This Rita, she sure looks like a monster.
Has it occurred to anyone else that it just doesn't seem fair? After Katrina, Texas really stepped up to the plate. Of all the states they took in the most refugees, filled their shelters, their hotels, etc. with those who fled Katrina.
Now a couple short weeks later, they're fleeing their own nightmare storm.
Of course, there's always a silver lining. The nightmare that was Katrina made the huge majority of the population in the way of Rita determined to get out of Dodge. In addition, both the state and the feds seem to be really stepping up to the plate to make sure any and all possible preparations are in place.
It seems there's no doubt Rita will hit, and hit hard. But, the fact that Katrina hit first will probably save a lot of lives in Texas. Property can always be replaced.
Singing our best wishes.....God Bless Texas.
Oh yeah, the Houston Chronicle is running a citizen blog during the storm, called Stormwatchers.