“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Tornado in the highrise
Saturday, February 26, 2011

It seems that the upper South has become the new Tornado Alley these past few years, with most of the killer twisters touching down in Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama rather than Kansas and Oklahoma. Tornado watches have become fairly commonplace in places like Nashville.

So where do you go for shelter during a tornado watch when you live on the 29th floor? Answer that surprised me: Into the hallway. It was explained to me that highrises, because they are made with steel instead of wood, are fairly immune to the destruction of twisters, and as long as you get away from the windows you should be just fine.


I'm still skeptical about this ... but, at least it makes for some nice chatting time with neighbors in the hallway ... and cuddling time with the furry residents, too.


Blogger Faith, Folklore, and Friends said...

Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi are known as 'Dixie Alley' because of our frequent storms. I am fortunate (?) to live just over a hill from the warning sirens...they were off and on many times Thursday night. Gotta love springtime in the South.

February 26, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger chrisgraves said...

The native Nebraskan in me says: Horse shit. Run to the basement.

February 26, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

It was very fun hanging out in the hallway with you and all the furry creatures.

February 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

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