Saturday, September 24, 2005

Rita's Revenge

Via the NYTs:
Hurricane Rita's most battering winds reached here early today, with the powerful outer wall of the storm's eye raking the region along the Texas-Louisiana border with 120 mile per hour winds. As it approached, the storm prompted a mass evacuation in Texas, breached levees in New Orleans and sparked fires in Galveston. Rita was already blamed for dozens of deaths -- 24 elderly passengers who dead in a bus fire as they tried to flee to safety.
All we can say here is that we wish the people of the Gulf coast the best of luck and hope for a better local, state, and federal response if Rita is as big a bitch as Katrina.

Hang in there.