.....to know which way the wind blows."
Yesterday my brother sent me this photo of a flooded intersection about five miles from where he works in Maryland (that's one of those states you might not have heard of but but trust me, it's real). On a normal week this would make the national news but right now it might not make the top ten weather emergencies in progress.
Seriously, what's the deal? Flooding yesterday in a South African town left more than a thousand families homeless.
There have been more than 100 tornadoes in the Midwest in the last two weeks, killing about two dozen.
The last week of April saw thousands of acres of Southern California blackened by wildfires. This week the same is happening in central Florida.
This month's cyclone in Burma may have claimed 100,000 lives.
Yesterday's 7.9 earthquake in southwest China, the worst in more than thirty years, caused at least 15,000 deaths and counting.
There have been several shark attacks, some fatal, all in the last two weeks at beaches as far flung as Mexico, California, Florida and Australia.
That kid David Archeletta made it to the top three on this season's American Idol.
See what I mean? Disaster after disaster. Is it just me or does it seem like somehow they can't all be coincidentally happening at about the same time? Like they are related in some way I can't see? The Earth is fighting back or something? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller? Al Gore? Anyone?