Dopey, you need to bone up on your weather history. Remember Andrew in 1992? South Florida, category 5. I remember Camille, Gulf Coast, 1969, it was category 5. There was a category 5 in 1935. Hurricane Charley was a category 4. Inez in 1966 killed 1500 people, it hit the Florida coast. Beulah, category 4, hit Texas in 1967, it spawned 150 tornadoes. I was in Hurricane Frederick in 1979, the worst tornado to hit Alabama since 1916, though now Katrina surpassed Frederick. Hugo, 1989, South Carolina. I'm sure I've left others out. My mother always talked about a major hurricane that hit the east coast in the 1938, in 6 hours it killed 600 people.Originally posted by Dopey Dwarf:
Admit it, we all hoped and waited that Katrina would turn. After all, mass devistation of a Hurrican 3 never hit US soil before, why should it now.
Originally posted by Kerry Tobin:
Just curious what people were doing in response to the hurricane or what others thoughts were.
I'm planning on using my company's donation matching policy to make a donation.
I believe we had visitors from the Houston area, etc. What are you seeing and hearing?
If you internalized all the true costs of gasoline it is really about $7-$9 dollars a gallon when pollution effects, destuction of local cultures (see Joe Kane's book), military costs, tax-payer subsidies, etc. are included.Originally posted by Dagger:
How could the federal government respond quicker? All our human and economic resources are being flushed down the toilet of the Bush war in Iraq. If our politicians had any backbone they would show some economic responsibility and put a dollar a gallon tax on gas and start paying the bills on our expenditures.
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