From the editor’s desk
When I was a little girl, my grandpa and I used to sit on the side porch and watch an impending storm come in ... situated in Grandpa’s lap, I was never afraid of storms, perhaps because of my age and the fact I always felt safe in Grandpa’s arms. The older I get, however, and the more I’ve seen, I realize how devastating a storm/flood/tornado can be.
Last week, the thunder, lightning and driving rain which caused flooding throughout the county and beyond reminded us the time for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes has arrived. While we have the luxury nowadays of knowing in advance that severe weather is coming, those forecasts don’t change the unpredictable nature of weather-related events.
If you aren’t already signed up, I would urge you to visit the Bureau County Republican’s instant messaging system — bcralerts — which is found on our website at www.bcrnews.com. Besides a myriad of other notices, this service allows you to sign up for severe weather alerts, which you’ll receive via text message or email. The alerts come from the National Weather Service and are designed to let you know severe weather is on the way. The service is free and could ultimately make you aware of an impending situation that could be life-threatening. Check it out and sign up today.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com