The Day After and All Is Well

It’s the day after the severe weather day I wrote about yesterday.  It’s dark, so I don’t know if the ephemeral creek is still running through my back yard.  I don’t know if there is any damage to the house or trees, but I don’t believe so, as most of the worst passed to the south of us by a county or two.  The “event” lasted well into the night, though a look at my Twitter feed shows our tornado watch was cancelled just before 11:00 PM.

I’m thankful, of course, that we were spared the worst of the weather, and hope recovery is quick for those who weren’t (I haven’t heard of major damage or injury from yesterday (update: there was major damage throughout central Alabama)).

I’m glad I’m not a meteorologist.  Like a lot of people, I’m fascinated by today’s technology and the ability it gives us to see the bigger weather picture, but I’m happy I don’t have any responsibility to use it well.  I’m thankful there are those who do carry that responsibility, though, and that they were there for us yesterday.

It’s a new day; y’all be safe out there.

12 thoughts on “The Day After and All Is Well”

  1. Where are you? I’m in South Louisiana and we had an early release due to the storm, but all seems well today. I actually enjoyed having an afternoon to read.

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    1. Margaret, I’m in Alabama north of Huntsville–just about 10 miles from the Tennessee border. We had that day to read today, as school was closed due to flooding. I’m glad it went well where you are!

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      1. We dismissed early because the water was turned off. Don’t know if that was storm related. This has been a crazy school year for sure!

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    1. Here in the far north of Alabama things are okay. We had a second weather day today due to flooding, but it didn’t affect my immediate area (I work for a large county system). Thanks!

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  2. Tim, our schools are cancelled today as well. Teachers will go in at 11:00. I’m grateful that my area and yours escaped damage but sorry that the counties south of us are enduring the worst of it. I’m also grateful for the extra time to write and read blogs this morning. My dogs are nuzzled up next to me, unaware of the threat but feeling the safety and assurance all the same.

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    1. I do feel bad for those who suffered damage, and I too am grateful for the slower pace today. I spent some time snuggled with a dog and a book this morning, and it was wonderful.

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