Sunday, August 31, 2008
Unfortunately another hurricane bears down upon The Crescent City. Here is a funny picture I had on my computer from the a few years back. I think the president's on vacation again, but from what I understand, he takes an inordinate amount of time on for vacations. Okay, maybe they're working vacations. Whatever.
But unfortunately the warming oceans will probably be creating more of these hundred-year storms. And considering that the gulf coast is losing significant amounts of land every year to the forces of nature (due to many man-made activities), the gulf parishes, as well as the City of New Orleans, are fighting a losing battle against the elements of nature.
When do we give up the battle against nature for may of the cities in the US prone to flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires? Oddly enough, Gustav is predicted to come ashore near Houma, a town close to Thibodaux and Raceland near La. SR 1 where we did animal rescue for Katrina three years ago. My heartfelt hopes and wishes go out to the people of LaFourche Parish, who have grown accustomed to struggle and adversity over the centuries.