Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning storms — wild weather isn’t unique to the Deep South, but it shouldn’t surprise me that southern storms are big and bold. We’ve been watching the Houston news with a great deal of sadness and sympathy; M grew up there and knows several people affected by the record floods.
Hurricane Harvey didn’t go out with a whimper, though. It swung north and dropped tornadoes on our corner of the world, barely missing Tuscaloosa in favor of neighboring Bibb County. We were lucky to just get dark clouds that had more bark than bite, so like any good Southerner, I posted up on my porch to watch the rain fall over the Black Warrior River.