Saturday, August 27, 2005

Go West, Katrina, Go West

The weather is beautiful here. There was a hint of Autumn in the air for a few minutes earlier this morning. Of course, we have quite a few hot days to go, but the mornings and evenings should start to be a little more pleasant -- unlike the past 3-4 weeks. The humidity was bad this summer, especially about an hour after sundown ... then all night and into the morning. The waterfront and coastal areas usually benefit from Gulf breezes during the summer .. at least enough to make us glad we don't live further inland -- not this year. It was nicer 100 miles inland.

Katrina is out there stirring up trouble. When she hit South Florida, she was a Category 1 hurricane and she reminded everyone that a CAT-1 can be a beeatch. She is now a CAT-3 and could strengthen to a CAT-4.

She's about 350 miles SE of Dauphin Island, moving West at about 7mph and is expected to make a turn to the NW ... striking anywhere between Gulfport, MS and Lake Charles, LA.



New Orleans had best get their ducks in a row. That city has been on its ass with hurricane preparation. Ordering 100,000 body bags from FEMA a few days before Hurricane Ivan is NOT preparing for a hurricane ... that is negligence bordering on criminality. There's little indication that they've made any progress since last year.

I'm gonna go catch up on blog reading.

2 comments:

Housewife said...

She is now a category five and I sure wasn't expecting this. Even though I'm all the way up here in north Alabama it's still gonna get kind of scary for me. I can't imagine what those poor people in Louisianna are going to do, I hope they are taking precautions and heeding the evacuations!

Beth said...

New Orleans had best get their ducks in a row. That city has been on its ass with hurricane preparation. Ordering 100,000 body bags from FEMA a few days before Hurricane Ivan is NOT preparing for a hurricane ... that is negligence bordering on criminality. There's little indication that they've made any progress since last year.

You said it, my friend; you said it.