We were lucky. Many parts of Oklahoma and Missouri were not so lucky.
The tornado sirens went on and on for what seemed like forever. I tried to remain calm, because . . really . . what good does not remaining calm do? But, I don’t want Addie to be afraid of the weather . . respectful but not afraid.
Addie was clinging to George but she did put her new shoes and her teddy bear in the closet. I understand about getting in an interior room/closet to protect yourself from flying debris but after the Joplin tornado and seeing flat slabs of concrete with no studs, no bath tubs . . just flat concrete, a closet or interior room doesn’t give me a lot of hope but . . we do what we’re told and that’s our best shot at remaining safe.
Chad never shows any concern but last night, he had us cleaning out the hallway closet and making beds in the hallway.
We had friends from Nashville, Texas, Arkansas . . watching the weather and reporting in. Chad had his phone watching the radar; Nicole had her phone watching a different station; I was watching a storm chaser live. Shortly before 10 p.m. Chad said the worst of it had passed our area and left the safety of our sleeping bags on the hard floor and went back to the bedrooms.
There are deaths, injuries and serious damages . . not in our town but not far away and for sure in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. Right now, it’s thundering, lightning and dark as night out. I’m afraid to look at the forecast . . I think today is just a thunderstorm but tomorrow may be severe again.
Spring weather – doesn’t seem like it should be this hard to get rid of winter and have spring/summer move right in.