Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Not much one can say here. The Gulf Coast, New Orleans and Mississippi have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Last year we had Ivan hitting the Caribbean and beating up on Grenada, Caymans, Jamaica and Haiti and this year its Katrina's turn to cause devastation and death in the Western Hemisphere. Deaths, many left homeless, rising waters still posing problems in New Orleans, 80% of Mississippi without power, a genuine catastrophe.
Thing is I'm guessing these sights will become more and more familiar to us as the Atlantic Hurricanes get stronger and stronger. Looking like storms on steroids these super hurricanes are poised to strike with much fury in coming years it seems. Global warming some say while others refute that claim. Whatever it is, you cant deny that the storms are starting earlier and are bigger, stronger and more menacing than ever before.
And its not like you can fight a storm. How you going to fight a storm? Only thing you can do is run, retreat from its rage. Mother Nature will whoop your ass if you think you can fight her.
My prayers go out to those hit by this disaster. Rough times ahead at least for the next few days, as people struggle to get the basic necessities for life, and maybe even longer for those who have lost loved ones and their homes. Stay strong people!.
While Jackson, Mississippi doesn't seem to have felt the brunt of Katrina's force like some other gulf coast areas I'm still sending a prayer out to fellow blogger Nikki over at Ink Blotter and hoping that she and her fam are safe over there.