Turned out to be a false alarm, at least here at our place. i realized I was shaking so hard, I guess from adrenaline. it is hard to look around and think it could be wiped away in a matter of moments. For the first time ever, I felt we all had a secure place to ride one
out, and I knew the kids were safe, too.
How do you folks that deal with this threat day after day deal with it? I would be a nervous wreck.
Re: Storm scare
I thought you must have been comforted to have your shelters in place after all the news these past few days. We rarely have tornadoes here but we do have a cellar. Is this going to be a new norm?
Re: Storm scare
We have a cellar and are within earshot of our town's tornado sirens. Plus I subscribe to a tornado alert app on my smartphone. We are right sqaure at the north end of tornado alley and I had rarely ever encountered anything like a tornado back home in upstate NY so I take this stuff seriously.
I conduct two tornado drills a year at my work facility as we are spread out and vulnerable as a metal building. I feel very responsible for the 60-80 people in my building each day.
I worry about one of our kids the most. DDs family lives in a one story frame house, stick built, no brick and no basement. But looking at the aftermath of the OK storms I realize that in the worst storm even a well built school is no match. They have a plan in place and our area typically has a lot of warning....it is the one that might come while we are sleeping that worries me most.