Good Morning, Emma

The remnants of Emma delivered an inland hurricane to Oklahoma last night. We got rains and wind, but it didn't stop our party guests from having a great time on the patio. The worst of it hit later, after the party closed down.

Kingfisher, which lies a few miles northwest of Oklahoma City, is currently under water that is tainted with a 2-block long oil slick of undetermined origin. The helicopter shots that are being shown on TV look like Katrina. Some areas received nearly 9 inches of rain in only a few hours.

This is my 4th hurricane since I moved here in 2000. I expected tornadoes, but hurricanes? It reminds me that Oklahoma is not a Midwest state, but one in the Southwest.