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Old 10-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Chaos at Camping World

Just saw some footage of the damage at the C.W. off I-40, just west of Flagstaff in Bellemont. Two confirmed tornados touched down this a.m. Looks like every trailer/mo/ho was damaged/destroyed. Pretty crazy weather around here, we had hail and thunderstorms last night and this a.m. Just heard there was a couple sleeping in their trailer that landed upside down in the parking lot. No one killed, but I hear broken bones. Scary weather around here, we had hail and thunderstorms last night and this morning. Heavy rain and thunder as I post.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Very unusual for that area. You just never know!!

HMMM. Maybe some good deals on basic RV salvage parts. = )
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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OMG! terrible.

as had flood warnings sunday / monday here in NJ - rained for 3 days straight. i hope everyone else was ok and only injuries?
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WOW - I will have to watch the news and weather tonight. I hope everyone was ok.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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We hit the Northern edge of it yesterday coming home from the Balloon Fiesta. We were in solid rain and heavy wind from South of Holbrook all the way to Fountain Hills. Thankfully, we missed the hail we had in Phoenix.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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The Weather Channel is showing lots of footage with the C.W. carnage.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #7
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CW has been really taking it on the chin from the weather past couple of years - first the one in the Atlanta area was completely flooded and now this. Better make sure your insurance is paid up before you go in one - and I was in the one N of El Paso just off I-10 this morning. Feel lucky to get out alive!
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wow.

3 tornadoes tear across N. Arizona, damage homes

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Just saw some footage of the damage at the C.W. off I-40, just west of Flagstaff in Bellemont. Two confirmed tornados touched down this a.m. Looks like every trailer/mo/ho was damaged/destroyed. Pretty crazy weather around here, we had hail and thunderstorms last night and this a.m. Just heard there was a couple sleeping in their trailer that landed upside down in the parking lot. No one killed, but I hear broken bones. Scary weather around here, we had hail and thunderstorms last night and this morning. Heavy rain and thunder as I post.
Mike, glad you made it thru
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #10
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Mike, glad you made it thru
Thanks, the only thing that really freaks me out is hail. I've seen some of the Airstreams that got a hailstorm at a get-together, I think it was in South Dakota????? They were flat-out trashed! My uncle in Phoenix got the baseball-sized hail yesterday; destroyed both his truck and car, plus the micro-burst took out windows and his beloved citrus and pecan trees.
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Not surprising those SOB's usually disintegrate on impact, swept more than a few up off the roadways in my VFD days.

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It was the smallest tornado by ranking, but I'll be interested if they were able to clock the wind speed.
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85 to 110 mph was the storm speed. Just saw on the news the folks who survived the storm roll-over were in a Airstream trailer! Saw a brief view, looked totaled.
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85 to 110 mph was the storm speed. Just saw on the news the folks who survived the storm roll-over were in a Airstream trailer! Saw a brief view, looked totaled.
Given the picture above, I'd probably be glad I was in an Airstream, even if I had to buy another one afterwards. Sad for the Airstream, yes, but good for the occupants thereof!
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