Then, tonight, another stupid tornado warning!! While dad got us to the basement, mom was stuck at work. She works on the 26th floor in her building. Here is a picture she took out of the west window before the tornado siren went off.
It didn't look too bad to her at this point. When the tornado siren finally went off, she decided to stay in her office, cuz she is lazy and didn't want to go down 30 flights of stairs to the basement. The building security shuts down the elevators and locks down the building as soon as a tornado warning is given. And, even though this tornado was a long way from downtown, they do not let people leave. So, mom was stuck at work, and wasn't even able to leave, even though the tornado was way west of her.
But, then the sky changed and looked like this;
Finally, she decided to go to the basement. She was stuck there from about 7:20 p.m. until almost 8:30 p.m.!!! When they finally let everyone leave, she almost drown her car trying to get home. The rain was sooo heavy and fell so quickly, that the interstate she takes home was underwater in one area. There was lots of street flooding all over town. But, she did finally make it home at almost 9!!
Dad finally brought us all up from the basement when mom got home, and we were very happy to see her. We were sure to sniff her to make sure she was ok.
The sad thing is, that there was a touchdown north of Omaha in Little Sioux Iowa, where a Boy Scout troupe was camping. There were some deaths, and several injuries. Please keep all those poor people, and their families in your prayers. The Midwest sucks. I hate Nebraska!
I can't wait for fall to get here, cuz this weather is stupid, and dangerous, and I'm already sick of it.
(saying prayers for those who lost their lives and those injured)