Texas Gardening forum: EveryOne OK ??

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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
May 16, 2013 8:23 AM CST
I just saw that Texas had Tornado's last night Sad
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 16, 2013 8:51 AM CST
Yes, six people confirmed dead so far, seven still missing. They formed so FAST! Crying
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 16, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Thankfully just heavy rain and some gusty winds here. I agree Debra, I just happened to look on NOAA's website and saw all of the tornado warnings.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 16, 2013 11:32 AM CST
I view the evening news via computer, which broadcasts continuous weather information in these situations. Seemed like no sooner did one of the meteorologists say there is new rotation that the tornado was already on the ground. Those poor people in Granbury. They just didn't have a chance.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 16, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Its so terrible. I hope the missing people are ok?
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 16, 2013 12:56 PM CST
TexasPlumeria87 said:Its so terrible. I hope the missing people are ok?


I agree Crying
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
May 17, 2013 12:55 PM CST
I think I saw a story that said the missing were accounted for, but I could be wrong! Still six dead, last I heard, but many injured and homeless. How awful, no time to get to a safe shelter...you never know. Second major disaster in Texas and it's only May. Lot of people needing help on both of them! I was going to make another donation to the town of West this month, might have to split that up!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 17, 2013 1:08 PM CST
Linda, did you hear that the people of West are sending help to Granbury and Cleburne? For all its faults, Texas is a mighty fine place to be. Lovey dubby
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 17, 2013 3:23 PM CST
I'm glad the missing were accounted for. Its terrible. The one in Cleburne was rated an EF 3, and I think the one in Granbury was rated an EF4 but those are still early reports. Sad
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 17, 2013 9:19 PM CST
It just makes sense that some from West would want to help! It's amazing how many people survived by taking shelter in bathtubs and closets...even when part or all of the rest of the house was gone, most got out pretty much unharmed! I grew up with my father repeating his own tornado story of 1923, so all tornados I hear about make me really sad.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 18, 2013 7:26 AM CST
When I moved to Texas, my neighbor's good advice was to wear shoes when hiding out in the closet/tub. Terrible devastation.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 18, 2013 11:53 AM CST
She or he probably should have mentioned ID and cash/credit card, but yeah, shoes are a good idea!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 18, 2013 12:01 PM CST
...and a bike helmet or construction hard hat.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 18, 2013 9:13 PM CST
And a good supply of chocolate.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
May 19, 2013 7:40 AM CST
Thumbs up
I remember one year hiding in the closet with my dogs and I had grabbed a pillow from the sofa. It turned out the cat had peed on it. YUCK! Bike helmet is a better idea.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 19, 2013 7:57 AM CST
Chocolate always helps, yes. Smiling
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Name: Sandi
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May 21, 2013 8:30 AM CST

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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 21, 2013 10:43 AM CST
So sad to see all the damage and casualties Sad Take care everyone..and do brace for more... Group hug

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