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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

A Coming Storm


Clouds swell across a field along Highway 92 just east of Monticello, KY. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post

Outside Monticello, KY.--Michael saw the clouds forming in the distance and warned me we might be in a tornado’s path. It had been sunny all day and then suddenly it wasn’t. By the time we turned on the radio to find out we had been driving through one of the few counties where a tornado warning had been issued, heavy rain pelted our windshield and the darkest clouds dissapeared behind us. Whatever was coming, we had driven faster than the worst of it.

It wasn’t until about an hour later, when the skies cleared and we knew we were safe, that Michael and I wondered outloud if somehow there was a metaphor about the recession in the storm. Then again, maybe it was as simple as bad luck.

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 17, 2009; 10:22 AM ET
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Neither tornadoes nor recessions are particular about when or on whom they alight.

Thanks to the both of you, and the Washington Post, for this great adventure.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | June 19, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Look at the faces of America, say what you want about their lives but we pay millions to CEO's, athletes, film and entertainment people and the poor get poorer.... sad state of affairs that can be fixed but who wants to stymie the free enterprise system. Shame on us.....

Posted by: ballou1962 | June 24, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

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