run for cover – not so much

Given the language from AccWeather, you might expect a firestorm: roaring, edging, pummeling, threatening. And just look at the weather map. A red storm with lightning bolt accents.

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Dangerous Storms Threaten Midwest
Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:23 AM

Destructive storms roared over the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas overnight and will continue edging eastward over the course of the day. Violent thunderstorms will pummel parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, before threatening lives and property in areas farther south and east from Wisconsin and Illinois to Kansas tonight.

[From AccuWeather.com – Weather News Headlines – Weather News]

But I’m not afraid. I have an emergency radio and an hour’s worth of potable water in the basement. I’m ready.