Highwater Marks

My heart goes out to all the families and friends of the victims of the devastating tornado in Joplin, MO (and other tornado-hit areas) that claimed over 100 lives, with many more still missing. This tragic event is a reminder to us all that nature can be brutal and unforgiving. May all those who are dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, or losing everything one owns, find the strength to carry on. It is unfathomable to me what you must be going through.
Events are unfolding along the Mississippi River that have the whole country on edge. Levees are being threatened. The river is swelling to mammoth proportions. Please, all who are threatened,  take care and caution. Our mighty rivers can be unforgiving. For more info from New Orlean's The Times Picayune go here. Heartfelt condolences to all who have suffered loss during the floods and other recent catastrophic events.