Just read in New Scientist and a bunch of other RSS feeds that Hurricane Rita could be one of the 3 top most powerful and dangerous hurricanes ever to hit the USA.
Since I have lots of friends (and clients) in Houston, this has really caught my attention. Everyone there is hunkering down and getting prepared for a real hard hit. My friends, Dorothy & Dave, live in a section of Houston that always floods, so I hope that they can find somewhere safer to stay with their pets.
What is also very sad is that there is a healthy chance that western Lousiana Gulf Coast and New Orleans will also suffer - again - from the impact of this.
Predicted path of Rita:
You can track what's going on through AlertNet from Reuters.