I was getting ready to head to school today, when Syd, our landlady's cleaner arrived at the house "Do you know about the big storm?" she said.
I didn't. "I wouldn't have known either," she said, but "someone told me they had to go get their kids from school, because the schools are closing. You better check to see if UNO is open."
I checked my email, and sure enough, the university issued a severe weather warning, closing at 1:00 pm. There are tornado warnings in parts of the Parish.
I checked the weather channel. On the radar, huge blobs of dark black-red and orange, rimmed with yellow and green, were whorling across the map. One giant orange blob went right over the city.
"I guess I'm staying home," I said.
I took Jack for a walk around the block while it was still dry. In the back of the house, I can hear the wind making something flap outside. When the rain came it was suddden - a white-out of heavy rain, blowing in gusts along the brick street. And thunder!
We're hunkering down.