May 10, 2006

All Hail Breaking Loose


This is another of our gag cartoons for the Buster McNutt humor column in AutoGraphic's Automotive Reports.

On a serious note, FoxNews reported today: Texas Tornadoes Kill at Least 3, Injure 10.

Tornadoes swept through rural North Texas after dark, reducing houses to bare concrete slabs in a path of destruction that left three people dead and 10 injured, officials said Wednesday.

An elderly couple were found dead in a destroyed mobile home in the tiny community of Westminster, about 45 miles northeast of Dallas, Collin County Fire Marshal Steve Deffibaugh said. He said a 14-year-old was found dead in a home in neighboring Grayson County.

The twister took many residents "by surprise, totally unaware," Deffibaugh said.

Westminster doesn't have sirens, and the tornado hit too fast for the county's emergency phone-calling system to respond, he said. In Grayson County, officials were going door-to-door Wednesday in a search for anyone still trapped. ...

In southeast Oklahoma, three tornadoes touched down and the region was pelted with hail, but no severe damage or injuries were immediately reported, officials said. The National Weather Service received reports of a tornado near Olney in Coal County and two others near Stringtown.

Storms also raked Arkansas early Wednesday, toppling trees, damaging roofs and downing power lines. A FedEx truck was blown into the median of Interstate 530 near Redfield, Ark., and at Bentonville, the wind speed hit 62 mph.

Posted by Forkum at May 10, 2006 07:02 PM