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The National Weather Service said around 6:41 p.m. Wednesday radar showed the a storm associated with at least one tornado about 13 miles south of Chico.
Originally posted by Schkeptick
The news from MO has horrified me, in particular the idea that "we only had twenty minutes warning".
I grew up in tornado alley, and twenty minutes is a HUGE window of time! During storm season we always knew where the closest underground safe spot was. Key word UNDERGROUND. Because nothing else is safe except fleeing the storm altogether. I saw many buildings destroyed during my formative years and it was ingrained in me early - get underground or get away. PERIOD.
It's horrifying to think how many people died because they had become blasé about the storms and didn't seek proper shelter.
At least the tornadoes in Northern CA are unlikely to be very big. Hope everyone is okay there.