Friday, May 27, 2016 – It Did Not Seem Like Kansas At First, But…
It did not seem like the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz until about 1:00 PM yesterday when the pressure dropped sucking all the air out of my living room for a couple of seconds. Then the weather alarms went off saying “take shelter in inner room.” I ensure I have car keys, wallet, flashlight, a charged phone, and a bottle of water. I also ensure I am wearing appropriate foundation garments, a nice t-shirt, jeans and proper shoes in the event I am on the evening news. I then seek shelter. And that’s when I saw my motorcycle helmet and thought what the hell? I also took my tablet so I could stream the SEC baseball tournament on ESPN. So there I sat for about 15 minutes until weather app says it was safe to leave.
As the day stormed on and news reports were issued, I learned the tornado briefly touched down – first in the Lowe’s parking lot off of Briarcrest and Highway 6 (probably when the air got sucked out of my living room); then it crossed Highway 6 and touching down at Booneville Rd (Highway 158) and Briarcrest – directly across from Allen Academy and then proceeding cause significant damage to Wheeler Ridge subdivision. Thankfully there were no injuries or lives lost. I mention these because if you have been to my house, you know those are the exits you take to my house.
But Bryan, Texas made the ABC World News last evening. Storms began around 3 AM this morning and have continued all morning. I have gone to inflate my raft. Stay safe. Stay dry. Thank you to all who checked on my safety.