You are soooo right. At least you get some advance notice. We have tornadoes with little or no warning. We have a basement, but I would like to have it reinforced.
That’s a Hubby job, and he isn’t moving very fast on it.
We don't have basements here, wish we did but our water table is so high here, you'd have a swimming pool instead of a basement. My downstairs bathroom is the safest room in the house so that is where the Yorkie and I go with some big cushions to put over us. I keep a survival backpack in that room as well.