Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tornado Warning

I have a very scary experience to share with you today. We are having a very bad weather right now with heavy rains, gusty winds and small size hail. The weather forecast includes flash flood warning and tornado watch in our County. Probably, the safest part of our house, in the event of a tornado, is only the bathtub since we don't have a basement or a storm shelter. I was told what to do, if and when a tornado will be spotted in the area but I think you really can't be prepared enough for this kind of natural calamity. The feeling is indescribably intense, now that I had actually experienced it myself.

The tornado siren sounded this afternoon and it drove me nuts. The thought that our town is in imminent danger seems to be so powerfully scary. I called hubby at work twice 'coz it seems like its the only comforting thing to do at the moment. Of course, I cried. I was so scared. I prayed so hard while I brought our flashlight, telephone, my immigration papers and thick comforter with me in the bathtub. It felt so silly doing it but it's the most logical thing to do. For a moment, I thought about going back to the Philippines 'coz we don't have tornadoes there, but hubby reminded me that we have earthquakes and super typhoons in the PI. Anyway, I am glad that it's over now and that I'm safe though my insides are still shivering a bit. It scared the hell out of me!

1 replies:

Pinay said...

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Have a nice day Jenn.!