What's up with this weather? Today, we here in Arkansas, specifically NE Arkansas, are under a Severe Weather Alert. We are expecting super cells with tornados embedded in them. We are all watching the sky and the radar to see what happens. Hopefully nothing, however we are all prepared. Some area schools have already let out and are taking the children home. Word is that the storms will develop from 3:00p.m. on, and the schools don't want to have busloads of students on the roads during this time.
My oldest daughter picked up her son and they have headed to Mississippi where there is no severe alerts. My younger daughter and her family are heading to her in-laws where they have a storm cellar.
I'm not sure what my son and his family will do. They have a safe area in their house(that's not to say a bonifide safe room), but it should keep them as safe as anything could, except being underground.
Then there's me. I don't like storm cellars, and often tell the kids that I need to stay on top to tell the emergency people where to dig them out. I think my fear of being trapped and no one finding me is worse than taking chances with the storm. I'd much rather be at home, but after seeing the homes in Joplin, Mo, I'm not too sure home would be very safe. We have a computer room here that has 1 foot thick walls reinforced with re-bar, and the roof is the same. The only thing is they cut corners by putting in glass doors rather than the heavy ones they should have. Still, that's probably a safer place than my house. I just don't want to stay here until 10p.m. That's when the storm threat should be over.
Hopefully the storms won't develop and I can go home and watch the ballgame.
I hope you are having a great day. Love each other.