What Basement Were You In Today? Dallas Real Estate Tornado News

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Bowl while it blows in the basement of Champ d'Or!

I’m not talking about showing homes, I mean, where did you run for safety when the tornado sirens started blaring?

I was out driving, looking at homes — OMG I’ve got the scoop on 4511 Watauga coming up, Jeeze Louise 13,000 square feet and another double-level closet! What is it with these two story master closets? My daughter texts me that there are tornadoes, my husband tells me everyone at Presbyterian has gone to the basement!

So I drive home to our tornado closet, stopping to warn every yard man I could! There were two men in a tree, chopping wood, and I thought, my God, they will be blown away! Our yard men were on the mowers with ear protectors on, I had to flag them down and drag them into our garage while I made room in the storm closet! The way it is now, our junk will survive a tornado while we are blown away!

I hope others of you were in more elegant locations. Like Doris Jacobs: she was lunching at the Mansion, and everyone ran down to the Mansion basement for cover. (The wine cellar is down there, too, hmmm.) Remind me to schedule lunch with Doris at the Mansion or Fearings next time a storm rolls into town.

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Bonnie Brown says

    I was in our basement! Yes, 3 rooms underground. We had quite a crew — our 3 daughters, oldest daughter's boyfriend, a family friend, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, & me. Hubby was upstairs manning the television!

  2. Bonnie Brown says

    I was in our basement! Yes, 3 rooms underground. We had quite a crew — our 3 daughters, oldest daughter's boyfriend, a family friend, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, & me. Hubby was upstairs manning the television!

  3. Susan E. Anderson says

    I was lunching at Taverna with friends when the storms hit. We made sure there was plenty of room in the walk-in cooler then ordered another bottle of wine, sat on the patio and listened for the sirens.

  4. Susan E. Anderson says

    I was lunching at Taverna with friends when the storms hit. We made sure there was plenty of room in the walk-in cooler then ordered another bottle of wine, sat on the patio and listened for the sirens.

  5. Gwendolyn Sadler-Realtor says

    I had a friend that lived in that Subdivision. I remember when she moved there. I was quite surprised (pre my days of being a Realtor) because Texas was not known to build houses with basements. She no longer lives there but what a blessing for those that live there now.

  6. Gwendolyn Sadler-Realtor says

    I had a friend that lived in that Subdivision. I remember when she moved there. I was quite surprised (pre my days of being a Realtor) because Texas was not known to build houses with basements. She no longer lives there but what a blessing for those that live there now.

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