Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tornado Warning

Today we had the hardest rain in Springfield that I can remember. I was driving home from getting a vaccination for my upcoming trip to Colombia when the tornado sirens started blaring. I was hoping to hurry home so that I could wait everything out in the basement, but the rain picked up so much that I couldn't safely stay on the road. I pulled over at the first opportunity allowed by the blinding rain. With the radio reporting on the severity of the storm and warning everyone to take cover, and the wind and the rain continuing to get worse, I ran from my car into the nearest building to find cover. That nearest building happened to be a veterinarian's office, and one of the employees inside happened to be from my high school. We stood around and chatted while listening to the radio for storm updates and waiting for the rain to break.

Luckily the excitement ended there. The rest of the drive home involved a whole lot of plowing through the little rivers running over the street.

My house is on the corner and sort of at the bottom of a hill so the storm drains frequently clog up. I had to take a detour to get into the driveway.

And that's the story of how I traded earthquakes back in for tornadoes.

1 comment:

  1. I think you will need to buy a canoe here in Colombia so you can get to your Casita! hehe