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Thread: Thankful For Our Underground Tornado Shelter Last Night!

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    Thankful For Our Underground Tornado Shelter Last Night!

    Last summer we installed a new underground tornado shelter in our garage, and last night we were sitting in it as several medium size tornados came through the Tulsa area. Thankfully none were really close to us, but a fatality and lots of damage in a neighboring community. Looks like the spring tornado season has begun!!

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    Thank heavens your area was spared! Stay safe!!!
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    thank goodness you were safe! good investment
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Money well spent! Glad you are safe!

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    Those can be life savers, so happy you have one and so thankful you did not need it this time.

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    Money well spent! I used to live on Keystone Lake and the storms scared the heck out of me because we lived in a mobile home park. They had a scardy hole but it was so yucky no one wanted to get in it.
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    glad you are safe. does your shelter include a project to work on until the storm passes?

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    So happy you're good. Sending prayers to keep you and your community and the neighboring communities safe. Always gives me chills. I know it does you.

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    I lived in a mobile home park also. Bunch of us got together and cleaned it up. 2 days later I was at work and my son was at a friends home. They needed to use it. The tornado did a hop skip and jump over the park took 2 trailers out that were for sale. I'll take a scaredy hole versus the other option of blowin with the wind.
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    Money well spent! I used to live on Keystone Lake and the storms scared the heck out of me because we lived in a mobile home park. They had a scardy hole but it was so yucky no one wanted to get in it.

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    Happy to hear all is well with you! Saw the news and we have to be prepared! I guess you never know when Mother Nature is going to throw something at us! We are in the Texas panhandle and lost a great deal in a tornado many years ago, so I am more nervous than ever!

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    So glad you were safe; I've been thinking about our members in the path of that storm yesterday!
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    Happy to hear you're safe!
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    I live east of OKC, northwest a little of Shawnee. We had very high winds and hail and rain but no damage. I have a storm shelter in my front yard.
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    Jeanne, so sorry to hear they were close. I was up in Kansas north of Salinas when one came north but west of the family farm (I was visiting). Was absolute shocked that the A&W Root-beer stand no longer existed and 100 year oak trees pull out of the ground like twigs. Nice that you can be safe if one comes too close. Don't forget your DSM.
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    I was so sorry to hear of the tornado's, especially the one in Moore, OK that stuck a school, AGAIN ! I so miss having the Weather Channel that Direct TV now charges extra to watch when it was included in our package before.

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    Thank Heaven all are safe. Scary times.
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    So wonderful that you were prepared. Hopefully you won't have to use it a lot.

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    Wow...Be careful...So sad to hear when people are hurt and the loss they suffer...

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    So happy you are safe and sound.. can't imagine how scary that must be.. glad you have a safe shelter
    to go to... stay safe..

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    I guess I don't understand why in states where tornadoes are common, all housing should be mandated to have basements or old fashioned root cellars or weather shelters or whatever one wants to call them. Mobile parks should also be mandated to have a group type shelter. Especially now when the technology is so advanced that most of the time these phenoms scan be monitored well in advance and touchdowns pretty much forecast......might save lives....I live in Illinois and although not a regular threat, there have been times.........always lived in a house with a basement......

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    So thankful that you were safe! We were in the Xenia, Ohio tornado in 1974. Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of it! It was the scariest thing we were ever in. It was scarier than Hurricane Hugo here in Charleston about 26 years ago.
    If we had stayed in Ohio, we were going to have an in ground shelter built but we got transferred to Charleston...

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    Quiltjoey, my daughter lives in Charleston, such a beautiful place. Any good LQS there??

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