The weather. The rain. Everybody’s talking about how wet it’s been around here lately, and how awful it is that those on the west coast of the U.S. are experiencing record-setting droughts. There’s been no happy medium … we’ve had flood conditions, rain, rain, and more rain, and Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s rains were expected to be torrential with at least six inches of the wet stuff along with high winds, and perhaps hail and flash flooding thrown into the mix.
This week’s storm in our area is the continuation of deadly storms that crossed through a handful of states from Oklahoma to Alabama as of Tuesday morning. That tornado-filled storm hit Mississippi a day after the three-year anniversary of the 2011 storm that gave birth to some 60 tornadoes, devastating families and destroying homes and businesses. The previous states hit this week with storms resulted in about 30 deaths and multiple areas of devastation.
I feel for those who were impacted and hope we fare better, but writing this on Tuesday as the storm begins to make its presence known and as we’re under a tornado watch for two days with flash flood warnings, it doesn’t look so good. Guess its back to mud bogging at our place again …. . (Just had the car washed yesterday, darnit!)
Karen Bass of Havana was sworn into office Tuesday morning to serve the remaining one year of the term of longtime councilman Don Vickers, who resigned effective April 15th. Karen is extremely qualified and stepped into the role seamlessly. With her vast infrastructure knowledge and governmental and boardroom experience, she’ll be great in the role of councilwoman. Congratulations, Karen, and good luck.