Our tornado watch is still on till about 10:00 tonight. They're saying around midnight after the cold front moves through, our risk for severe weather should dramatically decrease here. So that's great news
So far so good- it's still nice outside- we're just keeping an eye out for any changes. I tend not to worry until it starts to hail/see grey clouds moving in- at that point i almost freak out. Rightfully so though- i lived through the tornado that completly wiped out most of Moore, Oklahoma. My cousin lives in Noble (right by Norman,OK and down the road from Moore) When it hit - we were only a few minutes away from Moore. That was the scarriest thing ever! I had never been through and Oklahoma tornado- those seem to be the worst (even though they're all bad). The only storm shelter by my cousin was in a tiny church down the road from her house so her, her childern, my aunt and i ran down the street and hid there with other families. It was really aweful- at the time my cousin's husband (now her ex, she's since remarried an incredable guy!
) was working in Oklahoma City- we couldn't get ahold of him and had no idea where he was or if he was ok. We were all really shaken up- but thankfully we were ok- the people in Moore weren't so lucky. They had actually been hit once before that really bad. It's scarry- nothing freaks me out more than Ok during tornado season. So since i've been through that, i try to be cautious, but not worry too much unless it's headed towards us. But you better believe the moment those sirens go off- we ALL get in the guest bathroom. I load the bathtub up with pillows- kennel the animals so they're safe, and put the weather radio, flashlight,phone, important papers in a water-safe folder , with me and we all bunker down. / The worst storm to hit Memphis itself in a while was a few years back though- it wasn't a tornado- it was straightline winds- which can be just as bad if not worse in certain scenarios. It hit my mom's/mine duplex pretty bad as well as many other places. We were ok though
Oh and one cool Tornado/bad storm tip i picked up one time- have copies of all your important documents in a waterproof folder (including drivers lisence, and all important things like that- as well as pet records) and have it by their kennels, ready to go or in your "Safety Area" (closet, interior bathroom, near hallway) so you can get to it