Thursday, April 10, 2008

We're Not In Kansas Anymore

As a departure from politics, how about a dose of REALITY? Last night our home had a brush with a tornado. The warnings went out and the wall cloud was visible. How we dodged the bullet is beyond me because two blocks north of us thirty foot tall trees were TWISTED from the ground. Roofs were missing and those big electric towers were torn and crumples like cheap toys. Serious stuff to those of us in the Belt Buckle of Tornado Alley. As just a caveat, no matter where you live, you owe it to yourself and your family to have a viable emergency plan. My son and I hid in the bathroom with our dog and realized that if the power went off, we had no battery powered radio to know when it was safe. It pays to know what is happening. Stay safe and make sure you know what is going on around you. My son living at college had no clue we were under a tornado warning with countless set downs. That kind of oblivious attitude could be dangerous. I am buying him a weather radio whether he likes it or not.


Darren said...

I've seen one wall cloud in my life. That was enough for me.

Ellen K said...

You kind of get used to it after awhile. It even gets to be somewhat of a hobby. I have joked with my husband that I want to take a stormchaser tour for vacation. Tornadoes at least you can get away from, hurricanes, there's no place to hide. And as for living on the fault line, one tiny earthquake while in Vegas was enough to turn me to jello.