Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Perhaps we should all head for higher ground

My sister INGER was only half-joking when she sent me this message last night:
"You guys need to start thinking about buying a house on a hill."
She was referring to coverage of the FLASH FLOODING in TORONTO.
More than a month's worth of rain fell on Canada's largest city yesterday, flooding streets and subway stations, knocking out power to 300,000 customers and canceling flights at the airports.
The storm also served as a reminder that no locale, neither big nor small, is immune to the extremes of weather -- particularly now that climate change has apparently contributed to these extremes becoming the "new normal."
Actually, perhaps my sister wasn't joking at all. Maybe we all need to start looking for houses on hills.


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