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By Chelsee - / Friday 4 January 2019 16:00 /
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By  Quasita  |  24

Take it from someone in Nebraska, it's not a big deal and you'll be fine in most situations. I only take shelter after a warning if I can feel the actual air pressure rapidly changing. Otherwise, we sit and watch the storm. I've only taken shelter once in the last 5 years and that's because my employer required that we do so when a tornado touched down 20 blocks away from our location lol

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By  Quasita  |  24

Take it from someone in Nebraska, it's not a big deal and you'll be fine in most situations. I only take shelter after a warning if I can feel the actual air pressure rapidly changing. Otherwise, we sit and watch the storm. I've only taken shelter once in the last 5 years and that's because my employer required that we do so when a tornado touched down 20 blocks away from our location lol

By  raven_of_azarath  |  28

My entire family is from Oklahoma, though now we live in southeast Texas. When we get tornado warnings (which I swear is with every storm), we do absolutely nothing. Only once was twice truly concerned about, and the tornadoes touched down miles away.

By  acmariner99  |  21

I live in Oklahoma and I’ve gotta say, some of the comments are why there are so many fatalities when major tornadoes touch down. People don’t heed warnings. All it takes is one where you don’t pay attention to lose everything. I know - a lot of you say you’ve lived here all your lives and it isn’t a big deal. Sure, I am trying to discern what is really serious and what isn’t, but if a tornado warning goes off, you can bet we’re taking cover. Getting a storm shelter installed in a couple of weeks!

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  Quasita  |  24

*shrugs* There are very few comments so the vague shade is pretty deliberate and targeted towards yours truly.

Where I live is considered one of the densest tornado belts in the world. If we took shelter for every warning that happens in the springtime, it would be ridiculous. There is practically no reason to take shelter for a tornado warning when you live in the middle of a city due to the fact that tornados of any power rarely survive inside city limits and if the storm is enough to overcome the city influence, then you're damn well going to know before the alarm sounds.

It's an entirely different story if you live in the middle of nowhere on flat land or in a field with mobile homes or something... But ya know, there have not been any fatalities in my city from tornados for almost 50 years. The last I heard of that was anywhere close to here was in 2008.

There is NO reason to take shelter from a tornado that touches down 40+ miles away from you if it's not traveling at a rapid speed in your direction, but the warnings are set off by the county. This is why it's important to be informed about how storms progress and develop, and to not be judgmental about the intelligence of others. Frankly, I don't know why you would live in this area or buy a property without a basement or shelter already installed... The fact that you're only now building a storm shelter and are talking about fatalities says a lot. lol

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I agree that tornado warnings should be heeded, if you live where they’re common. In Oklahoma, tornado warnings mean there is a tornado. Where I live, the warnings mean there might be a tornado maybe, and are pretty much a joke. Like I said, there’s only been 2 tornadoes here, and that’s in the past 4 years (and we get warnings at least once or twice a month). So it really depends upon where OP lives.

By  Leo Gort  |  7

I don’t get it. You are sick, you have animals, a tornado warning and the first thing you do is to go online and post a FML when nothing happened. When you lose your home and animals then post something

By  RJR  |  3

I've lived smack in the center of tornado alley most of my life. When the sirens go off we either yawn and go back to bed or if it's daylight we go outside and try to watch.

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