Katrina reminds us of nature’s power

By Chuck Kajer

Reading accounts and watching news reports of Hurricane Katrina, her power and the devastation she caused along the gulf coast this week reminds us of how powerless man can be against the forces of nature.

In this area, we have experienced how a huge, rapid snowfall can effectively stop a region for a few days, and it was only seven years ago that a tornado tore apart large parts of St. Peter, leaving that city picking up the pieces for years to come.

But a hurricane is much more destructive because of the combination of elements it brings.

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