As the thunder cracks and rumbles and lightening flashes like strobe lights through my windows, I am reminded of DIY Guy's first blog suggestion.
"You should do a follow-up on the Dark & Stormy Night post."
Follow-up because that stormy night a week ago, turned out a tornado that touched down just blocks from the cottage. The F-1 twister did some serious damage to homes, trees, even Menards took a pretty heavy hit.
We were watching the TV for weather information -- then the cable went out. So we just hung out -- clueless to the storm ... and the tornado. Normally the tornado sirens would go off -- but this time they didn't.
The sirens malfunctioned. A computer software issue - that has since been repaired.
Nobody was hurt in the Rochester tornado, which is nothing short of amazing since nobody knew to take cover.
As a teenager I watched a tornado touch down and run along the ground in a corn field as I rode in a car parallel to the twister. It was an eerie sight. I've also been safely tucked in while tornadoes have run their course a few times. I've been in winds so strong as a kid I thought I was going to be lifted off the ground if I jumped. I still remember the feeling -- a little bit fun, a little frightening. How about you? Do you have a tornado story?