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  1. WithoutCoT2

    Public Region: WithoutCoT2 Started by: Randy22E, on Dec 1, 2017 Server: North America West 1, Region Map: Viridian Woods This region is a public region for limited use of DLCs and CoT, focusing on using clean energy. (no sandbox) NOTE: This is not to mean 'not having CoT' or 'disabling CoT', but using it minimally to enjoy the stock architecture and basics of the game. Consider playing with random disasters disabled, as well you can find a reliable mod on this site that will disable the day/night cycle so you can focus on gameplay. You can enter and view cities from the main menu without having to claim a city. +++++++++++++++ All welcome to join, always!
  2. ~⛥ ~ Private Region ~⛥~ DLC: Cities of Tomorrow Server: North America East 1 Region Type: Viridian Woods Region Name: Fantasia Origin ID: HelloKittyZOMG Hopefully this region will end up lasting a good while with lots of active players. *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Region Rules: 1. If you add me as a friend, don't add me and then bail out on me later. 2. Please only claim 1-2 Cities. Leave room for other people who would like to join. 3. Be active, friendly, and sociable like I am. 4. Don't make a City and then abandon it to make another because you messed up. If you mess up just ask for help. 5. Everyone is welcome to join! let's build a wonderful and fun region!!!
  3. Van Prooijen Trading

    Version 1.0.0

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    Van Prooijen Trading is Comercial Ofices Buildin, the Heights is 200 m approximately. Style: Houston 1990 File content: -Functional Landmark with 4,000 CO$$$_Maxis Nite Version -Functional Landmark with 4,000 CO$$$_Dark Nite Version -Functional Landmark with 4,000 CO$$$_Original Maxis Version Notice: 1.- The model presented here is an interpretation of the author. The measurements and size may vary from the original model made by Maxis. 2.- The models are not exact replicas of the original models created by Maxis, so new features could be included, some earlier removed or altered. 3.- If any model does not meet your requirement, you can download the original version of the maxis file offered in this file and edit it as you wish. 4.- This is a work of exploration and experimentation that Diego Del Llano wanted to share with the community of Simtropolis. If some of this work does not satisfy you, you have the option of not downloading this file. 5.-Diego Del Llano appreciates your understanding and wishes you to enjoy this project to the fullest. 6.- Acknowledgments and all the credits to the original authors of this model.
  4. Tudor_Isle_Night.png

    From the album My SC2013 Cities

    A night photo of the latest city I am working on.
  5. Tudor_Isle_Night.png

    From the album My SC2013 Cities

    A night photo of the latest city I am working on.
  6. Tudor_Isle_Night.png

    From the album My SC2013 Cities

    A night photo of the latest city I am working on.
  7. I downloaded the Heretic Seaport Project as well as its dependencies, but the railway textures are still missing. And I already downloaded the railway textures. What did I do wrong to cause this issue?
  8. Hey everyone, I need some advice. I have been out of the PC desktop world (at home) for some time and I have been getting the bug to start playing games like Cities and SimCity (I have not played in several years). I really am lost when it comes to specs needed. My main purpose for the pc itself would be for games like this and downloading mods. My laptop serves my needs for all other work that I do from home. I don''t have an interest in any other type of gaming other than these city building types. So... if my budget was 1,000 - 1.500 USD what would you recommend on specs with PC etc. and monitor. Thanks
  9. Hello All, I'm a journalist and author, based in Berlin, I'm working on a book about tax evasion. Sounds boring, is actually interesting if you know that most of our problems - financing of decent education, child care, pensions, health care - would mostly disappear if tax were properly paid, or collected. The EU Commission estimates the loss for the 28 member states at yearly 1000 bn €. I'm here to make a map that explains the details of taxes simply: which category of population pays how much? What type of companies pay how much? How much to the "services" of the state cost? For that I am thinking of a map of an imaginary town (rich areas, middle class neighbourhoods, commercial zones, police, transport, health) with the figures of an actual state, in my case Germany. I'm looking for a SimCity map to work on. Do you know where I could find one? Thanks for your help ! If you have questions about my project, please feel free to ask. Best, Adrian
  10. SimCity Version Graphics

    From the album Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor

    1. SimCity,1989 2. SimCity 2000, 1993 3. SimCity 3000, 1999 4. SimCity 4, 2003 5. SimCity, 2013
  11. Paris (Pt. 3/3)

    Our trip to Paris continues with a trip to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris) - one of Paris' most beautiful churches, often drawing comparisons to the Taj Mahal. Located on top of a small hill in the heart of the city, the church is visible for miles around. The next stop is Place de la Concorde - Paris' most famous square. Originally designed in 1755, this square is unlike anything else in the city - complete with a massive authentic Egyptian obelisk in the middle. The Panthéon, located in Paris' Latin Quarter, is another one of the cities most famed landmarks. Originally modeled after Rome's Pantheon and built as a church - it now functions as a mausoleum for many of France's most famous citizens. The Bourse de commerce is one of the city's most unique buildings, both in shape and function. It was originally used as a place to trade grain upon completion in 1763, then as a stock exchange, and more recently, plans are underway to transform it into a major art museum. The 689 foot tall Tour Montparnasse is the tallest skyscraper in Paris - and is hard to miss. Upon completion in 1973, the building was heavily criticized for its style and for being out of place - and as a result, buildings over 7 stories tall were banned from the city center. A massive renovation is slated to begin in 2019. Our tour of Paris ends with one of the city's most famous landmarks - the Arc de Triomphe. Built between 1803 and 1836, this iconic monument serves as a tribute to French soldiers lost in wars and has important military leaders engraved on its walls. For those wishing to get up close - make sure you use the underground tunnels instead of dodging the traffic.. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Paris (Pt. 2/3)" Big thanks to @CorinaMarie, @Odainsaker, @MushyMushy, @matias93, @Angry Mozart, @RobertLM78, @Silur, @_Michael, @The British Sausage, @RandyE, @Toby Ferrian, @feyss, @Manuel-ito, @redfox85, @Fantozzi, @mike_oxlong, @Mr Saturn64, @bobolee, @raynev1, @APSMS, @SC4L0ver, @gigius76, @bladeberkman, @kingofsimcity, @Haljackey, @scotttbarry, @mrsmartman, @jakis, @Talla 2XLC, & @Jonas_Chaves for all the likes!
  12. More images from my ctiy (Simtropolis) from Designer City. The images are from the city building game app Designer City. <---- Still in progress, you can still see alot of empty areas on the sides
  13. Simtropolis: Military Base

    This is the military base of my city, Simtropolis from the game Designer city (mobile city building game).
  14. Although three years old, I just ran on this version of SimCity for telephones and tablets. It is a very different game from SC 3-4-2013. It looks like a simplified version but still rather complete. I went thru the tutorial a little bit and found it quite enjoyable, while waiting for the bus. Wanna try it?
  15. Tour of Africa: Johannesburg

    Our Tour of Africa begins with one of Africa's most iconic cities - Johannesburg. With nearly 4 million people in its metropolitan area - this is South Africa's largest city, and has one of the best skylines in all of Africa. With a unique combination of various architecture styles and plenty of famous landmarks to boot - there's plenty to do and see here. The famous Orlando Power Station was in use for nearly 50 years - but since the late 90s, its been transformed into a tourist center, with colorful murals painted on its walls and base jumping becoming a popular activity. To make it into the city itself, one of the most traveled routes is over the Nelson Mandela Bridge - completed in 2003, its one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Construction of the bridge was quite tricky, as it directly runs over 43 different rail lines - but construction was completed without disrupting any of them, and its been a popular tourist attraction ever since. At night, this bridge turns into a spectacle - for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the bridge's lighting system was upgraded extensively, and a new rainbow colored scheme was installed. If you can make it here at night - the striking color show will certainly be worth it. We've made it into the CBD - and there's no better time to see the city than during a beautiful South African sunset. Despite a little fog and rain - the landmarks here are still quite stunning, like the Carlton Centre. Completed in 1973, its been the tallest office building in Africa ever since. At night is when the city really begins to come alive, however. The streets of Johannesburg are typical of any other African metropolis - there's people and cars filling every last inch of pavement. It may be chaotic, but the life and energy of these streets makes visiting this city a special experience. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Previous Update: "Tour of Africa: Introduction" Thanks to @Namiko, @GoKingsGo, @Yarahi, @Tonraq, @juliok92012, @AlexSLM520, @RandyE, @raynev1, @mike_oxlong, @Odainsaker, @scotttbarry, @nos.17, @mattb325, @matias93, @mrsmartman, @bobolee, @Fantozzi, @Marushine, @_Michael, @CorinaMarie, @Manuel-ito, @bladeberkman, @RobertLM78, & @Toby Ferrian for all the likes!
  16. Here's the old town part my city: Right next to it, some villas and commercial zones, and pedestrian mall streets.
  17. Hi, It's been some time since I came to Simtropolis, I only came every once in a while to check things out, and I noticed that Simtropolis have been slowly dying. The chat which is my favorite place rarely have anyone. I have some suggestions that can help revive Simtropolis to it's former glory, to make Simtropolis great again - pun inteded. I'll break it into parts. The STEX: Choosing from the categories which game you would like to download stuff for is very annoying, simpler approach would be best, for exemple when you enter STEX you will have 3 clickable images, each one will take you to the STEX of the approprate game, for exemple a clickable image for SimCity 2013 STEX, another one for Cities skylines, and another one for SimCity 4, and more if there is. Currently when I choose to enter the STEX for SimCity 4 (or the other ones) the listing is using the webpage space very inefficiently, it looks messy and ugly, I liked Simtropolis as it was before, now the while website looks very messy and not inviting at all as it used to be, what happened? On a positive side, I like the extra options that we now have to have a quicker access to see our activity in the forum or in the STEX, also the sorting options, those are great and can be useful for many. The Home Page: it looks messy, the featured city journals don't look as it used to be, and the frame of it is a little boring. The STEX Featured and the Newly Added Files sections look not as good as it used to be, the featured stuff images should be bigger to fill all that wasted empty space and maybe take those sections to the top of the home page right above or right under the featured city journals section or maybe on the side. Somewhere less far away from the top of the page. The "From The Gallery" is not being used much and it's navigation is not inviting to use, as a proof for that you never find any like or comments on gallery images. It's a bit not user-friendly. Simtropolis Challenges Winners Podium section should be higher in the home page. Basically I think that you need to show the best stuff at the home page to impress and invite new comers and to make them stay, try to put best quality stuff and add more variations. The Forums: The forums sections is fine and looks great, no problem there. The City Journals: In just few words, it's ugly, it's a bit of a mess, it used to be better in the past, easier to navigate and easier to find stuff. The chat: No problem there, but I have an idea to make it alive again, along with Simtropolis, everyone are mostly using smartphones now, why not an app for Simtropolis chat? Or an app that let players watch the city journals, the forums and enter the chat (they don't need to download from the STEX or anything, but maybe seeing the STEX files and commenting on them would also be useful), it should be a light app for quick use, people don't chat from PC as often as before. I imagine something like a cross between Instagram but with a chatroom for everyone to chat in, something like messengers' pop out chat window that is easy to use and won't force you to quit any other running apps or to stop playing your game to type a word or two in chat. I think it will be a big update and would bring some life back to Simtropolis. Also maybe some advertising for Simtropolis on Facebook or other places? Or simply Youtube videos? I don't know.. I'm just not sure what you can do about this, esspecially the funding for that. I also suggest to add a bit more ads to Simtropolis to bring more funding to your website to keep improving and doing the great work! Maybe a video ad from time to time, or an optional section of the website where members can watch ads or leave ads playing to help Simtropolis? Ads in a Simtropolis app that can be desabled by making a payment would make more sense. Another way to bring more funding to Simtropolis is to have a shop section where you sell game keys for Cities Skylines, SimCity 4, and the other city building games, and even strategy games like Age of Empires or Age of Mythology and others... basically concentrating on building games. These are just my opinions All the best
  18. This is from my city "Simtropolis" from a game called Designer city (available on the playstore and appstore). It's summer now, and what better place to be other than the beach?
  19. This is from my city "Simtropolis" from a game called Designer city (available on the playstore and appstore). It's summer now, and what better place to be other than the beach?
  20. So i was wondering if there is any way i could change the config or something to make it so resources never run out, such as water, ore, coal and oil. If not, could somebody possibly make a mod? I will donate 10 dollars on the spot. If you want me to increase it, fine
  21. Simtropolis beach

    This is from my city "Simtropolis" from a game called Designer city (available on the playstore and appstore). It's summer now, and what better place to be other than the beach?
  22. SimCity 4 Is Still Great

    SimCity 4 is a spreadsheet that will never be balanced, but that’s what makes it so fun, even 14 years after release. Yesterday, an article about SimCity 4's Network Addon Mod, a comprehensive mod for roads and traffic in SimCity 4, reached the front page of r/Games.”Not only has SimCity 4 survived, it has thrived with new creations offered daily by content-makers, and has even evolved with substantial player-developed modifications like the Network Addon Mod,” author Dirktator wrote. While that’s definitely true, and the thriving mod community for SimCity 4 is a joy to browse through, after playing until two in the morning I can safely say that SimCity 4 also holds up on its own. Full article: http://kotaku.com/SimCity-4-is-still-great-1796823071
  23. South Asia

    Our journey to South Asia begins with a trip to the countryside - and the timeless rural beauty of the many tea plantations that dot the Sri Lankan countryside. The ones near Kandy are perhaps the most well-known - they've been making the famed Ceylon Tea ever since the British first colonized this area back in the 1800s. As the hillsides climb higher and higher, the strength of the tea leaves increases accordingly - making this one of the strongest teas in all of South Asia. No trip is complete without having a cup first - so make sure you make a stop over at the Ceylon Tea Museum first. The Indian Ocean is one of the most beautiful places on the planet - and it doesn't get much better than the thatched roof resorts of the Maldives. This island country south of India is world-renowned for its sunny weather, pristine beaches, and stunning resorts - from the diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, there's always something exciting to try out. We now move into India, and our first destination is the famous Ganges River in Varanasi. This is the most sacred river to the Hindus, who make up 80% of India's population - and by cleansing in it, they wash away their sins. All sorts of religious ceremonies and festivals are held here - and for any Hindu, it's a lifelong ambition to make it here at least once. Sadly though, modern times have been tough on the river - pollution levels have reached staggering heights, and it's now one of the most polluted waterways in the world. An ambitious cleanup project is planned in the upcoming years - but little progress has been made thus far. We move north to the capital of New Delhi - where you'll find some of the most stunning buildings in all of India. Our next stop is one of the most unique structures in all of India - the Lotus Temple. This flower shaped Baha'i House of Worship has become quite a famous attraction - with over 70 million tourists visiting since it was first opened back in 1986. Under Baha'i law, all religions and faiths are welcome here - making it a popular social event place in the city. Wanting a centerpiece for his new capital, Indian king Shah Jahan had the particularly impressive Red Fort built in Delhi from 1639 - 1648, which contains a massive complex surrounded by towering red walls. This grand fort holds pavilions, offices, workshops, mansions, expansive gardens, and just about anything else a king could ever need - no wonder he inscribed the words "If there is a paradise on Earth, this is it" inside. (full size link here) Our last stop is the most iconic landmark in all of India - none other than the world famous Taj Mahal. Wanting a grand tomb for his wife, Indian emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agra from 1631 - 1648 and covered it with gleaming white marble - and to this day it remains one of the most marvelous buildings on the face of the planet. Starting in 2004, tourists have been able to view it at night - making for one of the most magical experiences imaginable. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Replies for "South Asia (Preview)" @TekindusT Thanks for the kind words! @_Michael Glad you enjoyed it - thanks! @Jeffrey500 Thank you! There may be another preview coming.. so keep your eyes peeled @kelistmac Thank you @mike_oxlong Thanks for the comment! @tariely Thanks for the kind words Yeah, I paid very close attention to that on the plantation pic, glad you liked it @Akallan Thanks for the nice comment! @raynev1 Thank you, glad you liked it! @kschmidt Thanks for the comment! And good catch too, they certainly do seem to share some similarities! @Golhbul Thank you! Usually when I'm doing exotic updates like this one and others, there just won't be enough existing BATs to make it work - so sometimes I'll have to find some custom models to import into the game with 3dsmax (3d warehouse and cadnav.com are good places to start). More recently, I have been BATing various models w/ 3dsmax - I intend to do this for a number of future updates as well and I hope that I'll be able to get them to a stage where I can release some of them in some sort of pack. As for the Red Fort scene, I sorta combined both methods that I listed above - I started off with some basic models from 3d warehouse, made a number of modifications to them, and I then I made all of the various road pieces and whatnot from scratch with BAT. And finally, big thanks to @Fantozzi, @RandyE, @_Michael, @Pluispixel, @MushyMushy, @v701, @Jeffrey500, @mrsmartman, @CT14, @Yarahi, @kelistmac, @Artimus, @mike_oxlong, @Manuel-ito, @tariely, @Akallan, @raynev1, @Jolteon, @kschmidt, @nos.17, @scotttbarry, @Ducio, @bobolee, @Elenphor, & @svenson for all the likes!
  24. After a long break, we return to continue our story once again! A lot has happened since I was gone, so this will be a big update... The town has really grown over the years, and despite the threat of fire and economic problems early on, all the towns are now flourishing. However... It's been relentless...the heat... it just doesn't end. Today in particular is even hotter, with temperatures soaring to an outrageous 98 degrees here in Woodland, while the neighboring River City is a more bearable 95 degrees. In the middle of November. Yes, that wasn't a typo. Normally, we would be getting cold fronts around this time, and the average highs around this time are usually 75 degrees. But not this year. Why is it so hot around this time? The planet's seasons. In this planet, every 5-7 years, we get an extreme version of what most call "El Nino." (Note, that this CJ takes place on another Earthlike-planet but that's for a future update long in the future...) Today was a fateful day...The day the town would be changed forever... "This heat is killing me and this city. If this doesn't end soon, I'll have to cut power to sector..." (weather channel in the background) Weather Channel: Temperature records are being broken everywhere... We got a massive cold front conflicting with the warm air mass that has stagnated over this region. This will bring relief in a few days but not without severe atmospheric instability. We have a massive wall of thunderstorms moving southward... I call Ben on the phone... Ben: "Hello?" Me: "It's me, I'm coming over, we need to ask Matt for more power or this town will run out of air conditioning" (It's around 3 PM by now) I quickly take the 5 minute drive to Ben's mansion: *Ben is my business partner/Co-Mayor and best friend who has helped me with negotiations all throughout the years. He owns 3 of the CO$$$ shops in the town (including the one with the blue roof to the right of the mansion) He dedicates his time to his family who lives in this city as well, and does his best to make it a better place) "Did you hear about the thunderstorms?" Asked Ben. "Yes, they can't be too bad" I said. "Hopefully it'll bring relief from this heat by the end of the week..." "Ben, we need to call Matt (Woodland River City), we need more power or this city's going to shut down!" Ben dials the phone and calls Matt... Matt: "Hello?" *Matt is the mayor of Woodland River City, the neighboring town west of WL Town. North of WL River City is District 1, and South is Pleasantview. Ben: "Hey, it's Ben here, mind sending us more power over here? We don't have enough for this city and it's getting worse..." Matt: "Are you crazy? We're overloaded here, Pleasantview and District 1 already asked me, I got no more!" Give me the phone... (Ben hands me the phone) Me: "It's the Major, how much do you want? Look, I'll give you $10K, $20K..." Matt: "No can do major, if I give you more power, I'm going to have to cut my city's power and my townsfolk are going to kill me. They're already mad about the fire...Do you want that on me? Do you really wan- A deep, booming thunder bellows outside, shaking the windows. Matt: (Still on the phone) "What was that?" "I think thunder..." I said. (I put the phone on speaker) Then, a loud explosive bang/thunder is heard on Matt's end... proceeded by: Matt: "Holy ****...Oh my god, I gotta go now!" *Hangs up* Ben looks at me with a worried expression. "I have never heard him curse before. Ever." He said. We go back inside and turn on the Weather Channel Weather Channel: A massive super-cell is moving southward above the frontal boundary... Far from most populated areas but any small towns are under severe tornado warning, including - Just then, a white flash. The power goes out. Another loud thunder follows. We go back outside... The sky is beginning to look Ominous, it's like two sides taking over...one side it's a beautiful day, the other side it's a nightmare. It looked like a wall ready to swallow us up. The beautiful day side would get smaller as the storm moved in. Me and Ben urgently got in the car and we drove up to the fields, just outside of the industrial zone to check the storm out and get a photo for the news: (Note the freight trucks trying to get as much freight as possible to the warehouse before the storm) Me and Ben stand in the fields, looking out at the massive storm clouds. We take a photo of the scene... Just seconds later, the wind picks up and then, hail...lots of hail... We make a mad dash to the barn nearby as we get pummeled by hail and dust blows in our face. We run practically blind but make it inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzS3S1chOiI (Play this during this scene, I don't know how to embed the video in) "We need to get everyone to safety. I have a feeling this storm's going to be bad," said Ben *Glass breaks* (I look down and pick up what appears to be a baseball-sized hail) "hmm...what makes you think that?" I asked sarcastically as I held the chunk of ice in front of him The hailstorm only lasted for about 10 minutes, with only a few larger pieces falling. Panicked townsfolk ran to the nearest stores as they were caught off guard. After that, a downpour that affected mostly the East Residential area (4:47 P.M.) Once the rain let up, we came back outside. The shape of the super-cell storm was very well-defined. The sun came out once more, for the last time. At least, today...Before the massive storm would swallow us up... (Note the bridge to the left where the river is, that's the bridge to Matt's Woodland River City. Pleasantview is on the lower left and Woodland town is in the middle) "Wow...I have never seen anything like this in my entire life." Said Ben. "I mean, I always wanted to but not here!" We drove to a near commercial building that still had power somehow and turned on the TV. Weather channel said it's only going to get worse... Just then, Matt calls... Matt: "MAYOR!! You need to GO!! Take everyone to a shelter NOW! I just saw the most massive tornado...it is huge and it's moving straight for ya...I'm warning you!!" "We need to find a shelter, Thousands are going to die if we don't." I said. "Where the heck are they going to go?" Asked Ben. "There's no basements... He paused. "Wait! I forgot, I installed a siren a year ago...It was meant for fire alerts but it could be used for this too. It's pretty loud! I never tested it but I think if we sound it, everyone can evacuate or take shelter, but where?" "The High school" I said, "The Gym walls have reinforced concrete, and it's the strongest building in this town! There's no basements here, only in River City" "Alright, major," Said Ben," The alarm is in near the town square, in the back of one of the two Waffle houses. Go sound it off. I have to drive to the west sector to pick up family members and a few kids. I'll also call the school's principal and the news crew to alert everyone. Now Go!" (Ben drops me off and drives to the West Sector) Amazingly, given the ominous clouds above, once the news crew got updated on the situation, they basically took over all channel for an emergency broadcast hopefully that may save a lot of lives. This is kind of what virtually every TV in the city got to hear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDnTDY4JmwE (It wasn't this exact message but it was similar, the difference is obviously instead of Alabama it would say Woodland City, and it would be telling everyone to head for the high school instead of underground but this is just to give a rough idea of what they heard. Scary...) Just then, the tornado appears just North of the town....I drove over to the Waffle houses: After asking around where the alarm was, to which no one knew, I call Ben, who was at The West Elementary School Me: "Ben, where the heck is the alarm? I can't find it?" (Ben in the red van left of the plaza near the playground as he picks up his family, cousins and kids to take to the shelter) Ben: "It's in the back of the building, look for the little pulley" Me: "Got it!" One of the Kids shouted "Mom, it's the tornado I see it!!" Ben: "Let's go! Now!!!" With everyone in the car, he speeds off... The siren finally activates... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIypdzgZAaI The loud siren echoes throughout the town. It is then when the real panic begin to set in. Residents rush to Woodland Town High School's gym by the hundreds. Some drive, and others walk from the nearby houses/apartments, while others evacuate to WL River City. (As the alarm blares, people head into the school The gym is located on the lower right Wing of the school from the main entrance) Officer: "Come on, move it! We have little time!" (Chatter of people in the background) The wind starts picking up again. Ben: (On The phone) "I'm on my way back to pick you up" Me: "I'm right at the Main Street intersection" As Ben Drives, the tornado can be seen in full view. Here's what they basically see: (Even though this is a real life example, they were driving next to a farm so just imagine that the buildings on the left are the West-Sector Homes! People who had no time try to leave or run to the nearest buildings (or wherever they can at this point.) Either way... Times up... (Note the traffic from people STILL trying to evacuate to WL River City on the Lower left...The only road that leads out of town) As Ben Drives down Main street, a second, even bigger tornado appears from the North Industrial sector moving south It's heading right for us, we gotta go now!!! Step on it!! The School's just two blocks down!! "I yelled as I jumped into the car with the frightened family and kids... *Brakes screech* "Come on!" Yelled Ben, "We need to go!!" The roaring begins to get louder as the tornado approaches We make the mad dash against the wind to the school entrance, as well as the two kids. The gym is located on the right wing, just right of the main entrance LET'S GO!! LET'S GO!!! HURRY!!! We barely make it into the shelter. The roaring from the tornado is just deafening as I enter the gym with at least 1000 people crammed inside. We huddle together with the kids as begin to cry. "Oh my god, it's right over us!" Yelled the mom. *Cries and screams are heard in the background* Help us!!! Loud unbearable roaring followed by glass shattering... To Be Continued...
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