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Tornado warnings

As we deal with weather reminiscent of 2012 and the Day After Tomorrow, including a tornado warning in Southern California, it reminded me of my time going to college in the upper Midwest at Saint Olaf College. I remember one tornado that came close to the school while I was there, and we were all sent to huddle in a reinforced hallway. We sang songs and made the most of it, but I didn't care for coming that close to Oz.

I loved my time in the Midwest, but worried at the time about dealing with such cold winters. Of course, I ended up moving to the home of different natural disasters with fires, earthquakes, mudslides and more.

Best of luck to everyone dealing with the intense weather. I'm off to go do more reporting on it; stay strong, everyone.