Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina Has Landed

I'm watching Katrina batter New Orleans on Fox News. Yesterday the doomsayers were predicting total annihilation for the city. Thankfully that hasn't happened. Katrina has been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane - still bad, but not as intense as it would have been in the disasterous worst case scenario.

One of the levees has been breached, but it looks like New Orleans is gonna survive. No flooding in the French Quarter (yet). It'll be a wet stinky mess, but at least the buildings are still standing. Covington, where Michelle and I plan on having our wedding reception in January, is taking the brunt of the storm now. There are reports of serious flooding below New Orleans in Plaquemines & St. Bernard Parishes. At present coastal Mississippi appears to be taking the worst hit.

Here in Lumberton the wind has picked up, but no rain yet. I've been watching a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird out the kitchen window.


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