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Everyone equally vulnerable
Well, I’ll be a buzzard’s uncle if someone hasn’t complained about the specials at the new deli. I have learned over the years that you can’t fix stupid, and you can’t fix petty. You just have to learn how to manage for it.
And YIKES, folks, you can’t manage the weather, and springtime in Alabama has gotten downright scary. If it is Wednesday it must be tornado watch… The brethren and I have spent more time hunkered down in our dens than we have flying.
I heard a rumor that storm shelters are a coming issue for our government. Well that can help out a lot of people. Having resources and a plan is usually a good thing. I just hope they distribute them so that people in remote areas are served along with the people in population centers. Everyone is equally vulnerable.
And speaking of remote, WARNING SIRENS should be part of the plan. I saw one in the National Forest out where nobody lives. And the hikers, bikers and riders generally don’t go out in severe weather. You know why it was there? Because they can be heard for MILES. Downwind. Ahead of storms.
Sure, people can get weather information on their phones these days. And alerts. That come after the danger is going past. News flash: cell phone coverage is not great for everyone. Especially when they are away from population centers. And more vulnerable to dangerous storms. Radar on phones does not give a good time table for tracking storms. And satellite TV and internet connections go out when the wind gets strong. So those sirens can save lives. Especially in the middle of nowhere.
Buzzards have sense enough to stay out of the rain. People need help. And a plan; sirens can help. Remember we are only your eyes in the sky. Sound travels farther.