Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Flooding, Hurricanes and Tornadoes... OH MY!
We didn't hear the tornado sirens that Patty heard, but one of the moms in the gymnastics class we were attending did get a call from her concerned husband who wanted to relay information about a tornado warning. Oh great! Sitting in a big open gym with a metal roof that can be peeled back as easily as the lid of a sardine can is right where you want to be when a twister rolls into town! Thankfully, a quick call to Husband and we learned it was south of us heading the opposite direction. Shortcake turned about three different shades of green before I could relay that information to her. She is terrified of the word "tornado" and don't even think about using the T-word in the same sentence as "warning". Thanks to our spring storm seasons, she knows what the phrase means and her imagination paralyzes her. Poor thing thought she was well past those fears once summer hit.
I must admit, tornadoes are not my favorite thing either, but I don't freak out too much if I am at home with my storm closet ready to go. Patty reminisced about basements during their wild weather scare yesterday. I wish we had basements in Texas. I have sometimes thought about digging a storm cellar in our backyard or lining our closet with Kevlar. In the meantime, prayer, our weather radio, a cell phone and a husband who has constant internet access at work keeps our fears under control when we have to be out and about in this yucky stuff.
Please pray for those of us to the south who have been more severely impacted by this storm!