Archive | May, 2010

Rent day.

15 May

TAMPA — Wallace Hargrove was eating at his breakfast bar Wednesday afternoon when his landlord came crashing through a wall of the Osborne Avenue house, propelled by a runaway sport-utility vehicle.

“It was like a nightmare,” Hargrove, 49, said. “It seemed like a bomb went off.”

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14 May

”You wouldn’t think something like this exists here,” Crawford said as she looked at a boarded-up home on Laird Street, where half of the houses are vacant. ”It literally looks like a bomb went off.”

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Just BOOM.

13 May

Susan Murphy, who also lives in the area, also described the explosion.

“I thought my whole dining room lifted up,” she said. “It was like a bomb went off: Just BOOM!”

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Rotten luck.

12 May

“If he hadn’t come back for that one night, he would not have been in there,” said the building’s owner, Andrew Rios, who added later, “They told me it sounded like a bomb went off.”

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Steve Park.

11 May

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All of a sudden.

11 May

A few miles away, Crystal Vollers’ barn was damaged by the tornado.

“It almost sounded like a bomb went off,” she said. “All of a sudden, it got quiet and then it started roaring, and we heard all the stuff crashing around.”

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10 May

From April 22, 2010:

“The best way to describe it is a big mushroom cloud, almost like a bomb went off,” Coast Guard petty officer Blair Doten said.

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