WATERMARK  Tornado helmet (1 of 1)

Now this is actually a bike helmet…but any helmet in a tornado warning is a tornado helmet to me.As you can see, I like a little “pizzazz” going on…especially when there’s a little electricity in the air.

I gave two of my kids helmets like this for their birthday, last year?..the year before?…..My other child lives in Montana and doesn’t experience a whole lot of tornado activity. When they were much younger, I’d have them put their bike helmets on and we’d all troop down into the basement when a tornado warning was issued…we had a large glass window at the end of the only room that comprised the I was worried about that for sure. Now, the weather channel has stolen my idea and is advising people to use their bike helmets, motorcycle helmets, whatever they can, to protect their heads.

(Do you remember the time a bunch of people were in a large store and a tornado was coming…the store manager had all the customers gather together in the toilet paper section and covered them all up with it…as long as that toilet paper didn’t get sucked up into the vortex, they should have been pretty protected….I personally would rather wear a helmet.)

If you live in tornado alley, or where I do, which I call “mini-tornado alley”…they also recommend that you keep your helmet in your car…wherever you spend the majority of your day…have it close by…maybe schools should have a special hanger underneath each school desk where a one size fits all helmet could be kept….I’m not kidding, actually..just during tornado season.

So people here’s the plan…you all go out and get yourself a helmet and then send me a picture of the style you picked…glue feathers to it, tape paper wings to it…stick a fake pony-tail on it…just get those noggins protected…especially the kiddies!

Yep, I’m silly…but you already knew that!

(Please know that I take a light-hearted tone with this post…but this is a very, very serious matter and I pray that all of those caught in this awful ongoing situation will be safe, along with all of their loved ones, two and four-footed alike.)

They are warning again…if you have a helmet…PUT IT ON…also…make sure that you have shoes on…there will be a lot of debris…you will need to protect your feet.


    1. Staying safe…skies got ugly tonight..but nothing evil came out of them…..Sleeping in the helmet…hmmm…sounds a little painful.


  1. Awesome helmet! And a great way to get kids to wear them. Yes, in OKC the tornado warnings include advice to don whatever helmets you have around — bike, motorcycle, football, etc. That’s new since I left there 11 years ago.


    1. Fancy does help…I hope that I never get close enough to one to feel that fear. Once they issue a tornado warning, it seems like I hold my breath until it’s over. I hold my breath just watching tv footage of what’s happening…


    1. 🙂 I’ll try to keep checking in… looks like we may have some rough weather coming tonight…it’s hard to tell….to me, it doesn’t look too likely, but the radar is indicating storms to come after 7pm….it’s just terrible….Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri….and some of these tornadoes look very large, very strong…I don’t live there, but the images that I’m seeing are very sad… some cases people have said they had only 20 seconds warning and then it was on them…..on the other hand, I’ve just seen a report from an area near Tupelo…I think it’s Mississippi….they were very smart…hours before the storms were supposed to get bad, they sent all of the school children home and prepared…lots of destruction, but no lives lost at this time….


      1. That’s what Punk people thought —– though, look
        they are almost extinct now.
        Would survive not because of its fearsome spike, but
        with fun-loving mind.


  2. This really is a great idea! Though I’ve spent most of my life living in tornado-prone areas, I’ve never thought about using a bike helmet for protection. I can’t wait to see some of the pics you receive!


    1. LOL…I don’t really expect to get any, but wouldn’t it be awesome! Maybe that can be my contribution to tornado safety education…


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