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Old 06-14-2018, 05:13 AM   #1
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Tornado's, What to do?

What are your plans in case of a Tornado or other severe weather in the area where you are camped?
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:41 AM   #2
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Head for the nearest, strongest building, usually the restrooms.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:59 AM   #3
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One of the reasons we upgraded to a TT from a pop up was severe weather. In the popup, it was scramble to get it dropped and get somewhere safe. We’ve spent hours in a Walmart riding the storm out but one of our favorites was going to a bowling alley. Granted, we had enough warning to do those things. If we get little to no warning, we’ll head to the shower house, park store or whatever building we can find.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:52 AM   #4
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In most "tornado prone areas" you'll see signs in the campgrounds with instructions on where the nearest tornado shelter is located. In Wichita, the two campgrounds where we stay both have tornado shelters on site. One is the bath house and the other is the basement of the campground owner's home (at the front of the campground). If you're in a campground where a tornado is even a remote possibility, during check-in, ask about the emergency procedures.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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I usually run waving my hands in the air, screaming and yelling "Oh my god we're all gonna die !!!!!!!!



Then my wife slaps me and we go to the nearest designated emergency shelter.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:46 PM   #6
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The restroom/bath house would be my first choice for two reasons. 1 It's probably the closest sturdy building and 2 if it gets really bad and I get really scared it may save me a trip.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:00 PM   #7
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I usually run waving my hands in the air, screaming and yelling "Oh my god we're all gonna die !!!!!!!!



Then my wife slaps me and we go to the nearest designated emergency shelter.
hahahaha...thanks I needed a good laugh!!!

But seriously, when we were on the Florida panhandle this past March near Destin, tornadoes were in the forecast on the planned departure date. We were going to try to extend a few more nights, but we thought best to get out of Dodge, actually Freeport FL, and headed east toward safer grounds.

Being newbies, this thread is very useful info. Thanks to OP and responders!!

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Old 06-19-2018, 05:20 PM   #8
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Mike I think you should hang around and wait for storms to be over Jeter needs the work. I'm back at Ft Chiswell
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