Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Third Annual Natural Disaster Tour

We passed through Pensacola today, 5 hours after they had 22 inches of rain in the previous 26 hours.  That's about the same amount of rain in just over a day that Phoenix gets in three years.  One person died after driving her car into the flood, I-10 was closed for a while, and several roads were washed out.

There were also several tornadoes, all farther north of us.  The closest we got to them was in New Orleans, where there was a tornado watch on the opposite (North) shore of Lake Ponchartrain.  38 people died in the tornadoes in several states.

Regular readers will recall that in 2012 we narrowly escaped Superstorm Sandy, and in 2013 we witnessed close-up the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado Springs.  I guess the good news is that the excitement is now over for this year :)

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