How's this for a feeling of utter helplessness:
This is a screenshot of the local weather radar that my true love emailed from Florida on Friday morning. She is down there for the winter, living in a double-wide trailer on a horse farm. The storm system did produce a tornado that killed two people about ten miles down the road. I have never felt more surreally helpless watching the radar swirl with red right over the little "x" where I know she is.