Shortly after dinner, this one rolled in:
|Off our deck, facing west|
It dropped a tornado near Salina, KS, but fortunately for us, it skirted around just to our west.
The next cell that popped up spawned another tornado - this time just to our west (at Milford Lake) and was tracking our way. Our tornado sirens started going off, and Mom and Dad were following the storm closely on radar and on the radio. When it got closer, we headed downstairs to our "safe room". Here's a look at us down there:
It seemed like the right way to ride out the storm.
Have I mentioned that our "safe room" is also our Library? It's dug into the side of our hill, under our garage - so it has a concrete ceiling. There's a door that closes us off from the rest of the house and a window, but it's made of glass blocks and is as strong as cinderblocks. Pretty awesome. Might as well be comfortable while we wait for the "all clear", right?
After the tornadic part of the storm had passed and we were in the "severe thunderstorm" part, we went back upstairs. We had played enough Crazed River Otter Games for the day, so Cam and I moved on to something else.
|"I think Mom's got us, Cam!"|
"No ... we still have a chance. I need to think."
It was us against Mom. She won this time, but we'll get her on the next go-round!
What do you all do when there are big storms outside?