Growing up in what I like to call “the formative years” in Tornado Alley, I’m pretty well versed on the power of tornadoes. I remember, as a small kid, going through tornado drills at my school and crawling into concrete tunnels that were buried below our school. I also remember, on several occasions, being huddled underneath a gym mat with my classmates, just praying it would all be over and we’d all be safe. Tornadoes are one of natures most terrifying events and I pray I’ll never have to experience another one. This time of year always brings back those terrifying memories.