Saturday, March 29, 2008

It's all in how you look at it.

A couple weeks ago we had some really bad storms in the area. You might have seen some of the coverage about the F2 tornado that hit downtown Atlanta. After the storms passed through Atlanta, they headed up our way. We had many hours of tornado warnings that day and made 3 separate trips to the basement. I lost count of how many times the weather sirens sounded in town, but it was well over a dozen times.

Our first trip to the basement was with the first tornado warning they issued even though there was no sign of bad weather in our area. The second time though, there was good sized hail coming down, some of it was almost golf ball sized. After the hail storm, it was beautiful out and we took the boys into the front yard to let them see the hail that was laying all over the ground. The neighbors across the street were out there checking things out too. They are from New Orleans and moved up here after Katrina. I was talking to the dad and he was telling me about how he prefers hurricanes to tornadoes any day, because at least with hurricanes you know days or even weeks in advance that it's coming. I guess I can see his point.

Later I was talking to a friend of mine who moved here about 2 years ago from California. I think this was really her first experience with that kind of weather and she didn't enjoy spending hours huddled in the downstairs bathroom with her husband and kids. She said she prefers the earthquakes over tornados since earthquakes come suddenly without much warning and you don't spend a lot of time worrying about what's happening and if it's going to get you.

I don't know if I'd prefer an earthquake or a hurricane, but I know what to expect with a tornado so I guess I'll just stick with those.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Don't have to worry about any of those where I am. No natural disasters here except the government.

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