It has been estimated that 240 tornadoes have touched down in around a dozen or so states as part of more or less the same single weather system. These tornadoes have taken lives ripped up communities and destroyed much of a region.
This event overcome two blog posts I had intended to run here. One is the struggle of Rayne, Louisiana to get federal disatser relief after a devastating tornado last month. The other is the anniversary of teh BP Macondo disaster.