I'm GLAD I missed 20-20 last night.

I'm GLAD I missed 20-20 last night.

This is a discussion on I'm GLAD I missed 20-20 last night. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; i planned on watching the John Stossel report last night but got aggravated because the local ABC affiliate was only broadcasting severe weather reports. Matter-of-fact, ...

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    I'm GLAD I missed 20-20 last night.

    i planned on watching the John Stossel report last night but got aggravated because the local ABC affiliate was only broadcasting severe weather reports. Matter-of-fact, all the local stations had the same weather reports on. Didn't matter to me, the storms were over an hour away from me and I really didn't care. Ended up watching a re-run of "Critical Hour" on the Health Channel.

    Shortly after I gave up and went to bed, a category five tornado hit the town of Greensburg Ks, home to 1400 souls. 90% of the town was destroyed, 9 people dead and nearly 80 injured.
    Those "aggravating" weather reports no doubt saved countless lives.

    God bless the people of Greensburg, they've got a lot of work ahead of them.

    details here:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,270153,00.html
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    I have been seeing some images on weather channel today and my heart goes out to all affected. The destruction is so near total.

    All today tho - more warnings and it ain't over yet ... the whole system complex with rotation intrinsic seems to be stuck.

    I think tornadoes scare the you-know-what outa me almost more than any other thing in nature's armory, tho hurricanes of course right up there.

    My thoughts are with all folks involved in such mayhem.

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    A close friend I served with in iraq lives in greensburg and I haven't heard from him since it happened. My stomach is in knots.

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    azchevy; The TV stations were running a number to call to check on missing people but they've stopped displaying it in the 'crawl'.
    I searched a couple of the local affiliates' websites but couldn't find it.
    You might go here to see if you can find any info or give the station a call:
    http://www.ksn.com/
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    It's sure scary to think that over 90% of a town can disappear in a matter of minutes like that. Thoughts and prayers go out to the poeple.
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    A large number of the people don't want to rebuild it.
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    He contacted me. In Amarillo. Safe but posessionless.

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    Photos of Greensburg

    This link was sent to me today with some photos of what's left of Greensburg. I've been there a few times. It's sad to see it blown away. I hope they can recover.
    http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/...tornadoaerials
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