This summer I anchored up a river near a small town northen chesapeake. The typical summer evening thunderheads were forming I sat thinking I had hooked the bottom well.
Well until I heard air raid sirens.Watching the sky turn Dark and threatening I flipped on the weather
. It was full of screaching sounds designed to get my attention and set nerves working. The vhf
between the shrieking sounds was frothing words like immediate, bunker and death. From the cockpit
I could see a vfw which looked like a bunker and a restauraunt that looked like ants scattering. I was still hoping the sirens were calling the fire department to action for some train derailment. I was very near a north east corridor rail bridge. The sound below from the passing Accella was that of a weather
tempest moments from raining terror. A derailment would have meant rest.
The sirens went silent and I worried but not as much. Have you ever heard the neighbors burglar alarm
go off with a voice alarm
. If you recognize this you'll know what I mean. Leave Immidiataley you have violated an area protected by......
Any way some how this small town has found the same guy who does this with a burglar system and has him advising the whole town of his advice through every possible broadcast means available. It was clear to me my son and I would die if we didn't get to the vfw/bunker. I think I heard him say leave immidiataley or you and your son will die. I say get your life jacket kid were out of here. we make it to the aft deck
as the wind
kicks up and the sky nods destruction. I think too late and send the boy below to the aft cabin
. start the engine
Next morning I find my anchor
fouled around a tree and wonder would that tree have held in a tornado. The only thing I can find to do differnet is not to anchor
near a railroad bridge. What do you do in a tornado?