Tough times. Lives lost. Dreams delayed.
“Tornado Alley” is called that for a good reason. It’s up to folks to make sure that when they rebuild, that they provide ample shelters to withstand future extreme weather. While we do not need to build everything to withstand all extreme weather, it is vital to build enough shelters and warning systems to prevent almost all deaths in future.
Don’t rely on the government to do that for you.
Learn from what happened. Future storms can’t be prevented but lives can be saved by learning from what went wrong this time.
Hopefully the government can stay out of the way. even though the natural disaster has already been politically exploited; even in the US Senate.
When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas.
Here’s a reminder about what happens when people accept that people could be “responsible” for extreme weather. In more superstitious times, it used to be called “weather cooking”.