Every year, from early March until about November, you keep an extra eye out for funnel shaped clouds, and an ear out for wind that howls like a train.
But rarely do you duck & cover after leaving Elementary school.
As you get older, you barely pay attention, until they say one is on the ground and headed for your house. Then you hope your friend with the basement is home. Or you get in a bathtub/interior hallway.
Honestly, Midwesterners have become complacent with thunderstorms.
Much like Californians and Earthquakes.
Or Floridians/New Orleanians and Hurricanes.
However, with all that's happened recently in Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, AL, we thought we might take more precautions last night when we saw THIS.
So, we gathered the kids together in an interior hallway, which we had lined with mattresses and couch cushions.
And THAT'S when the trouble began.