When bad weather is predicted, I never know what’s real and what’s hype so I figure I’ll just assume it’s real and be ready. I’ll never forget the night I spent in a cabin on the lake with the tornado in Joplin and I had no idea where I was (what county I was in) or which way the storm was headed. No cell phone service . . alone in that little cabin and I seriously thought my time was up. That night left me with a pretty hefty fear and appreciation for severe weather.
Texas Storm Chasers is where I go for severe weather updates. Apparently there are lots of us depending on them today as their sight has been down more than it’s been up due to heavy traffic.
Oklahoma City to Wichita, KS looks like it’s going to get the worst of it so I hope everyone in those areas has a safe place to go.
We’ve taken down all the bird feeders and anything that could be blown through a window. The cars are pulled as far under the carport as we can get them.
My bags are refreshed! A few changes of clothes, dry shoes, prescriptions, Kindle, a charger that can work off the solar charger, the car charger or electricity, dog food, dog leashes, dog pills, toiletries . . everything we need for a few days. It isn’t much but it would keep me going a couple of days til I could get something. Again I’m reminded of Joplin when so many people lost everything and the mall was shut down . . the entire city was shut down so what they escaped with was all they had til the Red Cross and other relief organizations arrived.
Please remember that it doesn’t take much for us to lose power here and without electricity, we have no internet, no home phone and no cell service so don’t worry if you don’t hear from me. Even if the news isn’t reporting horrible weather in my area, we could still be without power.
We’ll be fine . . we may just be out of touch for a few days.