We are not exempt...
Do we think we are exempt from the whims of Mother Nature? Sometimes we do magically luck out, sometimes there are 'narrow misses'. The worst and most extreme bad weather events always happen 'somewhere else'. A third world country, some 'other' unfortunate place. At times it seems the poorest of the poor countries get hit the worst.
We caught some bad weather last night. TTT ad ETS were edgy; animals always seem to know when bad weather is on the way, so Tilly the Tall and Ebony the Short were not impressed. It suddenly began to rain. But good. Not at the level of a tragedy, no tornadoes or earthquakes, no lives were lost, let's make that clear, but the weather was 'difficult' if being 'dry' is your thing.
Heavy, sudden rain, a virtual deluge, and lightning-- a major strike close to our house sounded more like a major explosion than the usual, casual rolling thunder that accompanies sweet, gentle summer rain. After the smackdown boom we still had our chimney, roof, and trees surrounding us; upon inspection, everything seems to be intact with the exception of our digital TV converter which apparently did not appreciate the power surges.
Municipalities are reporting roads washed out all over. Highways closed. Flooding. We only measured 18mm of rain. Curiously, my flooded garden plot does not look any worse than yesterday. It doesn't look any better either. Still ponding on the surface. Still not planted. I may have to plant water lilies. Just kidding. I'm not complaining. It will dry sooner or later. If it doesn't rain some more. Maybe.There are people worse off.
Down in the city of Thunder Bay, for example. They had hail too. A mall is flooded. Big stores with water floors. Acres of water in parking lots. Basements are flooded.Water everywhere.
|Northwood Mall in Thunder Bay, On May 28/ 2012|
Who's boss now?
Apparently Mother Nature is BOSS and we should not be forgetting that fact.
We should consider ourselves lucky and blessed.
Is that incoming I hear?