It is a little early for tornado season and I can hardly remember the last time a tornado actually hit so close to home, but yesterday morning we sawÂ strong winds and bad weather roll through theÂ Elizabethtown / HodgenvilleÂ area. A trucking companyÂ (some of it pictured on the right)Â and a several houses saw the worst of the storm as they were torn to shreds when a funnel cloud touched down for a momentÂ to cause some havoc. Thankfully there were no reports of fatalities.
See theÂ news coverageÂ from aÂ local news source: WHAS11.Â
Aimee was studying for her upcoming class in her car on the ECTC campusÂ when the siren sounded in EtownÂ so she headed into the school-houseÂ for shelter and Caleb was at his Montessori school where they use an airplane hangar attached to their building as a safe spot in times of bad weather. Although I did not hear the sirens on Fort Knox and there weren’t any alarms sounding in our office, we were instructed to move to the inner rooms orÂ stairwells of the 900,000 square foot complex for safety.
Today, someone at work shared a Tornado_Fact_SheetÂ provided by the US Army and I thought I would share it with those visiting this site for situational awareness considering a line from the 1st paragraph says:
While some areas are more prone to tornadoes than others, they can occur anywhere, so it is best to be prepared.
The most important thing to do if see a tornado is find shelter.