I live in a sister town to Greensburg and have been working tornado relief since Sunday after the tornado. Eleven families in our church family lost everything and a friend was killed. My son is 6th generation to live in Kansas in this area so needless to say I'm familiar with tornados. But Kansas is a wonderful place to live because of the people! Look at the people that have been interviewed on TV - no whining about the government not doing this or that, no begging for help - just the attitude that "we will be OK". This is truly the attitude of all the survivors that are coming into our relief center. The feds have told us to becareful of fraud and people will be taking advantage of us but our biggest challenge is getting a proud people to accept help!
Yes we have tornados - but we don't have hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, forrest fires, etc. and you can hide from a tornado!
I've only been in one earthquake but I would take a tornado, instead, any day.
As to building back with stick houses- I agree! I see no sense in doing that but I also understand that we have talked and researched for years until we got to the point of making the committment to the dome and these people have had just 2 weeks to realize that their whole existance has just changed. So to try to wrap their mind around something else that is completely new and foreign is overwhelming and they want to get back to "normal" as quickly as possible.
For me? We are going underground with a dome. It will have lots of glass but it will also have a safe area and I can hardly wait to be snuggled in safely!
Sorry this was so long! Release from a couple of weeks of stress!
Sandy in the "land of Oz"