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Old 05-06-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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My brother and 3 yr. old daughter are going to drive to Socal from Pensacola this coming Saturday (May 9th)....but with all the severe weather we're having, I'm not sure if I want to. I don't know anything about tornadoes or floods or if it's safe to be driving cross country during this time. Someone please help and give me some kind of insight? Am I overreacting or should I wait it out a couple more days after Saturday? Thanks =)
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Don't worry. Just pay attention to the radio and any bad weather alerts. Don't drive thru high water. Millions of drivers every day make this trip. Truck drivers MUST make it in order to get products to their destination on time. No big deal at all. If it wasn't safe to do at all no one would. Check on weather.com for your route and see what is predicted. Plan accordingly and just be smart and don't freak out.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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If you do get sucked up in a tornado, turn on your flashers and honk your horn so that the other cars sucked up will see and hear you coming.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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Millions of drivers end up in OZ every year as a result of being sucked by tornados. Just bring your ruby slippers so you can make it back.

In other words - yes you are overreacting. But driving in heavy rain is an annoyance. Watch the weather channel and plan your route accordingly.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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If you do get sucked up in a tornado, turn on your flashers and honk your horn so that the other cars sucked up will see and hear you coming.
And, remember, you'll be rotating clockwise. Unless, of course, you're in the Southern Hemisphere where you'll be rotating counter-clockwise.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Not to many tornados along I-10...just pull off the road if there are heavy rains.
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