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.
I truly admire your grit. I got to have my basement in order to weather the storms during tornado season. I wouldn’t want to hang around during a hurricane either.
Of course, I try to forget all about the New Madrid Fault Line. We had an earthquake around 3.5 or 4 a little while back. I didn’t even realize it at first.
I thought that the helicopter was just flying too low and causing some reverberations. By the time I understood what was happening and jumped up - it was over.
Where we are is better than being in St. Louis or New Madrid, but not nearly as good as where I grew up. If I had it to do over, I probably would not have moved here for a lot of reasons only one of which is the weather.