Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Tornado Warning


I hate tornado warnings (see the red areas). I mean, what am I supposed to do? Take the cats into my handy dandy storm cellar? No wait. I live on the 2nd floor. I hear sirens and airplanes still flying overhead, airplanes that sorta sound like tornados. I'd rather they just turn the sirens off, since there isn't anything I can do about it anyway.
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Tornado Warning

523 PM CST TUE MAR 22 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 519 PM CST...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD 6 MILES SOUTH OF GERMANTOWN...OR ABOUT NEAR OLIVE BRANCH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO COLLIERVILLE.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS...