Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tornado makes strong, scary impression on RVers

I don't think sirens are a total waste of money, but I know from first-hand experience that they are not the cure-all.

In 1995, while traveling in our fifth-wheel travel trailer, we were about 15 miles inside Oklahoma, just southwest of Ardmore. We were staying at a recreational vehicle resort with 20 other traveling folks. It was a beautiful working horse ranch with an indoor and outdoor arena. They had approximately 70 horses that they used for entertainment and work. The campground was near the Red River and had several dozen cabins.

Disaster struck about 5 p.m. on a Sunday. Thanks to a weather radio in the guard shack, we got a tornado warning from our security guard to get to the safety of the clubhouse, about a mile from the campground.
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