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(USA Today)   How powerful was the Sunday night Arkansas tornado? It carried a truck from Mayflower to near Vilonia, Arkansas.... a distance of 27 miles   (usatoday.com) divider line 49
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2014-05-01 07:56:35 PM
That redneck that drove across Faulkner county to see his mistress got a lucky break as to why his truck wasn't at home.
 
2014-05-01 10:17:18 PM
Picture of the evacuation of the Mayflower:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-01 10:26:54 PM
Gonna need to see some verification of this tall tale.
 
2014-05-01 10:27:36 PM
That's a lot of suckage.
 
2014-05-01 10:30:03 PM
Ohh... heh.  For a moment I thought they meant a truck from Mayflower Moving got tossed.  Those guys are completely MoFo so I was going to cheer that a little.
 
2014-05-01 10:34:29 PM
That's a long way from Plymouth Rock.
 
2014-05-01 10:36:29 PM
Pssshtt...

I once took a 24' Ryder truck from Virginia all the way to Texas.

I'm not impressed.
 
2014-05-01 10:37:45 PM

ChrisDe: Gonna need to see some verification of this tall tale.


27 miles my ass. Not even reading the article until someone less gullible than a reporter or blogger confirms this.
 
2014-05-01 10:39:14 PM
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-01 10:39:43 PM
That's what they call the Suck Zone.
 
2014-05-01 10:40:40 PM
27 miles is like eleventy hundred yards.
 
2014-05-01 10:42:01 PM
"A 1966 Mississippi tornado reportedly lifted a mother and her 2-year-old daughter in the family Volkswagen into the air and carried it 70 feet... the Volkswagen sustained only a couple of dents in the hood and miraculously neither the mother nor her daughter was injured"

Seems like everybody owned a VW back then.
 
2014-05-01 10:42:24 PM
For some reason that headline got "That's a fair distance." stuck in my head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BG2IpQgxa0
 
2014-05-01 10:59:46 PM
Are you suggesting trucks migrate?
 
2014-05-01 11:07:45 PM
I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.
 
2014-05-01 11:10:22 PM
On the bright side, 27 miles using no gas is pretty impressive for a truck.
 
2014-05-01 11:11:38 PM

bestsportnascar: On the bright side, 27 miles using no gas is pretty impressive for a truck.


Except it didn't actually happen.
 
2014-05-01 11:13:15 PM

Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.


Maumelle?
 
2014-05-01 11:15:20 PM
Sure enough I come home from Mississippi for the first time in five weeks and my crew gets to see a tornado while I'm in Georgia. No one was hurt and I've still never seen one.

Maybe next week.
 
2014-05-01 11:39:25 PM

codigo: Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.

Maumelle?


If he's a Farker, it's probably Morgan or Palarm (where the booze is sold).
 
2014-05-01 11:47:10 PM
Unavailable for comment.
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2014-05-01 11:47:13 PM

codigo: Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.

Maumelle?


Yep.
 
2014-05-01 11:47:36 PM
This story is brought to you by a meteorologist. They can always be counted on.
 
2014-05-01 11:58:20 PM

Russ1642: This story is brought to you by a meteorologist. They can always be counted on.


One of those guys at a local TV station pronounces it 'meaty urologist.' There's a definite pause after 'meaty.'

I wasn't really going anywhere with that... I just find it funny when he says it.
 
2014-05-01 11:59:02 PM
Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.
 
2014-05-02 12:00:46 AM
It's really true.  They have eyewitnesses accounts from Heywood Jablome and Gene Masseth.
 
2014-05-02 12:39:00 AM

doyner: Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.


Uh, why?
 
2014-05-02 12:40:32 AM
Also, I could see a truck getting pushed 27 miles, but aloft?  No way.
 
2014-05-02 01:10:44 AM
Holy crap. That tornado sucked harder than your mom on Saturday night.
 
2014-05-02 01:18:38 AM

TomD9938: "A 1966 Mississippi tornado reportedly lifted a mother and her 2-year-old daughter in the family Volkswagen into the air and carried it 70 feet... the Volkswagen sustained only a couple of dents in the hood and miraculously neither the mother nor her daughter was injured"

Seems like everybody owned a VW back then.


Punchbuggy!!!
 
2014-05-02 01:20:23 AM
Define "truck"
 
2014-05-02 01:39:14 AM

Lsherm: doyner: Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.

Uh, why?


'cause I'm from there and I just read a story about looters in Vilonia.
 
2014-05-02 02:01:17 AM

doyner: Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.


I bet she is a demon in the sack
www.faulknercountybooked.com
 
2014-05-02 02:09:08 AM

Spaceballer: doyner: Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.

I bet she is a demon in the sack


Its a trap!
 
2014-05-02 04:01:44 AM

Noishkel: Ohh... heh.  For a moment I thought they meant a truck from Mayflower Moving got tossed.  Those guys are completely MoFo so I was going to cheer that a little.


That's what I thought it meant too. But then I was going to make a "they sucked out in the middle of the night? Must be the Colts" joke.
 
2014-05-02 04:02:21 AM

Spaceballer: doyner: Don't know why I'm doing this, but I'll just leave this here.

I bet she is a demon in the sack


Not just in the sack.
 
2014-05-02 04:47:25 AM
Help me with this one.

I think it was last year, a video surfaced from inside a chaser's car. One guy inside is in contact with a live radio station, but they are told to wait so someone else can come on. They're disappointed because they are very close to the tornado, and they want their minutes on the radio.
They continue filming the large tornado crossing the highway, and when they see two black dots coming out of the funnel, they suddenly realize the dots are not trees but SUV's.

I don't think it was the Reno tornado, but I can't find the video anymore. Must have been at least an F4.
 
2014-05-02 04:55:03 AM
Maybe the tornado dropped the truck a few times, then picked it back up.

/because of the type of truck it was
 
2014-05-02 06:09:47 AM

doyner: That redneck that drove across Faulkner county to see his mistress got a lucky break as to why his truck wasn't at home.


Heh. Great minds and all that..
 
2014-05-02 06:15:29 AM

flexflint: the dots are not trees but SUV's


2013 Moore EF5, here:  http://youtu.be/0L-XExpb3pY?t=6m50s ... those are thrown at least half a mile. But 28 miles seems a tad much.
 
2014-05-02 07:16:05 AM
No word on whether the truck was drivable or if they had to pay for towing it back the 27 miles.  Lousy reporting.  Hope they had roadside assistance.
 
2014-05-02 08:04:24 AM
 
2014-05-02 08:05:10 AM

Xlr8urfark: codigo: Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.

Maumelle?

Yep.


Me too, neighbor. And actually, from where we sit, the first houses hit were in the River Plantation subdivision, which is only 2.5 miles north of Maumelle's north side.
 
2014-05-02 08:30:57 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Sure enough I come home from Mississippi for the first time in five weeks and my crew gets to see a tornado while I'm in Georgia. No one was hurt and I've still never seen one.

Maybe next week.


we had an F1 hit about 15 miles from me last week. hit a chicken ranch and killed about 16,000 chickens.
 
2014-05-02 08:48:46 AM

Hobodeluxe: hit a chicken ranch and killed about 16,000 chickens.


And in the New York Post the headline screams 'Tornado Kills 16,000".
 
2014-05-02 09:36:02 AM

Xlr8urfark: codigo: Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.

Maumelle?

Yep.


Used to live in Diamond Pointe during high school.
 
2014-05-02 12:23:26 PM

Spaceballer: I bet she is a demon in the sack


Yeah, that's a definite bunny boiler.
 
2014-05-02 03:09:27 PM

Cortez the Killer: Xlr8urfark: codigo: Xlr8urfark: I live about 10 miles south of where it entered Mayflower. Feeling really lucky this week.

Maumelle?

Yep.

Me too, neighbor. And actually, from where we sit, the first houses hit were in the River Plantation subdivision, which is only 2.5 miles north of Maumelle's north side.


We had some friends with a really nice house in River Plantation, which is now a large pile of debris. VERY glad they are ok! Luckily they were out of town and there was no humans/pets at the house.
 
2014-05-02 04:45:39 PM
God told me this will keep happening to states that refuse to grant gays and women equal rights.
 
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