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    Default had a tornado on ,april 29th

    i had been doing things on the internet as usual.reading this n that.then it started.i guess that was between 7:00pm and 7:15pm.then it went off and stayed of between 7:30pm and 7:45pm..and that was within 3 minutes of receiving a tornado alert phone call,(thunder call) from the locale tv station..mom had received the call when i was outside.so i didn't get the needed info needed.and because of that,we failed to take the needed safety steps for our safety.other words,we didn't take cover.what gets me,is there were no strong winds,and we didn't hear any thing that could be a tornado or what ever..but yet i was already taking the needed steps for light and other things by the time we started having light issues.and had very little to do,after the lights went out,and stayed out.we finally went to bed for the night.between 10pm and midnight.and that happened on friday,april 29th

    staurday april 30th
    i made the needed phone calls to the electric company and phone company,seeing how we lost both.one of my niece's came and got my mom,so she can stay with her.seeing how she has electric and ac.i stayed put(home).and did diff things around the home and yard,that don't require electric.and took my time doing things.and between the time i got up in the morning and by noon,i learned it was a tornado.so i set out to locate a generator,and found one.so i was able to save the food in the fridge n freezer..had to make a 36 mile round trip to get gas for it.then i did more stuff around the house.by this time,i had already used a car lighter to recharge every thing that needed it.cell phone,nook color(tablet)among other items.

    Sunday may 1st.
    phone line finally got repaired.a tree had fallen,in which it took out one of those phone boxes thats seen on the side of the road.pluss i now have a phone jack in my bedroom now.in which i have a phone plugged into it for when the electric is off.i had to get more gas for the generator.so i got some pic's of the damage done.got back home,and did a handful of things that needed doing.then kicked back and read ,the survivors some,then i stopped reading and put it down,around 9:25pm.then at 9:30pm the electric comes back on. im so happy now.i went out,and unplugged the fridge from the generator n shut it down.then went back in,and plugged the fridge n freezer back into the outlet,and then walked around,and enjoyed the lights being on.called mom at 9:45 to let her know their back on.

    monday may 2nd
    got up and got coffee started.
    left the house around 7am and got mom,and brought her home.now we're happy campers once again.


    this situation deffently taught me a thing or 2 for certain...and that is.im no where close to being prepared for one like i need to be..and that i need to pay more attention to the tell tail signs of at least the possibility of one.. times like this,sure can humble a person real quick,when their not prepared for it.especially when they take it to hart..getting our hall closet set up as a goto tornado closet jumped up the importance list big time.i have a list of things to buy for it.once i have it set up right.(but) getting the materials first is a issue for me right now.

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    Hell of an unfortunate way to test your preps, but a lesson learned and you survived to learn from it.
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    Those images look familiar.
    I was out on my bike and came across where a tornado had come across.
    This was a couple of weeks ago and was told the tornado came through about 3 weeks prior.
    Followed the jumps it made by zig-zaging alone its path.

    Very bad in places. big tree limb right through a house.
    Huge trees down, buildings pretty much destroyed.

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    All it takes is living through one of those one time, just once and it will forever change the way you look at things.
    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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