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Had another tornado!!!

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:30 pm

I know I’ve posted pictures of this barn, but I can’t seem to find them in my phone. It’d be hard to prove that a barn ever stood here, by looking at this picture. Believe or not a 36’ x 48’ weaning/livestock shed was standing here until about 7:00 this morning.

I took a big hit from a tornado in 2006, and lost everything. Another one came through in about 2015 and got a barn and did about 50k in damage to the house.

Same as the previous two times, I’ more thankful that nobody was injured than I am worried about a little property damage. Ive pretty well decided to not build this barn back. My own fault, but I was pretty under insured on the thing, and it just doesn’t seem practical to build it back. It only sees use about 3 months out of the year, and thankfully there was nothing in it at the time of the storm.

I might salvage some scrap, and build a roof over my squeeze chute. The tin doesn’t look very salvageable though.

Anyway, everybody is alright. Nobody was hurt, and the cattle and horses are fine. The only asset any of us have is our family. Everything else is of no consequence.

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:38 pm

I guess tornados follow a different rule book than lightening.

Glad you’re okay.
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:42 pm

We were 70 degrees here with tornados and straight line winds ..good bit of damage...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:49 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:42 pm
We were 70 degrees here with tornados and straight line winds ..good bit of damage...
Damage on your place? Still wads of people here without power. I actually never lost power to the house, but I did to my shop and barns.
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:38 pm
I guess tornados follow a different rule book than lightening.

Glad you’re okay.
Typed a big response that disappeared. I’ve had 3 more cross the back of my place in the last 10 years. The nws swears to me that one geographic location is not more likely than all others. I don’t see how that’s possible. I’ve had 6 hit 300 acres in 12 years. Been plenty hit around me. The guy across the road, sold out and left. He said he just couldn’t keep doing it. I kinda know how he feels.
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by jltrent » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm

They just had on the road close my house a tornado showing up on the local weather I am watching, but so far I have not seen anything. Hopefully it does not make it to the ground...Glad nobody was hurt Bigfoot....

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:49 pm
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:42 pm
We were 70 degrees here with tornados and straight line winds ..good bit of damage...
Damage on your place? Still wads of people here without power. I actually never lost power to the house, but I did to my shop and barns.
No ..thank God..but just a stones throw to the east, and south of us ..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:16 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:38 pm
I guess tornados follow a different rule book than lightening.

Glad you’re okay.
The guy across the road, sold out and left. He said he just couldn’t keep doing it. I kinda know how he feels.
Well moving want help but temporary.. we use to be in the bulls eye..but now the paths have shifted more across Sand mountain..if you live in the south,tornados can, "will""happen year round,and any where..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by TN Cattle Man » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:39 pm

Glad you are OK Bigfoot!! We had some scares here as well... straight line winds can cause some damage!
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by greybeard » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:50 pm

The nws swears to me that one geographic location is not more likely than all others. I don’t see how that’s possible
The traditional Tx/Ok/Kansas tornado alley has somewhat shifted to the East.
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by farmerjan » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:41 am

Sorry for the loss of the barn, but as you said, no one was hurt and that is what counts in the end. You've had some rough times in the last couple of years. We got some strong wind gusts, thunder and lightning, and some real hard rain for a little bit but it had mostly worn its self out before it got here except for the rain. Other parts of Va got more rain. Might get some more rain before it completely leaves us. But a couple of days of sun, and then more rain for several days and temps in the 30'50's....

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by wbvs58 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:12 am

Well that's a bummer Bigfoot but glad you all are OK.

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by alisonb » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 am

I can't imagine what it must be like being hit by a tornado. So glad you, your family and animals were unharmed. And now the big clean up...I wonder how much time we spend cleaning up after storms, time we could have spent in so many other ways.

All the best there.
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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:13 am

So glad no injuries or fatalities! And that includes the livestock. I feel your pain, having been hit twice.

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Re: Had another tornado!!!

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:15 am

alisonb wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 am
I can't imagine what it must be like being hit by a tornado. So glad you, your family and animals were unharmed. And now the big clean up...I wonder how much time we spend cleaning up after storms, time we could have spent in so many other ways.

All the best there.
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