Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Storms Update

It has been a wild morning here in the Kansas City area. Sirens started going off at 11:00 a.m., timed perfectly with the normal test period, but this was no test.

Phantom was hunkered down in his shelter.

We have had multiple touchdowns in our area for the past two hours from at least three different tornadoes. Two were no more than a couple of miles from our home. Mom had to head to the twins' school and ended up in the hallway there for almost an hour. She wanted to be with the twins, but they were in a different part of the school. All the bipeds were trying to reach each other to be sure everyone was safe, but the phone lines were jammed or the cell towers were not working right. Mom ended up having to call our human brother in California to see if he could text or email or call all the other family members to let them know where she was and to find out where they were. Somehow she was able to reach him. Over the course of the next hour, all the bipeds managed to check in except for our Dad. He was at the airport boarding a plane to Minneapolis. His plane has departed so we have to assume he was on it.

We don't think there was much damage right near us, but a tornado has caused some damage in Sedalia for sure. We still have a lot of "iffy" weather around us, but we think we will be OK. The tornadoes are still active in parts of Missouri right now as we are pawing this post. We hope everyone will stay safe.

Now be sure to check our cheerier post below from earlier today.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

67 comments:

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD Mom and I are so happy that the OP Family is SAFE!

I will keep my paws crossed for the OP pack and everyone in Missouri!

woo woos, Tessa

Elyse and Riley said...

Uh oh! Glad you are all safe!

I have friends that live in Sedalia, so I better go check Facebook now and see how they've fared.

Stay safe and thanks for the update!

Elyse and Riley

3 doxies said...

Oh thank dog ya'll is all safes and all da bipeds and grandbipeds...and hopefully dad!
Hows skeerey them storms is.

Puuuuuulease stay SAFE!

Puddles

ra husky said...

Our hu-sister lives in KC as well, good to know you are safe, paws crossed for all of you,

RA & Isis

Ludo van Doggy said...

Oh my goodness. How scary. We really glad that you all safe and so hope you stay that way. We hope you's heard from your Dad by now or very soon if not! We will be thinking of you all. We hope it didn't damage your neighbourhood too much and the little bipeds didn't get too scared.

Barbara said...

I'm glad you're safe and hope you remain that way. I can't wait for these awful storms to be over!

Doris Sturm said...

How scary! Do you guys have tornadoeshelters/basements?

FiveSibesMom said...

So glad you are all OK. Too scary indeed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Be safe. xo

Kari in WeHo said...

Glad to hear you guys are safe!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Reilly / Bree said...

Looks like we are next in line - the winds are really picking up here and there is a tornado warning on the weather radio. Keep safe everyone - I know how you are feeling - it is so scary!

Holly Diane said...

Stay safe! I grew up in Moberly Mo and have family that lost their home in Joplin...my prayers go out to you all.

Sagira said...

Wow, talk about excitement. EEK!
Glad that you are all safe and sound though.

We are under a tornado watch until 9 pm. So scary...I don't remember there ever being this many natural disasters before.

Gus said...

So glad to hear that all are OK. This has been a crazy spring for weather, and we are just starting the "season" for bad weather. Hah.

Hugs coming your way

gussie n teka

Myndi said...

So glad to hear that you're all safe! We were starting to worry. Hope you've got a good basement to get in!

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you all are okay. Our mommy has been frantic with worry with the storms and has been keeping an eye on where they are in relation to you, the Army of Four in Manhattan and of course our Grandpa and family in and around Topeka. We have been sending many purrayers that everyone remains okay and we are especially thinking of those in Joplin and other areas hit by the tornadoes.

Sue said...

I've had enough of this weather for this year. Let's get on with a nice spring now.
Sue

Princess Jasmine said...

We are all so glad you are safe and sound. Keep snuggled up together :)xxxx

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I keep checking the weather map for the locations of friends in that horroible zone!

I'm glad you checked in!

keeping you and yours in our thoughts!

Frankie Furter said...

Dearest Furends, I am so very much glad you are ALL safe.
This is turning out to be the
Perfect Storm SEASON!! I never appreciated that movie.. until NOW. I am understanding it a bit more what with all these outbreaks.

Stay SAFE!!!

Clive said...

We are very glad that you are safe!

We were watching the news here earlier and it was scary stuff! Murray couldn't believe what he was seeing!

Thinking of you all,
take special care
Clive & Co

Maggie Mae said...

Mom and me has been worried 'bouts all of you today. Stay safe!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Scout 'n Freyja said...

So comforting to know that all of you are OK. Mother Earth sure is giving all of her inhabitants a run for their money this spring, isn't she?

dw said...

Oh my, I'm glad you are all safe! I saw some footage from Sedalia on the news, but had no idea you guys were in the general area. It's amazing with the internet that you end up 'knowing' people from so many different places! Stay safe!

scotsmad said...

We've been watching the tornadoes on the News! Poor Joplin.

Stay safe buddies, Phantom has the right idea.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

hisqueen said...

I'm a lurker but have been thinking of you guys..Glad to hear that you're ok. Stay safe with the weather still being iffy there.

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are so glad that you are alright!

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm glad you are all okay! Those storms sound scary.

brooke said...

eeee. Such bad weather in so many places. Stay safe all of you!

rottrover said...

Thanks for posting, Woos. Glad you are safe. Please stay that way!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are so glad you are safe. We just watched the news and it looked really horrible in parts of the country near you. Please stay safe!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

We are purraying for you! Keep us updated

Team Beaglebratz said...

We Beaglebratz r soooooooo furry much happy that y'all r safe. We told mom 'bout what u sed an'she sed she had no idea that the weather wuz so bad in your area. We just had a lotta rain ALL DAY an'a little thunder - no sirenz here fer a change.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Good to hear you are ok... We have had a bunch of storms with tornadoes move through near us too - it is pretty scary :(

Stay Safe!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

KB said...

The cheery part of this post is that you are all OK!!! Poor Phantom must have been terrified by the noise.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Oh, dearest ones, we are so glad that all are safe and that everyone was finally able to communicate. We send calming woos to the weather gods asking that they lighten up a bit...for safety and for Phantom.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Oh dear! We sure will be purring and praying for you! That is scary!

Lorenza said...

I am so happy to know you all are ok!
My mom tried to send you an email yesterday morning but it came back all the times with a "not able to be delivered" note.
Paws crossed here for you.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Emma Rose said...

Oh my gosh! Please stay safe. We will be saying prayers for all of you.

Kisses,
Emma Rose and the Duchess

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We did ofFUR woo to khome here with us -

We are so furry glad woo are okay but not glad it was such a bumpy time -

Sleep tight tonight!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mr. Pip said...

So glad you are all OK. Poor Phantom must have been pretty scared. Give him extra love from us.

Your pal, Pip

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

So glad you guys be safe from the skeery tornaders. We has checked in with all furrends and fambly in St. Louis MO and they all be okie dokie too, thank dogness.

Amber-Mae said...

OH MY this sounds bad. Please stay safe guys. I hope those tornadoes don't head towards your home.

houndstooth said...

We're so relieved to know you're okay! Phantom, you look very safe in there. We've been lucky that the same storms from Joplin just blew past us today. We're glad to have a basement!

Bunny

bichonpawz said...

So glad you are safe and hope you all stay that way!! The weather has been so very scary lately and it is headed in our direction tomorrow...

Tank said...

What a wild and crazy weather day!!! Hopefully, things will settle down soon. Was watching CNN tonight and people in Joplin are getting so frustrated with lack of organization, red tape etc. It's just gut wrenching to think what they are going through. Kathy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers,,, we needed to let you know,,,
blogger is acting stupid,, thank goodness it is working now,,

Safe thoughts for all of you,,
please God,, stop the wild winds!
love
tweedles

Au and Target said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you three woos are ok. We went to Spain for a while and are now at home again in Malaysia. We're purring you have no more whirly winds.

T. Maxx said...

Thank dog! We were worried about the OP pack!
Kept our fingers and paws crossed for all our furiends
to be safe! The humans too if course!!

Cheers
Maxx

Cyber-sibes said...

Glad to hear from woo, we're hoping those nasty storms miss our furiends. Woo pups & peeps stay safe!

jack & moo

Wyatt said...

Glad you are all okay. What a wicked spring, hope the weather calms down for all.

Wyatt, Stanzie and Mom

kissa-bull said...

so increadibly happy you guys are okay? we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. please be safe.

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Lincoln said...

So glad to know you're OK.

Lots of love to you all, and please, stay safe.

Sally said...

Glad to hear you guys are safe.

Nice woooh
Sally

Mango said...

Nice to see you love birds all safe and sound.

Slobbers,
Mango

Corbin said...

Glad to see you're staying safe!
-Corbin

Remington said...

So happy you are okay! Stay safe, my friends!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

MEOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so thankful that y'all are safe, and we purray you stay safe. We love you bunches!!!!!!

Channon said...

Didn't realize you were near Sedalia. I used to have family there. Hope today is a better day!!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
i am so glad all of you are safe!
xoxoxoxo

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Hi guys,

We are so glad you stayed safe, we have seen some of the photo's and footage of the damage on the news. We hope that it has passed you now and everything is back to normal. It sounds like it was very scary for you all.

Going to check out the other post now. :)

Schnauzer Days said...

OMD, you poor things, hope all is safe and well with you know, big hugs and licks from us here, Dex & Lou x

Bobby said...

That is so bad for you, we hope it is all over and finished now. We would be terrified.
Licks Bobby

Julia Williams said...

That's some very scary weather!! Stay safe.

Chester said...

Skeery stuff, fur sure! Glad alla woos are OK!!! Phantom looks kinda unconcerned or is he still not feelin' well?

All paws in the air for those in favor of some calm weather!!!

Woofs and skeery slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Mrs. JP said...

So thankful that you all are safe. We managed through the stormy night safe as well.

Maggie and Mitch said...

These tornados are just too darn active and scary. We sure wish they'd stop!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Furkidsmom said...

Stay safe furiends. We think tornados are scary.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie