Wow, it's been one hell of a bad weather day. Drove into work at eight AM; streets flooded very badly and my car stalled out several times but for some stupid reason, I kept going. Finally get to work at the mall and start working. About an hour and a half later, some customer comes in screaming about a tornado down the road and people start freaking. We went outside for a look; police cars were zipping around the mall with their sirens blaring. Lots of people were getting out of their cars and coming into the store for safety.
Thankfully, it was just a funnel cloud that passed over and nothing touched down. Kicked up loads of debris flying through the air.
However, at the other, bigger mall, which is about two and a half miles away, they received bad damage from an actual tornado touchdown. My sister was shopping in that mall--I found out about this when she made a frantic call to me to say that they were being evacuated to safety--really freaked me out.
I was surprised at how many people came in to shop despite the dangerous weather. I guess some people just don't know when to stay home. About half the employees called in, so we were very short staffed but thankfully not busy; just more customers than I would expect.
Here's a story about it with pics of the damage at the other mall
Good news was that they closed the university for the day! So, yay, no class! I'm so happy to be home even though it was a rough, dangerous commute home.