As I write this there continue to be serious storms in the NE part of Kansas. I am in Topeka.
We have had severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings. I went to the basement for a while, as advised. There continue to be flash flood warnings in the city.
The local NBC affiliate, KSNT, has been on the air most of the time with storm advisories, as their area of coverage is not just Topeka and Shawnee county, but for several cities and towns around. So although the worst seems over for Topeka, there is a tornado warning for Lawrence(home of the University of Kansas).
The anchor and the weatherman have been cool, and several times have apologized for having to blank out Olympic coverage, but explain that storm warnings and human lives are more important. Apparently they have been getting calls and complaints about interfering with the Olympic coverage.
WTF? I love the Olympics, and am disappointed that I am missing some of the gymnastics finals, but I sure as hell like being alive and safe more! What is wrong with the self-centered idiots that would rather watch sports than have their neighbors be advised to go to safety? And just now I hear that there is yet another warning to our WEST, which means Topeka may be getting some more stuff in about twenty minutes.
Idiots. Grumble, grumble.