Have you ever been a part of chasing a tornado?

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  1. prektjr.dc profile image82
    prektjr.dcposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever been a part of chasing a tornado?

    Tornadoes are unpredictable forces of nature that, for some reason, draw thrill seekers into the danger zone. Recently three seasoned, trained, professional storm chasers were killed by a tornado and a car of others were seriously injured. While on our way to a storm shelter, we were amazed at the number of amateurs who were jumping in their cars to head out to catch a picture of it! Are bragging rights really worth the risk? I am intrigued by tornadoes, but have learned to respect them more than ever before. I live near Joplin, Missouri and know the reality all too well, leave it to the pros.

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Oh no, if I was anywhere near a tornado, I would be running from rather than chasing--or digging myself a deep hole!  I grew up in So. Calif but have no fear of earthquakes - but am petrified at the idea of a tornado.

    1. prektjr.dc profile image82
      prektjr.dcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      duffsmom, Thank you for your comment.  That response is the smartest one!  MOST tornadoes do damage.  Why people would want to BE that damage....I do not understand. However...I must admit..I have actually done some chasing.

  3. NMLady profile image60
    NMLadyposted 5 years ago

    I have been in two tornadoes.  Spent both times hiding underground.  They were both while I was in school.  Did NOT care to be above ground/IN them.  One time a tornado blew out all the windows in our classroom BUT we were in the basement of the school and only thing spoiled was my art project that I left laying on the desk.  phew.......

    1. prektjr.dc profile image82
      prektjr.dcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      NMLady, Thanks for commenting!  That sounds scary!  8 years ago, my children and I were under a set of bunkbeds when one took out the back of my barn 75 feet away.  Friday, I went underground in the basement of a local school. I am smarter now!


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