Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are tornadoes an omen for hurricane season?

Destroyed homes.

Decimated towns.

Dazed survivors carrying everything that’s left of their earthly possessions in plastic garbage bags or bed sheets slung over their shoulders.

The images of the devastation in our neighboring states and across other parts of the South are hard to shake.

The death toll of nearly 300 — more than 200 in Alabama alone — is distressing.

It’s like a war zone.

If that doesn’t give you pause, nothing will.

It also raises this troubling question:

Is that us next?

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