Our area has been in the storm system that’s battered Missouri and Oklahoma. We’ve had mostly rain and wind (and a lot of thunder and lightning, Donner and Blitzen), but our sirens did go off last night because of the large hail across town. No damage close by, though.
I thought I’d post about it because the Channel 8 News last night was making it sound as if Richardson were blowing away, and we got phone calls from my sister-in-law, my mother’s cousin, and a friend who lives across the country. They were worried because of the reports of damage so close to us. But we’re fine. I am concerned about some areas that did have lots of trees down.
Joplin, Missouri, is GONE. My friend George Willard used to live in Carl Junction, but I think everyone in his family has left that area. Our prayers go out to everyone there who will be starting over. How is our government going to pay disaster relief . . . and how are the insurance companies going to pay off on all the claims? Not just in Missouri, but also in all the other places where entire towns were wiped off the map. They flooded part of Louisiana to save other parts of Louisiana. What happens to the people who were flooded out? There just isn’t enough charity to go around. It’s worrisome.