Oh thank heavens.
Meanwhile all my family is dealing with over 12 hours of power outages so far. I've offered up our house for showers/food/comfort, but so far, no one is out on the roads at all and I'm not even sure it's safe to drive with wind like this.
Overall, the storm here was less than we expected, but last night with the tornado warnings, I admit I got legitimately nervous. The weather lady came on, saying that there was a tornado heading right for our exact city at 10:59pm. I have never, in my life felt such a serious urgency. We don't live in an area with a lot of extreme weather (although this week? earthquake...hurricane...tornado? Umm. WHAT?) so I tend to air on the side of caution when these things happen near us.
I scooped Eme up from her cozy crib slumber and we went to the basement. We watched the news for a few more minutes and I just felt this sick feeling of nervousness. Honestly? I think a lot of that comes with this responsibility of taking care of someone other than yourself. Being a parent now just takes that to a whole new level.
We huddled in the basement, with some couch cushions & pillows, meanwhile trying to keep my family without power up to date on what the news was telling us. Thankfully the tornadoes took a turn and we didn't face any real issues with that. I just felt this nudging that it was better to be safe than sorry. So we did.
Today we're still dealing with some seriously strong winds and rain...and praying that as this storm keeps making its way up the coast that everyone stays safe.