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Tornadoes and Tropical Storms

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I hope none of you were affected by all the Tornadoes that hit during the month of May. I hate that so many folks were killed or injured, especially the children. I will never understand why places in the areas most likely to be hit with Tornadoes do not have storm shelters. It does make me feel good to know that so many people went out of their way to help, even if just by sending donations. I'd like to think that everyone was nice at all times, but at least it's good to know people help out during bad times.

Now here in the southeast we're getting hit with TS Andrea. I'm originally from FL so used to be I wouldn't be so worried that there's some TS moving in unless it was a Cat-3 or Cat-4 Hurricane. But now, living in GA and a bit more inland, we are more prone to flooded roads and such. Not to mention, it seems as though any storm that comes along these days has the potential of being much worse than they used to be. I still have family in Florida and I've seen them posting about all the Tornadoes spotted and tornado watches and warnings. You best believe I've been checking on my folks!

Now I live in a small town outside of Savannah, GA and work on Fort Stewart, GA. The Army post here is already making sure they have all their soldiers' and civilians' evacuation plans / emergency contact info. As it stands now we're only under flash flood warnings. But closer to the coast they are under tropical storm advisories. It's been raining here most of the morning, but the worst isn't supposed to hit us until this afternoon. Basically time to drive home. If I'm lucky, it looks like it will be following me home since I live an hour north-ish of where I work. That will hopefully give me time to let the dogs out and bring the grill and trash cans under the carport before it gets too bad.

So here's to hoping we all stay safe from Andrea!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ADAPTOR 6/8/2013 9:55PM

    Be safe. Your SparkPeople village sends thoughts and prayers to you.

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GAILRUU 6/6/2013 6:36PM

    The weather in the southern USA makes me grateful that we only have to deal with cold weather up here in Minnesota---Oh, and mosquitoes!

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VHALKYRIE 6/6/2013 3:10PM

    I'm really glad that my hubs and I got our emergency bottled water this past weekend BEFORE we knew there could be a storm. The rough weather has come earlier than we expected. I agree it is a worry because storms have the potential to be much stronger than in the past.

I was shocked by how many people in tornado alley didn't have storm shelters.

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CAALAN23 6/6/2013 3:01PM

    We've heard the sirens here in Arkansas but thankfully were passed by on this round. Still in for a series of thunderstorms tonight but those will be kittens' paws compared to what we had last month.

Stay safe!

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