***warning this video is extremely LOUD
We didn't discover until after we signed the lease, that there was a civil defense siren (or tornado siren) only a house away. As you can hear, these muthas are loud. LOOOOUUUUUD. There's no getting away from the noise once they start going off. Luckily tornadoes have been scarce since we've lived at this house and we've only heard it a few times before this. Also, just to point out, these went off in the damn dark. It's pitch black outside and you can't see a damn thing much less if there's a tornado bearing down on your home. So you and your husband then have the option of sitting in the bathroom with the dogs for a half hour or going back to bed. Which would you choose? Todd choose to go back to bed. I watched Family Guy. I guess we've been desensitized...
The sirens this morning went off for roughly a half hour. We were good - nothing struck down immediately around us. Although Elizabethtown, KY, which is about 60 miles south of us, was slammed really hard by a tornado (no reported deaths thank goodness), and a few smaller tornadoes have popped up here and there causing lesser damage.
For anyone wondering, yes it does hurt my dogs ears. They kinda go a little batty when they go off. They turn around in circles, get low to the ground, whine and bark. I've seen the dogs that are strictly outside dogs paw at their ears when they go off...so yeah, poor things.
They have a saying out here, just like they do everywhere - if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. It's true. It's so completely true, and needless to say this is just one more of those things that keeps us on our toes.
'til next time... ♥