Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Here Comes Gustav . . .

It looks like it's going to be an interesting September, which is the peak of hurricane season.

Tropical Depression Fay is still inundating the southeast, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for northern Georgia and other drought-stricken areas. Now we have a full-fledged hurricane named Gustav on its way. The latest forecast tracks call for it to go into the Gulf of Mexico after nailing Haiti and Cuba, possibly strengthening into a Category 3 storm or better.

What will Gustav's final target be? New Orleans? Galveston? Brownsville? Perhaps Pensacola? These hurricanes are pretty unpredictable, as Fay most recently demonstrated.

It's interesting that Gustav will likely be making his presence known during the Republican convention in Minneapolis. Talk about an excuse for the news media not to cover it. After all, covering McCain would take attention away from Barack the Bountiful, and the news media can't have that.

Oh, well. Denver had a near-miss with a tornado during the early part of the Democratic convention. Perhaps meteorology is trying to be fair and balanced.


Gilbert said...

It will be interesting for a number of reasons, including that which you mentioned. Will they significantly reduce coverage? I bet. To be fair, they will have to squeeze in coverage, no question...and if this thing goes category 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, look out. And if this heads for New Orleans, watch all the stops to be pulled out to blame Reps for this one, too.

News Girl said...

Georgia does not need any more rain at this moment. I am enjoying the sunshine and thanking God for the much needed rain. I've never had four inches of rain at one time--with over six inches in two days--and don't want to see that again any time soon.

Thank you God for the rain and especially for tornadoes not touching down here. I ask for mercy for all in Fay's path.

Solameanie said...

That would be something indeed for New Orleans to get hit twice in succession like that. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, even though the city seems largely unrepentant from its Mardi Gras attitude.

I wonder about America on a nationwide basis, actually. The Lord's mercy is great, but I've had a feeling for a long time that the sand is running out on us. Rather than having a repentant heart and seeking Him, the country seems to be running as hard as it can in rebellion against Him.

News Girl said...

You have a scary but true point there.

America turned toward God after 9-11-01 for a while but being scared for a time did not prompt many to make permanent changes in their lives.

Praying for mercy may be like praying for Sodom and Gomorrah but in this case, there are many who are truly God-fearing and trying to reach out for Christ.

We have a big job to do.