4:28 am pst:
From the National Weather Service!
TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
This is what came across my cell phone in a text message at 4:28 am yesterday morning accompanied by a very loud alarm.
Let’s just say I did not need coffee after that!!
And what if you live in an RV!!??
Where do you go then?
Then we were notified the warning was lifted.
A few hours later…
9:07 am pst:
Tornado waning from 9:07-9:30. Water spout spotted and likely to come ashore as a tornado in about 5 mins.
Heart rate increases some more…
This time a water spout was spotted about 10 miles from us moving at 60 mph and would hit land heading towards us in about 5 minutes.
This picture is the water spout forming at Cape Disappointment just about 10 miles from us. Holy Moly!!
At this point I am not sure wether to jump into the car and hit the gas or start digging a hole as fast as the sand will allow and jump in it!
Then I discovered that a tornado had touched down in Oregon about 35 miles or so away from us.
Stuff just got real!!!
So we decided the best thing for us to do would be to leave the RV and go into our small beach house that we are building. It’s not finished inside but exterior is done and the hurricane clips have been installed. So we grabbed Rocky, Kelly and Unicorn (our furry little free loaders) and left the RV for the safety our little beach house.
If we lived on the East Coast an early morning National Weather Service Alert would not have been so shocking but we live on the West Coast of Washington State where text messages like these are definitely not normal.
After my heart rate slowed down a bit (not returning to normal for quite some time) and once the tornado warning was lifted I turned my computer on to start watching the radar off the coastal waters and the national weather service website. I was trying to see if we needed to bug out or if the danger had passed.
It is amazing the technology we have to keep us so much safer in these types of situations.
We have Typhoon Songda to thank for our not so boring weather at the beach these past couple of days. Apparently the typhoon traveled much further than anyone expected before petering out and our beach is getting hit with the remnants as I am typing this.
Days before this storm hit we knew it was coming but had no idea how bad it was going to be. But to be cautious we still prepped.
Fired up our Honda EU2000I 2000 Watt Inverter Generator. Filled the gas can and all of our vehicles. Grabbed out portable heat out of our storage unit and filled up all of our propane tanks for heating and cooking. We also made sure all the flashlights and lamps worked and had fresh batteries. Secured buildings and put away anything that was loose outside.
Stocked up lots of food, water, coffee and wine 🙂 A girl’s got to have her priorities!
I thought I would do this post as we have received several text messages, emails and comments from several wanting to make sure we were ok.
At this point we are under “hurricane force winds” warning. But we have decided to stay put for the moment but are keeping an eye on things very closely. I will update you all later tonight or first thing in the morning after this last storm hits our beach.
The weather yesterday was crazy at best. First tornados then hail followed up by some sun shine.
I shot some video footage of the strange unusual weather that we had and thought you might like a little peak into our world yesterday 🙂