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August 16th, 2008:

Ummmm… Joey… I don’t think we’re in Yonkers anymore…

Yesterday there was a Tornado warning in Yonkers. That’s the same day that S’s family flies into NY for the weekend (for a show, and to hang out with their very pregnant daughter one last time before she gives birth to the kicking giraffe who has been eating up all of the real estate in her belly (with any luck, he or she will be a Donald Trump- but with nicer manners and better hair)

We didn’t know about the tornado warning until it was over (thank you Gothamist!— see below for the Tornado warning), but we did notice the deadly looking clouds as we took Joey back from the vet. Yes, his once yearly shots and check up are on the day of fear, when lightning, thunder, and deadly winds are going crazy– that’s the day we decide to bundle Joey up in the cat carrier and take him out of his nice warm cozy hidey-hole and bring him into the smelly vets office.

He was so scared and upset that when we took him home and gave him treats, he didn’t even eat them at first. About ten minutes after we got home, it began to hail. Hard. I guess that was the Tornado clue that we missed.

Today, all seems calm, but who knows. Perhaps this will be baby day? Or perhaps a natural disaster will strike? Or perhaps a house will fall on our mortal enemies, and we will all burst forth into song?

If any of those things end up happening, panel, you’ll know about it here first next time on Yonked, Yonked, Don’t Tell Me.

August 15, 2008

Hold onto Your Hats: Tornado Warning in Effect

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Per the National Weather Service: “TORNADO WARNING FOR…SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK… UNTIL 600 PM EDT…AT 520 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR YONKERS…OR NEAR EAST TREMONT…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…BRONXVILLE BY 530 PM…NEW ROCHELLE AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF SCARSDALE BY 540 PM…8 MILES SOUTH OF PORT CHESTER BY 600 PM…”