Disaster Strikes #2: Tornado Alley by Marlane KennedyThis was another fantastic book in the Disaster Strikes series.
After I read the Earthquake book I quickly went to see if there were more books in this series. And there were! Sadly, 2 of them just didnt seem that interesting (and a bit too weird), but this one seemed to be something I would be interested in reading.
At first all seemed to be OK, but then, after a trip to go fishing, things go in full OMG mode. One tornado is coming for them, and I know I was shouting at Allison to sit in that shelter. But she had to save the dog. I found it a bit weird that she was so focused on the dog, but didnt think of the other animals who are also in danger. Thankfully, Wyatt is there to save the day, or well, hope that he is able to make it out. It was all really exciting to read.
But that is not where it all ends, oh no. Our friends have to check on friends and family, and they arent going to be safe.
I just couldnt stop reading, I just had to keep reading. In the meantime I was praying that everyone would be fine.
I was a bit surprised that Wyatt (and his 2 friends) didnt immediately go TORNADO when he and his friends saw the weird sky and noticed all sorts of other weird weather things. We dont have a mass of tornadoes here, but thanks to books, documentaries, and internet (and of course the book and what it is about), I knew instantly those kids were going to be screwed.
Like the previous book (Earthquake) this one also has another theme. In that book we had a boy who bullies and what happens when our MC and that bully are thrown in an earthquake and its aftermath. And in this one we have our MC and his cousin. He doesnt like her, for many reasons, but mostly because she is a girl. And just like in the Earthquake book we see how the feelings of these characters chance over the course of the disaster and its aftermath.
I did notice some errors in illustrations. Not only the cover isnt correct (the dog isnt outside, but inside the barn), but also when we see Wyatt Dads pickup truck, which was picked up by a tornado, hit pretty bad, but then when we see it, it is in perfect condition. This is a bit nitpicky, but it is said that Allisons shirt should have letters on it. Yet, I dont even see the faintest traces of it every time we see Allison. :P
But all in all, I really liked this book. It was exciting, fun, and I would recommend it to everyone. Hopefully the author will write more books with disasters.
Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
Tornado Alley Season 2 Episode 7 - I survived: Separated in the Storm
The story of the May 20, tornado that hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Eyewitnesses recall a tornado that struck Joplin, MO. People who were trapped by tornados in Alabama and Oklahoma recell their experiences. Tornado survivors include a college soccer team in Tennessee ; a group of strangers who sought refuge in a gas station beer cooler in Missouri; and a teacher and her students in Oklahoma. Meteorologists and engineers examine the potentials effects of a tornado on Washington, D. Meteorologists, engineers and emergency-management experts examine the potentials effects of a tornado on Miami. Tornado survivors discuss the reasons they believe their lives were spared.
Mobile homes were not just destroyed, they were shredded to scrap. Cars and trucks were spun around or flipped upside down. Doors and ceilings were ripped from walls, but picture frames, of all things, were left hanging, slightly askew. A brief but violent tornado tore a two-mile path through the outskirts of the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno, demolishing much of the American Budget Value Inn motel and two of its neighbors, the Skyview mobile-home park and a car dealership. By Sunday afternoon, local officials said there had been two deaths. Tornadoes in this part of Oklahoma have a history of being wide and long, and of carving a path of mayhem for a dozen miles or more at times.
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Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. Watch now. Liz McAdams is haunted by the memories of a tornado that destroyed her home 25 years ago. Now a professional storm tracker, she and her family are in danger once again as another
I survived one of the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded. It was the F5 tornado that ripped through central Oklahoma on 3 May It damaged my home so badly that the insurance company called it a total loss. My wife and I were in our home when the monster twister hit. It was an experience that I'll never forget and that taught me several lessons. At just a little before 7pm that evening the tornado ripped through my neighborhood destroying hundreds of homes in its path.