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SarasotaRepub
02-29-2012, 11:03 PM
By Phil Gast, CNN
updated 6:41 PM EST, Wed February 29, 2012


(CNN) -- Officials in the resort city of Branson, Missouri, were relieved an EF2 tornado, which damaged some of its marquee musical theaters, struck before the prime tourist season began.

They said Wednesday the town was still open for business, although tourists might have to change some of their entertainment plans.

"We are getting through it," Mayor Raeanne Presley said of the storm that moved through early Wednesday.

The tornado had winds of 120 to 130 mph, was 400 yards wide and was on the ground for about 20 miles, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service.




Link (http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/us/missouri-branson-storm/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)

namvet
03-01-2012, 07:30 PM
twisters were active all over the mid west. if I remember today marks the beginning of twister season. heads up. no down down !!!!

namvet
03-01-2012, 07:41 PM
http://mcenter.slideshowpro.com/albums/027/935/album-309021/cache/branson001.sJPG_900_540_0_95_1_50_50.sJPG

damned. almost looks like Joplin. more photos

linky thing (http://photos.denverpost.com/mediacenter/2012/03/photos-branson-missouri-hit-by-tornadoes/30704/)

Kay
03-01-2012, 09:12 PM
I sure hope Marv is ok.
He is right near Branson.

namvet
03-01-2012, 09:34 PM
Marv's in Shell Knob, Mo which quite a ways east of Branson. but these were widespread storms down there

djones520
03-01-2012, 10:05 PM
Was real hit or miss on the storms. A town a couple hours from here got levelled with an F4, but we only got a few flashes of lightning and 5 minutes of rain.

Marv should be ok, I haven't heard of anything in the Shell Knob area. Most of the deaths and injuries took place in Illinois.

namvet
03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
I got some downed tree limbs to clean up but that's all