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    I didn't go to the craft sale in Creston this morning. We had a tornado last night. Power went off at 6.00PM last night and just now came back on. Tornado's are unheard of in these mountain pass's . It blocked the road with trees across the highway and all over telephone and power lines just around the corner from where I live in Wynndel. Wiped out a few dairy farmers barns down in the flats and took a lot of the roof off the Police station in Creston and a lot of damage to the mayors house . Saw one car crushed under a huge tree. Only a couple minor injuries to people and it missed our property completely. It came through just one bend around highway 3a from us .
    Too close for comfort but we're OK. Just a bit north and it could have wiped us out.
    W.Y.
    http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

    The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

    Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

  • #2
    Mother Nature can be a bit scary! Glad to hear everything is alright and no one was seriously injured.
    Joel

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    • #3
      Geez Bill, how scary is that. I'm happy everything is ok with you and the wife. The weather has sure been strange the last few years. We no longer know what to expect.
      Once again I'm real happy everything is ok
      Marsha
      LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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      • #4
        I am glad that it missed you......they can be scary...we had one go through Edmonton in 1987....I know that was 20 years ago but when it is something that is very rare you remember it.......Still makes me sit up and take notice when it gets really hot and muggy......Jayne
        Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. ~Francis Bacon

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        • #5
          Glad to hear everything is ok.Jerry
          Don't worry be scrolling

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          • #6
            Good to hear that it missed you Bill.
            Around here we get a lot of tornado warnings, you never get use to them, scary.

            Bob
            Delta P-20 & Q-3

            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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            • #7
              I also had a craft sale scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) in Yahk, BC about 35 miles from home. It is a very busy holiday long weekend here and both the Creston and Yahk sales would have been good ones . It has been cancelled because they have no power and don't expect any for several days. So this one ripped through a lot bigger path than previously thought.
              I am surprised I still have internet. I went to town this morning and there are broken telephone poles with trees pushing the phone lines right to the ground but obviosly no broken lines because my high speed service works on a fiber optics line that is supplied from Creston to Wynndel. The crews are working on areas that have no hydro or phones before clearing up areas that still have service.
              W.Y.
              http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

              The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

              Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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              • #8
                I'm glad you guys are ok! We never had a tornado, just a hurricane rip through 3 years ago, Isabel, and I swore a train was steaming through the house!! The noise is unbearable and it scarred the hell out of me!! I'll keep your towns in my thoughts.

                Betty
                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  I'm glad all you got was a scare, Bill. We have tornados perodically here and the potential for disaster is immense. Sometimes you get lucky and miss the bullet, othertimes not. Thoughts and prayers to you and your community.
                  Mike

                  Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                  Scrollin' since Jun/2006

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                  http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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                  • #10
                    Tornados are the main reason I left Kansas to come back to Oregon. Of course the other reason was the horizan. Oregon has one. But there were way to many close calls in Kansas and I got tired of it, so I came home as soon as I could .
                    Chuck D


                    When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                    Jean De La Bruyere...

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                    Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                    • #11
                      Pleased it missed your place Bill. They really are scary. We don't have a lot in NZ but a couple have hit my home town and area in the past with an uncanny ressemblance.

                      Tornado 1: Several years ago one took out the corner of my brother's house and the room where my late nephew, who had mucular dystrophy, normally slept - he had gone into another room that night so was sparred. A few houses down the road lived one of my sisters whose house was not touched.

                      Tornado 2: Just a couple of years ago my niece's farm house was hit (she is a twin to my late nephew in the first tornado). The bedroom where her son normally slept was taken out -he had not been in there at that time. He also suffers from muscular dystrophy. My sister who lived three doors away in the above one had a daughter living three farms down the road in this tornado and her place was not touched!

                      We found the coincidences amazing!
                      Cheers. Teresa .

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