Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We started out with a really nice day today. Warm, partially sunny & gentle breezes.
I had been home about two hours when the tornado alarms started going off. We didn't have a tornado coming through the area - we had two of them. Then they changed south county to severe thunderstorm warnings. I had LOTS of rain & LOTS of wind. I really hate hearing those sirens. I was glad to be out of the tornado path, but that didn't mean I wanted anyone else in the middle of it.
One of the tornadoes hit out by the airport. They just had to rebuild part of the airport two years ago because of tornado damage. They moved all the passengers to shelters. The tornado didn't hit the airport, but did a lot of damage near it. From what I hear, Hazelwood got the worst of it in St. Louis county. I have several friends who live in the area & just got all the damage repaired from the tornado two years ago.
The other tornado hit by Forest Park, a 1,370 acre park that contains the zoo, art museum, history museum, Muny theater & other attractions. Haven't heard of any damage in the park, but there is damage in the surrounding neighborhoods.
There was a lot of damage in the area about an hour from my house where some of my in-laws live. There is also a lot of power outages in that county & in St. Louis.
We go through this every year. Makes me wonder why I look forward to spring so much.