The Storm Before Spring

Tuesday’s coffee was interrupted by a television report that schools all over south Louisiana were closed today in fear of the coming rain, hail, high winds, and probable tornadoes. I checked the Google to see how far we would have to pull to insure safety, assuming we could leave soon enough to outrun the weather. The nearest location outside the extreme weather map was my home town, Mooringsport. That’s 320 miles northwest of Madisonville. That’s when the park ranger came knocking on doors with news that the park would close in an hour; evacuation was optional, but not mandatory. This is not a drill.

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