My husband works at a factory in this area. He said they spent two hours in a basement classroom, listening to the sirens. The boys and I were at church all evening so when he tried to call us he didn't get an answer and he was terribly worried. I was also equally grateful to hear his old Bronco pull into the driveway.
We live in a strange bowl-shaped area that rarely sees tornadic activity. The standing theory is that the lakes and the mountains around us have something to do with it. We never assume we're immune, but we don't panic either.