But with the promise of nurturing rain comes the potential for dangerous storms. Each year about this time we’re reminded to prepare for the possibility of severe weather—we think first of tornadoes because of their cataclysmic potential, but straight winds, lightning and hail also pose serious personal threats. Review your family safety plan if you have one, and develop one if you don’t. Be smart about the risks posed by storms.
Like so many things in life, spring storms bring the potential for both deliverance and devastation. We have little control over the former but we can diminish the chances of the latter. —DR