I've never witnessed a real tornado here in Pennsy, but seeing them on TV they look mighty scarey. Has anyone ever had to "take cover" because of one? And what thoughts went through your mind while waiting it out?
Scarey stuff indeed. We had something close to one once. I opened my front door to look outside, and the door flew open so hard that it almost came off the hinges. Sounded like a freight train was coming through. I ran upstairs and grabbed my 5 month old out of her crib and my 4 y/o son and ran to the basement. My husband was at school and I was almost in shock I was so scared. I couldn't imagine being in a real one.
I turned on the weather channel this evening and Abernathy was saying, "If you live in this area, you need to seek shelter immediately!" I'm thinking those poor, poor people and said a prayer for them...I think it was in Texas somewhere. I do know one thing, I'd never live in "Tornado Alley!"
Apr 16, '02
My son saw his first tornado tonite here in Fort Worth...he watched it tear up a golf course as he drove home from work...he said it was 'cool' and he wants to be a storm chaser...LOL!
They're flying around us but not the large really dangerous ones (like Jarrell, Tx. several years ago where the whole town was destroyed). So far nobody has been hurt that I've heard of. Sirens are going off now. Some messes left to clean up, some roofs torn off....we are fairly tornado savvy here in tornado alley and this time of the year we keep a close eye out for 'em.
Out west of us is a lot more dangerous...I wouldn't live out there unless I had a storm cellar. And NO WAY would I live in an earthquake zone...
Last edit by mattsmom81 on Apr 16, '02