About the Weather, Man

by baldilocks Consider this excerpt a preamble to a question. There's no question that Irma was and continues to be destructive. But there's also no question that it was not nearly the storm it was predicted by all the experts to be. Last week, there was talk of massive destruction across [Florida], with damage estimates … Continue reading About the Weather, Man

Of Woody Woodpecker and Natural Disasters

There is a normal tendency, when faced with an event as vast and overwhelming as Hurricane Harvey, to, while not denying the disaster's scope, pare it down to incidents and individuals more easily managed. The person helping a person; the rescuer with a beloved pet under each arm, wading through flood waters as he or … Continue reading Of Woody Woodpecker and Natural Disasters

Report from Louisiana: Hurricane Harvey, the Cajun Navy and Biblical Floods

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The tragedy unfolding in Houston and surrounding areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is difficult to watch.  Forecasters are predicting flooding of “Biblical proportions” that will be ongoing throughout the week.  The devastation is hard to imagine. The city of Houston accepted many refugees from Hurricane Katrina who are … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Hurricane Harvey, the Cajun Navy and Biblical Floods