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Old Oct 15, 2002, 09:09 AM   #1
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Storms cause 'mini tornado'


The weather caused damage in Torquay
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Strong winds and torrential rain will continue to batter central and southern parts of England for the next 48 hours, forecasters have predicted.
A "mini tornado" has also hit the Devon town of Torquay, causing damage.

Flash floods have already caused chaos in areas throughout the South West, with some towns seeing more than two-thirds of their average monthly rainfall in just 24 hours.

There are 12 flood alerts in southern England issued by the Environment Agency, which is urging homeowners to monitor the situation closely in case of imminent flooding.

Torquay 'tornado'

Surface water flooding in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset was causing most concern to the Agency, with leaves and debris blocking drains.

What was described as a "mini tornado" caused damage to a church and a number of other buildings in rain-hit Torquay on Tuesday morning.

Part of the roof of Victoria Park Methodist Church in St Mary Church Road blew off, several trees were felled and a street lamp came down, exposing wires.

Roads in the area were closed because of the amount of debris.


A church roof was ripped off by the tornado


Before hitting St Mary Church, the weather smashed two shop windows in Union Street, near Torquay Harbour.

It also uprooted a telephone junction box from the street and sent many chimney cowlings crashing into the roadway.

No one was hurt when the high winds hit, but eyewitnesses say the force of it blew many people off their feet.

A Torbay Council spokesman said that a major clear-up operation was under way.

Autumn storm

Forecasters say heavy rain and force seven winds could hit southern and central England on Wednesday with 20mm of rain expected to fall in London alone.

A Met Office spokesman said: "The bad weather is being caused by a slow moving Atlantic depression that is heading north.

"It is quite typical for this time of year and is what we call an autumn storm."

Severe gales have also stopped a fleet of ships from going to Liverpool for the start of the Clipper 2002 Round the World Yacht Race.

Motorists warned

The fleet is stuck in Falmouth, Cornwall, from where it was meant to leave on Tuesday morning.

Motorists taking to the roads in the next two days have been warned by the AA to be prepare for the bad weather, adjusting their speed accordingly.

Dunkeswell near Exeter saw 65 millimetres of rain fall in just 24 hours - more than two-thirds the average monthly total for the area.

More that 50 millimetres of rain fell in west Cornwall over eight hours on Saturday night to give localised flooding in the St Ives and Penryn areas.

High winds in south Devon also caused the closure of the 13-mile sea front at Torbay as 50 mph winds and a high tide meant waves breaking over the land.

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It only happened 15 miles away from me!! If I was going into college I would have seen it, but it was my day off!!!!

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 09:25 AM   #2
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What is the world is happening? Every time some strange like this happens (and it's getting more and more frequent), I can't help but think that the judgement day is not too far in the future.

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 12:01 PM   #3
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Glad you're alright, Harb

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thankfully it wasn't a big torndo, probably less than an F1, but it was one all the same - AND I MISSED IT!!

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 07:32 PM   #6
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Hope you're safe, Har. Remember: Stock up on as much easy-to-fix foods and batteries as possible, stay away from windows, and if it gets really bad, go to either the basement or a solid room in the center of the house. Just because it happened once doesn't mean it would take another dynastic change or two before it comes again...

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 10:52 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Harbidge:
Thankfully it wasn't a big torndo, probably less than an F1, but it was one all the same - AND I MISSED IT!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't feel too bad, Harb. I've been through two tornadoes and believe me, you're better off not being anywhere near one.

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 11:32 PM   #8
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Hope you all are safe over there! Run for cover!!!

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It's funny... I've always been really obsessed with Tornadoes too. I've had dreams about them at least once a week ever since I was a little girl. Even though I'm scared to death of them, I think it would be kind of cool to see one in person!

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When my younger sister was little, she was petrified of tornadoes. It could be a perfectly clear day (wonder blue sky and all), but if she saw one fluffy white cloud, she'd scream bloody murder. Now she wants to be a meteorologist...go figure.

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Old Oct 17, 2002, 08:56 AM   #11
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Default Re: Tornado Hits Torquay, England...

the storm was all over in a day I love a good storm me.

The closest I've ever been to a tornado is seeing one develop and then dissipate before it touched down. I know tornado's are killers, but there's a beauty about them that I love.

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The two closest times for me were not entirely usual. The first time, I was on a trip in the Midwest, and we were aware of storm clouds coming in, but we didn't think much of it until the van took a nasty side swipe from a sudden gust of wind. No real tornado, just a brush.

The second time, I watched a funnel form from a few miles away. What was unusual was that the funnel touched down in Statten Island, which usually doesn't get storms like that.

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Old Oct 20, 2002, 03:57 AM   #13
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Default Re: Tornado Hits Torquay, England...

I've found a picture that was taken from a video somebody made from Brixham (where I live) from a place just 3 minutes walk from where I live. I still can't believe I missed it!!!!



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Harbidge:
I've found a picture that was taken from a video somebody made from Brixham (where I live) from a place just 3 minutes walk from where I live. I still can't believe I missed it!!!!



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The two tornadoes I've had a brush with were not exactly the way I'd like to see them. The first one was a funnel cloud forming over the grade school I was attending at the time. It touched down two blocks away.

The second one was even closer. I was at a restaurant drinking coffee and talking with friends. When I decided to leave, I was hearing a roaring sound. I originally thought it was a train, since a crossing was right down the road. When I realized what was happening, it had already touched down about 100 yards away. I dove into the nearest ditch behind the restuarant. About that time, it flattened the gas staion next door. I saw my truck lift slightly off the ground and then come back down with a thud.

I don't ever want to get that close to another tornado again.

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I'm with you ! I don't think I need to be close to one, thank u very much!

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