Saturday, April 23, 2011

Riders of the Storm






































Nobody Flashes: As many have heard by now, St. Louis was hit by a F4 tornado, and since I was only about seven to ten miles from the touchdown of this beast, my electric was off last night, as were about 46,000 other people. Our house, luckily, our house was passed over, so many houses near here, weren't.

St. Louis, the city, holds the record for being hit by the most tornados, in the United States, and this one caused quite a bit of damage. Luckily, as we hid in the basement, (My husband, my dogs, and me) --as the lights went out, as we watched the flashes of lighting through the basement windows, somehow I knew we would just miss it. It was quiet...much too quiet for a storm....almost like the air was being sucked up for some much needed energy.

Lambert Field, the airport that was really destroyed, has been there since Lindbergh kept his famous Spirit of St. Louis in the field. The "modern" design was modern back in the fifties and the truth be told, it was old. Sometime during the Bush administration, American Airlines pulled its main hub out, then the National Guard Jet Pilots were ended, (My fly boys) and the strikes at Delta took the rest. Where once we could see on any night, seven or eight planes waiting to land, now we can go for days without seeing any airplanes in the sky, at all.

This is one of the reasons why there were so few casualties at the airport when the F4 hit.

I can actually see the airport from the roof of my house, that's how close I live to it. So, after the electric went out, I laid in the dark, listening to the radio comments.

"Hello"

"Hi guys, I've been sitting dead stop in the highway ,since 8.30 tonight, it's now 11.30 and we are finally moving" said one guy.

"I was in a plane, and we couldn't get to the tarmac because it was lighting" said one lady. "Then I saw the tornado, and we felt the plane shack, and I we all thought it was going to flip over, they got us off by emergency exit, and the whole airport looks like a war zone."

Okay..I thought. The airport got hit. I went to sleep. But..the next day we all saw the devastation...this baby went for miles. Home after home was destroyed. Giant trees, power lines, whole streets made impassible.

So, my little dying town of St. Louis made the news. China, has already signed an agreement with the mayor to make St. Louis's Lambert Field a major hub, so maybe China will tear down that old worn-out building and build another one.

And if that happens...then this nobody is going to wonder. One guy actually predicted, that a tornado would destroy the St. Louis Airport two days ago. He showed Satellite images of how they can manipulate storms to do just what they want.

Creepy. And who has this science down to a fine art?

China.

Now, having said that...there was such a small loss of life here, you have to wonder. (so far, none) ---Is Good Friday a lucky day to have a tornado? Was it because the weather people did a good job of warning everybody? Was it because the date was 4/22/11? (You know how I feel about 22 and 11!) Or was it simply because, the houses that were hit, all have basements? And nowadays, the newer homes have no basements because of the cost. My son has one of those newer houses, and I wonder...where does he go?

Well, I don't know. But I DO know as I write this I hear thunder outside. They have predicted more of the same for the next four days. We could get more F4 tornadoes.


It's been a strange storm, in the world, all the way around. The best we can all do is to ride it out.

In that case, I had better get some sleep.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Drew Hohmann said...

Yep, this was all over the news last April. Tornadoes are almost everywhere these days. Alabama just got hit also. Roofs were flying everywhere and trees bending. Modern houses do not have basement nowadays? Really? Well, for a place like St. Louis that's always been hit by tornadoes, houses there should have basements no matter what the cost is. Just for safety. So how was your son? Where did you get the agreement with the mayor info? It's quite intriguing.

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