Good Morning All,
Well, actually, we DO get earthquakes here.....just very, very light ones compared to out west. I discovered early in my cake business, when I was working into the wee hours, that occasionally, I felt a strange sensation of movement under my feet. At first, I thought it was just that I was tired, but, it happened quite frequently. A couple years later, we had a 3 something earthquake that moved a couple houses off their foundation across town. That's when we found out that there is a small fault line that goes right through here. Of course, the big earthquake in the early 1800s in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, caused the river to actually flow backwards...one of the bigger earthquakes of "current" times.
Tornados.....my husband and I are both trained weather spotters for the US weather service. We don't go out "looking" for tornados, but two times since we've been trained, we've seen a tornado and called in the report. It's a little unnerving. Probably the scariest was when I had a wedding cake customer here....and the lights went out with an approaching storm. They were from Oklahoma and very use to bad storms and tornados, so we decided to go out on the porch to see what was coming. The sky was green....which pretty much means big hail, and where there's hail, there's often a tornado, or the potential for one. As we were standing there, the wind hit first one side of my face and in a breath.....it hit the other side....back and forth. I was at first confused..but then looked up to see the circulation right over our heads....no time to go to the basement before it passed over. Fortunately, it didn't lower all the way down....and it moved out over a field. After we called it in, the sirens went off, and it hit a barn and outbuildings on a farm about 2 miles away. Crazy Iowa weather. Really glad for basements to go to when the sirens go off though. Usually, there's more warning.
This morning.....woke up to thunder....and the threat of more storms today and tomorrow. At least we're getting some rain. The farm crops are doing well.
Just for today, I can get through anything. "Never let fear decide your fate." (from the band, Awoination.)