Monday, May 4, 2009

Over Reaction Monday and a few more storm shots

Sorry, ORM belongs to GAC. I am posting early, I may update tomorrow.

The Kaufman Herald has news important news about the Kaufman ISD schools closing because of the swine flu. Terrell ISD is business as usual....for now.

I am thankful I do not have kids, because I really do not understand whats going on with the H1N1 virus (that's the PC name for swine flu, but I don't want to offend any pigs). I read just an hour ago on CNN that the swine flu is no worse than the regular flu. That it may die down and come back stronger in the fall. What happens if it does come back? Are school officials prepared to close school down again? I also heard today that schools that are scheduled to open next week may remain closed. Is that helping? Another rumor was the days missed will not have to be made up and the districts will not lose any funding.

How many of these kids that are not going to school are having to go to Grandmas because Mom and Dad cant get off work. Then Grandma takes the kids to Wal-Mart of McDonalds?

Click on any picture for a larger view, then your back button to return to the site.

This is behind the YMCA on West Nash St. I was about
100 yards from this sitting in my car when the storm hit. You can

see my view of the storm by visiting the you tube link on the right.

The shingles and roofing of a hotel ended up in their parking lot.

I didn't know our new water meters were plastic.
This one wanted to float away.

The awning of a business on Hwy 34.


Lynette said...

First, I agree with you about H1N1. It's confusing out the wazoo!

Gosh, y'all got a good bit of damage. I'm so glad that you car wasn't under that tree!

Olivier said...

c'est impressionnant, le rĂ©sultat de la tempĂȘte.

is impressive, the result of the storm.

Dan said...

Wow, looks like you guys really got hit with a storm. We has a tornado warning here but nothing every came of it, thank God.

The whole swine flu thing is a media phenomenon IMHO. I recommend a book by the late Neil Postman called "Amusing Ourselves to Death". It explains how things like this can get so blown out of proportion and suggests ways you can remain objective in the midst of the craziness.

JM said...

These are amazing shots of the storm damage! Scary!

We have the 1st swine flu case here, but they say it's controlled...

B Squared said...

This whole flu thing makes me wonder how much is media hype and over exaggeration.

Betty Flocken said...

The damage was awful!
I agree with you! Walmart is a worse place to take kids than school. My daughter's baby picked up something from the shopping cart a while back. I laughed when I saw Lyndsey swabbing down a cart she was about to put Sophie in... UNTIL she told me about Sophie's previous rash. I noticed yesterday the sanitizer wipes at Walmart when Paul and I walked in. I guess I'd rather have the government over react (to a point) than under-react.

Anonymous said...

Is that the old dope n ho motel on 80?

Babooshka said...

Totally agree about the swine flu. Looks like you got hit bad, but a great opportunity for the photographer.

Halcyon said...

I hope they get everything cleaned up!

Cilla said...

It was a horrible storm. And we had a party and had to move all the dogs and guests into safety...