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Frazod
05-13-2009, 08:13 PM
I have just been informed that Kirksville's been hit by a tornado - apparently on the north side of town.

I don't know much - just got a post on facebook. Apparently the Chevy dealership on the north end of town has been nuked, along with several houses in that area.

I don't know where seclark lives, or any of our other Kirksville area people. Hopefully they will check in soon.

DeezNutz
05-13-2009, 08:14 PM
Hope you're all ok, gents.

MIAdragon
05-13-2009, 08:18 PM
Ouch hope all is well.

Frazod
05-13-2009, 08:18 PM
I got this from a guy on facebook:

Weather Channel said one confirmed fatality in Adair Co. and many many injuries. People reported trapped in debris north of Kv. Novinger bottoms had lots of damage too, and on over west of Novinger along 149 South my brothers house and a neighbors were destroyed.

luv
05-13-2009, 08:19 PM
That's up by where my mom grew up in Jacksonville. Hope all are well.

Frazod
05-13-2009, 08:20 PM
My best friend just talked to his folks, they are OK but apparently the north end of town has a shitload of damage.

thebrad84
05-13-2009, 08:34 PM
http://www.nbcactionnews.com/content/weathernews/story/Tornado-Kills-1-in-Kirksville/vVndGCUd70ScowIekXSaGw.cspx

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A tornado ripped through Kirksville, Mo. Wednesday night, killing at least one person and injured several others.

Kirksville emergency officials say the twister destroyed or damaged at least a dozen homes in the northeastern part of the city.

An auto dealership also suffered significant damage.

Crews also worked to contain a leaking gas tank Wednesday night.

Emergency officials were asking residents to stay clear of all highways, especially U.S. Highway 63 so emergency crews can get in and out of the city.

An emergency operations center has been activated.

According to the Associated Press, several people were trapped in their basements.

A helicopter was scouring the area, looking for any of the victims who may be trapped under debris.

A tornado watch remains in effect in Kirksville until 10 p.m.

Stay with nbcactionnews.com and NBC Action News 10 p.m. for complete coverage.

Iowanian
05-13-2009, 08:37 PM
sec is in the brashear-Memphis area I think.

FAX
05-13-2009, 08:38 PM
I know it's probably somewhere near Spock City and Bonestown, but just where exactly is Kirksville, Mr. frazod?

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FAX
05-13-2009, 08:39 PM
sec is in the brashear-Memphis area I think.

I didn't think Mr. seclark lived in or near Memphis, Mr. Iowanian.

EDIT: Oh, crap. You meant Memphis, Missouri. My bad. Damn, I'm having trouble following you today, Mr. Iowanian.

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Frazod
05-13-2009, 08:39 PM
http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=299569

City of Kirksville Press Release
(Kirksville, MO) -- The E911 Dispatch Center has received reports of four tornados that touched down in Adair County this evening. Two of these cells were located near Novinger and were reported at approximately 5:48 pm. An additional tornado was reported in Kirksville at approximately 6:00 pm. The Fourth tornado was reported in the Troy Mills area.

The tornado in Kirksville touched down in the general area of Industrial Road and continued through Jim Robertson’s and to the general area of Bobwhite Drive. There have been numerous reports of substantial damage in the immediate area of this storm path. At this time, The City of Kirksville has not received any reports of fatalities and an few reports of minor injuries associated with this storm.

The Local Emergency Planning Commission activated the Emergency Operation Center at approximately 6:15 pm. All emergency personnel that have been called into service should report to the Department of Public Safety at Truman State University, Franklin Street.

Highway 63/Baltimore has been closed from the intersection of Baltimore and Highway 6 West to Highway T. The public is advised to stay clear of the area. There are power lines down and emergency personnel are on-site.
If you need emergency assistance, please call 911. Citizens may also call 660-627-1237 or 660-627-6934 to report damage.

Iowanian
05-13-2009, 08:40 PM
Missouri-Iowa boarder about 2/3 way across the states east side.

Frazod
05-13-2009, 08:41 PM
I know it's probably somewhere near Spock City and Bonestown, but just where exactly is Kirksville, Mr. frazod?

FAX

90 miles north of Columbia, 60 miles south of Ottumwa, 70 miles west of Quincy.

Bwana
05-13-2009, 08:41 PM
Damn! Not good at all.

FAX
05-13-2009, 08:43 PM
90 miles north of Columbia, 60 miles south of Ottumwa, 70 miles west of Quincy.

Northeast part of the State, then. Thanks.

Here's to hoping Mr. seclark checks in soon. With any luck, he took shelter in the lavatory with a tank full of 40 ouncers.

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DeezNutz
05-13-2009, 08:43 PM
I know it's probably somewhere near Spock City and Bonestown, but just where exactly is Kirksville, Mr. frazod?

FAX

I heard a rumor that some goofballs on one of the coasts invented this new-fangled thingy called Google. I haven't had the time to investigate it, but perhaps it could serve a purpose here?

Perhaps not, too? ;)

FAX
05-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Why google it when you can frazod it?

FAX

DeezNutz
05-13-2009, 08:53 PM
Why google it when you can frazod it?

FAX

And I thought Donger was the only Planeteer with a penchant for organ grinders.

I keed, Fraz.

Archie F. Swin
05-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Storm Reports from the Storm Prediction Center:

6:11pm 1 N KIRKSVILLE ADAIR, CO MO 4021 9258 SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND INJURIES REPORTED 1/2 MILE NORTH OF KIRKSVILLE. (EAX)

6:16pm 7 ENE KIRKSVILLE ADAIR, CO MO 4023 9246 DAMAGE REPORTED. (EAX)

6:18pm 1 N KIRKSVILLE ADAIR, CO MO 4021 9258 MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED IN NORTH KIRKSVILLE WITH HOMES DAMAGED AND CARS FLIPPED OVER. (EAX)

kc rush
05-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Wow. I always lived somewhat near the campus, even in the couple of years that I worked there after graduating. I hope everyone there is OK.

Gracie Dean
05-13-2009, 09:01 PM
I am praying that everyone is okay

Frazod
05-13-2009, 09:16 PM
They just showed some footage of the Kirksville damage on Weather Channel. It's pretty damned bad. :(

boogblaster
05-13-2009, 09:30 PM
looks like maybe some tornado activity is in store for us here in greenwood co . ks ... guess ill stay up and watch afew hours ... hope nobody in missouri gets hurt bad ...

OnTheWarpath58
05-13-2009, 09:35 PM
Shit.

Hope those of you in that neck of the woods are OK.

Marcellus
05-13-2009, 09:35 PM
We are under a tornado watch outside Joplin. Starting to look ugly.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-13-2009, 09:36 PM
Hope you all are well.

Redrum_69
05-13-2009, 09:38 PM
I just was able to log on here. SIrens had been going off here since 6:30 for around 90 minutes. Thankfully it went southeast of us and through Bourbon County near Fort Scott. The police scanner was picking up spotter info as they were chasing a tornado down near Uniontown and 54 highway a few hours ago.

shakesthecat
05-13-2009, 09:39 PM
Tis the season. Hope everyone is safe

FAX
05-13-2009, 09:59 PM
They just showed some footage of the Kirksville damage on Weather Channel. It's pretty damned bad. :(

You know what's amazing, Mr. frazod? Well, lots of things are ... but one thing? Can't guess? Well, here it is.

About a month ago, a massive tornado struck Murfreesboro (kind of a suburb-type city outside Nashville) and destroyed dozens upon dozens of homes and businesses. I mean, just absolutely demolished a large part of town. Houses blown away down to the foundation. Cars carried for thousands of feet and thrown into homes. Large trees uprooted and spun in the air to come smashing down through roofs. Your basic disaster of biblical proportions with fire and brimstone raining down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria.

And last I heard, there were only two deaths and some relatively minor injuries. The point being that, if you surveyed the destruction in the aftermath, you would have easily assumed that many, many dozens of persons would have died. It looked that bad. Tornadoes are very strange things.

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leviw
05-13-2009, 10:31 PM
You know what's amazing, Mr. frazod? Well, lots of things are ... but one thing? Can't guess? Well, here it is.

About a month ago, a massive tornado struck Murfreesboro (kind of a suburb-type city outside Nashville) and destroyed dozens upon dozens of homes and businesses. I mean, just absolutely demolished a large part of town. Houses blown away down to the foundation. Cars carried for thousands of feet and thrown into homes. Large trees uprooted and spun in the air to come smashing down through roofs. Your basic disaster of biblical proportions with fire and brimstone raining down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria.

And last I heard, there were only two deaths and some relatively minor injuries. The point being that, if you surveyed the destruction in the aftermath, you would have easily assumed that many, many dozens of persons would have died. It looked that bad. Tornadoes are very strange things.

FAX

Advanced warnings are amazing things.

luv
05-13-2009, 10:36 PM
Which way were they heading?

OnTheWarpath58
05-13-2009, 10:40 PM
Which way were they heading?

You might want to get to weather.com, or your local news.

SpringVegas is about to get hammered.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
My girlfriend is coming back from Texas with her family and they saw the tornado that touched down in Oklahoma City just about 15 minutes ago she said.

OnTheWarpath58
05-13-2009, 10:46 PM
My girlfriend is coming back from Texas with her family and they saw the tornado that touched down in Oklahoma City just about 15 minutes ago she said.

Damn.

By the looks of the radar, it's gonna be a rough night (at some point) for most of the state.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2rfejpi.jpg

FAX
05-13-2009, 11:19 PM
Advanced warnings are amazing things.

I should have mentioned this, Mr. leviw; the majority of the survivors interviewed after the storm said they had NO warning. Zero. Zip. El Nada. They didn't have their television on or whatever. Peeps were in the shower, the kitchen or the bedroom, or wherever and sought shelter in their basement (if they had one) or a closet (if they didn't) when they heard the wind begin howling like a freight train.

They interviewed one guy who was sucked out of the living room window of his home, blasted across the street, and into the back yard of his neighbor's house. He was kinda shaken up, but assuming he always had a stutter and one rambling eyeball, otherwise okay.

FAX

Baconeater
05-14-2009, 12:46 AM
You know what's amazing, Mr. frazod? Well, lots of things are ... but one thing? Can't guess? Well, here it is.

About a month ago, a massive tornado struck Murfreesboro (kind of a suburb-type city outside Nashville) and destroyed dozens upon dozens of homes and businesses. I mean, just absolutely demolished a large part of town. Houses blown away down to the foundation. Cars carried for thousands of feet and thrown into homes. Large trees uprooted and spun in the air to come smashing down through roofs. Your basic disaster of biblical proportions with fire and brimstone raining down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria.

And last I heard, there were only two deaths and some relatively minor injuries. The point being that, if you surveyed the destruction in the aftermath, you would have easily assumed that many, many dozens of persons would have died. It looked that bad. Tornadoes are very strange things.

FAX
On May 6, 1975, an F4 tornado tore through the center of Omaha, doing 1.1 billion dollars in damage (that's 1975 dollars mind you, when adjusted for inflation it is still the second most costly storm in U.S. history) and only 3 people were killed. It passed 1/2 mile away from where I was living at the time, and I had no idea what was happening.

There's a website dedicated to it if you have time to waste and are interested:

http://www.omaha5675.org/

LocoChiefsFan
05-14-2009, 03:36 AM
When the alarms were going off, like a dumb ass I had to go out side and see if I could see anything. I couldn't see anything, but I could hear it. Destroyed quite a bit juts a mile away from my house. They say it was a half a mile wide. Crazy, there have been so many tornado warnings thtat turned out to be nothing, I almost didn't take it seriously. Jim Robertson Chevorolet was flattened as well as several houses in the high end Lakeside Estates. Novinger was hit also.

kc rush
05-14-2009, 08:05 AM
When the alarms were going off, like a dumb ass I had to go out side and see if I could see anything. I couldn't see anything, but I could hear it. Destroyed quite a bit juts a mile away from my house. They say it was a half a mile wide. Crazy, there have been so many tornado warnings thtat turned out to be nothing, I almost didn't take it seriously. Jim Robertson Chevorolet was flattened as well as several houses in the high end Lakeside Estates. Novinger was hit also.

Glad you are OK. So was all of the damage north of 6?

seclark
05-14-2009, 08:53 AM
yeah, i'm ok...we live 5mi south of kv by the airport. supposedly one touched down around troy mills and another around millard(small towns).

the one north of kv was the kicker. my kids live 1/2 mile from there.

it's a freaking mess at work...running generators all over last night where power was out at our cabinets in the field. starting to get thing back up this morning.

could have been a lot worse, i guess.
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seclark
05-14-2009, 08:54 AM
anybody heard from extreme chief? i think all this crap started in his area.
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Frazod
05-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Glad you guys are OK. :thumb:

luv
05-14-2009, 09:08 AM
Damn.

By the looks of the radar, it's gonna be a rough night (at some point) for most of the state.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2rfejpi.jpg

We just ended up with a few storms in Springfield last night. Supposed to have more come through on Friday. Our big tornado day was last Friday morning. We had a few touch down. In this area, Fair Grove got hit the worst. They had a roof come off of a school with kids inside. Only one ended up being injured. We were out of power at work for about 3.5 hours, but nothing major.

Iowanian
05-14-2009, 09:09 AM
Glad your tribe is alright, but I was getting ready to lay claim to your hunting stuff, you know, out of respect.


Isn't smitty in that area too? There are a handful I know if with KVille ties, but I'm not sure how many live there.

seclark
05-14-2009, 09:12 AM
Isn't smitty in that area too? There are a handful I know if with KVille ties, but I'm not sure how many live there.

i guess i should volunteer to take off work and run over to the bar. goodwill gesture and whatnot.
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dtebbe
05-14-2009, 09:20 AM
On the bright side, the Chevy dealer finally "moved" some cars...

Seriously, I'm glad everyone is Ok.

DT

seclark
05-14-2009, 09:24 AM
On the bright side, the Chevy dealer finally "moved" some cars...

Seriously, I'm glad everyone is Ok.

DT

:clap:
in other bad news, the daughter-in-law just called and said all the scattered pieces for the pos swing set i've been working on for the last 2 weekends appear to still be in their back yard. she said they'd see me again sunday.
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OnTheWarpath58
05-14-2009, 09:24 AM
On the bright side, the Chevy dealer finally "moved" some cars...

Seriously, I'm glad everyone is Ok.

DT

:clap:
in other bad news, the daughter-in-law just called and said all the scattered pieces for the pos swing set i've been working on for the last 2 weekends appear to still be in their back yard. she said they'd see me again sunday.
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ROFL

wilas101
05-14-2009, 09:28 AM
:clap:
in other bad news, the daughter-in-law just called and said all the scattered pieces for the pos swing set i've been working on for the last 2 weekends appear to still be in their back yard. she said they'd see me again sunday.
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hrm....



I was going to tell you to let me know if you need help with anything since I'm not that far from you but I believe I'm busy sunday. :p

Frazod
05-14-2009, 09:31 AM
On the bright side, the Chevy dealer finally "moved" some cars...

Seriously, I'm glad everyone is Ok.

DT

I'm sure insurance will pay better than their customers lately.

That dealership has been there as long as I can remember. I hope they reopen, but assuming business was bad anyway, this might be the last straw.

seclark
05-14-2009, 09:33 AM
hrm....



I was going to tell you to let me know if you need help with anything since I'm not that far from you but I believe I'm busy sunday. :p

wanna hear the real kick in the beans? i bought 2 of them. one for the grandkids in kv, and one for the grandaughter in okc. i'm still on the first one.

this is killing me.
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wilas101
05-14-2009, 09:37 AM
wanna hear the real kick in the beans? i bought 2 of them. one for the grandkids in kv, and one for the grandaughter in okc. i'm still on the first one.

this is killing me.
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lol well, at least you have a trip to OKC to look forward to.

leviw
05-14-2009, 09:49 AM
I should have mentioned this, Mr. leviw; the majority of the survivors interviewed after the storm said they had NO warning. Zero. Zip. El Nada. They didn't have their television on or whatever. Peeps were in the shower, the kitchen or the bedroom, or wherever and sought shelter in their basement (if they had one) or a closet (if they didn't) when they heard the wind begin howling like a freight train.

They interviewed one guy who was sucked out of the living room window of his home, blasted across the street, and into the back yard of his neighbor's house. He was kinda shaken up, but assuming he always had a stutter and one rambling eyeball, otherwise okay.

FAX

That is amazing then.

You look at the monster that hit Greensburg in 2007 and realize what might have happened had that town not had a warning in place 26 minutes before it hit.

http://talesfromanopenbook.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/800px-greensburg_kansas_tornado.jpg

If I remember, 11 people died — and that's 11 too many — but also incredible it was only 11 considering that there might not be one structure completely intact in this photo, and the tornado struck well after 9 p.m., so you have to figure nearly everyone was home.

Iowanian
05-14-2009, 10:00 AM
DAMN KATIE HORNER FOR INTERUPTING MY WHEEL OF FORTUNE RIGHT BEFORE BETTY SOLVED THE PUZZLE!!!!

sparkky
05-14-2009, 10:49 AM
wishing the best for all affected.
sure seems like Mo. has taken a 'nader beating so far this year.
pretty lucky there haven't been any more deaths and injuries than there have been.

LocoChiefsFan
05-14-2009, 04:35 PM
Glad you are OK. So was all of the damage north of 6?

I just got off work and hwy 6 is still closed. In KV all the Damage was north of 6. On a sad note, my friend Gustavo and his new fiance were killed. Anyone who was a regular customer in the Bank of Kirksville Walmart branch would know Gus. One of the nicest guys you would ever meet. I am so pissed off that baby rapers and other pieces of shit get to live while such a great person like Gus are taken from us. Here's an excerpt from an article I read on the net.
A couple living in a modular home died when their home “just exploded” from the force of the wind, said Adair County coroner Brian Noe. Gustavo Ochoa, a 47-year-old Bank of Kirksville vice president, and Alisha Brune, 29, were newly engaged and had bought the home just two weeks ago, Noe said.

Frazod
05-14-2009, 04:42 PM
One of my friends knew him. Said he was great guy. RIP :(

CaliforniaChief
05-14-2009, 04:46 PM
That is so sad. My prayers are with everyone in that area and especially those who knew people who were killed/injured.

FAX
05-14-2009, 04:49 PM
I just got off work and hwy 6 is still closed. In KV all the Damage was north of 6. On a sad note, my friend Gustavo and his new fiance were killed. Anyone who was a regular customer in the Bank of Kirksville Walmart branch would know Gus. One of the nicest guys you would ever meet. I am so pissed off that baby rapers and other pieces of shit get to live while such a great person like Gus are taken from us. Here's an excerpt from an article I read on the net.

Very sorry to hear this, Mr. LocoChiefsFan. It doesn't make a lot of sense, does it?

My condolences.

FAX

crispystl420
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Northeast part of the State, then. Thanks.

Here's to hoping Mr. seclark checks in soon. With any luck, he took shelter in the lavatory with a tank full of 40 ouncers.

FAX

He has traveled the world, he speaks a dozen languages, with any luck he's found the grail already.

LocoChiefsFan
05-14-2009, 09:20 PM
if anyone was interested, here is a link to some pictures of the damage from yesterday.
http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/news/x342398818/Photos-from-Wednesdays-Tornadoes?popular=true

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 10:52 AM
Damn.

By the looks of the radar, it's gonna be a rough night (at some point) for most of the state.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2rfejpi.jpg

i just showed this to scarecrow(woman i work with and she asks " are there more storms on the way" i told her 'yes they are right on top of us' ....'oh NO!' she says then 'blah blah blah.

Stupid bizatch.

kc rush
05-15-2009, 11:21 AM
if anyone was interested, here is a link to some pictures of the damage from yesterday.
http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/news/x342398818/Photos-from-Wednesdays-Tornadoes?popular=true

Thanks for the link Loco, and sorry to hear about your friend. I've been away from Kirksville for 13-14 years now, but know of some of the areas affected.

Good luck to you and everyone in that area.

kepp
05-15-2009, 12:37 PM
May be a RP...didn't check.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3a4_1242319398

Phobia
05-15-2009, 12:47 PM
anybody heard from extreme chief? i think all this crap started in his area.
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Yes. He's fine.

fercy
05-16-2009, 09:28 PM
Dear Brother Gus:

it's difficult to beleive that your gone, I feels like my world has no more color and i can;t breathe, I feel like the time is just standing still and not moving, I feel as though a part of me is gone and it hurts so badly…. I miss you deeply with all my heart.

Gus and Alisha will be forever in our hearts, always in our thoughts. I will prayer for You're both, Miss you.
My Dear brother, You were so kind and gentle, Someone proud to know, So many people loved you, Brother, I love you so much.
Goodbye, my dear, rest in peace.
From me and all the family.
Your Loving sister… Maria fernanda…
I will never forget you. Love you forever and ever and ever and ever!!!

“This is a horrific tragedy and my thoughts , prayers and condolences go out to ALISHA'S and Joyce'S families

Dartgod
05-16-2009, 09:43 PM
Dear Brother Gus:

it's difficult to beleive that your gone, I feels like my world has no more color and i can;t breathe, I feel like the time is just standing still and not moving, I feel as though a part of me is gone and it hurts so badly…. I miss you deeply with all my heart.

Gus and Alisha will be forever in our hearts, always in our thoughts. I will prayer for You're both, Miss you.
My Dear brother, You were so kind and gentle, Someone proud to know, So many people loved you, Brother, I love you so much.
Goodbye, my dear, rest in peace.
From me and all the family.
Your Loving sister… Maria fernanda…
I will never forget you. Love you forever and ever and ever and ever!!!

“This is a horrific tragedy and my thoughts , prayers and condolences go out to ALISHA'S and Joyce'S families
Is this really your brother? Welcome to ChiefsPlanet and my condolences on your loss.