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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
US Tornadoes by Loretto on 3 June 2011 2:33am
From the horrific tales of what happened last week in Joplin Missouri comes an unbelievable tale...


Then we think that the tornadoes are done and one hits Springfield, Massachusetts!


What's happening to the world at all?

FYI, I drove through this one last year..

"June 24, 2010: A tornado briefly touched down in downtown Bridgeport, embedded within a larger area of strong wind damage which downed trees and damaged several buildings. 9 roofs were damaged causing the city to declare a state of emergency.[90] The National Weather service confirmed it as an EF-1 tornado, estimating it to be 100 yards wide with winds of at least 100 mph. The damage was especially concentrated to the east end of Bridgeport and the Lordship section of Stratford. Both areas were declared states of emergencies for at least 24 hours after the storm hit."

Before it touched down in Bridgeport, it went straight through the open air YMCA pool where my son does swim team practice. Luckily the kids were not in the pool when the winds hurled a 25 foot long four level bench stainless steel and wrought iron bleacher into the pool. Driving through it was like being in a scene from the movie "Twister." Mini Coopers are tough little machines though!

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