Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"A woman flew through a tornado in a bathtub and survived"

The National Weather Service forecast office in Shreveport, La., filed a storm report Monday night that is a simply jaw-dropping. It describes an 800-yard-wide tornado packing winds of 130 mph that tore off the roof of a storage building on Saturday and tossed a party barge 200 yards into a grove of trees. But here is the unbelievable part:

A woman inside took shelter in a bathtub and the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and deposited it in the woods with the woman still in the tub but the woman was not injured.

Jason Hansford, a senior meteorologist who conducted the storm survey, said he spoke to the woman after the incident.

“She heard the tornado warning come out and she took cover in the tub in her bathroom,” he said. “The only thing she remembers is that the tornado came in from the southwest across her home. At that point the whole backside of her house was sheared off. Her bath tub was ripped out of her bathroom and she ended up still in her tub in some woods near her home.”

Via Drudge: Link


9 comments:

MamaM said...

That's happened to me. Different version, but the same outcome. I survived. It may also be what's happening to our country, as those who were accustomed to comfort and their way of doing things don't yet know they can survive or work through conflict and desolation to find hope and connection are being invited to do so. They're in the process of finding out they're not in Kansas anymore, with the greater awareness yet to come being the Kansas they accused others of living in was right next door to the place they were inhabiting while acting as though it was a different and loftier place to reside.

Although I didn't make many comments on Trump, and am not besotted with him or blind to his human and ego limitations, I said two things early on, before he was elected that have proven true:

1. He has vitality. And vitality is a dynamic, connective and inviting force.

2. He'll build a wall.

Rabel said...

How the tornado got into my bathtub I'll never know. She said.

Lem said...

I feel sorry for whoever has to testify after her next Sunday morning đŸ˜‰

edutcher said...

Who said bathtubs weren't aerodynamic?

MamaM said...

That's happened to me. Different version, but the same outcome. I survived. It may also be what's happening to our country, as those who were accustomed to comfort and their way of doing things don't yet know they can survive or work through conflict and desolation to find hope and connection are being invited to do so. They're in the process of finding out they're not in Kansas anymore

The guy who couldn't figure "What's The Matter With Kansas" and the rest of his crowd are going to find out the peasants can take care of themselves.

edutcher said...

PS Mama, you may be righter than you know about Trump.

He just froze Darky Jezus' 221M gift to the Palesinians.

Dad Bones said...

I wonder how much of that experience she's blanking out. Could be interesting if she remembers more of it later.

AllenS said...

She must have a good powerful grip.

XRay said...

Improbable, though not impossible, so I'll withhold comment until more facts, if any, arise.

Leland said...

She at least had more legroom than had she decided to fly United.