This picture of Jim moving a small tree that has fallen across our road is tame compared to the storm that is predicted for today.
Last year we had a horrible storm which we later learned was called a derecho. The damage in our immediate area was not too bad, but we may not be as lucky today.
According to this website, Meteorologist are warning that the continuous line of storms may even spawn an unusual weather event called a derecho, which is a massive storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles.
And The risk of severe weather in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, is roughly 45 times higher than on a normal June day.
Last year, we had no warning about the storm. Most of us had never even heard the word 'derecho' or knew what it meant. This year is different.
We have warning.
Now we can prepare.
Here's hoping that everyone stays safe.
Marcheta *holding onto her hat