Yes, it seems to be the night for sad news blogs for me. Not that most would know, as with the exception of a very few people, the 2 are pretty well separated, it must be said. As I proved last time around, I dont have a strict US posting load here, and a UK one at the other, I do to some extent tend to write along those lines, as it reflects where most of the respective readership comes from.
Thankfully I’ve never experienced a tornado. I might in September, I guess, but hopefully not! But for much of Kansas, and the surrounding states, they are a way of life, from time to time. Sadly, yesterday was one of those times! Arkansas caught the worst of it, and 16 people (at the latest count) sadly lost their lives. Not that Kansas escaped it, as Baxter Springs got hit pretty badly, and to put it into perspective, its about 50-60 miles from Cherryvale, as the crow flies! I’ve seen the pictures, looks pretty awful to me, but I am an outsider, not used to it, so…
Anyway, should anyone see it from the area, my best wishes to all in those areas, with all my heart.
Of course, the most ‘famous’ Kansas tornado is a fictional one, the one that took Dorothy to the land of Oz, of course. But in reality, they are terrifying things, that do horrific destruction.
So alright, then I come up with this video! Probably not the most apt title for the locals, but a fair comment on what happens to buildings that get in the way of tornadoes
Oh, and any Brits reading this, I’ve got my PMJ ticket now, so feel free to book! In fact, the Manchester concert has proved so popular, its been moved to a larger venue! Sadly not so central, sadly (for me) all standing, and I know how my knees objected to that fact at the OMD concert, ouch! Ah well, the walk back to the station afterwards ‘might’ be painful!