Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Walking the PUGLETS after work this afternoon, there is finally a cool breeze coming in off of the Gulf of Mexico. Could this possibly be the effects of Hurricane Rita? I'm not certain but what I can say with certainty is that we on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico seem to once again have been spared as Rita advances towards the west.

Hurricane Rita

As parts of Texas begin the evacuation process, lots of things come to mind.
Have we learned anything from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina?

The Texas National Guard has already been called out of Louisiana to return immediately to Texas.

If the response for assistance is quicker in Texas than it was in Louisiana, will we be saying that the reason for this is because it's Bush country?

Will we experience the looting in Texas that we saw in Louisiana? And if not, will this once again become a racial issue?

Whatever will the religious bigots blame Rita on? They've already used up the abortion and homosexual issues on Katrina.

If Hurricane Rita takes a northern turn, can Louisiana possibly survive another hit?

Will the politicians in Louisiana finally grow some major "balls" and insist on a complete evacuation of all areas previously affected by Katrina, or will we still see the same small group of idiots sitting around and drinking in the French Quarter?

Is there finally enough transportation available in New Orleans to safely evacuate all areas that might be affected by another hurricane?

Will there remain a significant military presence in New Orleans to prevent further looting and destruction?

The questions are just beginning. My hope of course is that Rita will suddenly dissipate in the Gulf and this will be the last we hear of hurricanes this season!



kathi said...

Sometimes the weather is really just...the weather. I'm in Texas, and I'm hoping that for once, not EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. You do ask a lot of good questions.

BostonPobble said...

I was supposed to be in Houston this weekend and instead, I'm staying here in Boston. My friends I was going to visit are already in the process of boarding the windows and packing for evacuation. They live in a flood plain so...My fears are that the best case the areas already affected by Katrina will get more rain ~ and the worse case, well, let's just not go there.