• In Shawnee county. Stay safe fellow bucketeers in the area. @jayballer54

  • @BShark Hey we survived it Buddy. That was some scary shit. - -Like 5 Tornado warnings all at the same time. - -One right by Silver Lake , just North west of Topeka, One out by Bellvelle, One five miles South West of Eskridge , One right outside of Auburn, One five miles outside of Meriden, - -NOT GOOD buddy, thank for thinking about me, What was really crazy Fire Dept was out fighting wild fire and Emergency Crews had to go get them and tell them to get the hell out, as there was a tornado wrapped in dust coming right at them.

    Think we are in the clear now, Umm I’ve been through my share but not so many at once - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Fires all around here. Evacuations!

  • Huge storm just about over KC with the worst of it on the north side by the airport. We are expecting the southern portion to be over Olathe in the next 20-30 minutes.

  • I have to evacuate🙏 For me

  • i’m up north in KC sirens been going on and off for about an hour. Stay safe everyone!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Will do, stay safe. The heaviest part of the storm is a few minutes away…hopefully no hail…

  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Facebook has a warped sense of humor or really bad timing…


  • @JayHawkFanToo Same storms that came through her earlier. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @jayballer54

    Indeed. The worst part of the storm is just North of me…keeping fingers crossed.

  • Storm went by. All is safe and calm at JayHawkFanToo’s manor…

  • @Crimsonorblue22 said:

    I have to evacuate🙏 For me

    Thoughts and prayers.


    Wow. I’m basically that close to Meriden. Well I think 9 miles officially. Winds were RAGING here, but didn’t see a tornado thankfully.

  • Half the town is being evacuated. Car is packed. Sticking it out a bit

  • @JayHawkFanToo Streaming fox4kc & show home damage at 145th in Leawood. Also Smithville area damaged as well. Squall line between Independence & Pittsburg now-approaching Joplin. be here abt 1:00-2:00am. Tornado watch till 3:00am 80 air miles from Joplin here, 110 by car. Be here abt 1:00-2:00am. Tornado watch till 3:00am. We & abt 30 relatives were at a grad party in Webb City in 2011 & left abt an hour before the tornado hit Joplin. Had driven in through Pittsburg going down but returned to JOCO via 71 HY after seeing approaching radar. 2 of our nieces are RN’s at Freeman West in Joplin & were immediately called to work… All our relatives in Pittsburg & Joplin came out OK except for the trauma the girls endured from their jobs. Horrible, just horrific stories.

  • @globaljaybird

    That is a couple of miles from my home. Luckily all we had was showers, intense for a few minutes, but gone fairly quickly.

  • @BShark I’ve friends in Oskaloosa, McClouth & on the East side of Perry Lake. Y’all dodged some big ass bullets tonight.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Be careful and be safe; let us know how you holding up.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Glad no damage, lotsa people not that fortunate. Size of hail on tv is deadly. That stuff destroys a ton of property-homes, cars, trees & landscape…

  • @globaljaybird check out the fires around here. Weird what you pack up. Half the neighbors still here. Their watching out for me though

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Had no idea-don’t pack squat-Get Rio & go. How close is is to you now?

  • @globaljaybird

    I was sweating bullets for a while. I have a 3 car garage but space only for the Beemer convertible, the two other cars were parked on the driveway. Luckily (for me) hail moved north towards Lenexa and Shawnee.

  • @globaljaybird I’m packed! Waiting it out. Huge area being evacuated. Friends a couple blocks north will call if they think we need to leave. Surreal to me. School cancelled

  • @JayHawkFanToo Real glad you’re OK. Living in the metro 40 years we’ve had our share of hail damaged cars & roof repairs as well. Big pain in the keester but just part of life. Main thing is not to get yourself caught outside in that type storm. Stuff is deadly.

  • @globaljaybird said:

    @BShark I’ve friends in Oskaloosa, McClouth & on the East side of Perry Lake. Y’all dodged some big ass bullets tonight.

    I know it brother. I was just down in Oskie today actually.

    @globaljaybird said:

    @Crimsonorblue22 Had no idea-don’t pack squat-Get Rio & go. How close is is to you now?


    You can always replace things but you can’t replace your life.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Fire can travel really quickly - don’t let your guard down.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Good luck! Be safe!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    What city are you in? Just curious what areas are having to evacuate.

  • @BShark hutch

  • @JayHawkFanToo I also had 3 garages & a barn too, completely full of stuff about this time last year. House sold in ONE DAY & we liquidated to close in less than a month. Kids had to take all their stuff, wife & I sold appliances, furniture, tractors trailers, virtually everything, & moved about half dozen pieces of furniture to the lake with us. Rented a relatively small storage unit at Rutlader for some tools & few keepsakes, but all the clutter, junk, & crap was eliminated. And that my friend was, no doubt, one helluva undertaking.

  • Ok… my family farm is north of Lawrence, south of McLouth and Oskaloosa… I have to check on what happened. My folks are in Lawrence so I assume they had no problem… Whither the storms? Valley Falls? Tonganoxie?

    Out here in Bay Area, we had pea-sized hail yesterday and people are still talking about it like some freak of nature.

  • @bskeet

    It’s like when there is 1/4 an inch of snow in Atlanta and they shut down everything. :sob:

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Sent you a PM.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Glad you’re clear.

    Repeat after me: “I am going to make a 72-hour bug out bag.”

    Learn how to use everything in it BEFORE you need to.

    Then…It goes where you go…no exceptions.

    3 day minimum.

    If you have a kid, make a bug out bag for YOUR kid. It goes where you go, until your kid is old enough to make it his/hers.

    No exceptions.


    Forget not wanting to be a weird survivalist. Survivalists are like health food people. They want to live. There is nothing weird about that. They are only weird, when they let it become an obsession, ie, a substitute for living a normal life.

    Creek Stewart IS survival 101, if you didn’t get the government subsidized course in green from Uncle.

    Build the bag.

    Adapt it for any critical meds.

    Learn how to use what’s in it.

    Keep it with you.

    You can’t collect insurance and rebuild, if you’re dead.

    Nothing you have but that bag and your loved ones is irreplaceable at a critical moment.

    I’m not dogmatic about much, but I am about this…

    Don’t pack. Leave quick, not fast, to borrow from Coach Wooden…

    Do not depend on the kindness of strangers in an emergency.

    P.S.: have an exit strategy, bring bikes, if you leave by car/truck, and study the grey man/woman concept before you need it.

    PPS: I don’t consider myself a health food nut, or a survivalist, but I’ve learned a lot from reading both these groups and I’m as grateful to them, as I am to other specialists I have relied on for education, when I ran into a subject I was deficient in.

  • Fire info link

    Looks like @Crimsonorblue22 may still be evacuated. :pray:

  • @Crimsonorblue22 You live in Hutch? Be safe everyone

  • @kjayhawks Yes she does. Just sent her a PM since she hasn’t posted an update in over 10 hrs.

  • Mother nature found me and whooped my butt. I lost my shed. half of my privacy fence, a tree limb fell on my old Blue Truck, and she topped it off by ripping the big bay window on the front of my house out. Yea she is some kind of special gal.

    It’s all good though. No loved ones hurt. :kissing_heart:

  • @DoubleDD

    Material things can be replaced, people cannot. Good to hear you are all safe and hopefully insurance will cover the material loses, if not, we can have a bucketeer’s shed raising, fence fixing party.

  • @DoubleDD oh no! Truck totaled?

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Nah, nothing a little body work won’t take care of. First things first. It’s still March and I have no window on the front of my house. :sweat_smile:

  • I’m at home! Kept vigil til 3. Car still packed, brought suitcase in. Most neighbors aren’t at work but here. Winds down for now.IMG_2908.JPG blackhawk w/water

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    How are you doing? Are you back at home? Any damage?

  • @JayHawkFanToo stayed home!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Nice wind chime.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Blackhawk doing its thing a bit close, to my eye! Glad you’re okay. Must have been a restful sleep. Is there a lot of smoke where you are, or are the winds keeping it away?

  • @mayjay smoke was awful last night! My clothes reek of it. Had to cover my mouth going outside. I have asthma too. Today it’s clear. The fire is to the north which would be left in that pic. 30 homes destroyed. Wind starting to pick up.

  • @mayjay you were being sarcastic about sleep!😡

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Hopefully all the rain we got will make more fires unlikely.

  • @JayHawkFanToo rain? What rain? None here my friend.

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