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    Posted May 11, 2008 by
    AlvinJC
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    Severe weather

    Stuttgart Arkansas tornado

     

    Last night , about 8 pm , I was at the gas station on 22nd Street in Stuttgart , the street that ended up sustaining the worst of the damages from last nights tornado that hit Stuttgart , Arkansas , I saw the tail come out of the sky and I told the people who worked there to take for cover as the manager scurried around as if she had lost their mind. The first thing I did was to shut the door , because debris was flying around in the air , some of it heavy metal objects which had been lifted by the tornado , but the manager , against my objections , and having heard the urban myth that you open all windows during a tornado had them reopened. I took cover in the mens room , behind a brick wall with a metal door as the manager led the employees to a small room behind the managers office , with glass windows and in harms way , again against my objections. The tornado hit directly on top of the building across the street destroyed a building next door , but it passed over the top of the building that we were at. It was a blessing because the actions of the manager could have caused someone's death or serious injury. Please tell your viewers that you do NOT open windows during a tornado. Included are pictures of the damage to Stuttgart , Arkansas , we were fortunate. Once again please remind your viewers of safety precautions during a storm or tornado , what I saw last night could have been deadly. Rev. J. Carter , Stuttgart , AR FEMA: What to Do During a Tornado Apr 6, 2006 ... What to Do During a Tornado. If you are under a tornado WARNING, seek shelter ... Do not open windows. A vehicle, trailer, or mobile home ... www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_during.shtm ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ

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