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    Glad to hear your mom is okay. Scary is right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    Glad to hear your mom is okay. Scary is right!
    Yeah!

    Hopefully she will remember to next time.

    We had to take shelter here too.

    Hubby and I have decided to review and update our tornado plan. Most of us where in pj's as we had to wake up the kids. Hubby thinks it would be not good to be in pj's in the aftermath if a tornado hit. It was so nice to have the lap top down there to watch the radar. So that will be a grab if time thing.

    A new thing the local news is saying is to put your bike helmets on in your shelter. Many people said they did do that. Makes since.

    " Bicycle, football, or motorcycle helmets offer an additional way to better protect yourself and your family when you are taking shelter during a tornado warning."

    http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/weather/dan_...ring-tornadoes
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    That is an excellent idea, helmets. Snowmobile helmets would be good, too.

    We're setting up go bags in case we have to evacuate due to a forest fire. Maybe you could do the same and have it in your basement safe area to help in case of tornado. I guess if you didn't have to carry a bag, you could use a tote or something with a change of clothes and sturdy shoes in it for each of you. It wouldn't be fun trying to navigate a bunch of wreckage in slippers or Crocs.

    Some water bottles and first aid things might be good, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    What is really scary is seeing the news say your mom's town took a direct hit and then you can not get her on the phone the next day.

    Thankfully she just had her phone off. Doesn't she know you are suppose to check in after a tornado hits your town.
    Gees, imagine......that WOULD be really scary. Glad she is okay but it must be a worry during this season.

    SD........went to a thrift shop today and TWISTER was there..... but it was VHS and I don't have one. Strange as they didn't have that many anyway.........and then to see that one.

    I like on "Storm Stories' when they show the tornado chasers....that must be a real adrenaline rush!

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    Bike helmets.... great idea!
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    FF, it's weird when stuff like that happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    I like on "Storm Stories' when they show the tornado chasers....that must be a real adrenaline rush!
    I bet it is.

    We see out of state University storm chasers cars every once in a while. The cars looks so interesting.

    Learned yesterday that Buddy's Student teacher in Science is certified to collect data in a storm chaser vehicle. She was quite impressed with Buddy's knowledge of tornadoes when she quizzed the class yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    That is an excellent idea, helmets. Snowmobile helmets would be good, too.

    We're setting up go bags in case we have to evacuate due to a forest fire. Maybe you could do the same and have it in your basement safe area to help in case of tornado. I guess if you didn't have to carry a bag, you could use a tote or something with a change of clothes and sturdy shoes in it for each of you. It wouldn't be fun trying to navigate a bunch of wreckage in slippers or Crocs.

    Some water bottles and first aid things might be good, too.
    Yesterday, Little Miss's teacher was talking about the importance of a kit at home.

    He shared with the children what he keeps in his kit. One thing I had not thought about that he has in his work gloves. Make perfect sense to me so it is going on our new kit list.
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    I guess you would have to imagine what it would be like to be stuck in the basement with wreckage all around. What would you need to self-rescue? A hand saw? Other tools?

    What would you need once you were out? Good shoes, a jacket, rain gear?

    What would you be likely to need for first aid supplies?

    Google for tornado emergency kit. Here's one of the hits I found:
    What would be in a tornado emergency kit
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    Oh my, Imagine....so glad your Mom was safe....
    Years ago (30)we had just moved to TX & my son woke me up in the middle of the night during a storm...I heard the sound of a freight train....it missed our house and was in the alley behind our house...my son is deaf so it wasn't the sound that woke him it must have been the change in the air...I will never forget that....scared the heck out of me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwormpeg View Post
    Oh my, Imagine....so glad your Mom was safe....
    Years ago (30)we had just moved to TX & my son woke me up in the middle of the night during a storm...I heard the sound of a freight train....it missed our house and was in the alley behind our house...my son is deaf so it wasn't the sound that woke him it must have been the change in the air...I will never forget that....scared the heck out of me...
    It is just the people I worry about in a tornado. I have seen near by towns have to rebuid ( yes that was plural) I have seen Hubby's grandparents rebuild the farm. In all that time I have not seen anyone get hurt. Even when their house was gone above them.

    So it is the people I worry about house can be rebuilt and things can be replaced. So that doesn't phase me as much. Although I am sure there are a few things I would miss if they had to be replaced due to being gone.

    Still amazed in the 122 reported tornadoes that night ( three states) there were only 5 deaths. It is being accredited to people being prepared and taking the warnings seriously. (They are also trying out stronger worded warnings after Joplin) I think it was also due to the great weather forecasters and trained storm spotters oh and great radar. I do believe technology cellphones, texts, computers and e-mail have helped in that area. Social media ( twitter and facebook and the like) have also been accredited with helping to save lives
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    I guess you would have to imagine what it would be like to be stuck in the basement with wreckage all around. What would you need to self-rescue? A hand saw? Other tools?

    What would you need once you were out? Good shoes, a jacket, rain gear?

    What would you be likely to need for first aid supplies?

    Google for tornado emergency kit. Here's one of the hits I found:
    What would be in a tornado emergency kit
    Interesting thing about being stuck in basements. Less people have been stuck in basements and in closets/bathrooms after it was learned the doors in hiding places like closets and such needed to open in not out. Debri can not push and hold the door closed that way.
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    Bicycle helmets? Ok, have that. Also guess I will be using the bathroom instead of the closet since the door opens in. Great info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoiji View Post
    Bicycle helmets? Ok, have that. Also guess I will be using the bathroom instead of the closet since the door opens in. Great info.
    Bathroom should have no windows. Best if it has no exterior walls. I was always taught the tub is a good place to duck in no water of course
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