|It rained enough for this little creek to have a little waterfall|
Early Saturday morning that watch went to a warning!!! When there is a warning the sirens immediately go off. The pole that houses the horn for the siren is just outside our RV. Talk about falling out of bed and getting dressed quickly....we did. We immediately headed for the bath house which is also in the inner circle of the campground loop we are in.
|Bath house pic taken after the storms had passed|
The most disturbing thing was nobody in any of the other RVs came out to go to the bath house. I know the odds were in their favor that no tornado would come through the campground but REALLY....do you want to take that kind oif chance? Especially when you can spend some quality time with your fellow campers in the men's room.
This scenario would repeat itself several times during the weekend. Tornados did touch down in Auburn and Opelika and did create much damage. AND....a tornado did come through Chewacla State Park and took the roof off of a mobile home.
I am happy to report that by Sunday the campers were taking shelter at the bath house.
Nobody in the campground was injured and the weather finally cleared up today. In fact, this afternoon, the sun actually came out. Boy was it nice to see that big bright beautiful ball of fire in the sky.
|A pretty sight after 4 or 5 inches of rain in 3 days|
I can't stress enough to stay safe and take these weather situations seriously. An RV, no matter what it's size, is no match for a tornado, floods or extreme winds. There are several really good apps for your cell phone such as...Weatherbug and Accu Weather to name a couple. Many full-timers also have a weather radio such as the NOAA weather radio. You should also know where to go in your campground if there is dangerous weather.
Take care and always stay safe!!