After living in the Dallas area for 13 years, I’m well aware of Texas’ fluctuating weather. We’re playing with the kiddos in balmy 90 degree weather one week. The next week, schools are shut down due to the snow.
I’ve become accustomed to the sudden change in weather. However, I will never get used to the haunting tornado sirens blaring in our suburb. Case in point, after arriving from work and getting both girls from school yesterday, I decided to nap. Not a minute after closing my eyes, the tornado sirens began to blare.
After gathering the kids and our dog in our windowless bathroom located on the first floor, I took a deep breath and assured my kids we’d be okay. Whereas, my concerned hubby referred to his mobile for the latest weather updates.
Within five minutes, the sirens stopped blaring, but not before being pelted with marble sized hail. It was quite a sight, but that too was short lived.
After researching our town’s website, below are some tips to follow in the case of a tornado or a hailstorm:
- In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter such as an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor. Seek shelter under a sturdy piece of furniture if available.
- Stay away from windows.
- During a storm, seek shelter. Hail of any size can be dangerous.