Living in the Midwest, tornadoes are not uncommon to hear about. Since kindergarden we have been practicing drills, but all it ever seems to be is ten without having to do school work. It never really crossed my mind that I would have to do this for a real tornado. After seeing the recent pictures of the tornado that went through Joplin Missouri, I really started to think of what it would be like to lose everything in a tornado. The pictures show a town that is now nothing. Not to mention the death count is at 116. It was to hear within minutes an entire town was destroyed.
Unlike some natural like flooding and sever thunderstorms, there is no way to prevent a tornado. Besides knowing to go a basement or a room without windows, I know nothing else about what to do for a tornado. The red cross gives ideas like having a first aid kid prepared, having enough supplies, listening for warnings, and taking cover.
Even though tornadoes aren't common in the area, is it still something we should be worried about and learn how to stay safe? or is it too rare to care about?