A scary thought entered my head today. We've just come out on the far end of a five-day "snow storm of the quarter century" as the weathermen report it. The storm is over. The sun was shining when I got up this morning. Our thoughts are focused on the immediate...getting driveways shoveled, streets cleared, and a new supply of groceries from the store. We're pretty much happy that the storm is over...until the next one.
But today I looked ahead a bit. And it dawned on me that this widespread storm is going to cause more problems than the immediate. In a "normal" spring we experience flooding in various areas of the country. This year it is going to be worse. Spring thaw is going to have creeks roiling, dams over-topping, and flood waters rolling and threatening community after community.
That is not a happy thought to me. I hope city, county, and state governments are planning ahead. I hope they are two steps ahead of the game. Because to my way of thinking, we have some serious business ahead of us.