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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Tornado sirens

The tornado sirens are sounding right now. Have been for a few minutes. My daughter heard on the TV that a tornado touched down in Jacksonville a little bit ago. Standing by.

UPDATED 8:06 P.M: We're getting a scrolling *** TORNADO WARNING *** thing across the top of the TV screen. I've never seen this before.

UPDATED 8:08 P.M: Sirens still sounding.

UPDATED 8:11 P.M.: Lights just flickered. Thunder. Lightning. According to Allie, Tornado is four miles from Franklin. I don't even know where Franklin is. Except probably it's in Morgan County, which is the county immediately to the west of here.

UPDATED 8:13 P.M.: Lightning hitting the ground about two miles due west of my house. Unconfirmed touch down at Knights Action Park (about two miles west and another two miles south of my house).

UPDATED 8:14 P.M.: Lighting getting too close. I think I've just been advised to shut down the computer.

UPDATED 8:16 P.M.: Storm has moved out of Morgan County and is now entirely in Sangamon. Sirens still going.

UPDATED 8:18 P.M.: "It's so fucking still outside it's not even funny." -- Allie.

UPDATED 8:19 PL.M.: When I was a kid and the sirens would go off, we all went down into the basement. These days, pretty much everyone goes out on their porches. This is not a good thing.

UPDATED 8:23 P.M.: Sirens still going. Lights flickering. Rolling thunder directly overhead. We rarely get rolling thunder around here. Usually, it's a sharp crack.

Posted by Marie at March 12, 2006 8:03 PM


Tornados are one thing I do not miss.!

Posted by: Don Ray at March 13, 2006 6:06 AM

Made the New Orleans news. Hope you're OK.

Posted by: Rob at March 13, 2006 8:30 AM

Marie, I am very impressed... live blogging a tornado. Hope all is well. When I lived in St. Louis, I was out running one night when the tornado sirens went off. There was some thunder and lightning but not much so I kept going. Next day I found out a tornado touched down about 1/2 mile from where I was running.

Posted by: Kem White at March 13, 2006 11:13 AM

Hope your ok. I went in to work at 10:30 to try to get our servers back on line. Saw some of the damage first hand. My work just got power restored only a couple hours ago, so you may not read this if you are without power. I am also worried about JP. I heard Jerome was hit hard.

Posted by: Randy at March 13, 2006 1:54 PM

Trying to get a Flickr pool started of photos of storm damage from Springfield. Please visit here for information.

Posted by: Poor Michael at March 13, 2006 2:32 PM

I have ben learning about many totnados from this
sight.I hope you have a safe April and summer!

Posted by: Emily at April 22, 2006 2:19 PM