Friday, May 30, 2008

Midnight Sirens

Art made a purchase on Tuesday morning. I'm actually surprised we haven't had one of these little puppies for a long time. It's a NOAA weather radio with automatic severe weather alerts.

Monday night at midnight we got a call from Art's brother telling us to watch the storms that were heading our way. Our TV worked for about three minutes, then we were just waiting for another phone call to know what to do. At about one o'clock it came. "Get out here to our house, there's a tornado spotted about 12 miles away." So we woke the kids up and drove out to Grandma's house. (Which was not the smartest thing we could've done, because there was actually another rotation out there that we didn't know about at the time.)

Anyway we all made it and there was no damage done. The kids and I slept on the couches and Art slept on the floor. We meandered on home the next morning. Very crazy.

VBS started Tuesday night, and everyone there was looking a little too tired. We all swapped stories about where we had run in the wee hours and how we're going to plan better next time.

This is part of our plan.


aftergrace said...

Oh my goodness, you've had some very scary stuff happening there at your house. I'm glad you are all safe.

Qtpies7 said...

We must have gotten your weather here. We are watching for tornados and bad weather.
At the moment I am at a friend's house, both of them are certified storm watchers/reporters, lol.
But we are just here to play cards. (I'm playing on the computer while they put the kids to bed!)

JAM said...

Cool! Y'all got the spiffy, uptown model. Ours is plain Jane, but then again, hurricanes generally approach slower than tornados.

Glad everyone's ok though.

Tonya said...

That is scary. Glad you are all safe!