snoqueen wrote: after I helped with the cleanup of the Stoughton tornado a few years ago, I changed.
There was a house (and "was" is very apt) by the golf course where the family hid in a little concrete room in the basement. My cousins. I think their new house included a concrete room also. I would think more people would have something like that around here. Not a bomb shelter, just a simple little space with a strong ceiling.
Maybe it's typical codger thinking but the storms on the isthmus seemed worse when I was a kid in the 70's-80's. We used to get some wicked straight-line winds with a lot of big trees going down. Our huge maple on Sommers went down crushing the neighbor's car. I remember one on Center or Oakridge falling through a roof. I think I remember part of the Capital plating (now Capital Water Softner) building collapsing. Now it seems like most of the worst stuff splits around the lakes. Not that I'm complaining.