Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
Tornadoes almost wiped us out today.

The tornadoes hit us hard in North Alabama today. We use to have a beautiful yard with some really nice big oaks in the back yard. They are all gone as well as most of the big trees in our yard. We have three acres and it is a mess. The good news is that no one got hurt and the house has minor damage. The Airstream was relatively untouched. There was a slight dent on one end cap but it sat there and did not budge. I lost a shed and the wind rolled an old van that was in the yard. Fences are down and it is a mess. We were lucky it was not worse. I hope the rest of the folks had a better day than I.

Perry
__________________

__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
casa3805's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 869
Images: 41
So glad you are ok. Many are not... Bad day up there to say the least!
__________________

__________________
Chuck & Skye
Rock and Roll Will Never Die!

WBCCI 3805
AIR 54011 Since July 2011
casa3805 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,562
Wow! Sorry to hear about that. There have been some terrible storms.

Glad everyone is okay.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
SilverRanger's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475
Perry- Glad no one was hurt. Sorry about your damage.
__________________
2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
WDCU
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
Sorry about the trees - those will take 20 years to start replacing - but so glad your house and Airstream made it through without major problems. I hope the storm center has now passed.

A miss IS as good as a mile. I hope all of your family and friends were as lucky.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
nilesrob's Avatar
 
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,112
Images: 12
Oh yeah, storms just passed here an hour or so ago, no damage, count our blessings. Glad you are OK - all that matters. The rest is replaceable.
__________________
Brad
The Slowsky's
2008 Airstream 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2014 Ford F250 King Ranch 4X4 w/6.7L Diesel, Hensley Hitch
WBCCI #1271

travelwiththeslowskys.com
nilesrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #7
Rivet Master

 
Southwestern , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,669
Sorry to hear it. It has been another heck of a day for tornadoes. We had warnings here and some touched down nearby, but we dodged the bullet.

About your oak trees--were they uprooted, broken off, or what? Reason I ask is that I was there for the tornado that wiped out Xenia, Ohio in 1974. The crowns were ripped off the tall oak trees in the city park but the trunks held. They looked funny but the arborists said to leave them alone--with the trunk and root system intact they would regrow the crowns. They did--after about 5 years you wouldn't know they had been damaged. Possibly a ray of hope for you.
__________________
Nuvite-F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
cms4140's Avatar
 
Birmingham , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 264
Images: 1
Good to hear no one was harmed, Perry. I hope we hear from au-ee (Steve) soon - he is in the Athens area and took a hit last April.

-Chris
__________________
cms4140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. The street side awning was ripped off the trailer and was just hanging by the bars but it was intact and did not cause any other damage. Now if I can just get water to the house tomorrow and get that tree off the house.

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,648
Here are some photos.

Index of /030212-Tornado-Damage

Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Wow Glad to hear that you are okay. And that your Airstream was a trooper!
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
lincoln , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Glad to hear that most everything survived for you.
Was thinking of all the airstreamers across the country today. Praying that they came thru.
What men make, god can take apart.
Mike
still looking for that mythical 25 footer
__________________
mrflegel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 01:12 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
danlehosky's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Gig Harbor , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 780
Glad no one was hurt. We don't have this weather problem, only earthquakes. I am amazed by the amount of devestation and loss of life this area has had to endure. My heart goes out to all of you.
__________________
TAC
Hope is not a plan.
danlehosky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #14
3 Rivet Member
 
surfpod's Avatar
 
1976 23' Safari
1962 22' Safari
1961 16' Bambi
Philly burbs , PA
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 181
I'm glad to hear that you are safe
__________________

__________________
surfpod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tornadoes almost wiped us out today. perryg114 Off Topic Forum 34 03-22-2012 02:03 PM
Hidden Gems (campgrounds) From out West oldtrucksrul On The Road... 36 03-01-2012 11:37 AM
*NEW* 2011 Airstream Interstate Touring Coach...BLOW OUT SPECIAL!!! eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-29-2012 03:10 PM
2009 Airstream Classic 30' w/ Slide Out - Price Reduced!!! eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-28-2012 09:00 AM
Airsafe hitches? Yikes, please help this Argosy gal out! gypsybanker Hitches, Couplers & Balls 39 02-27-2012 07:32 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.