Thursday, September 22, 2005
[Photo stolen from NASA]
One of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history is bearing down on the U.S. Gulf Coast - again.
Hurricane Rita seems to have its evil eye trained on the Lone Star State. Current projections have it hitting Galveston and Houston almost dead-on, but projections can and do change. Evacuations are well underway.
Please, if you live in the possible path of this storm, esp. anywhere along the Texas or Louisiana Gulf Coast, pay close attention to weather reports and local authorities and be prepared to evacuate or seek shelter.
We can only pray that it weakens before it hits land, and that it changes course and strikes in the place where it can do the least amount of damage.
NOAA's NWS National Hurricane Center
NOAA's NWS Storm Prediction Center
The Weather Channel
NASA - Hurricane Season 2005: Rita
Texas DPS Hurricane Rita Page
Louisiana State Police - State Emergencies