Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Sunday, June 05, 2011

That was exciting

my left shift key is gone so please forgive the weird capitalization.

Yesterday evening I was innocently playing on the computer/doing laundry when it started storming.  It stormed hard for some time; I half-paid attention.  Until I heard tornado sirens.  Tornado sirens?  I did even know we HAD tornado sirens.  I scooped up cat one, put her in the basement, grabbed cat 2 and put him down and then grabbed the suitcase I thought in my near-panic held my netbook and my cell phone and climbed under the basement stairs.  It stormed so heavily I could hear the storm from my very underground basement.  I did not, however, have news.  I called my mother a zillion times before I got through and then had to wait several minutes before she could check weather.  I had a tornado warning about to expire.  I came upstairs eventually, just in time for hail.  I think the 2 severe storms that seemed to stall here lasted 2 hours.  i've had more fun.

I'll be buying several weather radios this week...


Anonymous said...

Oh my! You sound very brave and sensible. I'm sure glad you had a safe place for shelter. Do you usually need weather radios? I have lots of first aid supplies and water on hand, etc. but no weather radios. Of course, I live in the Pacific Northwest and tornadoes are rarely if ever a problem. The last time we had a good-sized earthquake I threw myself on the ground so I could feel it but it was already over.

I'll pray for you now...

Psalm 91
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I trust Him.
3 For He will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.


Jean Grey said...

I am glad you are safe. It has been strange weather this year. I have had several tornado warnings near me, and that is definitely NOT normal.