Tornado alley - page 2

What is it like to live in Tornado alley? Are houses cheap in this area? How often do you have tornado warnings? What do you do if you are at work and your pets are home alone and there is a tornado... Read More

  1. by   Blackcat99
    :chuckle No I am not kidding. I was searching the internet for vacation ideas when I found out that the "Professional Storm Chasers" were allowing tourists to go too. I guess you get in the truck and run around chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma and other areas of tornado alley. I don't know how much it would cost. I could just see me now. I would be complaining to the guy when we get sucked up by the tornado and he would say "What are you complaining about? This is the greatest tornado I have ever experienced!"
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    Well, just my opinion, but it seems senseless and dangerous to me! I'm terrified of storms and cannot understand anyone doing this. To each his own, I guess.
  3. by   lisaloulou
    PS Tornados are usually in the spring.
    In the summer, it's so hot and dry, if you spit out your window, there will be a gopher with a dixie cup.

    I miss home..... in an odd sorta way hehehehehe
  4. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from CNM2B
    Well, just my opinion, but it seems senseless and dangerous to me! I'm terrified of storms and cannot understand anyone doing this. To each his own, I guess.
    :chuckle I agree with you 100%! A person in their "right mind" wouldn't try it.But..... since seeing the movie "Twister" I am absolutely fascinated with tornadoes and am definately foolish enough to go on this kind of tour.
  5. by   Blackcat99
    Wow!! I saw the video of that tornado in Kansas. Unbelievable. I saw it take the whole house!!!
  6. by   smk1
    i was in an airplane flying over chicago years ago at night when the plane suddenly dropped significantly in altitude, woke everybody up and people started screaming. we were flying over tornadoes apparently and we ended up landing finally and then the airport locked down because of the severe weather. stuck in o'hare overnight. I will never forget waking up to the plane falling in mid air, one of the most frightnening experiences of my life. I don't know how you guys that live in places that get tornadoes handle the stress!
  7. by   Blackcat99
    Smkoepke-Oh my God! You were actually in an airplane flying over tornadoes!!
    It's a miracle you are still alive. I can only imagine how terrifying that experience must have been for you. I'm glad you survived!!! :hatparty:
  8. by   smk1
    I was about 13 when the airplane thing happened and let me tell you its a good thing that we landed somewhere other than home, because that forced me to get right back on a plane the next day. If that hadn't happened i could easily see myself having a life-long phobia about flying!
  9. by   rjflyn
    Mobile home parks= tornado attactant.
    Rj
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    Watching a tornado is absolutely amazing. You have a front row seat witnessing an awesome display of power. I find them beautiful when you see one on the prairie. Witnessing one hitting downtown Tulsa is a different story. I love severe weather, I live for the season between March and June. A slow t-storm with rolling thunder is comforting.

    As far as the tornado danger, at least with tornadoes, you have at least a half an hour's warning if you stay tuned to media sources. You don't get that with earthquakes.
  11. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks for your great messages. Yes severe weather is very interesting to me too. I hope to go on a tornado tour someday. :chuckle
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    oh BabyRN and I was just thinking, when reading another thread, of how sane you are and how much I liked you! LOL! (still like ya...just not sure about the sane part!LOL!)
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from CNM2B
    oh BabyRN and I was just thinking, when reading another thread, of how sane you are and how much I liked you! LOL! (still like ya...just not sure about the sane part!LOL!)
    Hey CNM... are you referring to me or Blackcat on the sanity question? The jury is still out on my sanity. But you are welcome to visit Oklahoma and sit with me on the front porch and watch the storms roll in. You just bring the popcorn. If we don't have anything severe in the Tulsa area, hey, we'll hope into the car and find one! Just like the meteorologists do. We'll have a tornado tour of our own... anyone wanna join us? From what I understand, tomorrow might be pretty good.

    Just wanted to comment. I was down at my BF's the other night when a severe storm rolled through. The lightning was absolutely spectacular. Nature's fireworks. It was just beautiful. One problem, he doesn't enjoy the severe weather as much as I do...

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