I knew it would have to happen sometime. The tornado sirens went off this afternoon at 3:40-- the first time since the tornado hit ten months ago. I'm sure I wasn't the only person in town freaking out. So, what have I learned?
- Don't ignore the sirens.
- Have a pair of shoes for every member of the family. (Not flip flops.)
- Have a flashlight for every person, or at least every adult. (16 people tried to use one flashlight last summer. It doesn't work.)
- A radio with batteries is a good thing.
- Grab your purse, wallet, and car keys on your way to shelter. A light jacket wouldn't hurt.
- If you've got pets--gather them up. Take their leash. Otherwise you'll find yourself making one out of shoe strings or the string in your sweats.
So that is how I spent my Sunday afternoon in this small town-- praying that we wouldn't ever have to go through that again. (We aren't over the first round yet!)