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Old 06-25-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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Tornado Warning

Bail out and run through the rain to the tornado shelter or stay in the camper and wait it out?

Tough choice.

Here is a camper that was picked up and dropped on a house.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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Impressive picture. The choice is easy, run for it. The problem is, most times where we camp there isn't much besides the bathroom to run to.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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Impressive picture. The choice is easy, run for it. The problem is, most times where we camp there isn't much besides the bathroom to run to.
The bathrooms in the state parks we frequent will work just fine, as they are all built like a brick sh...well, you know.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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Shelter house, that's it, I was going to say shelter house.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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That picture was taken not to far from where I live... I think its always the smartest choice to get to shelter. If not find a low lying area. Can easily pick up a camper... as shown above
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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BAIL!
You can always dry off later. You can't always live thru a tornado.

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most of the time the nearest school is a shelter any way about it run get safe cover.
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We haven't had a touchdown since something like '73, but we did have a funnel cloud yesterday:

Tornado watchers spot funnel cloud over Maidstone | Windsor Star

Considering they say the biggest threat in a tornado is flying debris, running for it may not always be the safest bet. Get to cover quickly yes, but gotta be safe to do so.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:38 PM   #9
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At the Goshen Rally last year the sirens when off and it was very interesting who showed up at the bathhouse shelter and the "cavalier" attitude of some folks strolling over to see what was going on.

DW and I felt a bit silly running over there with out hand held weather radio blaring out warnings.

The year prior in Kansas, (prior to the hand held) a twister touched down only 3 miles from our campground. No one came to knock on our door so we slept through it. Found out the next day as we packed to leave.

In Georgia, at the Dobbins ARB, we camped at their FAMCAMP (again prior to hand held) and the Security Police knocked on our door and told us to evacuate to the Billeting office. Also told us the dog was not welcome there. We rode out the storm in the truck in the BX parking lot with the dog in our lap.

I will never be without our hand held weather radio again.
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We rode out the storm in the truck in the BX parking lot with the dog in our lap.
If there is a next time, park as close (a foot or two away would be great) to the building as possible & hope for the best. If there is a lot of debris which will fly, shopping carts etc. try another side of the building. Or maybe another building.
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