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Old 05-17-2003, 03:39 PM   #16
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We don't have basements in Texas for some strange reason I've heard different reasons from the soil being too hard and dry, to $$$. I'm not really sure why we don't have basements or some kind of storm shelter...I live on a 2nd floor apartment building...in case of a tornado the only place I'd have to take cover is my bathtub

If I ever have my own house, I'm putting a basement in, or at least one of those strong super reinforced rooms.
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Question... do you guys that live near tornados have basements??

nope. and now i live on a top floor of an apt. building. i usually go to my parents home when there is severe weather.
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Old 05-17-2003, 03:45 PM   #18
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be safe, everyone

the only danger i'm facing today is melting.
it's already almost a hundred degrees outside.

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anybody remember the tornado in downtown miami?

that was crazy

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yes i remember that because my boyfriend was working in one of those buildings at the time it hit.
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Old 05-17-2003, 04:17 PM   #21
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Question... do you guys that live near tornados have basements??
no...we all cram in our bathroom. all four of us.

it's the safest room supposedly, it's in the center of the house and has no windows. i've never seen a house here with a basement. we have an attic though, but that doesn't help when severe weather hits.
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Old 05-17-2003, 05:07 PM   #22
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the only time I've lived in a house with a basement was in Denver when I was a kid, and also my grandparents in New Jersey had a basement, but I don't recall there being many tornados there...those places aren't even any where near tornado alley
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Question... do you guys that live near tornados have basements?
A lot of houses here have basements.

My house doesn't have a basement, but it does have a storm cellar.

But you wanna know the stupid part?

My town doesn't have tornado sirens. For some reason, our town just never felt they were necessary. If there's a tornado warning, a police car drives through the town alerting the people. Or we hear it on the radio or on T.V.

But no tornado sirens-they're planning on putting some in next year for the first time ever.

This actually shouldn't surprise me, though...this area seems awfully laid back about severe weather. I remember when my family first moved over to where I live now, we lived in an apartment for a brief time. Well, whenever severe weather was coming our way, since there was no basement or storm cellar nearby, we would get in our car and drive out to where my dad worked, where there was a basement.

And as we're driving through town, there's people still out on the golf course, or near a lake, or sitting outside chatting.

And I'm like, "Uh, hello? Any of you notice the sky?"

Nobody takes it seriously anymore. And for some reason, kids at school think that if we have a tornado warning sometime, that'd mean we'd go home early.

What do they think we have tornado drills for?

Speaking of which, my sister has told us before about how, when she was in middle school, if she was in shop class during a tornado drill, her teacher would take them back into the room next to the classroom-the one with all the saws and machines and wood and nails and all that.

Yeah, THERE'S the place to be during a tornado!

Course, I guess it wouldn't really matter where you were in the school, 'cause if a tornado did hit the school, those things would go flying all over the place.

But still...what a stupid place to send a class should a tornado ever hit.

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I have a full basement! A lot of the older houses in the Texas panhandle have basements, but the newer ones don't.

Oh and just a side note for anyone reading this.... if you are an adult please please be calm in front of children during bad weather.

When I was about 6 years we had a tornado warning and the sirens were blowing etc... I was downtown with my grandmother and she completely FREAKED she took me by the hand and we were running down the streets trying to get to the court house (they had a basement) and she was screaming the whole time. It scared me to death!
I have been tormented with tornado nightmares ever since! I would say that if you avereged it out I have a tornado nightmare at least once a month since that event and I am 38 years old! :\
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Question... do you guys that live near tornados have basements??

You bet I do! That stupid thing blew out our power last night and today. We got it back about an hour ago. Meanwhile it feels like it's February outside.
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it is 62 degrees and overcast. i love it. i have the windows open and have candles lit and cd's playing.
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Northwest Iowa.

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Thursday night about 18 tornados touched down in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

I grew up in the Oklahoma panhandle, and my parents still live out there. When I called them, the sirens were going off, and they said they'd call me back. About an hour later, Dad calls back to say he's been hanging out with the cops and the storm chasers from Amarillo's channel ten, watching the storm head into Guymon. I was all, "Glad you're having fun, Dad!"

Where do you live, EP? I don't know about you, but I've just about had it with the weather lately. And central Oklahoma's got more in store during the upcoming week.

Everyone stay safe!
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oy! i hate tornado season
however it is nice to go outside when there's a warning...feels good
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