Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Little Storm That Could

Even though tropical storm Fay never quite achieved hurricane status, she nonetheless managed to weasel her way into the record books by making landfall in Florida four times. She also dropped as much as 25" of rain on parts of the state.

President Bush has already declared Florida a disaster area.... Which is only appropriate since it's the state that delivered the presidency to Bush in the first place. Think of it as professional courtesy between two disasters.

And although Fay has now been downgraded to a tropical depression, she's far from done. The slow moving system is now centered along the Florida-Alabama border and is expected to gradually drift westward into Mississippi and--yes--Louisiana.

At least it gives the people of New Orleans something to look forward to.

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