Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weather

The devastation in Alabama reached southern Tennessee but not to that extent.  How horrible!  Around here we had some flooding because of all the rain.  It was bad in places but has completely receded in some areas and almost in others.  There was damage to homes that they will never be able to sell.  It's one disaster after another with weather that's been going on for quite a while now and will continue.  Partly it's La Nina but also global warming which makes all storms worse. 

Thanks to those of you who have been following the weather maps here.  I do that, too, when it's in your area.  Local TV stations here are WLAC and WSMV.

6 comments:

froggy said...

The pictures out of Alabama have been heartbreaking today. The news shows them and then jumps over to London for the royal wedding. What a contrast.

The Engineer's grandparents were in a tornado in Iowa. They could see it coming. Before they went into the root center grandmother went around and closed all the windows - didn't want to get dust in the house. Grandfather went around after her, opening up all the windows - didn't want the house to explode.
The Engineer isn't sure that is the advice today.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

glad you are ok-

xxalainaxx

mistress maddie said...

I always think of you Auntie when I hear of these storms. My aunts son live in Chattanooga and he had half his singles ripped off his roof. We had tornado warnings here today which never happens. Didn't get any, but we had very hard rains and 75mph winds! I almost lost my wig!

Chris said...

So glad you are okay...hopefully the terror of these storms and all will go away soon..

Beth said...

I'm glad you're safe, Joy. A tragic loss of life for our southern neighbors. :(

Bob said...

We got some of the Alabama storms here, too. Lots of talk of tornadoes, but none came through.
Knock wood.
Glad you safe up there, Joy.