Quoted from o-din:
Don't live in the areas where this shit happens.
Except about 10 years ago a tornado ripped down my street and dropped 4 trees from the parking into the street, mine included.
I live in Tornado country. 20 years ago, there was a small business center that got stuck on the wrong side of the plans when a major thoroughfare was revamped. All the businesses broke their leases and left. The buildings owners were trying to sell but were sort of screwed. Along comes a tornado that magically drops down and scrapes the area down to the concrete slab. I assume the strip's owners cleaned up on insurance
Then the tornado goes back up in the air and travels 2 miles and comes back down on the street across from my backyard and one house away. I was at work. A co-worker who lived a couple of blocks away came in late and said i might want to go home and look around.
I had a bunch of insulation from somewhere else in my backyard is all. But I had a dog in the house--a pit bull. I walked in and called to Queenie and she had gone into hiding in the bathtub. After that she was terrified of all bad weather.
My brother-in-law and his wife (my sis died years ago) was in that monster tornado that leveled Joplin MO in 2011. They shoved their little dog under bed and managed to get their heads under the bed, as well. All that was left was a dresser, the bed, and the 3 of them. Everything else was splinters.