3 May 2003
Are we having funnels yet?
Four years ago on this date well, then we had some serious stormage. It passed fairly close to me, but the only damage I suffered was from high-speed hail.
This being before I started the daily blog, I reported thusly in a subsequent Vent:
You can't watch destruction at this level, even at a "safe" distance, without something happening to you. The deeply religious, and we have lots of them, saw this as a severe test of their faith; the vast majority of them, I believe, held on. For those of an environmentalist bent and perhaps also for those who scoff at such things the storm was a none-too-gentle reminder that Nature always gets the last word.
All my life I've always felt that I could laugh in the face of danger. This is the first time I can remember that it laughed back.
DavidMSC, who used to live here, seems to be almost nostalgic about it. Well, of course; he wasn't here when it happened. Still, storms, especially really big storms, have their devotees, and I can't deny the fascination; as the pundits say, there's a high level of shock and awe.