Saturday, September 24, 2005

Aftermath Of Hurricane Rita In Austin, Texas

Hurricane Rita has come ashore and I thought I'd share with you a picture that shows the aftermath of the storm in Austin, Texas. The picture is of a duck pond, close to my house (actually in Round Rock, just to the north of Austin).

As you can see, there are actually a few clouds in the sky. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, some wind (up to 25 miles per hour), and a 20% chance of rain.

I went to the local H.E.B. (supermarket) yesterday just to see, and the entire aisle they normally have devoted to bottled water was bare. They were also almost out of milk, with just a few gallons of whole milk left. I can't imagine people actually panicking because of this non-event for central Texas, but apparently people did.

I read a report that so far there are no deaths associated with Hurricane Rita. That is certainly good news and I applaud the efforts of all involved who worked to keep people safe and the situation under control. But I hope that in the future we take away the respect and the need to prepare from the hurricane season of 2005, and leave the mindless panic behind.

1 comment:

TheDevilIsInTheDetails said...

For the next hurricane path rita ; the easy way to keep going.