when i heard about the tornado i was amazed that Britain could be a tornadoes destination !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1. Have you seen or been affected by the tornado? Residents Trapped Under Debris After Tornado Hits Near Birmingham, Alabama The governor has declared a state of emergency for the entire … On 28 July 2005, parts of south Birmingham were devastated by a freak tornado. BradleyI WOULD LOVE TO EXPERIENCE A TORNADO AT THE MONENT IN ILKESTON THERE IS VERY STONG WINDS AND RECENTLY BEEN DOWNPOURS OF RAIN!!! Since Hurricane Katrina's severity WAS predicted by the US wetaher service because the Gulf of Mexico was unusually warm as Katrina moved accross it and we know the seas around the UK are warming up explaining the arrival of fish from further south and the departure of native fish to Northern waters, shouldn't we expect more "weather events" like this with increasing severity or are tornadoes not created in the same way as hurricanes? 1. From April 25-28, 2011, violent storms spawned tornadoes across the southeastern United States, hitting Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee the hardest. n thats stupid wanting pictures, it could sweep you up and kill you. Birmingham Tornado - Lightning & Thunder 2005 Photographic Archive. According to records, the largest tornado in the Birmingham area was an F5 in 1977 that caused 130 injuries and 22 deaths. my nans dog was going mad just before it hit so i let her out in the back garden and thats when i noticed the sky going black. According to records, the largest tornado in the Birmingham area was an F5 in 1977 that caused 130 injuries and 22 deaths. lilly NEVER say that tornados are samll: theres no such thing as a small tornado. * Damage to property was estimated at £40 million I live in Essex and heard about the tornado. Report. The weak tornado touched down approximately 3 miles southwest of Greensboro near State Highway 69. "There was a little bit of thunder and then some lightning. Weather experts believe it's one of the worst ever to hit Britain. We finaly managed to shut the door and went into the living room, we watched it come across the road and hit ladypool school and the tower which had been standing over 1 hundred years just toppled right over like it was a tower of cards! Twenty injured by tornado in Birmingham, UK. Huge trees have been uprooted and complete roofs have been ripped off houses. The Next Extreme Event has been uploaded. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. i also know someone who was working in gregs and they all thought a bomb had gone off! function popmailwin(x, y) {window.open(x,y,'status=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=350,height=400');} Tornado destruction, Pleasant Grove, AL, April 27, 2011. I feel really sorry for all those people who had their houses ruined or they were injured. Birmingham Town Hall. we thought it was the day of judgement and legged it. *Tornado risk is calculated from the destruction path that has occured within 30 miles of the location. I went running out, looked to my left and just couldnt believe what i was seeing! My houses has several smashed windows, and our cars are damaged. Unchecked. Tornadoes may not have been in contact with the ground for the entire path as depicted on the map. all or families were ok but my friends mum was outside greggs at the time and was almost hit in the face by a tile but luckily she was pushed out the way just in time. Often spinning at speeds over 100 miles per hour (and in extreme cases over 300 miles per hour), a tornado … emilyit was very scary my mums car got smashed up and the house is ruined, Reaghani wasnt involved in this tragic incident but to hear about it is shoking to know something so bad could happen to britian. Check out these interesting tornado facts about Alabama below, ... Huntsville, Alabama was been rated the top tornado city in 2013. i have experienced a tornado in texas and almost got swept away, so i no what the people in birmingham must be feeling like. please protect us against severe or worser wheather warnings as always and protect the enviroment as well, that was awful wot happened i hope all 19 ppl that were injured get better soon :). I have never been in a tornado before but i probably be scared it would be hard to get over that my house was destroyed. meganit was horrible i was in the eye of the tornado.i could not breath any way i dont want it to happen again! everything was flying round and i was so scared after it stopped i heard people say theres going to be 3 more i thought it was sick.me and my mum went out and we went all round everything was ruined sadly. birmingham tornado july 29th 2005. We all had to move into hotels for 3 months and we have all been traumatised beyond belief! It injured 19 people, causing £40million of damage, tearing up more than 1,000 trees. With wind speeds of between 115mph and 136mph and lasting only four minutes it caused mass devastation to homes, businesses, schools, parks and cars. Only im so scared of the thought of tornados ( im scared of thunder and lightning ) i dnt live far from birmingham, only i never knew anythin about it, how wud i know a tornado is on its way what the signs, beacse i cant sleep at nite im so scared, and i thought the uk didnt have any its makes me wants to move to a contry where they have none at all!!! Wilfredo Winstead. everything was flying round and i was so scared after it stopped i heard people say theres going to be 3 more i thought it was sick.me and my mum went out and we went all round everything was ruined sadly. JohnI was walking along the road and nearly got hit by a branch. Fri 29 Jul 2005 08.59 EDT First published on Fri 29 Jul 2005 08.59 EDT. You do if you’re afraid of tornados! omg it was so scary we were on the streets doing grafiti and all of a sudden it went dark. In pictures: Birmingham tornado 2005 Birmingham residents reflect five years on since a T4 measured tornado ripped through the South East part of the city on Thursday 28 July 2005. daniellei never new that there was a tornando at birningham, perry my car was sent into my neigbers front window. This tornado initially touched down in rural northern Greene County and moved northeast through southern Tuscaloosa and western Jefferson Counties, where it caused devastating damage consistent with a violent EF4 rating to portions of the city of Tuscaloosa and western suburbs of Birmingham, before it lifted northeast of downtown Birmingham. All I can say is thank god no one was killed it was a real life miracle! Birmingham attracts over 41 million visitors a year, with just over 1 million of these being international visitors. So at least we learnt a little more about the science of tornadoes from this event! *Tornado risk is calculated from the destruction path that has occured within 30 miles of the location. The first tornado of 2005 occurred in Hale County. 4:17. birmingham tornado july 29th 2005 . The scene at Birchwood Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, Friday July 29 2005, after a tornado struck 29 of 30 The tornado struck at approximately 2.30pm BST in the Sparkbrook area of the city, also affecting King's Heath, … i was driving through derby today and it also hurt a pedestrian when some temporary fencing was blowen on them,and then it also caused damage to trees and road works on the A52, it was well scary man, our roof got ripped off an all. In Lee County, Alabama, an EF4 tornado kills 23 people, making it the deadliest day for tornadoes in Alabama since the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado that killed more than 200 people in … fred bentonit was so scary i hope it dosen,t happen again, kateach year england has many tornaodes like usa but wedont feel them. i was on holiday at the time with friends, when we heard about it we were all calling home because we all live right by the high street and we heard people had died. The last time Britain was hit with such a severe tornado was back in 1931. Welcome to south Birmingham at 5.30pm on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28, 2005 shortly after a tornado had blitzed a trail of destruction across Moseley and Balsall Heath. La Birmingham-tornado estis unu el la plej forte tornadoj registritaj en Britio en preskaŭ 30 jaroj, okazante la 28an de julio 2005 en la antaŭurboj de Birmingham.Ĝi formiĝis en tago kie fortaj tornadoj estis atenditaj formiĝi trans la Midland kaj orienta Anglio. Only im so scared of the thought of tornados ( im scared of thunder and lightning ) i dnt live far from birmingham, only i never knew anythin about it, how wud i know a tornado is on its way what the signs, beacse i cant sleep at nite im so scared, and i thought the uk didnt have any its makes me wants to move to a contry where they have none at all!!! I give them my deepest sympathy and though I wasn't involved I know what it's like because we had a huge thunderstorm and their was really nearly a Twister but loads of peoples houses were flooded and Some of the lihtning hit the folly tower which is right next to where I live and made the ground shake, and some of it hit peoples gardens and ruined everything. It moved northwards across the city - although not as intense. I probably think it was hard for them to get away from the spinning twister. At about 2.30pm on July 28 2005 it formed in the Sparkbrook area of the city. That happens like 7 times EVERY YEAR, its just smaller Also, there are 3 earthquakes EVERY YEAR, so stop being such woosies!!! my grandad lives in birmingham. I then saw it hit the Church and some of the tiles come off before the tornado carried on. Welcome to south Birmingham at 5.30pm on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28, 2005 shortly after a tornado had blitzed a trail of destruction across Moseley and Balsall Heath. Birmingham, AL is a Very High Risk area for tornados. Nineteen people have been injured - three seriously - as a tornado ripped through the streets of Birmingham. [4] The 1925 Tri-State Tornado holds the record for 1) the most time on the ground (3.5 hours), 2) the longest distance on the ground (219 miles; 352 km), and 3) the greatest forward speed (73 mph; 117 km/h). the tornado came nearer and nearer to the shop and began ripping off the roofs of the shops. when it was over the streets were a tip and greggs and the church was recked!! i immediatly phoned him up and he said he was ok. the tornado had passed him by a mile! A tornado struck Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, damaging houses, uprooting trees and injuring at least three people in the state's largest city, law enforcement and weather officials said. Jonathan SumptonSince Hurricane Katrina's severity WAS predicted by the US wetaher service because the Gulf of Mexico was unusually warm as Katrina moved accross it and we know the seas around the UK are warming up explaining the arrival of fish from further south and the departure of native fish to Northern waters, shouldn't we expect more "weather events" like this with increasing severity or are tornadoes not created in the same way as hurricanes? we thought it was the day of judgement and legged it. I feel so sorry for those children that had to go through that. On 28 July 2005, a tornado traveled through the eastern suburbs of Birmingham, U.K. injuring 39 people and damaging hundreds of buildings (Fig. It was such a scary time but i am glad i experienced it because it will go down in local history and i will never forget it!! However, we tend not to experience the really powerful twisters that do so much damage in regions like the Midwest of the United States. [citation needed] Aftermath. I was very scared i locked myself in the toilets. but she sed it wud be just heavy rain. "Behind it there were trees and bricks flying about. One house had significant roof damage and one vehicle sustained body and window damage. I was sitting in my house with my hubby and kids and then all of a sudden massive noise thought it was a bomb soooo scary!! Like, Comment Subscribe for more Eye-witness Mrs Reefat Batul of Sparkbrook describes what she saw. 12 Whirling Facts About Tornadoes. 104 likes. i immediatly phoned him up and he said he was ok. the tornado had passed him by a mile! . tji was at ladypool road when the tornado struck. I probably think it was hard for them to get away from the spinning twister. i was in a shop, ready to leave the shop, when i saw the sky turn jet balck within a matter of seconds. The Met Office said that the tornado might have been caused by heavy rain, which struck the West Midlands on Wednesday. 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