Tornadoes...And More To Come...

When you live in Oklahoma you learn to keep an eye out on the sky.  Such was the case yesterday at 4:00 p.m. when a tornado hop scotched its way across Norman, OK.  Weather conditions were, as the weather forecasters like to say, "Ripe" for an outbreak.  We have a young man working in our office as a student assistant and is getting his degree in Meteorology. He was giving us instant updates as to what was happening with the weather.  Still it was a shock when the sirens blew and we had to head for the hallways on the first floor of our building.

I guess we have felt safe here in Norman because for as long as I have lived here, 40 years now, we have never had a tornado run its path through the center of the city. We have had tornadoes hit on the outskirts of the city but never through the city.  Praise be to God that only three people were slightly injured and most of the damage was roof and tree damage.  Some businesses were heavily damaged but we were lucky in that it could have been so much worse.

We're not out of the woods yet. The weather man is predicting weather that will be far much worse than the May 3rd tornado that was in 1999 for today.  So once again we will make our preparations, don our helmets, put the dogs in the tub with us and throw the mattress over the top of us to ride out the storm. Oops, Dave gets to do that as I have to sing in a performance tonight. 

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers...

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