Sarah Blake LaRose (3kitties) wrote,
Sarah Blake LaRose
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It's tornado season again.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1003 PM EDT SUN APR 2 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
HAMILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA
MADISON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA
SOUTHEASTERN TIPTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA

* UNTIL 1045 PM EDT

* AT 1001 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES SOUTH OF
WESTFIELD...OR ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
WESTFIELD AROUND 1010 PM EDT...
NOBLESVILLE AROUND 1015 PM EDT...
CICERO AROUND 1020 PM EDT...
LAPEL AROUND 1025 PM EDT...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 AM EDT MONDAY MORNING FOR
EAST CENTRAL INDIANA. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
200 AM EDT MONDAY MORNING FOR INDIANA.

LAT...LON 4006 8620 3995 8595 4015 8559 4029 8557
4039 8571

$$

JOHNSON



I was downstairs talking with my mom about something and did not have the opportunity to observe the cats. My parents heard the siren; I did not. We all high-tailed it to the basement, Meghan in tow.



I turned on the radio in the basement, but none of the stations said anything about a real tornado. This irked me because it made me feel very confused. In the past, I've been able to get pretty decent information about the location of citings. Last night, all I kept hearing was that the storms could drop a tornado with no warning and that Indianapolis was under a watch until 2:00 a.m. Madison County's warning was to expire at 10:45 p.m. But I was afraid it could be a long night, and I had a super migraine shaping up and couldn't run upstairs for Imitrex and Antivert.



SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...STORM SPEED CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1030 PM EDT SUN APR 2 2006

INC059-065-081-095-097-139-145-030245-
/O.CON.KIND.TO.W.0023.000000T0000Z-060403T0245Z/
HANCOCK-HENRY-JOHNSON-MADISON-MARION-RUSH-SHELBY-
1030 PM EDT SUN APR 2 2006

..A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM EDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN JOHNSON...NORTHERN SHELBY...NORTHWESTERN RUSH...EASTERN
MARION...HANCOCK...SOUTHWESTERN HENRY AND SOUTHWESTERN MADISON
COUNTIES...

AT 1027 PM EDT...A TORNADO WAS REPORTED. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
NEAR WILKINSON...OR ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTH OF ANDERSON...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 AM EDT MONDAY MORNING FOR
EAST CENTRAL INDIANA. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
200 AM EDT MONDAY MORNING FOR INDIANA.

LAT...LON 3981 8617 3949 8597 3970 8548 4008 8570

$$

KOCH



I did end up going to bed, and I slept through the night. Imitrex is a wonder drug (at least for me). I keep reminding myself that if God has plans for me, He will keep me around to accomplish them--and I should not be lazy in responding to them.



On CNN.com this morning, the news is not good. Is it just me, or are these storm systems extra-monstrous? Maybe I just have never paid attention in the past...





Twenty people were killed in northwestern Tennessee ... Three people died in Missouri and another in Illinois, authorities said. ... "There's nothing left but a foundation on some houses," he said, adding that large trees across roadways had slowed the deployment of emergency equipment
early on. ...



The National Weather Service said it had preliminary reports of 63 tornadoes overnight, according to The Associated Press. ...



In the Gibson County town of Newbern, Betty Sisk told AP she and her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son tried to take cover during the storm but powerful winds threw them into the yard as their home was shredded.



"By the time the [tornado] sirens started going off, it was at our back door," Sisk told AP. "I didn't hear a train sound, I heard a roaring."



Straight-line winds -- not a twister -- toppled a mobile home in Essex, Missouriv ... About a half-dozen tornadoes struck Arkansas and one destroyed nearly half of the town of Marmaduke, a fire department official told the AP. ... The National Weather Service also reported tornado touchdowns in the Illinois counties of Champaign, McLean, Macon, Piatt, Sangamon and Kankakee. ...



Severe thunderstorms also struck Indianapolis, Indiana, as thousands of fans departed a free John Mellencamp concert that was part of the NCAA's Final Four weekend, AP reported. Concertgoers scrambled for cover as tornado sirens sounded and sheets of heavy rain lashed the sidewalks and streets, according to television reports. ( ...



"In every county in southwest Ohio, there has been some type of damage," AP quoted Myron Padgett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.



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