Thursday, March 01, 2007

Bad Weather Day

I kept one eye on the weather today. My wife Jilda is a weather watcher from way back and last Saturday when the forecasters were saying it could get rough, she dismissed it. "The dew point is much to low for severe weather," she explained. The winds huffed and puffed but that was about the extent of it. Today however she called me at work early on to tell me to be ready to dive for cover because the dew point was ripe for violent weather and right she was.
The City Clerk from Opp, Alabama which is four hours south of here, called to give me some information about the upcoming RattleSnake Rodeo (I do the website for the rodeo). I asked her if the weather had been bad there and she said that the really bad weather was to the east. "A tornado hit Enterprise High School," she said. My heart dropped. She had no word on injuries but she said the school was demolished. Turns out there appears to be at least eight killed. There have been unconfirmed reports of at least thirteen. From the news footage it looks as if it was at least an F3 or possibly stronger storm. I'm not sure if the dead were students or faculty but either way it's a tragedy that will weigh heavy on that community forever.
The wind is still blowing here and the lights are dimming intermittently so I'm going to sign off for now. Please keep our neighbors to the south in your thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

  1. We had TV news reports this evening about the tornado at a high school in Alabama. It must be very, very scary and it's a terrible loss for the community of Enterprize


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