I live near the Gulf Coast
so we are very aware of the tornado threat. Every man, woman and child down here knows to seek shelter in an interior
room such as a bathroom or head
for a storm shelter if your house has one.
This summer we had a big waterspout while on a trip along the Coast. It was far enough away that we just sat tight til' we figured out it's path. It dissipated pretty quickly and we were on our way.
A few months later my wife was staying on the boat a few days to do some interior
work. One night it was stormy and the civil defense sirens went off. She turned on the TV and the weather
guy said there was a tornado in the area of the boat. The storm immediately got much worse with heavy rains and howling winds and she knew the tornado was very close. So what did she do? Yep, you guessed it! She huddled down in the head!
The one thing she was very
right about was the location of the tornado, it touched down about a quarter mile away. Had it actually hit the marina, my guess is that she might have had a heck of a ride!
I still haven't had the heart to suggest that next time she might want to seek shelter in the concrete bathroom on land at the end of the pier.