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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Flooding and Tornadoes

Sunday, May 1, 2011
A year ago, Millington was hit hard with flooding.  Here are some of the pictures of the Navy base from last year:


This is where I gas up on base.

A year later, the sand bags are in front of the doors again.  This is the entrance I use at work.  We've had flash flood warnings, tornado watches and vicious storms.  Trees came down all over the place, trash cans were flying down the street and roads were closed.  Needless to say, the weather here is serious business.

On cue as I'm typing this, the tornado sirens are going off again.  This latest round of extreme weather shouldn't be anything like the rampage of tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Mississippi and other parts of the South last week though.  Over 300 dead.  Sad.

We appreciate the calls and emails.  We're good.  Carol's family in Alabama is good.  Some family members experienced some damage but fortunately, everyone's healthy.

Jake said something about some of the people that died in Alabama.  He said that maybe they can be brought back to life by pumping air back into their stomachs and in their mouths (CPR).  Wish it were that simple.

One of the great things about the Navy is the opportunity to experience new places.  We really have loved every duty station we've been to.  I can't say we've been crazy about the different weather phenomena we've lived through though - earthquakes in San Diego, blizzards and ice storms in Rhode Island, hurricanes in Miami and now tornadoes and flooding in Tennessee.  Can't say it's been boring!

The Mississippi is supposed to reach its highest level on Wednesday or Thursday.  Man I hope we stay dry.  Everybody be careful out there.  And be ready.


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