Lastnight in IOWA a camp of Scouts and it’s leaders were hit by a Tornado. A nearby city siren was cut short because it too was hit by the storm and cut it’s electricity (why wouldn’t it have it’s own power source). From what I read 4 kids died while 40+ others were injured. For all the beauty the midwest offers with it’s semi rolling hills, clean cities (relative term), low crime rate (not counting the Paseo/Hood area), decent cost of living it all comes with ONE price, Tornadoes. Several links here for professionally written articles.
I still prefer the Spring & Summer craziness that the midwest offers vs. other regions of our beloved country. Quakes, Wildfires on the West Coast, Floods and Hurricanes down south and east, Blizzards and Lake effects in the Chicago areas, Nor’Easters around the NY area plus what tends to be extreme heat in the summertime…all in all I think we have it good here in Kansas/Mizzou/Iowa/Nebraska. Don’t tell it to the friends and family members killed and maimed by tornadoes though. I hope they will all be ok dealing with it, losing a family member is the suck.