Friday, September 23, 2005

Rita Sparks Exodus From Flood-Prone Areas

"Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nation's petrochemical industry.

Forecasters said it appeared Houston and Galveston could avoid a direct hit as Rita veered slightly to the east, threatening its 140- mph winds at the Beaumont and Port Arthur area about 75 miles east of Houston."
Our prayers are with out friends in Beaumont. We are sitting here in suspense waiting for some word and pray that they will find shelter from the storm.


Blogger Moron99 said...

the big problem this time might be storm surge from the north instead of from the south. If Rita dumps a foot of rain on northern LA then won't it all end up in the mississippi river basin? We can pray for the best but the prognosis doesn't look good.

9:56 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

Well you got me on the geography, I don't have a clue.
It's kind of funny that after berating NO for not evacuating, now the people of Texas that tried to evacuate found out that the roads are not capable of carrying that many people in such a short time. I hope people don't get caught in a traffic jam during this storm. Just think how much pork goes into those highway bills, and how few highways actually get built every year

10:36 AM  

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