NEXRAD weather shows KDFW is about to be slammed again. I am hearing AAL flights being given divert instructions to Austin and Corpus Christi. A flight coming from Houston Bush evidently missed a landing approach. No second chance available. He’s being sent to Corpus.
Btw, Discovery Channel had a quasi-documentary tonight on a (hypothetical) “super-tornado” hitting downtown Dallas. Quite interesting, though a subplot was overly melodramatic. The final scene tries to tell us that the damage from such a massive storm hitting a major city like Dallas could take us years, maybe a generation, to clean up and rebuild.
DUH! Didn’t anyone watch the non-hypothetical “super-hurricane” hit New Orleans? Who knows how long that clean-up will take? But no one there is going to accept an estimate of a generation to rebuild. No way.
Disaster documentaries are notoriously weak on the logistics of disaster preparation and relief, often to the point of not even mentioning it. No wonder! When the disaster happens in real life, our leadership in agencies like FEMA isn’t well enough organized to cope.
Well, I guess I’m way off-topic so Soap box OFF