Kentucky really did have some crazy twister hit the other night. A rare tornado and squall of storms that marched right across the whole state in the wee hours of the morning. In Richmond KY, I was aware of the storms but I didn't start to get alarmed till about 1:30 AM. I was still up and watching the radar. The last twister I was involved with was in 1974.
I made a few calls to alarm some other sleeping folks to go run for their lives! Believe me when you get a call after midnight you know it's trouble or someone has died. I could tell in their voices that I had scared the devil out of them and now they had to decide what to do, where to go and what to save.
What is really funny to me is that when I know it's going to hit I have to figure out just what to take with me to the basement. National news article
What would I think was valuable?
Here's what I took with me:
Chanel(my dog), both sets of car keys, checkbooks and credit cards, my client file & notes, laptop with the Sprint
air-card(so I could stay up on the weather radar, a few extra clothes, coat and shoes(I once went through a
tornado and all I had were the clothes on my back, believe me I want some clothes this time), bottle of water
(later went back up to get a banana in case I got hungry), flashlight and the last thing I picked up was a video
of my Dad(the only one I have). Funny, out of everything I have this video and Chanel was what I thought I could not replace.
The house popped, cracked and groaned. I could hear the wind slamming rain against the French doors. I knew it would be scary to listen to all this upstairs. The basement is usually fairly soundproof. Chanel had already vanished to a spot somewhere under the bed.
Well...we waited the storm out and finally after about 3 AM, I went up to see if the upstairs was still there. About all the wind had done was knock over a chair on the deck and move my grill sideways 10 feet. Nothing happened this time.
I found out today that others were not so lucky. Over 50 people died as a result of these storms.
Please be sure to always take these tornado warnings seriously and have plenty of home insurance!!
Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Lizette Realty in Richmond, Kentucky.
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