Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Gustav Wusses Out

Well, Hurricane Gustav certainly turned out to be something of a disappointment. It weakened into a category 2 storm before making landfall, and for the most part spared New Orleans. Although water did splash over some of the floodwalls, the levees held.

Still, there is hope for more death and destruction as the Atlantic hurricane season picks up steam. Hurricane Hanna is on course to strike the southeast U.S. later this week. Following in her footsteps is Tropical Storm Ike, which is expected to become a hurricane in two days. And if that's not enough, Tropical Depression Ten has formed off the coast of Africa.

Maybe it's time to install one of those Baskin-Robbins style "Take a number" dispensers off the coast.

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