Typically, tornado season reaches its height in May, but this year has been extraordinary for many reasons. Drought, wildfires, floods, and tornados have all broken records this year, and unfortunately, it’s likely they will continue to do so. It’s only April.
My heart goes out to the people across the south who were devastated by the terrible storms yesterday. The body count is still rising and dollar-amount damage assessments have not yet begun, yet the pictures alone tell us it was very, very bad. Records were broken for the number of tornadoes on the ground, the length of their paths, and there is yet a threat for severe weather again today from this same storm system.
Although it may seem that “the world is coming to an end,” our country has experienced severe weather events in clusters like this before — and we’ve recovered. We will again. Meanwhile, let the victims be in your thoughts and prayers, and now may be a really good time to consider a donation to the American Red Cross. They will be there helping, where you and I cannot.