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

Pixel Pixel
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Originally posted by bog
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.
Same here. We live in an apartment. If a tornado hit us, we'd be fucked, as the complex doesn't have a shelter.
05/22/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
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Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
I live in a town that was raped by an F5 back on April 10, 1979. I was 4 and remember it quite well. My husband was visiting family just a few blocks away. We both had a storm shelter back then. However now we live in an apartment. Thank goodness its on the ground floor. If a storm such as an F5 hits, I don't think it will matter. I will kiss my husband and tell him that I love him, hope my mom and children will remember me as I was and that I love them, and then I will be ready to meet my maker/ fate. I am not scared.
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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.
We are on the east coast too. On the beach, near ocean. No basements for us either, or it would be a pool inside an hour!
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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.
Those can look pretty impressive too. We have seen a few.
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by married with children
I live on the west coast, so none here.
No...but when those fires start...oh my!
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by 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!
Every place has something that causes "threat", however.
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by sXeVegan90
I live in a hurricane prone area.
That's us too. Thankfully, while potentially the most destructive of storms, they also give the most warning. Sometimes a week or more.
05/22/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Hazeleyes2012
California... We only have earthquakes....
..and fire. Big, scary, fast moving one's too. I have lived there, I know.
05/22/2013
geliebt geliebt
I'm lucky to live in an area with few natural disasters (except drought and boiling hot sun!), so I count that as a plus
I wish those of you in tornado-prone areas all the best
05/22/2013
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I live in AR and we get several tornadoes a year. I don't have a shelter, but it's on my things to buy list once we get the car paid off. We do have a shelter a couple houses down at his grandparents that we can go to though so that's good.

I've been through a straight line wind that was just as bad as a true funnel that touched down. The wind blew down a 100+ year old gigantic oak tree on our car and the garage. Tipped over the kids swing set, picked the trampoline up and placed it in the fence etc. SCARY!
05/22/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Not a tornado prone area. Nor-easters are our biggest concerns. My house is a bit older, so it's not as sturdy as one would hope. We've had some major damage, including major flooding in the past.
05/22/2013
mandaj mandaj
Live in ky. We can have tornados in feb. you just grow up weather area and always have a bad weather plan.
05/22/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I don't live in a tornado prone area - firestorms and earthquakes.
05/22/2013
Korreline Korreline
I live in Oklahoma, and our house does not have an underground shelter. Fortunately we have a "Storm room", which is just a room on the ground floor in the middle of the house with no windows.

(I am not near the Moore tornado, my family and I are all safe!)
05/22/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I live in the city in a part of Ohio. We get them around us but so far the 4 years I have been here we have not had one hit the city. Most of these apartment complexes here are not safe at all. I would have no clue what to do if put in that situation.
05/22/2013
Taylor Taylor
Yes I live near Kansas city so there are definitely tornados around. My condo has a basement so I always go down there whenever the sirens go off. I keep a spare bed and some bottles of water down there too just in case. It is also where my sex furniture like my sex swing and bondage pieces are, so it is actually my tornado shelter/sex dungeon
05/22/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Our state recorded 40 tornados last year.
05/22/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope not where I live. Just hurricanes for us. But even they are rare.
05/22/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Tornadoes don't happen regularly here, but we get lots of warnings & watches. I've been through 2 or 3, I don't remember exactly. Everyone here has basements, so that is not a problem, I have shelter & supplies. I just need to work on storing more water, because what's already stored in my hot water tank, is not enough of a cushion to make me feel prepared enough to get through most difficulties. I worry most about being able to gather my cats in time & keep them safe with me.
05/22/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
Nice try!!! See this link Have you ever experience a natural disaster? A shelter can be used during other type of disasters, there not exclusive to tornadoes. But I guess without doing a forum search, we can ask near any type of duplicate or similar questions.
05/22/2013
Cinnyree Cinnyree
i am very happy to live in between the mountains of Pa. I dont have to worry about tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes that much. Just shitty weather and construction
05/22/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Chicago isn't particularly tornado-prone, but my parents downstate never had a shelter. The basement was always what we used for warnings.
05/23/2013
poetprincess poetprincess
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Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
I personally do not live in a tornado prone area, nor would I ever move somewhere that would have them. I live across the river from a state that does get them and when ever the sirens go off I can hear them from my house. It scares me big time and makes me want to run too.
05/23/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by Herzer
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.
I'm in Kansas too! If you don't mind me asking, what area are you from!?
05/23/2013
LoveX LoveX
I'm from Kansas, tornado prone for sure. We have a basement, which I hope proves it's self some day if we have a tornado. The thought is scary, especially with what just happened down in Okie.
05/23/2013
Zakkie Zakkie
we live in an area where a tornado is kind of common, but not even our basement would be considered "safe" seeing as there are windows
05/23/2013
worlds2explore worlds2explore
I live in an area that gets a lot of tornado warnings and watches, though if they touch down, they usually do not do so within the city limits for some reason. My house does not have a specific shelter like a basement, though we do have a central bathroom that might protect us somewhat if a tornado did ever decide to tear through my neighborhood.
05/26/2013
Isola Isola
I live in California... so no tornadoes here
05/26/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
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Originally posted by Bignuf
If so, do you have a shelter? If not, please explain why.
Theres not a "no" option lol. Im not prone to them. I have too many mountains.
05/26/2013
snowminx snowminx
Asks- Do you live in a Tornado prone area of the country?
Options- Doesn't a list a Do not live in a tornado prone area.

That's like having a yes and no question but only having two yes answers to choose from.
05/26/2013
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