So my good friend Sophie LaBrador left me a comment asking if we are ok after the big storms that tore through the state yesterday, and the answer is yes! Fortunately, it's really rare for a tornado to hit the city because of the heat bubble the city creates - like a giant tornado forcefield. Some of the towns a few miles north of us got baseball sized hail and big, scary tornadoes. We got a little sprinkling of rain and some wind, and it wasn't scary at all.
I was just watching the news about all the destruction that storm caused and I feel really, really bad for those people, especially for the family of the baby who died. A bunch of people are still unaccounted for, but a lot of people drove out of town for the weekend.
What really makes my mom mad is a lot of those houses were fairly new McMansions built by crappy developers who use the cheapest material possible and they blow apart like movie sets. And it doesn't help that they are built on filled in swamp land either ...
Thanks for caring so much Sophie, and my thoughts go out to all those poor people who have lost so much.