Friday, March 2, 2012

But, not on the radar

Red and green and yellow are indeed my favorite colors.  

But, not here.

Today, March 2, 2012 is to be one of those days from Alabama to Illinois.  It has already started here.  The conditions are right for the pop up thunderstorms that can turn into destructive, long track deadly beasts that take lives and clear the landscape of all your worldly possessions.  It was first predicted that our area would have the potential later this afternoon through the evening and night.  However, it started around 9 a.m.

This particular storm passed just south of my county and into the immediate city to my east.  The path took it to some of the same areas that were devastated on April 27, 2011.  The initial unofficial reports so far are of some substantial damage to some homes.

These were taken from my front door earlier this morning.  

It is warm, very warm and the sun peeks out here and there.  As I understand it, the sun is not good as it only increases the temperature and makes things worse. I have always prided myself in not getting alarmed at the threat of bad weather, but Hubby just headed to the store for non-perishable food and water, and I have my bags packed with a few items that I don't want strewn over the countryside and my sturdy shoes worthy of walking in debris should I have to.  Where am I going?  We have a "storm room" in the basement with concrete walls and re-bar.   That's where we will head should the radar indicate it's headed this way.

I really want to move somewhere where there are no tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires, landslides, earthquakes.
If you know of a place let me know.
Montana?  Maine?


Teresa said...

I pray that you (and others) stay safe!! I am so glad that I don't live in an area so prone to bad storms. I don't know how you do it. We are suppose to get 4-8 inches of snow today. But that is nothing compared to what is possible where you live! Prayers going out.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

We are watching weather here in central Alabama too! Stay alert, stay you have a weather radio of alert on your phone? We do!

Tracy said...

So far in my part of NW Alabama no rain or anything, sunny ... extremely windy and hot! Which the weatherman says is only gonna make matters worse.
Storms are starting to fire up in MS just to our West. I am not looking forward to whats coming. We are only around 40 miles from Tuscaloosa, AL. After seeing all that damage last year I am really nervous about storms.

My Vintage Mending said...

Amy, I do hope it okay for you. I saw the storms and their destruction. Just unbelievable what Mother Nature can bring. Blessings to you and your family dear friend. Renee

Anonymous said...

We were on the list to get hit with a tornado last night too, but all we received was thunderstorms around midnite or a bit after. It was the thunder that woke me from a sound sleep and I wondered if we should head to our safe room in the basement. I checked the news real quick and the danger of a tornado had not happened because they said the warm air they expected the cold to bump into had not come close to our area. Dodged a bullet so to speak. Glad you are unscathed as well!!