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  •  Because it's what I can afford. (12+ / 0-)
    One thing I will never understand is why anyone would live in a mobile or slab home in a tornado-prone area.
    Otherwise, I'd be living in my car.  However, I'm fortunate enough to live next door to my parents, and on multiple occasions every spring, I tuck the cat under my arm and go over to their house to wait out the weather.

    Anyone who lives in a less-than-sturdy dwelling should scout out a place to go during bad weather.  Just in case.

    "...you never quite know where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a revolving door and comes out in front." ~Yes, Minister

    by Nicci August on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 07:17:15 AM PDT

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    •  I do understand. (3+ / 0-)

      I thought of that while I was writing.  It's too bad that, in a country so rich, everyone can't afford to live in a place that's at least relatively safe for the area in which they reside.  

      I'm glad to know that you have a safe place to go.  So many people don't.  I've driven by trailer parks that sustained high wind or tornado damage.  It's freakin' scary to see how those tin boxes fly apart!  They might as well be made a foil held together with paper clips.

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 09:24:32 AM PDT

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      •  I agree. It is terrifying. (2+ / 0-)
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        A mobile home is no protection whatsoever, something that I've thought about quite a bit.  

        My previous residence was a second-story apartment, and there was no place provided for residents to gather.  I usually ended up going down to the laundry room, since at least it was on the ground floor.

        "...you never quite know where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a revolving door and comes out in front." ~Yes, Minister

        by Nicci August on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:26:37 AM PDT

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        •  My apartment is (2+ / 0-)
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          half underground, so I don't really have to do much.  I get my wind-up lamp and radio.  If it's really bad, I go into the bathroom which is on an inside wall with no windows.  I feel pretty safe.  If something is going to damage this building enough to hurt me, I'd have been a goner anywhere.  :-)

          Be safe, Nicci!

          -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

          by luckylizard on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:39:16 AM PDT

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