Tornado In Ohio

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Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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This spring I had 3 mature trees removed that were leaning towards my home to avoid damage in the future.

Sadly, we did the same, about six or so years ago. I'm still sad. Pay someone $600 for removal, and heaven knows what THEY made on profit(s.) Was just 'too much' to take on, alone. Tom tried, dangerously...to no avail. Darn that 'Mother Nature.' Good that you foresaw, ours should've been gone years before. Originals, too .. like yours. That sucked.

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.

That, ^^^ good sir, is what it's all about. I'd sure LOVE to hear similar, in Ohio; these coming days. So many people are without; so many drivers displaced. Tom was waiting forever, in a fuel island in Fremont; might make a run for it on 1/4 tank, home. Sheesh. Not advisable, but do'able.

Thanks for sharing that, Rob. Some folks have 'compared' last night, to a Derecho. I'd never heard that word, until YOU mentioned it, and then Might BE apropos. Glad you made it through, with a good band of folks around you, through yours. I looked it up, relevant to Ohio. Always thought it was either a tornado, or a hurricane. Wow.

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.

Almost afraid to ask . . the outcome. Hope the driver recovered; metal is metal. They make more.

Great post, man. Thanks, as always.

~ Anne ~

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Cheyenne Tornado

I was stationed at Warren AFB, but was on leave when this tornado came through Cheyenne.

I was called in off of leave to do guard duty in town at night after the curfew was started. I took pictures of the tornado which looked like a smoke cloud after lightning starts a fire. When I saw things floating in the air, then I knew it was a tornado. There was a little finger dangling over my neighborhood for a while and then moved out to the Northeast.

After that tornado hit, we had sirens within a year all throughout the town. Tornadoes came through mainly in the sky without touching down over the next few years before I left to go overseas. My son was 4 years old and still remembers it. My daughter had just turned 1 year old two weeks before and doesn't have a clue except what she was told.

I took a college weather class and learned a lot about how tornadoes are formed and stuff with the different weather systems. Sometimes I wish I had learned more.

Laura

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Almost afraid to ask . . the outcome. Hope the driver recovered; metal is metal. They make more.

The driver was very lucky and walked away with small cuts on his hands from the glass. He had around 20k in the box if I remember correctly. I'd talked to him a couple days later and he said it wasn't being held against him because it was such a freak event that came out of no where. After the storm happened meteorologists said a few of their models showed winds that strong but they assumed it was a mistake so they didn't didn't mention it. In the 2021 storm they warned us days in advance that it was likely going to happen. We sent our loads out earlier than normal and we're ordered to shutdown an hour before the storm was set to hit.

Last summer we had 2 tornados narrowly miss hitting town at the same time. One hit on the Southern edge 4 blocks away, other on the Northside half a mile away. Fortunately both only hit farmland. Storm sirens were going off for 15 minutes straight. I'm such an idiot I went outside and seen rotation above my neighbors house across the street. Apparently they had their old house destroyed 5 years ago when they lived a couple blocks away when a different storm hit. Maybe we chose to live in the wrong place lol.

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Matthew P.'s Comment
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Anne, I heard they had warning and were sheltered when the Tornado hit. Tore the warehouse up, tossed trailers around. Bad juju. And that was only an F2. Could you imagine something more powerful?

Where do you and Tom live? I grew up in Tipp. Haven't lived there for many years. Now a Texan and 4 years away from being a retired Texan. Just saying.....:-)

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Almost afraid to ask . . the outcome. Hope the driver recovered; metal is metal. They make more.

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The driver was very lucky and walked away with small cuts on his hands from the glass. He had around 20k in the box if I remember correctly. I'd talked to him a couple days later and he said it wasn't being held against him because it was such a freak event that came out of no where. After the storm happened meteorologists said a few of their models showed winds that strong but they assumed it was a mistake so they didn't didn't mention it. In the 2021 storm they warned us days in advance that it was likely going to happen. We sent our loads out earlier than normal and we're ordered to shutdown an hour before the storm was set to hit.

Last summer we had 2 tornados narrowly miss hitting town at the same time. One hit on the Southern edge 4 blocks away, other on the Northside half a mile away. Fortunately both only hit farmland. Storm sirens were going off for 15 minutes straight. I'm such an idiot I went outside and seen rotation above my neighbors house across the street. Apparently they had their old house destroyed 5 years ago when they lived a couple blocks away when a different storm hit. Maybe we chose to live in the wrong place lol.

Wow, GLAD that guy was okay! Did he continue his employ, or hang it up after? Some people can't overcome trauma to continue on the same path (no pun intended,) sadly.

Good job, going out to 'watch' the devastaiton, OMG! Yeah, Iowa is more prone to tornadoes than the valleys of Ohio, haha! Y'all are second to Kansas, I think. LoL !

Anne, I heard they had warning and were sheltered when the Tornado hit. Tore the warehouse up, tossed trailers around. Bad juju. And that was only an F2. Could you imagine something more powerful?

Where do you and Tom live? I grew up in Tipp. Haven't lived there for many years. Now a Texan and 4 years away from being a retired Texan. Just saying.....:-)

That's good to know that the company had prepared the employees and others; I'd never heard any follow up! Bad JuJu for sure! Most the trailers I saw, seemed upright. Only an F2? Looked MUCH worse, from what the news shared.

Tom and I are about 20 miles south of Mansfield, 45 miles north of Columbus, and about 170 miles south of Cleveland. We are almost 'center point' of the state. Tiny 'burb, used to be called Shauck. It's still on 'some' maps, LoL! Do you still have folks in Tipp City? Why'd you leave? I bet, for the rodeos . . . haha!!

Retirement : 4 years is all ??? Wow; that's awesome, though. Retire with the cowboys; enjoy the horses ! I love'em too. :)

About 5 counties here in Ohio, are STILL without power, and its 90 degrees today. I know, they're trying. My internet finally came on yesterday early pm, and as soon as the provider texted me the 'all good' message around 10am today, ten minutes later it's back out, and still is! These phones are just not 'all it' for forums, haha! Now, they're saying FIVE hours. Sheesh.

Best wishes to all; stay safe, cool, upright, and dry!

~ Anne ~

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Interesting stuff WE found: Storms in Ohio on Map

More about the tornadoes !!! E1's WOW!

Just found this tonight!

Still no WiFi, and much of Morrow County, still without power. We lucked out there!

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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So, I guess WE HAVE two transformers down, up NORTH, and now, OUR power is out since 1600. Betting that OUR co op sold some of our grid.

This brick is intermittent, so....lol !

I may just sleep in the day cab , tonight! Pillow, charger, and . . . AC !

SUX. 2. B. Me.

~Anne~

Ps: apologies to those I didn't answer via e-mail.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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