Be prepared



            We had a lot of damage in Noble County from the storm Sunday, including what may have been a tornado touchdown up in the northeast area of our county, but no injury reports that I’m aware of. Other people had it much, much worse – a hundred million people in 26 states were in the path of the storms. There were six deaths reported as of last time I checked, and it was the third largest tornado outbreak in Indiana history. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power.

            Parts of central and southern Indiana had it really bad, as did areas of Illinois. This is a call for disaster preparation: Tornadoes are rare in the northern Midwest in November, but it happened yesterday and it happened in November of 2001. There’s no place where bad things can’t happen, whether natural or manmade. Have your emergency supplies, disaster plans, and ways of being notified. Pay attention and be prepared. Nobody thinks bad things will happen to them … but they do.