We had another wretched storm roll through last night. Everything is intact, which we are very thankful for because it was brutal. It was very strange because the storm siren went off, the emergency alert black screen went on, and then the power went off all within less than 5 minutes. Don't get me wrong, we have lost power before, but this was just strange. DH thinks that they cut the power so that people would get to safety but I don't know if they do that. While others are still without power this morning though, our power returned once the storm settled down about 1.5 hours later.
We live in an attached home on a slab. The best place during a tornado warning is in the powder room. Since we love our cat we make sure that he is in there with us. Last night was the longest that we have had to stay in there... probably 45 minutes before things were calm enough to leave. It didn't help matters that we kept hearing things hit the house so we just stayed where we were. While we were in the powder room, our cat was roaming around and hollering. He got really vicious for a few minutes but we think that dh must have been on his tail on accident. You see... we don't have an emergency kit. So, we had only had the light of a cell phone to see by. Fun. DH finally decided that we could leave the powder room when kitty decided to defecate in the sink. Yep... of all the places, he picked the best one besides the toilet. Since I was sitting on that it wasn't possible. So... he is a smart one. He is one stinky kitty and there is no vent in that room so I was glad the bulk of the storm was over. After it really calmed down, we walked around outside since it sounded so vicious. What we discovered was that once again, the people next door left their garage door up during a storm. This happened in the winter during a nasty blizzard. The wind hits all the things they have on the walls of their garage and it sounds like debris hitting our house. Hopefully, the mom got ticked off that the garage door was open when she got home so it might not happen again. But it sure did add to the stress of the storm this time.