San Antonio Tornado Warning!

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Tue May 27, 2014 7:27 pm

There's a tornado warning in my area moving southward. I don't think it will hit where I live but I'm really scared, as this is the first tornado warning I've been through.
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Tue May 27, 2014 7:41 pm

Aaaaaaaaand the Western Central Bexar warning has been called off. I can breathe again! :D
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Tue May 27, 2014 8:03 pm

my back is killing me just thinking of tornado warnings

#duckandcover
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:24 pm

mytechtime wrote: #duckandcover
Yeah, nice try pal. I don't think Bert the Turtle is going to save himself from a tornado by hiding under a desk. :wink:

Also, doesn't ducking and covering only "work" for nuclear emergencies?
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:36 pm

No. We have to duck and cover in the hallways whenever there's a tornado warning. We duck, and cover our necks with our hands.
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Tue May 27, 2014 9:37 pm

In any situation in which the structure can come down, getting under the sturdiest thing possible is the recommended course of action. Even a doorway or a desk; anything to break the fall of the ceiling and subsequent floors.
In a nuclear explosion the ducking is for the shockwave, the covering for the fireball/mass amount of infrared light that would otherwise cook you.
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