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Tornado in my back yard
07-18-2005, 09:30 AM (This post was last modified: 07-18-2005 10:04 AM by Jeffery McElroy.)
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Tornado in my back yard
Sadly, I was in Orlando when a tornado touched down about 200 yards from my house. Here are some picures that various neighbors took, and I will upload the stuff that my family took later today or tommorow:
The tornadic waterspout touched down at the mouth of the peace river, and slowly moved over Charlotte Harbor and made landfall as a tornado near Gilchrist park, just down the street from my house. In its 15-20 minutes of life, the twister caused only minor damage. Enjoy this gallery:

[url] http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.d...s=Itemnr=1 [/url]

EDIT: For some reason, it doesn't want to shortcut... so just copy and paste the url. Thanks.

Hurricane Andrew (1992) Homestead
Hurricane Irene (1999) Homestead
Hurricane Charley (2004) Punta Gorda

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07-18-2005, 09:07 PM
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I was wondering when we'd here from you Jeff, i saw this on the weather channel about 20x and after about the 4th I realized it must have been very close to you. Punta Gorda just doesnt get a break!

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07-19-2005, 08:49 AM
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Naww... it's awesome. This town can be so boring that this was a major highlight of the summer.

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Hurricane Charley (2004) Punta Gorda

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07-19-2005, 10:02 AM
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Yeah, destruction is the best way to deal with the dog days of summer.
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07-19-2005, 11:03 AM
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Did you see the images?

Hurricane Andrew (1992) Homestead
Hurricane Irene (1999) Homestead
Hurricane Charley (2004) Punta Gorda

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07-19-2005, 04:48 PM
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Well for me when there is a funnel cloud near my house i go nuts, partly beuase they only come maybe once a decade and party becuaes anything it did if it touched down would be nothing.

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