|This aerial photo from Thursday, April 28, 2011, shows damage to an east Tuscaloosa neighborhood. (The Birmingham News/Joe Songer)|
Saturday, April 30, 2011
. . . horrific and violent acts of nature.
. . . horrific and violent acts of nature was quoted by local weatherman Leon Smitherman. I think this above all sums up the storms this week. I chase for the fact that I can warn the public, but I also chase because I truly believe this is the raw power of nature. I think this also reminds us that even though we get tired of our shows being interrupted by the weathermen, and sometimes ask why do I need to know about a tornado in Wichita at the Colorado border, that there is a human toll. Watches and Warnings save lives, and it becomes dangerous when we become complacent.