They preemptively closed all the still-open schools in Tulsa and a couple close cities, along with OSU and RSU (state colleges in the area). Is it the whole state? They did this last night. I've lived here since '92 so I 'get' the caution, but WOW the parents who were not prepared to have their younger kids home today, I guess that's a day they're not going in?
Its an interesting precedent to set, there are entire weeks of late April and May where these kinds of storms can drop on us. Are storm days going to be like snow and super-cold days? If so I hope the local employers bump up their PTO offerings, parents will need it!
We're fine, thank you for checking, we have a storm shelter in the garage - can't say enough good stuff about the folks at FamilySafe, they make an awesome product - and our 'bug out' bags are poised at the door. DD takes her violin in the shelter, and of course we take the dog in and electronics to be able to track the storm - if wifi goes out we can hot spot.
We've had some rain already and the projections look like it'll get real here right around 5 o'clock and taper off around 5 a.m. I hope they're wrong, I hope things calm down altogether - there's already a mud puddle off the back porch where DH was excavating for the deck. He covered most of the area with a huge tarp and some bricks, and now the dog is just confused about whether or not she should jump the moat.
And frankly there are parts of Oklahoma, like Moore, that could use a break from all this. I can't even fathom the stress they must feel on a day like today.
I'm at 11 no spend days out of 20 - 55% - the frugal side of a forecast like today's is that I'm not going anywhere.