May 23, 2011

More Tornadoes

Yesterday there were several twisters which were caused by the storm system that has been going through the mid-west these past several days. Two in particular, that caught my attention. One, in Minneapolis, because someone in the article was quoted as saying that the tornado there was five times larger than the previous earthquake to hit the area- four years ago. Only one person has been found dead there so far.

The other was in Joplin, Missouri, where as of yet 89 people have been reported dead and one of the main things hit was a hospital. Several offices around it were flattened. Mostly I took notice because the damage was said to be odd.

"I've been to about 75 disasters, and I've never seen anything quite like this before," Spencer said. "You don't typically see metal structures and metal frames torn apart, and that's what you see here."

"My office is totally gone. Probably for two to three blocks, it's just leveled," he said. "The building that my office was in was not flimsy. It was 30 years old and two layers of brick. It was very sturdy and well built."

"Fire chief Mitch Randles estimated that 25 to 30 percent of the city was damaged... 'It cut the city in half,' Randles said."
Is something changing about our tonadoes? Or is YHWH beginning to put His fist down in judgment?... Just a thought...

The Mississippi is still cresting at record levels and inundating the farmland around it with water. People are saying and doing some crazy things out of fear of what the flooding will do to their belongings. Although in some places the water is beginning to show signs of receding, the water level is still causing the river to back up into its tributaries.

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues in their attempts to save cities from flooding, this quote comes to mind-

Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.- William Jennings Bryan
And...I forgot where I was going with that... So, I guess I'm done on that subject. :-)
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, A beautiful day to be neighbors..." The sunrise this morning was neat to watch. Because of the way the trees shield the Sun, I could see the sphere of our star taking shape above the horizon. Ah, lovin' life in the country... :-) ...Except that now I have to go start on chores... lol

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