75% of the Manertainment contributors live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and yesterday gave us a small taste of what Armageddon might feel like. There were an estimated 16 tornadoes on the ground yesterday and they were very widespread. Miraculously though there has been a large amount of damage and injuries there have been zero fatalities reported. I think that is downright amazing.
Being the genius that I am and tending to think with the hair on my chest as opposed to the brain in my head I left work to go fetch my son from daycare in the middle of all this madness. It’s rather eerie to be driving down the highway listening to reports of tornadoes all round you and heading towards your destination. I felt like “Ride of the Valkyries” should have been blasting from my car’s stereo!
As I was driving through the neighborhood warning sirens were going off all around me. It’s an odd sensation to be looking over your shoulder for twisters. My reasoning was that if there was going to be a tornado hitting my neighborhood, I would be DAMNED if my kid was with someone else. It probably wasn’t the smartest move but at the time it was the only one that made sense.
“In a severe lightning storm, you wanna grab your ankles and stick your butt in the air.”
Thanks to ABC News for this FOOTAGE