I'm sure it comes as no surprise to those in America, but this is an insane year for tornadoes.
Talk about stating the obvious, I'm sure.
The weather here, although less deadly, is just as insane. As I write this, sanding trucks have been called out to a white-out condition blizzard 40 minutes (ish) to the south of me. People are going off the road, and getting stranded.
The current weather system up here is just getting started, as we are expected to still get storms for a few more days. The weather it in the Southern United States does seem to be clearing, but so much damage has already been done.
The last report I heard about 30 minutes ago put the numbers at 202 dead in six states. Chances are that the death toll will still rise due to the flooding now happening in several states.
I've always been interested in tornadoes. For many years, when I was younger, it was my dream to be a tornado chaser. I think that they are beautiful examples of the power that is held within nature. That doesn't mean they aren't deadly, and my heart goes out to all of those who have lost to someone or who have been affected by this storm system.
Today, as so many people are reeling from the devastation of the past few days, let's all take a moment to think of them. Send them good thoughts and energy, light a candle for them, and keep them in your prayers.
Let's all hope that the worst is over.