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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Now I am sleepy

4:30 am the weather alarm went off waking me. At that time of morning, panic tends to rule you as you stumble through the dark to turn the TV on. It turned out to only be a thunder storm warning and flash flood watch, but towns out west were destroyed by tornadoes.

We can not hear the tornado sirens were we are, and the news channels don't feel compelled to talk about us too often, that was convinced me to buy a weather alarm.

Looks like the severe parts of this storm are dying down here.

Tornado season in Kansas has opened.

15 comments:

ollie1976 said...

Stay safe.

alrescate said...

I should really get a weather radio...but I'm really glad you have one.

alrescate said...

I should really get a weather radio...but I'm really glad you have one.

april said...

My mom and I stood outside and watched a tornado move across the land, it destroyed one farm. That was a long time ago, but I'll never forget watching that thing, what a beast. You're very smart to have the weather alarm.

Wendy said...

Tornados always scare me! I grew up in Illinois, in a trailer park, so we were always hiding out in the shelter when the alarms would sound! I was so young but remember it so well! Stay safe:)

Cheryl said...

Keep safe, you guys.

The Fool said...

The skim ice on the ponds is my weather warning that winter will be settling in for 7 months...

At least we don't have tornados at -40 below.

:)

gtr said...

Ooooh, I hate tornadoes and the possibility of tornadoes. One of the reasons I don't live in your fair state anymore. But good and luck and best wishes to you!

maggie said...
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maggie said...

A serious tornado just ripped through the county just north of us killing i believe six this is the first i've really heard of such a death toll or seen what they could actually do. We focus so much on hurricanes down here and the occasional water spout that dies out usually by landfall. Scary thought, how does the alarm work and what is your emergency routine? Being prepared is a good first step.

abbagirl74 said...

Glad to know you have some kind of warning system. I have a siren pretty close by, so we are lucky. Do you have an outside shelter? I am sure you do. Maybe I read about it and forgot. Anyway, thank goodness for the weather radio.

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Wendy said...

My daughter, who has lived in Maine all of her nine years, is fascinated by tornadoes. She wants to be a storm-chaser :). Having grown up in the deep south and experienced the tornado phenomenon, I can't think of anything that would give me less pleasure.

Stay safe!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Oh, man. That's scary. I've never been anywhere near a tornado so I can't even imagine what that's like. I hope everyone stays safe.

Phelan said...

Thank you for your concerned replies. Everyone is well.

Yes we do have a shelter. The weather alarm, when set for your area will go off whenever there is a warning of some type issued. We have to pay attention to three counties because of where we live, some night during the spring I didn't get much sleep because it will constantly go off. If a tornando warning is issued for one of those counties, I switch the weather alarm to radio mode or tunr on the tv to see where it is in the county. Then we decided what to do from there. In the 5 years we have been here, we have never had to use our shelter.

I love storm and would gladly chase storms for a living. :)

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