A moment of silence for the remembrance of everyone who remembered the day…
The day this happened, I was due to go to work doing a tile installation for a client who worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He went out on that emergency. I knew it was a real bad storm because even though I was over 25 miles from the strike zone, all the emergency sirens sounded and I heard from my client and he called when he was on the way there, and told me he was going to trust my company and left a key to get in. We finished the job, because he was gone for almost a whole week assisting FEMA with operations and life sustaining operations. Bless the all the volunteers, workers, emergency personnel that assisted in making sure as many injured persons were getting the care to help them live again. Thank God we made it through that horrible day!!
I had the opportunity to meet Tom Skilling personally in 2007 while attending the annual WGN/Fermilab Storm and Severe Weather Seminar. The seminar is a must attend for anyone into weather. Just attending it one time could be the difference between life and death in a storm situation. Thank you Tom, your expertise is always gladly needed, because you are so careful when you put together your daily forecasts.
I am sharing my re-posting of my safety tips during any tornado, as tornadoes can happen any time, any day, even out of season…
Sharing safety measures from my previous 2018 blog post: Tornado Season: Be Prepared!
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