I am completely panicking about the impending tornadoes. I’m not so worried about getting hit, but I am all worked up over the idea that NASHVILLE could get hit and I might not be able to get home. I’m going to leave here before 1 p.m.

4 thoughts on “Panic

  1. I can’t decide what to do. My sister is flying in this evening from Boston and I’m afraid she’s going to get stuck halfway. Probably just delayed, but still.

    Also I’m supposed to be holding down the fort at the office in Brentwood until 4, but I don’t want to get stuck here either.

  2. There is no need to panic because I don’t have a migraine. I only get migraines when a big storm is moving in, and today I was fine, so I didn’t worry. Something about fluctuations in the barometric pressure.

  3. I holed up at the office, figuring that if an EF3/EF4 hit downtown (like the April 98 tornado) that it would be relatively safe. I have heard many stories from people who were there that basically watched as the funnel made its way up Charlotte Pike before they took cover. So I got in a conference room and turned on my iPad and the Radarscope app to watch as the pink dot made its way from Dickson to downtown.

    As I would soon learn, that pink dot was the hail core in the storm. And for a couple of minutes, there was a downpour of ice pellets on the Bat Building that sounded like a bag full of ball bearings hitting a concrete floor. You could feel the top of the building swaying in the wind (which it is, of course, built to do, but which is also pretty freaky). A couple of minutes pass, and then… nothing.

    That’s one of the things that is truly amazing about severe weather. It’s here, it’s scary/awesome for a few minutes, then it’s done. And then the day after such an event is usually bell clear and still.

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