Unlike the personal storms I've had to deal with in my life, I'm actually addressing real natural thunderstorms and other freaks of nature. I'm not sure if all kids were like this or it's just the way we were brought up, but I've always had been terrified of severe storms. Since the days of me being a child, I remember running into my parent's bedroom whenever thunder sounded around the house. Deep down, I believe this is the reason why I created a superhero call "Thunderbolt" when I was a child to take my fears and make them into something good. When I was really young I remember being in a tropical storm (South Padre Island, TX) and stepping out to see the eye of the storm; that was very fascinating. I think the thing that terrified me the most was tornadoes.
Living here in Kansas City we've had our fair share of tornadoes. The sad part was that I had relatives that lived in Oklahoma so there had been times when I was visiting and sure enough there would be tornadoes warnings which would scare the crap out of me! Every time I'd watch the news, they would always show the aftermath of the destruction and I learned early on that I never wanted to be in the middle of the path of a tornado. The only time I've ever been in the path was a few years ago when a tornado literally went right over our house as it descended down. It was an F4 tornado that did a lot of damage to a neighborhood just east of us.
As I've gotten older, I have been a little less afraid of storms, but I'll tell you that I've still been mindful because of my family's safety. I have spent many a sleepless night monitoring severe thunderstorms just in case I have to take action to safeguard my family. I do remember one storm that night dead middle of the night and the weatherman had said that the tornado threat was really low, guess what...he was wrong! A tornado had hit just several blocks north of us and NO tornado horn went off. I have to admit that was rather scary! I try my best to be prepared for any possible weather related problem, but I can't catch it all the time.
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I know this doesn't seem like much of a picture, but when you're flying over the storms, it gives you a sense of fascination with the violent weather from a different prospective.