Tuesday, May 28, 2019

24 Hours From Tulsa - Maybe

In 1963 Gene Pitney had a hit called 24 hours from Tulsa.  Tomorrow, I am scheduled to leave for Tulsa for the World of Dylan Conference.  However, there have been heavy thunderstorms and tornadoes in the midwest including Tulsa and Chicago where I would have to change planes.   Yesterday, the organizer of the conference made the following announcement on Facebook:

We have received numerous questions about how the storms and flooding in Tulsa might affect The World of Bob Dylan conference this week. These have been challenging days for many in the Tulsa region and we have been monitoring the situation closely.

Currently, we do not believe that the flooding on the Arkansas River will have any effect on the conference. All our venues are safely elevated and the weather forecast looks relatively stable for most of the event. The major highways and turnpikes in the area remain open, though we urge you to check your specific route if driving.

Many people have been displaced and homes in the area are underwater. We ask you to keep those affected in your thoughts and we'll plan to set up a donation point for the Red Cross at the registration table for those who wish to help.

Please keep an eye on all our social media channels for ongoing update

Right now I am worried about the situation in Chicago.  I just don't want to be stranded at an airport.  All of this is hobby related and I just don't want to undergo a great hardship over this.

I will come to a decision later today.

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