Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tennessee And Tornadoes

Yesterday, we were under the dreaded "Tornado Warning" once again.
Straight-line winds gusting up to 74 miles per hour toppled trees, power lines, and caused destruction and anxiousness.
The neighboring counties bore the brunt of Mother Nature's wrath, lives were spared, for which we always have to be grateful.
 
My husband tells me that tornadoes were a rare occurance in these parts when he was a boy, nowadays, it's a given from early Spring through late Fall.

Be safe, adhere to the warnings, have an emergency plan in place.


 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Logan County, Kentucky: Image courtesy of Michael Cook
 
 

16 comments:

richies said...

On May 30th we were trying to get home from Little Rock and had to wait out tornado warning in two different locations. We saw where two different tornadoes had caused damage. Our hometown of Mena had lots of damage when a F3 tornado hit in 2009 totally destroying 100 homes and damaging 600. They are scary things!
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Patsy said...

With this hot, hot weather that is coming up just hoping no more tornado's.
They have missed us but so scary.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Be safe and have a good day !

Joy Page Manuel said...

Amazing photos! And yes I agree that we do need to be grateful for being spared and staying safe. Let's hope and pray it stays that way. I don't know about you, but we don't have a basement in our home, just a safe room/middle storage room on the first floor. My husband and I are now seriously contemplating investing in one of those tornado safe rooms or shelters. We'll see. Have a great rest of the week!

DJan said...

Those are incredible pictures! Be careful, listen to the warnings and take shelter when you need to. You are needed! :-)

rusty duck said...

Oh goodness. Keep safe Jo. Jx

Steven Cain said...

I was headed home from Portland, watching some wicked black clouds boil over what I knew was dreadfully close to my house, if not directly over it. The radio listed my community and all of them around me. When I got home, sun was shining over my farm, and the neighbors were coming up out of their shelter. Global warming or just a cycle... the storms are much worse now than twenty, thirty years ago.

Nellie said...

We have no basement here, though there is a rather high crawl space. One would have to go outdoors to access it, though, and there is a glass window toward the front. Stay safe, Jo.

Terry said...

I'm so glad your area was spared. How scary. It does seem like the weather is getting more violent everywhere.

donna baker said...

Well Jo, get ready for the heat wave coming. I wasn't ready for it to be 95 today and had to drag out the hoses.

Willow said...

Stay safe Jo. We have even started to get tornados in New England. Weather has been switching things up a lot the past few years.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

When I see clouds like that- we get scared!
And of course we always think of all our friends in blogland- cause we want you to all be safe.
love
tweedles

Monique Elisabeth said...

I am so happy you are ok and no lives were taken !! I can imagine this is very scary.

Susie said...

Jo, My grandson has a degree in meteorology and has chased toradoes before. It's scary , especially after the loss of Tim Samaras a veteran storm scientist. So you are right...take precautions and cover when those warnings are issued. Be safe Jo. xoxo,Susie

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Wow, so scary!! Glad you are safe!

Bernideen said...

That is so scarey! Those naughty tornatos and fires!
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