Mississippi hammered

It is probably safe to say that the Mississippi Gulf Coast is taking the worst beating from Hurricane Katrina. The Sun Herald newspaper has excellent coverage of what is going on right now through a staff-written blog. Although it has been 28 years since I lived in Gulfport it is nonetheless chilling to hear about some of the places I recognize being underwater.

Here on the eastern edge of the Texas coast we are getting some cloud bands from Katrina and the storm is causing winds generally about 15 mph. But that’s it. It doesn’t help the heat or humidity much. The heat index is already 97 degrees. It’s kind of like a fan from a blast furnace.

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