Always a Cheerful Word

Hurricane Center graphic
Hurricane Center graphic

My sister Nicole called me last night. You might recall that she lost all of her possessions in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then heroically rebuilt her home. “Okay, I’m really freaked out about Hurricane Gustav. Talk me down.”

I assured her that…

  1. Hurricanes seldom strike New Orleans
  2. When they do, they are usually quite mild
  3. The City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, and FEMA are well-prepared for such an occurrence
  4. The levi system in New Orleans can’t possibly fail

On the National Hurricane Center’s web site, I see that Gustav was downgraded to a tropical storm over night. The five day cone, however, forecasts intensification and a path directly toward New Orleans. Wheee!

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