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With dark clouds from Hurricane Rita above, Oklahoma National Guardsmen Spcl. Kenny Kvarme, left, and Spcl. Christopher Woods wave for a vehicle to stop at a checkpoint leading into New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005. With the city recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the next storm is threatening to drench the area with tropical storm rains. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Hurricane Rita is full of power and destruction and will wreak havoc on the Gulf Coast, much a Katrina did. It looks to be a full swath from Alabama all the way to Texas with a complete line of devastation. Louisiana continues to pray something will remain of their city.
In a recent AP story, they quoted Governor Blanco:
"Rita has Louisiana in her sights," Governor Blanco said. "Head north. You cannot go east, you cannot go west. If you know the local roads that go north, take those."
As for those who refuse to leave, she said: "Perhaps they should write their Social Security numbers on their arms with indelible ink"
This is one Hell of a way to end the summer. Here in Kentucky we can't get rain and the Gulf Coast can't get away from it.
posted by Stithmeister @ 6:55 PM
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