.

Stevo;

How awful, especially as a young lad! OMG, did you even get your cereal ?!?!? (Important for a kiddo!)

I remember hearing about that, through my folks, siblings, or the news. I was quite young, and in NY. Wish the clean up from this STORM was OVER! Still have family all over the state with no power. Some of the folks that we bought USB mini heating/cooling units, are glad I reminded them to CHARGE UP, this morning, either by brick, or car charger. A few are coming by, for showers.. shortly.

Have you (any of y'all?) ever had to deal w/impasses like this? This is one of the few roads, to the Int'l Paper Company, in Wooster; probably near Don's home.

Impasse' ~!!!!

Sheesh. Tom's gonna be beat, poor guy. Aughh!

Stay safe, y'all !

~ Anne ~

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have you (any of y'all?) ever had to deal w/impasses like this? This is one of the few roads, to the Int'l Paper Company, in Wooster; probably near Don's home.

Unfortunately yes. In 2020 when the Derecho hit from western Nebraska out to the Chicago area (possibly further). Wind speeds near my home were around 100 mph for nearly 2 hours. Cedar Rapids topped 130 if I remember correctly. Fortunately we only had a couple tree limbs come down, one was dangling above our service line to our home so power company came and dropped the line 2 weeks later and we yanked it down. We escaped another Derecho in December 2021 with a couple more limbs down but again no damage other than our rain gutter thrown across the street. Neighbors had trees on their homes. This spring I had 3 mature trees removed that were leaning towards my home to avoid damage in the future.

In the 2020 storm I was about an hour north of my home in Mason City. I'd been talking to another driver coming back from Omaha that talked about dozens of trucks on their sides and the winds being like nothing he's ever experienced. Where i was it was very calm, really clear day. Wife calls me a short time later saying it's completely black outside and her and the kids are hiding in the basement. Again, clear where I am. I ended up parking and taking an hour break before heading back. What should have only been a 7 or 8 hour day turned into a 15 hour day, and in my nearly 5 years of driving only time I've violated HOS (though I did claim the adverse conditions and added explaination). Literally no where to shutdown. I35 was shutdown due to dozens of trucks on their sides. The DOT and state patrol had marked interstate traffic to detour down US 69 through a small town of Huxley. Most trees in their town were knocked down, several miles of high voltage transmission lines and poles laying on the ground, roofs ripped completely off apartments and businesses. I've never seen such damage. The trees still standing literally ripped in half. Entire neighborhoods had homes covered in trees. GPS was of course trying to navigate me down roads that were blocked, I relied on my CB and the amount of traffic coming north to find an open road. Not fun at all, and extremely stressful. What happened in the hours and days after was incredible though. Everybody in the state came together to help those most devastated by the storms with covid being the last thing on their minds.

The 2020 storm came so fast that one of our drivers stopped at a rest area about 10 minutes north of our yard to use the restroom. His son called him from home 25 minutes away warning him of the incoming storm. He didn't believe his son because it was clear where we was. 5 miles down the road our driver laid his truck on its side when the storm hit.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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