The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Friday, May 15, 2009

I like the skies, the skies that go BOOM!

So, the tornado in Kirksville, MO... well, one of them was rated an EF1.That's right, the above damage was assessed to have been caused by an EF1 tornado. Unfortunately, a structure is only as strong as its weakest point. IN the case of a home, the garage is generally the weakest point; however, you can reinforce a garage to minimize risk and damage. An EF1, as they have rated this tornado, even though Jim Cantore said that he would have rated it an EF2 for the sake of the roof being lifted off, is capable of destroying, depending on the quality of the structure. EF rating are a function of structure quality of construction and degree of damage. In other words, if no damage has occurred, there is no rating. You cannot determine the rating of a tornado by merely looking at the tornado. It is only rated by the damage it causes. Amazing that they rated this an EF1 or EF2... Here is the report... report for May 13, 2009, severe weather outbreak from the National Weather Service.

Locally, after a week of threats and forecasted thunderstorms and coindidentally on the day of a pool party for Mini-Dew's team... we have our thunderstorm. Perfect timing, as usual. Mini-Dew has been texting me like crazy... it's raining... boo hoo. There's thunder... NO!!!! Poor thing. She has been so hyped about this pool party. Looks like a change of plans is in order.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Terriffic, Dewdrop!
    Thanks for commenting. I think somehow in Europe you don't let the risk of getting you again let get a chance upon you. But we have no tornadoes here. I can't tell...

  2. Well in Austria, there are also catastrophies. Floods, snowslides.
    But local governments controlled areas being sold to people as building lots and took care that tey were safe. Recently, cheap building lots were sold and they were not so safe and floods destroyed houseses in similar ways.

  3. You too have a wonderful weekend Dew!

  4. oh, that looks so scary! in Romania there are mostly floods, so we chose to live in one of the driest areas...

  5. We are your neighbors to the south in AR. Weather this year has been capricious. Ice Storms, tornados, etc.

  6. Great pics! I live in Missouri - hopefully our stormy weather pattern is over for a while. :o) Nice blog!

  7. Maria, tornadoes are so random. Anyone living anywhere is at risk, so yes, they rebuild. They generally aren't wide and there is a huge target area, so they take the chance. I don't think any place is completely safe from all natural disasters.

    Thanks y'all!


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