The difference between these horrible tornadoes and our hurricanes is that tornadoes are more a "pointed-end-of-a-stick" whereas hurricanes create a wide swath of destruction. However, tornadoes can spin up over 300 mph, which makes hiding in your bathtub seem rather meaningless, despite people doing it.I have friends living in Tuscaloosa, AL where some of the most destructive forces hit and they say that while one house may be destroyed, 100 yards away, nothing happened. Problem is that houses up there are build out of wood framing, not designed to withstand high winds, so a tornado hitting one is like a mallet hitting a lego village.
"Problem is that houses up there are build out of wood framing, not designed to withstand high winds, so a tornado hitting one is like a mallet hitting a lego village." EXACTLY. If the houses in South Dade were all built of wood there would have been thousands killed instead of a handful. In no way whatsoever was Andrew a piker. The destruction went on for miles and miles and miles -- not a few-blocks long swatch here and there.
The question nobody is asking is, WHY have these storms been so numerous and violent? And the answer is clear to those who would see: It's God's wrath for our sins against His commandments, clearly enumerated in the Bible, prohibiting homosexuality, abortions, socialized medicine, phony birth certificates, and electing Muslim Negroes to high office.Admittedly it's a bit odd that He chose to express his anger at people in the south and midwest who generally don't do any of the above, but God works in mysterious ways and who are we to question His wisdom?Pray, Repent, and send me checks.
Praise the Lord! Let me get my checkbook so I can buy my way into Heaven.
@ the first two callers: I saw a guy on the news this morning saying his house was made of brick and it made no difference. and lol at "Pat"
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