Saturday, April 30, 2011
Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Floods. Tornadoes. Natural disasters seem to be in the rise. I do not believe that I've ever paid this much attention to such things. Hurricane Katrina opened my eyes to a lot. Before that, I thought I was untouchable. I never imagined that in a matter of minutes that everything that I knew and loved could be swept away by a hurricane or submerged under water. Mother Nature has been showing out lately. I, for one, do not believe that this trend is gonna let up anytime soon. Climate changes have been the leading cause of this changes. There is so much that we have done to the Earth and it seems as if we are paying for it now. Most natural disasters arrive without any warning. There is no time to prepare or leave. In a matter of minutes, life changes.
The tornadoes in the South have been devastating. The death toll is now at 318. There were at least 153 tornadoes. This has been the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression. That is amazing to me. I am so sad for the people who have lost their lives. I feel for the people who have lost their homes, belongings and livelihood. I know how distraught they must be. There is no feeling that compares to losing everything that you know and all that you have. It is so disheartening and there is so much despair. I am praying for the calm that has to be on its way. We need it.
Natural disasters are a blameless crime. There is no one to be angry at. There is no one to point the finger at. Its hard to pick up and rebuild. This is a trying time for anyone who has been affected by the tornadoes. After, Katrina, I cried a lot. that was the only thing i could do. I was hurting. My city was underwater. My people were unaccounted for. and, my life as I knew it was over. That is a lot for one person to deal with. It's tough to get the strength to get up and start over. From the earthquakes in Japan that lead to the tsunami to the earthquake in Haiti, the world is suffering from this. There were birds that dropped dead from the sky in January. It's almost Biblical. That is scary. Hurricanes, tsunamis, and tornadoes, oh my. Stay prayed up, people!