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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 3rd/17


The Just Jot It January 3rd prompt, brought to you by Dan Antion, of the blog “No Facilities,” is: “Warning.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Dan as well! Here’s his blog: https://nofacilities.com/


Thanks, Dan, for the prompt word of the day – Warning 🙂


Mostly, when I think of the word ‘warning’, I immediately think tornado warning. Being here in tornado alley, you hear that announcement on our local news all the time in the spring. Back in 1970 I was in an F5 tornado, and it was so scary, I still have nightmares about it all these years later. So yes, I get scared when I hear about a tornado warning near us.

One time, though, I was fooled. It was a nice clear day, middle of the morning, and I was listening to my police scanner radio. Suddenly I hear an urgent message about a tornado. The dispatcher and the emergency police, fire, and ambulance workers were all communicating their locations, and all the damage and injuries they were taking care of. These people were intense.

I was like, what…where? Here in our city this morning? So, I run out to look at the sky, and was so confused. It was still a clear blue sky, with no sign of any storms anywhere around. I kept listening to the scanner, though. It sounded horrible what was happening. Then…I finally heard them say that this had just been a drill, a practice in case of a real emergency situation.

I was relieved it wasn’t real, but then felt silly for falling for it. 🙂


Here’s a photo of an ominous cloud that looks like a tornado close to our house. It’s not one. It was false, and needed no warning.


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