I live in the upper midwest. Living here means cold, hard winters (but not nearly as bad as some places get). It means warm, humid summers (but again, not nearly as bad as a lot of places get). Summers also mean big thunder boomer storms rolling though (which I love).
But until this year, it hasn’t meant tornados. I’m not in what is traditionally thought of as “tornado alley”, though basements are traditional equipment on houses around here.
This year, however… This year…
From 1950 to 2013, my county has had 22 tornados. Already this year? 4. FOUR! And two of them have been within just a couple of miles of my house, in a county that is well over 400 sq. mi. That’s cutting things a little close.
I do believe I’ve said before that I’d like a refund on this year, please, because it’s been so broken. If I get hit by a tornado, I’m gonna get louder about demanding that refund.