Let’s talk about tornado safety, Edmonton…
Just want to encourage everybody to keep yourselves, your families, and your pets safe in the event of a tornado.
I’m bringing this up because I have a hunch that this year could see another Black Friday (tornado in 87 that touched down in Edmontin). Something about this weather raises the hair on the back of my neck sometimes — the humidity, heat, rain, and ESPECIALLY the thunderclouds.
I’ve lived in this city my entire life and have not seen anything like this in 30 years. And the scary part is we haven’t even gotten to the mid 30s August heat that is sure to be on us in a couple of weeks.
So guys? If you’re not from here, or if your tornado knowledge is rusty, educate yourself. Learn where to go, what you need to get to prepare, and make sure everybody in your household is accounted for (especially pets that are liable to find a hiding place that might be less-than-optimal.
Stay safe, YEG
Pic is a handful of hail I picked up last night (Friday, Aug 2) around 7:45 pm in downtown Edmonton, right beside Grant Macewan LRT station.