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Thunderstorm Wind Damage

Uploaded by: dhennem

Saturday April 14, 2012

Thurman, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Straight line winds from a thunderstorm this evening blew several semi tractor/trailers over on Interstate 29 in Fremont county, Iowa.

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18. goat78
8:02 AM GMT on April 16, 2012
Gonna need some shout for those shorts!
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17. fotomacc
6:16 AM GMT on April 16, 2012
OUCH!! You would not want to be driving downwind of one those with crosswinds like that.
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16. WigglesMom
1:36 AM GMT on April 16, 2012
I drove trucks for 27 years and can vouch for the fact that all that airspace between the road and the underside/bottom of the trailer can and DOES catch a lot of wind. Crosswinds can lift a trailer so that the tires on the side nearest the wind sometimes lose contact with the ground -- and as is proven by these photos -- and if there is enough wind, can be turned over. Thank you for taking and sharing these candid photos. It is my hope that people will view trucks as something that can be very vulnerable during such storms.
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15. kippic
10:57 PM GMT on April 15, 2012
Wow, what a mess. Very fierce winds.
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14. katy99780
6:29 PM GMT on April 15, 2012
Scares the living daylights out of me! My husband and I are truckers, NEVER encountered anything like this, only (luckily) heard about it.

This is horrific!
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13. Doesiedoats
4:56 PM GMT on April 15, 2012
Sincerely hope no one was injured here.
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12. tamcat
8:33 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Super series. Imagine driving down the road and having your truck tipped over! That would be pretty scary. -kevin :)
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11. bugmom57
8:15 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Great pictures! Glad it wasn't my hubby! He said he was driving in the snow on I-40 near Gallup, NM at about the same time. Crazy weather this year! Thanks for sharing!
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10. elredecking
7:25 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
that sure its some wind....great pictures...
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9. BEME
5:33 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
WHOA!! We wondered what was going on that way as I was watching the radar...go to wowt.tv and you will see that a tornado hit the town of Thurman which is right next to this location....according to news reports,75% of town was damaged..and looks like there is still more stormage to come overnite! Thanks for sharing this important footage!! We [in Shenandoah] had the sirens going in the afternoon,but did'nt get anything luckily..no hail,just a period of high winds and heavy rain.Hope you did'nt have any problems in this area when you took your photos! Thanks again!-Mindi
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8. stoneygirl
2:55 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
I'll never look at an 18 wheeler the same way again. They look like matchbox trucks but I know they aren't. Totally nuts.
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7. dhennem
2:38 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Thanks for the comments! I will go back tomorrow to see what other damage there may be.
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6. thefalcon7
2:34 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Wow.  Thanks for these photos!
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5. RNJoel
2:34 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Great weather series.
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4. aussieokey
2:28 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Imagine how scary it would be, feeling the truck going over and knowing there was nothing you could do to stop it happening. I hope no one was injured!
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3. beanhead
2:02 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Horrible scene!
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2. nanapoo
1:54 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
OMG!!!!!!! Can you imagine being flipped over in a semi by the wind!!! Congrats on the VIP!
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1. gilg72
1:45 AM GMT on April 15, 2012
Wowser! This a heck of a storm. Thank you for sharing these photos.
Congrats on the VIP!
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dhennem

I live in Sidney, Iowa. I enjoy riding my motorcycle, and the outdoors in general. My camera is a Sony HX100.

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