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Old 04-04-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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5 types of Oklahomans and how they react to tornado season | News OK

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Disclaimer: This is meant to be fun, and not meant to poke fun at the serious nature of severe weather in our state. As always, stay vigilant and safe this season.
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As we gear up to take precautions and make sure we’re ready for what the springtime has in store for us, we’ll run into a handful of people who have unique reactions to the season and the severe weather it can bring.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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Tried to give you rep, but it said that I've got to give some to someone else first.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Nearly every single family and friend I have in Oklahoma fall in the The Non-Chalant category. Only a couple are the worry-wart type.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:30 AM
 
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I am a nonchalant one because we don't have a shelter, so I either worry or don't, and so I don't don't.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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It's been many many years since I went to a cellar. Once when we had a new car and went to the shelter on the grounds of the company my husband worked for, he stay out with the car rather than be in the shelter. I think he hoped to somehow protect that car from any damage. Had he had his wish, the kids and I would be out and that car would be in the shelter.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I am a nonchalant one because we don't have a shelter, so I either worry or don't, and so I don't don't.
As a transplant, it's hard to be nonchalant. But then nubies to socal worry all the time about 'the big one' and native/long term people know its draining your energy since while everyone agrees it WILL come, your half second of warning isn't going to help you much.

The best I have is a closet made out of drywall with a room with big windows. I do follow the storm and watch the radar, but it just tells one if there is something heading your way or not. Some dry wall isn't going to give me much peace of mind.

I wish it WAS possible for more to have storm shelters. Some would sit in them from the first blast of wind, and some would be watching as the storm approached. But the choice would be there. If there was a good chance, I'd have my pets safely stowed away in advance. How do you catch a cat who's panicing during thunder? Me, the critters and the laptop would get first priority.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Twice I've been in 80+mph straight-line winds that follow a tornado, and I out ran a third. OK is the only state I lived in where I did not have a house with a basement. Nothing can withstand a direct hit from a tornado, but much will survive the straight-line winds.

Outer walls, windows, doors are not places to be hiding behind or under in a tornado. An interior hallway under a large mattress I think is probably better. .it is where we went with our large dog and his buddy the cat to ride out the winds. We sustained some minor property damage but we were okay and that was more important than the 'things' we thought were s-o-o-o important a few minutes earlier.

If I thought my small pets were in eminent danger I would put them in their portable carriers and keep them with me until the danger passed.
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