This is not about gardening, but is about our weather and how things can change so quickly. This is mostly about the Joplin tornado, but everyone who lives in tornado country should see this.
We have one of the few shelters in our neighborhood and we were having weather threats all around us that day, so 3 families had gathered at our house so we could take shelter if necessary. We keep the TV on for as long as we can, and I monitor interactive weather channels on my computer so I can see the surrounding area. While we were all here together, we learned that Joplin had been hit very badly, but we didn't know at the time how seriously it had been hit.
I have seen so much destruction from tornados and I think everyone needs to understand just how destructive they can be.
Here is a link that might be useful: Joplin Tornado