One of the things I missed most when I moved to the country was the tornado siren.
I know it sounds silly, but there was comfort in knowing that if severe weather was coming I would be warned, especially in the middle of the night.
The spring we stood and watched a deadly tornado destroy trees and homes just to our south made me more determined than ever to protect our family.
We had no warning. None of the TV stations had covered it. None of the radio stations mentioned it. A neighbor called in and reported it as it picked up in intensity and stayed on the ground for miles.
That’s when we got a weather radio. It’s plugged in 24/7 year around. During the spring of the year it goes off frequently, day and night. But what a blessing it is to know that if severe weather is coming my way, I will be warned.
Now that’s peace of mind everyone who lives in the country needs to have!