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Tornado in north KS
« on: May 29, 2019, 09:52:16 AM »
I read this morning that a large tornado went through Eudora KS yesterday and was wondering if anyone heard from Tom The Sawyer? 

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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 02:41:51 PM »
We survived it without any damage.  It passed a couple of miles from us, but an EF3 that was a mile wide on the ground, certainly looked closer than that.  Sounded like continuous thunder for 20-30 minutes, it was a slow moving storm, the extensive damage you'll see on TV was 4-5 miles straight north of us.  Had to go to a meeting in Topeka this morning and, where it crossed the highway, trees are shredded, the wood power poles are gone, and the highway signs look like someone stepped on a beer can.  We had a high wind of 30 mph and about 1/4" of rain.
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 08:41:47 PM »
That is good news amongst a bunch of bad. 
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 09:03:21 PM »
Good to hear you are okay.
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 09:52:54 PM »
Thanks to all those who texted or messaged to check in on us.  Weather service was out to check the storm damage today, reclassified it to an EF4 (170+ mph winds).  Only the second one we have been able to see from our home in 27 years.  We built a home that is hurricane-rated, designed for an 8' snow load and has a seismic foundation (a geodesic dome); still hope it never gets tested.  :)
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »
With disaster come opportunity. :-\

Yesterday, it seems like every time I turn around I am getting a call, text, or email, offering valuable walnut trees (not logs) that are currently on someone's house, some with photos to tempt me.  After a month with 12" of rainfall, and then the tornado, trees are falling over.  Even got offered one from the south side of Wichita (180 miles), and its not on the house, just the fence and power lines. huh-smiley  
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 06:56:30 PM »
Keep us informed on your walnut windfall, and so glad to hear you are okay. 
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Re: Tornado in north KS
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 06:19:06 AM »
Glad to hear you made it through without issues.
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