Memphis Tornado - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis,TN Originally from MA
Posts: 571
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
roadtech195 is on a distinguished road
Default Memphis Tornado

Last night the Memphis area was hit by 6 tornadoes over a 5 hour period of time. North Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas got hit the worst. On my way to work, I entered a section of the city that was pitch black and a few cop cars had some side streets blocked off. I kept going down the street and turned onto the road my work is on. When I got there, I noticed 3 of the receiving bays where blown away and a mountain of boxes and pallets where thrown around. My friend Carl shows up 10 minutes later and we walk inside together and it looked like 100 pallets of freight exploded inside. I joked and said it looked like one hell of a party and Carl said lets go look out back. 7 more bays where blown in,a dozen trailers thrown around like a giant 3 year old was playing with them and the National guard plus every news crew in the area was there. Turns out 3 people got killed in my building last night when the roof gave way and lucky for me I got switched from nights to days last week. anyhow, I have some pics and the last one is the best.
Name:  1.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  21.7 KB
Name:  Memphistornadomess2608.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  25.7 KB
Name:  Multimed.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  20.5 KB
Name:  Multimed3.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  20.4 KB
Name:  Multimed4.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  13.7 KB
Name:  Multimed5.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  17.6 KB
Name:  Multimed6.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  22.2 KB
Name:  Multimed7.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  15.5 KB
Name:  Multimed8.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  17.1 KB
Name:  Multimed10.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  21.2 KB
Name:  Multimed11.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  23.0 KB

My company'* security car is this 98 SE in mint condition
Name:  Multimed12.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  23.4 KB
My boss drives a 99 SE Green w/ gold laces, sorry no pics of that.
roadtech195 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Genoa, Illinois
Posts: 4,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Allmachtige is on a distinguished road
Default

Yikes. Makes me think twice about moving a state or 2 south to get away from the snow.
Allmachtige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
93-SSE is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah I heard about the tornados on the news and I wondered if anyone here was effected...

Wowie, them things are some powerful beasts.

Lucky you got the day shift a week before
93-SSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stwagner is on a distinguished road
Default

I guess I always thought tornadoes were kinda cool but I'm a little bit redneck and go outside to look in a tornado warning. Thats what happens when you live around them all the time.
stwagner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Right in front of you
Posts: 7,965
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSE14U24ME is on a distinguished road
Default

We had sirens going off all night. It was a mess. We were fortunate that the majority went around us. I talked to a guy this morning that had baseball size hail

I don't regret living in the South because every area has some form of mass destruction.
SSE14U24ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 05:03 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: sterling heights michigan
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BUBBA is on a distinguished road
Default

really bad stuff there. last i heard the death toll was 52 people in 2 states. :(
BUBBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Buffalo,Florida,Tennessee
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
97BonneSSEi40th is on a distinguished road
Default

I was to scared to sleep! Glad it'* over.
97BonneSSEi40th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 11:44 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North of Buffalo, NY *** NEBF '05, '06, '07 *** ***ONBF & NYBF 06; 07*** ***WCBF 06***
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
singscountry1967 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank Goodness y'all are okay. When I heard about them I immediately tried to remember all of your screennames who live down there...thanks for checking in. Those pics are really amazing...gosh... I'll just keep shoveling up here and not complain about the ice.
singscountry1967 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 12:01 AM   #9
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad your OK Lee, that'* some serious damage.
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 07:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Memphis,TN Originally from MA
Posts: 571
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
roadtech195 is on a distinguished road
Default

I was told it will take about 2 weeks to clean up and almost a month to restore power to the area. The sub station was behind the building I work at. and it disappeared into thin air. Up until Wednesday, I thought twisters where cool and now I know first hand the destruction and pain they bring.
roadtech195 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Memphis 88on24s Introductions for new members 10 03-03-2011 09:12 AM
Fairly New from Memphis - and a Question 93RedSled-SSE Introductions for new members 10 03-03-2008 12:13 AM
Hot one today in Memphis roadtech195 Lounge 1 08-15-2007 12:26 AM
Panhandling in Memphis!! vital49 Lounge 2 10-20-2004 11:01 AM
Memphis Subs big_boss2010 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 04-28-2004 10:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.