Is the over-done “swooplah” about birth certificates over yet???
It’s Tornado Season!
1. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground.
2.Tornado winds can reach 300 miles per hour.
3. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
4.The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes based on the damage they cause to human-built structures and vegetation.
5. EF-Scale has six categories from zero to five representing increasing degrees of damage and is based on three-second wind gust estimates.
6. Tornadoes can occur anywhere and at any time of the year.
7. Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May, while peak months in the northern states are during the summer.
8. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., but can happen at all hours of the day or night.
9. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible in your area.
10. A tornado warning means that storm spotters or weather radar revealed a tornado. A warning indicates imminent danger to the life and property of those in the path of the storm.
11.Look for the following danger signs:
- Dark, often greenish sky.
- Large hail.
- A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating).
- Loud roar, similar to a freight train
12. If You Are in a Building-Go to a pre-designated shelter area, such as a safe room or engineered shelter, basement, or storm cellar. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls.
If You Are Outdoors and there is no shelter available, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of the potential for flooding and flying debris. Do not seek shelter under an overpass or bridge.
If You Are in a Vehicle, Trailer, or Mobile Home- Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. If there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or low-lying area away from the vehicle.
Various USA.gov sites
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1. Did you have a sugar overdose this past weekend?
Nope- gave up sugar years ago.
2. What was the last thing you bought off of Ebay?
Sheets for my coupon binder.
3. Springtime means bare feet. At least around here. Think about the last long walk you took, on purpose or not, how far did you walk?
On bare feet? It’s mega muddy round these parts. In shoes? I ran in the rain with me poochies this morning.
4. You pull into someone’s driveway. Four large German Shepards come to your car. They are barking, but not in a “I’m going to tear your jugular out” kind of way. What do you do?
Call my pit.
5. What do you own the most of?
Dog bones. They’re all over the place. WTH?
6. Did you hear there is a Royal Wedding this week? What is the most obnoxious wedding you have attended? And we wanna know why it was so obnoxious. The word “obnoxious” is defined any way you want it to be… expensive, ugly dresses, stupid guests… whatever.
My personal opinion is that weddings are a waste of money. Go to Vegas instead and spend your money on something useful.
7. Which one of the dwarfs that Snow White hung around with is your favorite? Which one do you think you are most like?
Yuck. Like I wanna live in the woods.
8. If I were to hand you an orange, how would you get the peel off? I probably wouldn’t cause I’m chewing gum.
9. Sometimes a person just doesn’t think of these things – do you think Adam & Eve had a belly button?
Did you guys ask this one a year ago? There have been a lot of Adam’s and Eve’s on this planet. I guess you’d have to ask them.
10. Those little kittens lost their mittens. Why do kittens have mittens anyway?
To be honest…I’ve never seen kitten mittens…