I have just read this news regarding the tornadoes that have whipped across the USA, killing several people. My condolences for the loss of life that has taken place in several communities.
I come from a country where tornadoes had been non-existent, especially in Melbourne where I lived. Until I lived in Fairborn I had not experienced those severe storms or known the fear that accompanies such storms. I can still remember being out one afternoon when there was a brewing storm. I had taken my children to T-ball practice. On the way home I was followed by the storm clouds. At the same time my husband had heard the storm warnings and was concerned about my whereabouts. As it turned out, that storm, or rather the tornado that was brewing hit the tri-state corner, and the bulk of the damage was done to the Amish community. I have not forgotten.
When I lived in Sydney, I lived in a suburb that had a street known as tornado alley. We used to have some strong winds that would rip out trees and do quite a bit of damage around that suburb. One of my friends had a tree crash on her neighbour’s house and do some damage. She lived in the street with the reputation of being tornado alley. Another friend told me about witnessing tornadoes in another part of Sydney. So yes, we do get the storm damage, but nothing like you experience.
I hope that everyone who reads my blog is safe and well.