Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TORNADO

A small tornado touched down in West End Beaumont, TX today. No warning or notice whatsoever!!! I work on the South end. A few people were injured nothing serious. Macy's, Channel 4 News, Books-A-Million, Kohl's and Walmart all received damage. The most damage was done in the packed Walmart parking lot where cars were overturned, some on top of others.

One woman was in her car (not sure which parking lot) and the car was lifted into the air and spun around several times!!!!

People wer in their vehicles and other vehicles landed on top of theirs.

Many cars were not drivable and taken away by wreckers.

Tornados are not comon here except in conjunction with hurricanes. Hurricane Ike had several tornados along with it.

Here is a link to photos of the storm and parking lots on the news site:
http://www.kfdm.com/sections/slideshow/?pic=1&id=608982

10 comments:

nutmegg said...

We don't get Tornadoes where I live (Australia) they must be terrifying we do get floods and bush-fires though which are very scary,I'm glad there were no serious injuries....

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - I 'll bet that lady in the car about freaked. I would!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow, I'll bet that lady in the car bout freaked! I would....and then thanked God I was here for another day!! We've had them close by, but don't get them too much.

Kathy said...

Wow. That must have been a scary close call.

Do you get tornados regularly where you live? They are very rare where I live in New York.

Rene la Frog said...

OMG how scary for everyone. Just a reminder what I don't miss about living in Arkansas.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are safe. Saw it on the news hopefully it will be quit the rest of the year.
~Mary in TX-ILCS

Meari said...

We get tornadoes here often enough, but they're still scary. I saw my first one up close when I was 5 or 6. Glad there were no serious injuries!

Mel said...

Wow! So glad to hear that you are ok.
That is scary!

Emily said...

How scary, saw that on the news this morning and didn't think anyone I know was near there. We don't get many here either.

Mylene said...

That's scary! Glad to hear you are safe.