Haven't been on here in a while, on May 2 a F3 tornado passed with in 300 yards of my house, ended up killing 3 people, destroyed our church ( the old one and a new one we'd just built and not moved into yet) , a feed mill, a big horse barn and 15 to 20 houses, all with in a couple of miles of me. The storm went about 45 miles on the ground and killed 5 people in all and destroyed 75 to100 homes and damaged many more. We were lucky, I lost 8 big trees in my yard and although we had a lot of damage, the house is liveable, my daughters house lost half the roof and lots of water damage, they're living in a camper for now, my Mom's house ( she's 89) got tree damage and water damage, we cut 63 "big" pine trees out of her yard. Our milk barn ( stopped using it in 02) is gone along with several other hay barns ,our farm shop and miles and miles of fences..We had another tornado go through on May 10th, that passed right over the same track, but didn't touch down. But we were lucky, no one hurt ( the wife, 2 year old grandson and I rode it out under some steps in my carport)and a lot of folks lost everything they had. Here's a few pictures. Tornado 5 miles southwest of my house. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/twister1.jpg the tornado about 2 moles southwest of my house. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/ATT00014.jpg the tornado right over my house. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/05-02-08.jpg My Mom's yard, took these pictures off the roof. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture072.jpg http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture078.jpg Cleaning up Mom's yard http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/100_1130.jpg South Side Baptist Church ( 1/2 mile from me) http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture062.jpg What's left of a 60 X 80 barn next to my daughter's house. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture053.jpg A fertilizer buggy, that would hold 6 tons of fertilizer, we found 3/4 of a mile from the feed mill http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/DSCN0973.jpg Our old dairy barn http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture008-1.jpg Shop and hay barn http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture036.jpg One of the 3 trees on my house http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/Picture012.jpg In Feb. a F4 tornado that stayed on the ground for 123 miles and killed 13 people passed 10 miles north of us. I'm ready for the weather to calm down a little.