A little reminder for those that live in “storm” areas. Spring is here and though tornadoes can occur at ANY time, now seems to be when they are really kicking in. Our outstanding Oklahoma meteorologists have been preparing us that today could be a rough day. Our temps are in the 80’s right now and yet a cold front will push through in a few short hours. It’s what everyone is talking about. Being head’s up today. Eye on the sky.
I picked hubby up for lunch today and we went to Wal-Mart and tried on bike helmets to add to our tornado closet. We decided we wanted more protection than they could offer. The t-ball helmets wouldn’t begin to fit on our heads. Next I tried an igloo water cooler, but I couldn’t see AND hubby was embarrassed, so we left and went to Lowe’s
hubby is so smart. We purchased construction helmets. They are inexpensive and adjustable. and ugly Next stop was Hobby Lobby for hot pink stickers!
My point in all of this?!?!? Make your tornado plans now. Know where to go if you need to take cover. We do not have a safe room or cellar, so we have a designated interior “closet”. Recommended things for your designated place: pillows (to shield your body), blankets, helmets and winter coats (again ~ for protection from flying debris). If you have animals, don’t forget their food and leashes. Bottled water, a whistle or bell (to let people know where you are), flashlights and a battery-powered radio or weather radio. Also, stick your driver’s license safely in your pocket.(tip from my sister) It doesn’t take much to get these items together. Hopefully you will never need them, but better to be prepared.
Be Safe! I’m off to make my helmet PINK! 😉
p.s. My laptop is in the hospital….will be back in full force soon…whatever that is! 😉