News Comments September 22, 2005

Oh um, jeez. It’s been quite the busy year in the Atlantic hurricane season. In fact, it’s one of the busiest in recorded history and the United States, especially, has been getting pounded unrelentlessly by powerful hurricanes. Hurricane Rita seems to just want to continue that streak.

Rita Changes Path, May Avoid Houston

I mean at least it’s some sort of consolation that it may avoid hitting Houston directly. But in either case, the once Category 5, Hurricane Rita will still be a a hell of a storm for anything and anyone in the way. With a seemingly direct course for the heavily refinery-populated area of Texas, damage to infrastructure will most likely put the hurt on the already reeling oil conditions in the United States and thus at least North America.

If you think about it, it’s totally insane what’s been happening. There’s been a very large number of powerful storms this year. For even one very powerful hurricane to hit the US isn’t all the common. But for two or more (and we’re not even done of the hurricane season yet) is ludicrous. New Orleans took it in the face even though the hurricane never actually passed as close it was orginally feared it could have. That city is going to be out of commission for a very long time yet, even if it is basically dry now. They’re basically going to have to rebuild the city. The number of displaced people is mindblowing, especially considering it’s a so-called First World Country that they’re living in.

What is this? Is God punishing America for acts it has inflicted on other countries? Who knows. I’m not going to get into that here. All I know is there’s some weird phenomenon this year that’s causing too many people grief. Hopefully Rita won’t do what Katrina. People are more prepared and most importantly, much more aware.


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