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Re: Recent Tornados
Posted by: Betty Braune (ID *****9989) Date: June 07, 2011 at 02:10:37
In Reply to: Re: Recent Tornados by Marilyn Everts Critari of 26480

A big hailstorm hit San Marcos 5-6 years ago, and my sister's vehicles looked the same way. The baseball-sized hail knocked out several of the windows in her home, demolished the roof, and beat all of the leaves off of the shrubs.

I think that when we feel like you felt, that is - don't leave home, or take shelter elsewhere - we should pay attention. I don't recall offhand if it was in 1927 or 1929 that a killer tornado hit Rocksprings TX. A great uncle was custodian of schools there for 35 years. That night, there was to be some kind of function at the school, so Uncle Marion and Aunt Mary went early to be sure all chairs, tables, etc., were in order. Uncle Marion commented that the sky sure looked bad, and maybe they should take shelter in a certain room until the weather quieted. Aunt Mary said, "No, let's go into this room," indicating one on the other side of the walkway. When the storm was over, all that was left of the school was the room in which they had taken shelter.

There was not a lot left of the entire town. Their car was wrapped around what was left of a big tree, not that they could have driven home because of the large volume of debris, so they had to pick their way home some distance away. Their home and one next door were still standing, but the rest of the neighborhood was gone.

I'm rambling ...... I lost my middle daughter last Thursday, and I'm not altogether yet.


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