Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.You know, as much as I complain about the cold and snow in the Northeast, it's pretty damn easy to prepare for a blizzard. You don't have to worry about food going bad if the power goes out (although you do have to worry about freezing to death...); with a little preparation before hand you can ride out even the hairiest of blizzards - plus, there's generally a good three to five days advance warning. Tornadoes, not so much.
Illinois took the brunt of the fury as the string of unusually powerful late-season tornadoes tore across the state, injuring dozens and even prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
Keep those in the blast zone in your thoughts. For the folks in those areas, check in and let us know you're okay. Everyone else, if you could say a quick prayer to the Man Upstairs, or [insert deity-or-non-deity-of-choice here], or just think positive thoughts for those affected by the extreme weather, that'd be great.
Gaia is a stone-cold beeyotch, folks - never forget that.
That is all.