Do you live in a Tornado prone area of the country?

Bignuf Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
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I live in a tornado prone area, and do have a shelter.
Herzer , Beautiful-Disaster , mandaj , Korreline , Taylor , SecretKinksters , LoveX , CindyG2008
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I live in a tornado prone area, but don't have a shelter.
VeganChick (is Gone) , bog , Ciao. , BrittaniMaree , Pixel , HarlequinBunnie , unfulfilled , Ms. N , Zakkie , Airen Wolf
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Other?
Deeder , surreptitious , ViVix , Trysexual , Intrepid Niddering , married with children , sunkissedJess , wicked48 , Rossie , nickeyt , spiced , Katelyn , eri86 , RonLee , padmeamidala , U3H , clockwork451 , CutiePatootie , Feisty , TJtheMadHatter , llellsee , sXeVegan90 , Gluesnffr , Hazeleyes2012 , Bignuf , geliebt , mpfm , KinkyKatieJames , Gunsmoke , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Sami , Allstars316 , Wicked Wahine , PassionateLover2 , Cinnyree , Darling Jen , Real or memorex , poetprincess , worlds2explore , Isola , gorgeous , snowminx , Nullipara , The Curious Couple , Pandwhora
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Total votes: 63 (63 voters)
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Herzer Herzer
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
I'm in Kansas and made sure when I bought a house it had a finished basement. Just in case I also keep a large supply of water & other storm supplies for the family.
05/21/2013
Deeder Deeder
We get a fair amount of tornadoes here in Central Florida, they just aren't very strong. One of the disadvantages of living in this state is that the low elevation makes it nearly impossible to have any kind of underground structure.
05/21/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
I do not live in a tornado prone area of the country, and as such do not have a shelter. That being said, we did get a tornado warning today!
05/21/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
My area isn't tornado prone...though not immune either. I live in an apartment with no basement or tornado shelter.
05/21/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I don't but did while living in NC we got some occasionally. They are one of my biggest fears. Turned out a year after I moved or less a tornado wiped out a neighborhood less than 2 blocks from my old house and killed 3 people. Lucky I missed that.
05/21/2013
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
The area I live in is supposedly, "at risk." We've yet to see a tornado here in the almost eight years we've lived here. The closest we've gotten was a funnel cloud that formed over our house, but it quickly dissipated.
05/21/2013
married with children married with children
I live on the west coast, so none here.
05/21/2013
Rossie Rossie
I'm on the west coast also; there have been a few reports of small funnel clouds, but no actual tornadoes.
05/21/2013
nickeyt nickeyt
no shelter becuse no tornadoes
05/21/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I'm in TX, so yeah, we have 'em. We've had a lot of watches here lately, one today in fact. I don't have a shelter, just a crappy apartment with a crappy bathtub.
05/21/2013
spiced spiced
Tornadoes are rare here (NJ). We do have a basement, and that's where we'd shelter in the unlikely event of a tornado.

I used to live in the Midwest, but the house I lived in there did NOT have a basement or other shelter. Our plan was to shelter in the bathtub, which was right in the middle of the house. Fortunately, we never had to do that.
05/22/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
My apartment doesn't have a tornado shelter. Most people here don't have them. My friends have a basement, so I can hang out there when the tornado sirens go off.
05/22/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
No, and I would never move to a state that was. Tornadoes are one of my biggest fears. Been in one while on vacation, panicked and was sure it was going to end bad...NEVER want to experience that again. I think those storm chasers are NUTS!
05/22/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I live in California and there were some tornado warnings last year. Sounds weird, but it happened. I could never live in a tornado prone area. No way, no how.
05/22/2013
eri86 eri86
No tornadoes. But I am waiting to fall off into the ocean.
05/22/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I live in a tornado prone area.
05/22/2013
RonLee RonLee
Twisters are not unknown in the chicago area, but I grew up about two hundred miles south of where I am now. In my hometown back in "75 a tornado came through and did quite a bit of damage with two deaths.
I am continually disappointed that more new construction in tornado prone areas is not of the substantially tornado resistant materials.
(Poured in place concrete walls using insulated concrete forms ICF are resistant to high winds as well as debris projectile impact)
05/22/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
luckily, i do not live in a tornado prone area
05/22/2013
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
I wouldn't say this area is tornado prone but we have had several warnings. My house doesn't have a basement, but the university is less than a mile away and I'm sure it has safe places.
05/22/2013
Ciao. Ciao.
Iowa is definitely prone to tornadoes and unfortunately the house we're renting right now does not have a basement/shelter space. Nor do our neighbors houses. There are places we could go if we had enough lead time, but unfortunately most tornadoes don't give you that. So right now it's hope for the best if something happens, unfortunately When we buy a house a basement is definitely a priority for me.

I've never been through a full blown tornado strike but I've seen a couple of funnel clouds and definitely had to take shelter during tornado sirens both at work and home before.
05/22/2013
CutiePatootie CutiePatootie
We're not very prone to tornados. But I think our basement counts as a "shelter"
05/22/2013
shnsmth6 shnsmth6
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
luckily no
05/22/2013
Feisty Feisty
I live in CT and we get a few touch downs but they tend to be small tornados.
05/22/2013
llellsee llellsee
I luckily live in an area where tornados are pretty unheard of so no shelter here.
05/22/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I live in a hurricane prone area.
05/22/2013
stacylyn stacylyn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
nope
05/22/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I am in Oklahoma city about 15 miles away from the Moore tornado site have family there and luckily they are okay they have a shelter but we don't we are renting a home but we are taking steps to getting our own home through habitat of humanity soon and we are gonna have one as soon as we can it is scary here but I love Oklahoma a lot
05/22/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
It is rare for tornados to come here
05/22/2013
Hazeleyes2012 Hazeleyes2012
California... We only have earthquakes....
05/22/2013
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