I decided to concentrate instead on maneuvering through streets that were quickly becoming flooded as storm drains struggled to handle the torrential downpour.
I had almost made it home when I encountered a newly fallen tree blocking my passage on New Cut Road in
A u-turn and minor detour finally bought me to the shelter of my garage. As turned off the engine, I picked up my phone to check the message that came in earlier. It was from Notify Me Howard warning me that conditions were ripe for a tornado in
“Take cover now. Move to an interior room or the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows. If outdoors or in a mobile home or vehicle…move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”
That was close.