I'd like to remind everyone about the importance of having a weather radio when Spring comes rushing in with its high winds. If you aren't familiar with them, modern weather radios are able to silently monitor your local transmitter and will only speak up when an alert has been issued for your county.
You want to get one that advertises S.A.M.E. technology. I don't recall (or care) what the accronym stands for, but it means you can enter a code for yor county. The transmitters, frequencies and county codes can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm
We have two of them - one that sits on a table in the bedroom and a portable that goes in the car with me or my wife, if one of us has to travel during inclement weather. We also have small two-way radios (Family band? walkie-talkies) so my wife can keep track of me when I'm out in one of the far flung corners of the property. These also have weather radio/SAME capabilities.
Last night we had a front move through that threw out all kinds of tornados. We were lucky. Some of our neighboring towns and counties were not so lucky. Massive damage in Jackson, a number of semi's tossed around on I-40. A natural gas line pumping station got trashed by a tornado and exploded - the fire could be seen for 80 miles. We personally suffered little damage, our thoughts are with the folks that lost lives and property last night.
The radios can be purchased on the internet. It's a small investment for your safety.
I saw the damage that those storms caused and I sure hope you all have come thru with minimal damage and nobody was hurt. Prayers sent for health and safety. I have only ever been thru 1 tornado here and that was when I was 3 years old, I have seen the funnel clouds form and hit towns miles from me , I know how scary it is wondering if you'll wake up in a tree or not.