Friday, September 04, 2015

Train Wreck

I vividly remember the Boxing Day Tsunami. What surprised me was how hard it hit Sri Lanka. The force of the water overturned things such as trains in Sri Lanka. Trains are big and heavy yet even they are susceptible to extreme weather events, such as this video taken during a tornado in the US state of Illinois shows.


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  1. Growing up in Indiana, as I did, tornadoes were just part of summer; (now, however we're getting them in winter as well, nope- no such thing as global warming) storms cellars used to be found on every farm, and tornado drills were a regular part of school life.

    The GS was shocked by the intensity of our summer thunderstorms; the day he saw his first 'twisters' was also the day he began insisting I stay inside during storms. I think it may have had something to do with the section of old steel roofing ripped off a nearby abandoned barn - it came sailing toward our picture window and was stopped twenty feet away by the branches of an old oak tree.

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    1. Jac they really must be quite frightening. We rarely experience anything like that in southern Australia. There has been some really bad storms in Britain though. Praise the oak tree.

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  2. i have never experienced tornado e don't have them here, it is terrible

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    1. Gosia, I suppose you do get bad storms at times though.

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    2. Andrew you are right last year we experienced tornado in Poland, too and some bad storms.... This year was a heat wave..

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  3. Scary isn't?
    And nature is astonishingly strong.
    I suspect there is very little which can stand in her way...

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    1. EC, correct. Really nothing to do against nature except try to protect ourselves.

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    1. Victor, do you think that is what the train driver said?

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    2. An abbreviated version I would think Andrew.

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  5. We are at the mercy of mother nature most of the time we should stay in her good books.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, Mother Nature seems quite a bit angrier than she used to be.

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  6. Wow, that's a wreck alright. I never want to live through things like hurricanes and tornadoes. The gale force winds we get here a few times each year are enough to deal with.

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    1. Indeed River. Same here.

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  7. Oh my gosh! There really is nothing you can do when mother nature gets mad, that's crazy!

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    1. Grace, maybe safer in a plane where you can fly over such disturbances.

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  8. Very powerful. I certainly hope I'm never in one..

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    1. Margaret, at least you travel north at the quiet time of the year, weather wise anyway.

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  9. Oh my word ! that looks terrifying ! We sometimes have very local tornados only over one house or two, but still ! I am afraid of storms since two of our trees fell across the street !

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    1. Gattina, we have the same. Just small localised ones.

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  10. AAAAARRRRGGGHHH! Remind me never to go camping in those parts!!!

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    1. You travelling overseas Red? Never in my imagination.

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