I feel like my skill at drawing high waters is getting better by the week. But in all seriousness, these floods — and tornadoes — have been no joke. After last Monday, I would have said the “doom and gloom” forecasts were something of a bust. We didn’t see the kind of tornadoes or hail that have occurred in recent years — which is always a good thing — but there was rain, and lots of it. I mean rain on top of rain. So much so that Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Here’s hoping he has seen the movie Waterworld.
Flooding is a threat I think local meteorologists and the National Weather Service discuss broadly every storm season, but it’s one we perhaps don’t take so seriously as a weather-watching populace. It’s usually a slow build and can be somewhat predicted, but the severity of flood damage can be hard to understand because it’s a fluid situation (pun definitely intended.)
With more rain on the way, relief in the short term will be difficult. That old nursery rhyme asks for the rain to “come again another day,” but at this point I think we’re asking for a month or two.
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