Earlier today I was still reading reports about the storms that rolled through Kansas yesterday and it sent chills down my spine to know how lucky we were. The atmosphere broke and the storms we were under couldn’t connect with the ground and reach their deadly potential. Wichita dodged a bullet, yet again. And then this afternoon happened, and Moore Oklahoma…a city less than 200 miles from here…is devastated.
I don’t know whether storm season is getting stronger every year, or if we’re all just more connected and warned ahead of time. The advance warning doesn’t make it any less terrifying, but damn, I hope that more people take the warnings seriously.
My heart goes out to Moore Oklahoma. The next few days and weeks will be rough for them as they recover missing people, and sift through the debris trying to find pieces of their homes and lives to salvage. The cleanup and rebuilding will start immediately, but won’t be done anytime soon. Keep them in your thoughts, and donate if/when/whatever you can to reputable/upstanding organizations.