Hutchinson has had wind, tornado and fire today. My home is fine and suffered no damage of any sort, but others were not so lucky.
As of a few minutes ago, the fire has been declared under control. About 5,000 acres on the east/north side of town burned.
The wind snapped a light pole in half, leaving some businesses without power including Wal-mart and Applebees at times.
The Kwik Shop Headquarters on 4th street had windows blown out. Conklin cars lost a sign and some car windows. At the hospital about 150 cars had windows blown out.
The sirens went off a bit after 1 p.m. There didn't seem to be much to worry about, and there wasn't downtown where I was. However, other parts of town were having some difficulty.
Fortunately, there was no loss of human life.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Tornadoes, Wind and Fire
Posted by Patsy Terrell at 10:24 PM No comments:
"Memories become blurred by time and the overwhelming number of life-changing events we encounter." Myrlie Evers-Williams
My NAACP magazine, "The Crisis," arrived today. The issue is largely devoted to Coretta Scott King, as one would expect. The backstory section was written by Myrile Evers-Williams and begins with that sentence.
Both of those women lost husbands to assassins - certainly a life-changing event.
But it made me think about the life-changing events we all experience. They're not a purview of the well-known by any means. We are all touched by events that completely change our lives and how we function in the world.
I had not thought about how those events blur our memories, but they do. Over time it all becomes a bit fuzzy about what happened when and how it all came to pass. Maybe for those who have experienced a large number of life changing events it becomes difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. I have certainly felt that at times. Interesting thought.
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