Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin is already complaining that the city of New Orleans is not ready for a hurricane and that the government has let the poor, huddled masses down yet again. Look closely at the most likely storm track for Ernesto...it could head directly for east of NO...the worst side to be on. I wonder if the buses will be running this time around...
Ernesto, packing 60 mph winds, could be near hurricane strength by Sunday. Still, it was too soon to predict whether it would hit the United States, said Michael Brennan, a meteorologist with the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
"People should pay attention, especially people on the Gulf coast," Brennan said. "We're in the middle of hurricane season and it's a good time for people to update their hurricane plans."
Yeah, I would say that's it's a good idea to update your hurricane plan...seeing as how the last one was the singular greatest example of unfathomable, human failure combined with the incompetence of the wretched, state leadership in the history of the civilized world. I will be watching very closely to see who manages to save themselves from Ernesto, should it be advised. I predict that if the levees wash away again, the same people who got stranded waiting for somebody to save them, get stranded in the flooded city again. Of course it'll be all Bush's fault again as well.