I know I’ve written about this topic recently, but we’ve had lots of storms this spring (well, and now summer!) For the last several Sundays, severe thunderstorms have tracked our area. Severe thunderstorms include rain, high winds, hail, and even the threat of tornadoes.
In the back, part of roof is over into our yard, up against the garage.
Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? When you live in tornado alley which runs from north-central Texas up through Oklahoma and Kansas, those are important terms. The Watch means a possibility of a tornado springing up exists. A Warning means a tornado has been spotted and is eminent in your area. Our shared fence
Thank heavens for the new apps on our smart phones. I’m sure they’ve saved lives. When I get a tornado warning on my phone between it and the sirens blaring, I pick up Charley, and we head to the closet, where I can watch a live broadcast from my favorite TV channel. Waves were even higher in most recent storm, splashing up 6 to 8 feet.
Tornadoes are more spontaneous than hurricanes which build and build, giving you days to prepare. But with the new technology, we can track storms that might produce tornadoes. It’s the “might” that is the trick. Too many people don’t pay attention to the weather and then can be taken unaware. A dangerous behavior. And then poo-poo weather forecasters when a tornado doesn’t appear! I’m sorry. That’s just stupid. Be grateful, that on that particular day you escaped the tragedy of severe weather.
We have a matching hole in the fence on the other side of the house from a branch coming down in an earlier storm.
So, the pics above are of our most recent storm, Sunday, June 23. Some people escaped with only a few small branches down. But my neighbor’s roof succumbed to the 70 mph winds and lifted off his house and landed on our fence, garage, and roof. The sound was so scary, but we couldn’t go out and check to see what had happened with rain, wind, and tremendous lightening.
Anyway, we’ve been lucky, but my neighbor not so much. My heart goes out to all who’ve been victims of severe weather.
Have you been impacted by severe storms? What was your experience? Love to hear from you.
My book TRUTH BE TOLD will be a part of a Christmas in July Celebration you’ll be hearing more about later. In getting ready for this event, I realized it wasn’t on iTunes. (Not sure how that happened.) Anyway, figured I’d read through and correct any comma issues that might have slipped through the editing process. Of course, I’ve found a few, but the best thing is how much I’ve enjoyed reading the book. I was always a bit embarrassed by it believing it was a bit over the top with the sexual tension. But what a great story—if I do say so. Check it out everywhere but iTunes.