Confusion and Fear

I’ve been sitting here in front of the computer for close to an hour trying to figure out what I want to post about. I’m fighting the urge to go over to the television and turn to the weather channel. I don’t know if you’ve been watching them, but crack dealers must have taught them their broadcast conventions. They tend to say things like, “Rita has grown in strength and her path has changed again”¦we’ll tell you where she’ll hit when we come back from commercial break.” Then I sit inches from the television for five minutes through commercials for erectile dysfunction, only to find out that Rita’s still on the same path she was the last time they reported on her. Even (especially?) during times of crisis the heartless bastards still rely on sensationalism to keep viewers tuned in.

There are several websites I have been using to get information from:

The Houston Chronicle’s Official Rita Blog
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Center
Houston TransStar Freeway Cameras
Continuously Updating Hurricane Satellite Images (this one’s impressive)
Webcams on Galveston Island
Desh Kapoor-A blog from a fellow stuck in Houston
Blogs of War Rita Resources

As far as I know we still have some family stuck in Orange. Truly terrifying.

Everyone out there stay safe.

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