In our area we've been blessed with the lack of severe storms. Oxford and New Albany, the town of Enterprise...they are all an hour or so from us and have suffered a great deal of damage. The Hwy 30 corridor over near us seems to be quite the alley-way for tornadoes.
Here where we are, the mountain that separates our county from the next seems to buffet us from a great deal of severe storms. They almost 'trip' over the mountain and then finger out in a spread that avoids us with the brunt of it all.
That's not to say I don't need a storm cellar. It's been 5 years. There's no reason aside from poor planning and laziness. We need to change that.
Either way, our hearts and prayers are with those suffering from the tornado damage in and around Yazoo City MS. And all the other areas in the paths of these storms today.