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Archive for the 'Hurricane Rita' Category

Another FEMA Disaster

by @ Wednesday, June 14th, 2006. Filed under Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Politics

That, among other things, is the only conclusion that can be reached in the wake of an investigation from the General Accounting Office of the funds paid out by FEMA in the wake of last year’s hurricanes. WASHINGTON — The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to victims of Hurricanes […]

Rita Watch: Slamming Ashore

by @ Saturday, September 24th, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita slammed ashore near Lake Charles, Lousiana early this morning. The good news in this, if there is any, is that Houston and Galveston seem to have dodged a bullet in that the storm veered further east than feared. That doesn’t mean things are over, though; several hours after making landfall, Rita is still […]

Rita: From Bad to Worse

by @ Friday, September 23rd, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Rita

Its at least 12-18 hours before Rita makes landfall and things are already going from bad to worse The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast took a tragic turn Friday when a bus carrying elderly people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire on a gridlocked Texas highway, killing as many as 24 evacuees, authorities said. The […]

Getting Ready For Rita

by @ Thursday, September 22nd, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Rita

Austin is about 4 hours away from Galveston, where Rita is expected to make landfall by the end of the week, and my buddy Raymond is getting ready.

Rita: Economic Consequences

by @ Thursday, September 22nd, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Rita

Even before she hits, Hurricane Rita already looks to have a bigger economic impact than even Katrina did. Hurricane Rita was on track yesterday to slam into a region of the Texas coast later this week that is home to a heavy concentration of refineries that turn oil into gasoline. Although Rita could shift course […]

Rita Watch: Here We Go Again

by @ Wednesday, September 21st, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Rita

Didn’t we already go through this? Hurricane Rita quickly intensified into a monster Category 5 storm Wednesday, churning in the Gulf of Mexico with winds of up to 165 mph toward the Texas coast after slapping the Florida Keys. In an update to an earlier advisory, the National Hurricane Center said this afternoon that reconnaissance […]

Katrina vs. Rita: A Study In Contrasts

by @ Wednesday, September 21st, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita

Katrina and Rita. Both Category 5 hurricanes. The Gulf Coast at risk in both cases. But, this time, there’s a big difference……… Houston: New Orleans: No further words necessary. Hat Tips: Michelle Malkin and Jason Smith. Linked with today’s Beltway Traffic Jam and Mudville Gazette’s Open Post

And A New Catchphrase Is Born

by @ Wednesday, September 21st, 2005. Filed under Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita

“Don’t get stuck on stupid.” That was the advice of Lt. General Russel Honre, head of the federal relief effort in the Gulf, to a particularly stupid set of questions from reporters. Let’s not get stuck on the last storm. You’re asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don’t […]

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