Waiting for Gustav

Gustav Hits Haiti

A story we should be watching over the next five days (though what, if anything, anybody can do about it is anybody’s guess) is the progress of tropical storm Gustav. Currently located between Haiti and Cuba, this storm has killed 22 people so far. More importantly, its most likely track puts it into the Gulf of Mexico where it will likely intensify. It will likely hit the United States as a major hurricane, possibly even New Orleans as a Category 3 storm.

Which, in cosmic terms, just simply isn’t fair.

The website to watch at the moment is that of Dr. Jeff Masters at the Weather Underground. He knows his stuff and has been tracking these hurricanes for years.

In the meantime, it seems we’ll have to pray for New Orleans. Again.

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