B.W. and Carol
Dawn and Denise
MerikayThanks so much for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!
We didn't realize that Michigan gets tornados. While we were in Tennessee over Memorial Day Weekend our campground neighbors called to tell us there had been high winds and the electricity had gone out for about 14 hours. That same storm was in fact a tornado that touched down in a town not far from here.
In the last couple of weeks, we heard the siren go off in the campground and didn't really know what to do. One neighbor who is a seasonal resident here, said not to worry, just button down everything and put up the awnings.
Another neighbor said when things get really windy (up to 50 mph and beyond), they go to the laundry room/ bathroom which is one of the few cinderblock buildings in the campground.
Wednesday night it looked dark and foreboding and the weatherman was calling for bad weather. We kept the TV on the local weather channel and watched the radar as the storm moved along south of us by about 10 miles. I looked at about 10:00 PM and our neighbors had vacated their RV again. I double checked what county we were in and then watched the news and felt comfortable? staying put.
But it made us talk and consider what we should be doing in situations like this. We need a plan.
Yesterday, I came across the best plan I have seen on a fellow RVers blog. Odel and Laurie give excellent, step by step instructions in the Semi-True Tales of Our Life on the Road.
We have taken many of their suggestions including getting an NOAA Weather Radio. I did some research on the internet and decided on an Eton FR360. I wanted one that had a hand crank, could also work on batteries and one that could also be solar charged.
It took a bit of doing, but we found it at Bass Pro Shops. There is one about 30 minutes from here and we decided to see if they had one in stock. Sure enough they did and $49.95 later, it was ours. Now, in addition to this and following Odel and Laurie's guidelines, we have greater confidence that we can get the word and be safer in times of bad weather.
Yesterday was also pancake day at our house.
I thought I snapped a picture of the folks in the boat fishing but I guess I didn't. Then there were the folks walking along the shore from the swimming area that came by our campsite. We had more than the usual going on.
Later we saw some of the College World Series and that was it for us on a nice Saturday. Thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles.