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Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« on: 02/07/2017 04:53 PM »
Reports just coming in so no building specifics. But it appeared to be a significant tornado passing near if not over the facility.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #1 on: 02/07/2017 04:55 PM »
NASA is the second building to the east of where the radar indicated the tornado was with the inverted triangle.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #3 on: 02/07/2017 04:56 PM »
What were the G2G velocities over Michoud? That's an impressive looking hook echo.

NASA facilities have sure taken a beating from severe weather the last few months.
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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #4 on: 02/07/2017 04:59 PM »
134kts Gate to Gate. Rotation evident well through 30,000+ feet. Debris ball was clearly notable in the scan prior.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #5 on: 02/07/2017 05:14 PM »

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #6 on: 02/07/2017 05:26 PM »
Crap.  Hope everyone's OK.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #7 on: 02/07/2017 05:30 PM »
Thanks for the thread. MAF guys on here please report in when you're able.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #8 on: 02/07/2017 05:34 PM »
Video from the scene :

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #9 on: 02/07/2017 05:37 PM »
Taking out power lines:

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #11 on: 02/07/2017 05:39 PM »
Was there any SLS hardware there?

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #12 on: 02/07/2017 05:44 PM »
Video taken from the (rear?) of MAF.
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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #13 on: 02/07/2017 05:47 PM »
Classic wedge tornado...
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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #14 on: 02/07/2017 05:47 PM »
Was there any SLS hardware there?

Will be, but - as much as we love rockets - it's all about the people right now. Facility and hardware afterwards.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #15 on: 02/07/2017 05:47 PM »
My thoughts  and prayers go out to all in harms way...
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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #16 on: 02/07/2017 05:51 PM »
News reports of injuries, of people trapped in damaged buildings and of widespread power outages.  The reports encompass the general area, not NASA Michoud facility specifically.

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
« Reply #17 on: 02/07/2017 05:53 PM »
Sounds like some of the walls were blown out in the assembly facility, overturned cars, and a part of a warehouse damaged too.

http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/02/michoud_tornado_damage.html#incart_river_index

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Re: Tornado hits NASA Michoud
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