Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ninety Degree's Plus And No Rain In Sight

Neither is there help with the single-wide or barn, and having watched the calendar turn over to June 1st my nerves are an absolute wreck. I can barely even function for the absolute terror I feel inside me, and these migraines just torment me.

I wanted to waken this morning and start to fret and worry about my home. June 1st, and no further forward. But my youngest daughter had surgery late morning so I waited to hear the prognosis. More than a little guarded. It wasn't the best, it wasn't the worst either yet I am unsure if I am being told the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

The headlines on Drudge Report scream..

"We Are On The Verge Of A Great, Great Depression."

I have been in a state of depression ever since I hired Robert Huckins, but I rather suspect this article is a reference to the state of the nation, not Denise's homelessness. And it seems that many took a genuine beating today. But before the day was over the United States was yet again hit with the type of tragedy we have long since stopped trying to explain or understand. It just keep snowballing.

Several Tornadoes Touch Down In Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — Several tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon, killing at least four people and damaging property across more than a dozen communities.
Tornadoes were confirmed in Westfield, Springfield, West Springfield, Wilbraham, Sturbridge, Monson, Oxford, Charlton, and Agawam. There was also a funnel cloud spotted in Worcester.

By Wednesday evening, at least four people were confirmed dead along with several injuries. Governor Patrick has declared a State of Emergency.

The Roman Catholic diocese of Springfield says a retired priest was among those injured.

Mark Dupont, a spokesman for the diocese, says the storm damaged St. Michael’s Retired Priest Residence. He says one priest was injured and the remaining priests living at the facility were moved to a nearby rectory. The extent of the man’s injuries was not immediately known.

Dupont also says some windows at a Catholic high school in Springfield were blown out during the storm but all of the students were safe.

“You could see things were coming,” said Deborah McCarthy, who witnessed the tornado in Springfield from inside an office building. “Trees were starting to snap around us and the windows smashed on the upper floors. You can see cars flipped over, too.”

“This is a major, major, major situation; a very dangerous situation,” said WBZ-TV meteorologist Todd Gutner.

According to WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez, there are some people on Union Street trapped in homes and emergency crews are working to get them out of the buildings. She said there is at least one house with an elderly person and another home with a man and child inside. As she was on the phone reporting, she said the man came out of the home and crews were still working to get the child out. She said he was covered in dust and some blood, but was walking and appeared to be okay.

Ray Webber, is a Skywarn spotter in Springfield, said he could see a wall cloud and the formation of a tornado. He said there are lots of trees down and at least one tractor trailer on its side.

Pictures of Springfield show severe damage to many buildings. There are many buildings missing roofs and some buildings with their fronts torn off. There is also an obvious path of trees torn down.

The state police has activated its Special Emergency Response Team and members of the K-9 Unit to assist in searching damaged structures if the possibility of people are trapped. Highway ramps into Springfield are closed, and many roads in Springfield are impassable because of downed trees and power lines.

More communities damaged, more lives taken, and still no understanding as to why. Massachusetts isn't even a state that normally see's tornado activity, or have not since 1953. It's beyond insanity.

Slightly under 100 degree's today. Far too hot for residents in a normally cool mountain range. We enter summer and my eyes are fixed on winter mortified. Perhaps it will rain tonight.

We've got to take back the ideal of justice, we've got to take back this principle of human dignity. We've got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we've got to say: look, we're all in this together. We are human beings. ~ David Kaczynski