The University of Alabama plans to conduct a research project that documents how people react to severe weather.

Students from the university are being hired and trained to observe volunteer households, which will be assessed before, during and after severe weather events. Source.

No, this is not a joke.

A person who is not from here has stated that people in Tuscaloosa seem to have weather PTSD.

Sure we do!

When you've witnessed your neighbors and loved ones digging through scrambles in search of their belongings or you know someone who was killed during a severe weather occurrence, it kinda messes with you.

In the case of April 27, 2011, we were warned almost a week in advance that the weather in the days to come would be catastrophic, but even that was an understatement.

So, here's an idea... Save that money. Here's the result of your research: Families freak out about severe weather, and once it passes, there is an air of gratefulness.