Monthly Archives: June 2013
June has begun and for those living in the southeastern US, that means hurricanes. They are massive, covering almost the entire land mass of the 48 states as they near land. River-flooding rains, roof-lifting winds, and squall lines before and after. It can been a seven day, ongoing attack with lulls that coax you into a false sense of calm. Only to swing around and catch you off guard.
But as frightening as those behomoths are, I cannot imagine the terror tornados spawn in the hearts of the residents of the midwest. Oklahoma, in particular, has been ravaged numerous times this season. These storms arrive with little or no warning, moving as quick as lightning and just as deadly. They level entire neighborhoods and towns in the blink of an eye.
My thoughts and prayers are for all those who have been affected by these deadly bouts of intense nature. Scientists study them, but still, the warning to run for cover comes only minutes before an imminent attack.
Please be safe and as prepared as you can be whether you face a tornado or hurricane. I pray no more lives are lost to these intense examples of nature at its fiercest.