There's No Place Like Home- Personal Narrative Essay

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There's No Place Like Home- Personal Narrative

Other than the sweltering heat in the summer time in Oklahoma City, the only dilemma are tornadoes. I grew up in the middle of this “tornado alley” and eventually developed a sixth sense for detecting tornadic activity. Even in the 1980’s tornadoes were known for their violent crime wave, vandalizing neighborhoods and kidnapping children and adults. Imagine a beautiful evening in Moore, a suburb lying on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Mom is in the kitchen and the kids are playing in the yard. In a matter of minutes, the sky turns green and large cumulonimbus clouds start to churn. A crackle of thunder sends a chill up your spine, followed by a strong odor of ozone that fills the
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Remember that there are only fifteen minutes for you to take action after a tornado warning is issued for a tornado to touchdown. Advance planning and quick responses are the keys to surviving a tornado. Here are some procedures to follow that might help you survive: Be informed. One of the most alarming aspects of tornadoes is the randomness at which it occurs. You should be well alert and informed about tornadoes. Contact the local American Red Cross and study your area for any incidence of tornadoes. Verify your insurance eligibility by calling up your insurance agent. Often inclement weather and high winds are not covered by your insurance company. Be prepared. Devise a plan to apply during severe weather. Decide where to go if you are at school, work, home, or outdoors when a tornado strikes. Manufacture a disaster supply kit that will be very useful if the tornado entraps you in your house and you have no access to call for outside help. A battery-operated radio is important, including a flashlight and extra batteries. Filtered water should also be stored, up to three gallons per person, in a plastic container. Add additional water for sanitation. Always have a food supply, with a supply for a minimum of three days. Canned fruits, juice, vegetables, and energy snacks are foods that are available at the local supermarket. Access to a first aid kit is essential for survival. If the effects of

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