A Close Call – Spring Tornadoes 2012

Posted April 16, 2012

We weathered another spring storm with tornadic tenancies. This one was close!

Saturday was deemed a likely day for tornadoes all across Kansas. I assumed they were over doing it, like the news media does lately. All day we had nothing but winds and clouds, until 9:30 p.m.

The weather guys predicted a tornado was churning up from Oklahoma and would hit Haysville at 10:25.

We hunkered down in the Basement, and around 10:25 the power went off!

We let it wind down after nothing more happened, and ventured outside, no damage!

Sunday we ventured out to 79th street, just 1/4 mile south, and found lots of tree and fence damage. The tornado didn’t really touch down, but did do some damage and then east of us, showed its full power. East of Broadway, it left a wake of damage, through a mobile home park (Always), and then to Spirit Aerospace(Formerly Boeing). It was classified an EF3.

Here are some pictures on 79th street and broadway.


Posted on April 16th, 2012 by Clayton

Posted in Local Events, Weather

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