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xllent01
17th April 2011, 18:04
WOW!! all I can say is what a night...



I was at the power plant last night for a scheduled work night when a tornado made a direct hit within a couple hundred feet from the work area about 7 pm sending workers headed for cover, closest I've ever been to a tornado..


No words can describe that freight train sound of an F2 tornado..:frownthre


all in all the tornado took out the electrical switch yard, damaging buildings, over turning trucks, overturning 30 ft work site trailers..damaging many vechicles in the back parking lot from flying debris by knocking out windows, my windows are ok, the paint on the passengers side is peppered with dings from flying rocks or debri..

also damaged my truck by ripping off the fiberglass tonneau cover and sent it flying about a footballs field length into the air over the parking lot and hitting under a semi trailer thus destroying the cover from the impact..pretty much in two pieces right now, it's a total loss...(post pics later)

Will be in contact with my insurance company about the comprehensive loss since it's only a hundred dollar deductable to get the painted fiberglass cover replaced and see what they say about the paint damage too..


Glad I'm ok..the wifes glad too..talked to her shortly after the aftermath...You'all be safe..What a night!!

http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/04/17/2994824/surry-power-station-shuts-down.html

dan morrison
17th April 2011, 22:19
dude i am glad you are ok, it really has been strange weather this spring.

BWP 5p
18th April 2011, 13:25
I was wondering how you made out!:geek:geek:shhhh

rockmanbm
18th April 2011, 14:25
I am about an hour from Pulaski Virginia....they had a huge tornado hit down there and I might go down as part of the relief effort. Glad you are ok.

beachbum23185
18th April 2011, 14:37
Seriously wild weather. I'm about 15 miles from the Surry plant. All I got was wind and a little lightning. Driving along I64 yesterday, I could see where a tornado cut acros the roadway and took out some trees. Glad your unhurt.

Flame__
18th April 2011, 14:59
Scary, dude! When I was a child living in Alabama, a tornado tore through our trailer park, to large trees on both side of our trailer stopped us from being carried off, as it lifted us up into the branches and released it's hold, dropping us back to mother earth. Glad you're okay, XLent one!

xllent01
18th April 2011, 20:41
Seriously wild weather. I'm about 15 miles from the Surry plant. All I got was wind and a little lightning. Driving along I64 yesterday, I could see where a tornado cut acros the roadway and took out some trees. Glad your unhurt.

Yeah Pretty scary stuff..I'm over here staying between Windsor and Isle of Wight and commuting to Surry Plant everyday..The plant took a direct hit starting off Hog Island road running thru the switch yard and over to the maintinance shops..


My cousin lives in gloucester va and she took a hit by a tree falling onto her horse barn..shes ok too..Thank goodness for that..


my truck lid is a total loss..just talked to the insurance adjuster, need to send them pics of the destroyed lid and paint damage to the truck from the swirling gravel in the parking lot..the adjuster won't travel to VA, and they will only pay $1000 dollar's for add ons with a $100 dollar deduct...the rightside paint work will have to be dealt with once I get home sometime in June with the open claim..:(


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/truck%20pics/DSC01992.jpg


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/truck%20pics/DSC01994.jpg


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/truck%20pics/DSC01995.jpg




What it used to look like...:):D:rolleyes: :doh


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/truck%20pics/DSC00855.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/xllent01/truck%20pics/DSC00767.jpg

konel1
18th April 2011, 21:13
Glad to hear you made out with just some property damage.Just north of me in Al/Ms the small towns didn't make out so lucky several people were killed and the towns were wiped out.Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.