Did y’all read this article on the Arkansas family that placed their home in a “sheltered valley” in order to protect against tornadoes? In the 60 years the extended family had spent living there they saw a few twisters skip right over the valley. But their home placement was in vain.
The 36-year-old letter carrier and mother of four was one of three Van Buren County residents killed in a monster storm that ground a path across the Southeast, claiming more than 50 lives in several states. Her husband Raymond, 38, and their 14-year-old daughter, Ellise, were also seriously injured.
Unfortunate luck or God versus Satan?
That’s his wrath,” she said, looking toward the wreckage. “For some reason, he’s not happy right now and this is. … Nobody understands God’s will. I sure as hell don’t understand it.
Said Anita Goodnight, the sisters’ aunt: “God didn’t do it. Satan did.”
Let’s give the family a moment of silence before we kick it preparedness style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . okay. Living in tornado land? Want to prepare? Well, having a bunker / root cellar is a critical component for full-on tornado preparedness. Don’t end up like Dorothy. . .
Get underground – pronto! If that means your basement – so be it. Other things you should consider:
- Develop a plan before you need it and use drills to practice it. Have highway maps marked with evacuation routes should you need them.
- Tune in on your NOAA Weather Radio to stay on top of updates.
- Watch for a dark sky, a wall cloud, and a loud ROAR.
- Stay away from windows.
- Get under sturdy furniture or door frames.
- Get out of your car.
- Beware the flash floods and lightning that often accompany tornadoes.
- Live in a mobile home? You’re screwed. Quickly determine how you’re going to spend your last few minutes. Maybe check SHTFblog one last time.
– Ranger Man
BTW: Have YOU tossed Ranger Man a bone lately by dropping a link somewhere to SHTFblog? Oh . . . . you did? Cool – thanks!
Also, that link I posted a few days ago on the Maine School that banned inentional farting? . . . 🙂 . . . . It was written by a couple kids and posted in the paper – it wasn’t true, but it made national headlines. Check the revelation: http://bangornews.com/news/t/midcoast.aspx?articleid=159928&zoneid=179