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Global Warming: The UK’s Tornado Alley Makes It No Place Like Home

by | 25th, September 2007

tornado.jpgSTICK a colander on your head, pull up a Scarecrow and befriend the Beast of Bodmin, thar’s a tornado a comin’.

As the Express says in “Just like Kansa….but with a slight twist”, “terrifying winds” are battering our country. This is “Tornado Alley.”

Twelve twisters have uprooted trees, overturned caravans and ripped the top from a school bus. “Forecasters say this is only the start of a spell of frightening weather.”

“My flat felt like it was about to take off – just like that scene in the Wizard of Oz,” says Farnborough, Hants, resident Frank Miklos, recalling the moment when Dorothy finds her bijou two-bed flat with all mod cons twirled in the air like a sycamore leaf.

Britons are “terrified”. It is “horrendous”. “It sounded like the end of the world,” says one onlooker, who dared to look and listen.

In Eye, Cambridgeshire, “a motorist reported seeing a car blown right across the road.”

The Telegraph sees all. “It doesn’t happen often, but watch out,” it warns. The papers Philip Eden, weather forecaster, says: “When ever Britain experiences ‘freak’ weather conditions, forecasters such are myself are inevitable asked two questions: is global warming to blame, and are such events happening more frequently.”

The answer to both questions is “no”.

Or “no place like home”, to give the quote in full…

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