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Philip H. Wood
1 year ago

I grew up in the southeast corner of Oklahoma which is smack dab in the middle of tornado alley. Tornados can be deadly frightening things but keep in mind that you are highly unlikely to ever be hit by one. I have been close (within a hundred yards) of one and that is a little too close but it still did not hit me. You are more likely to have a tree fall on you than to be hit by a tornado. The hail that accompanies most tornados is by far the most dangerous thing.

1 year ago

When in Michigan? Do what we do. Go outside, stare at the sky and wait 5 minutes. It usually blows over. Otherwise, pull up a lawn chair and watch the neighbors go nuts.

1 year ago

Soon we will load up our truck camper and visit our son in a mountain settlement just west of Fort Collins, CO. That area is covered with lodgepole pine forests. Explosive forest fire outbreaks have become the new “normal” in the western US. Now I’ve become aware that I must have some “Alert” warning method for local fires (which may not come in time!) and a pre-planned evacuation route (with an alternate!) to avoid becoming trapped and just another sad statistic like the many that have died in recent years. Not so much for metro areas, but consider this: out in the rural communities and by-ways, does that lovely, scenic RV retreat have a fire escape plan?

1 year ago

I listened to the cover story video about with the ex CW salesman. There was nothing useful in that video at all. The guy did lots of talking and never really said anything. Waste of time.

1 year ago

We have been in the south all spring. 4 parks had tornado shelters. One park explained what county you were in and the names of the surrounding counties. This was important because the local news refers to counties rather than cities. Most parks didn’t have shelters or information to help in the event of severe weather. I know the parks on the Oregon Coast provide info about Tsunamis and the evacuation routes. Some parks provide info about wildfires. You’d think the local communities would want the tourists to feel safer from severe weather.