Readers will recall the hurricane-strength windstorm, known as a derecho, that lashed midwest US states last week. Tens of thousands are still without power there, and much of this year's grain crop has been destroyed.
On Gab, I found a useful "lessons learned" post from reader "Zerozerozero". It confirms much of what we've discussed in the past on this blog under the topic "Emergency Preparations", so I thought I'd mention it here. Here's part of what he has to say.
You'll see the rest of his points (in a larger viewing window) at the link.
Some of the comments from readers following his post are also worth reading - and sometimes amusing, too. For example:
Iowa is like an ocean of dirt. It's flat, surrounded by flat, and it hasn't even heard of a state that isn't flat. The state itself thinks mountains are just an ugly rumor created by the lizard people to oppress Iowans.
Even my Iowa friends are laughing at that one!