13 February, 2008

The Pearl Tornado of 2008

Yesterday was an interesting day for the city of Pearl, Mississippi... For the last fifteen years I have said that Pearl will never be hit by a Tornado, it has not happened in recorded history… so it is unlikely to happen.

Well yesterday I was not feeling well… so I was in bed listening to the rain and thunder… Suddenly the wind changed and came in a lot harder, it really sounded like someone was hitting my window, right above my head… so I got up and looked out, I could see nothing and it looked like things were flying through the air… and then there was the siren, and the power outage. I got up and went out in the back yard... I could see nothing, but rain and so I came into the office where my room-mates dad was, and told him that I didn’t think we were safe… he agreed… at about that time there was a loud noise. (A stack blew off the roof).

After it was all over, turns out that a F1 Tornado Touched down and went through the city and caused some minor damage, no one was injured… but there was an eye witness that said that the funnel did in fact go over my house… So we had a Tornado in Pearl…

This is St Jude Street, just a few blocks from my house… It was completely blocked, noticed the trees snapped halfway up, a tale-tale sign of a Tornado.

Another Home on the corner of St. Jude and Barrow.

This SUV was on the corner of S. Bierdeman and Pine Circle, it was for sale, the tree only really luckily crushed the windshield… hope they had not canceled the insurance.

This home is on the corner of Barrow and Louise Drive… It is always sad to see bad things happen… I hope everyone was ok.

The approximate path of the storm is in blue, based on what I was able to get from Media reports and damage. The map used is a Google Map!

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