Where do you think I would be safer?
October 26, 2010 2:55 PM Subscribe
I'm wracked with indecision... where should I park?
posted by patheral to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
This is the time of year when the weather around here can get fairly severe. As a matter of fact we're under a tornado watch as I type this. I live in an 18' class C motor home full time. I park in the parking lot of the college I attend. The places I'm allowed to park are limited and I have two choices of geography. Where I am parked now is on an incline surrounded by buildings -- including a stadium -- and I feel pretty secure there, especially since it's a high traffic area which means it's patrolled a lot.
The second area is in a lower lying area near the gym were the RVs park during football games. There is a hill to one side and dorms and the gym on the other. But if I park there, I'd have to vacate a day earlier on game weekends -- because the RVs park there on game weekends.
But my question is, which would be safer during severe weather, like the current tornado watch? Last night we had a high wind advisory and my poor motor home shook all night. I'm not sure if parking in a lower area would have helped or not.
I tried looking it up on Google and Bing, but everywhere I went said go indoors. Sometimes that is just not an option -- all buildings are closed after 1am here. So I put it to y'all? Should I stay on the incline surrounded by buildings and is heavily trafficked? or move to the lower area surrounded by a hill and dorms but is less traveled?