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Worst weather you have ever experienced.

so with our area expected to have some really bad winds tonight out of curiosity what is the storm/weather or whatever that you have experienced? I'm not to notable. Probably the worst was this storm in our area where winds gusted up to 100 mph.
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Maybe 15 years ago- Isolated farmhouse of some former prepper wannabe on 23 acres in NE Missouri. 21 below with the wind chill and periodic white outs. Maybe 10" of snow. A rotating 30 yd dumpster, 9 guys, 2 gals and 4 16' trailers coming and going for a full week. Used Bobcats to scrape the ground and break debris free and load onto trailers. The farther we went back the more full barns, burn piles and hidden debris we found. 40 butchered deer piled in one barn. Over 700+ cyds of about everything conceivable, before the hazards. 3rd morning in route, the 2nd truck in our caravan hit a German shepherd. Actually he ran into the passenger door and got rolled over. Broke his legs and some ribs. Spent an hour finding the owner and explaining what happened. Anyway, the property of the trashout had a ravine behind the house with about a 70' drop where the former owner disposed of his old cars and tires. We had to chainsaw lanes thru the slope of trees and brush and winch out 4 cars and a tractor, axles, engines, transmissions, break over 400 tires free from the ice and snow in the creek and bring back up. The crews lit fires in burning barrels inside the outbuildings for heat. Day 7, the last truck and trailer got stuck in the timber behind one of the barns. Everyone else is gone. I take my truck back there and try to pull the guy out and I get stuck. We had no cell service in the area. I had my wife's sheltie with me that day. We walked 1 1/2 miles along the service rd until we saw a guy cutting wood and figured we'd ask for help or a phone to call out for some. It was the guy with the german shepherd. He came back with his JD 7430 and pulled both the vehicles out. I think our finding him to let him know about his GS helped smooth things over, but I couldn't help but see the irony in it and I'll never forget what he said after I thanked him. He looked down at my wife's dog and said "Mutt, you better get in that truck before some damn fool comes along and hits you."
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had tornado warning while doing a cleanout,thank goodness nothin touched down.
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