This looks like a potential catastrophe ahead in the next few hours. Katrina’s gotten so much worse – as if it wasn’t extremely bad already – as it prepares to buzzsaw New Orleans.
The loss of that beautiful city is unthinkable. Are these the last hours of that city? They could be.
Thomas Lifson at American Thinker points out that evacuation for the poor and the tourists is absent, something that could lead to big casualties. He asks why there aren’t trains and buses out of there? There aren’t – there’s just the Superdome and good luck.
Steve has an incredibly good essay here on the impact of this storm on the multibillion dollar deep sea platforms from which we get our oil. He even knows the names of these things and how much they pump or refine and where they are – he’s got deep knowledge on this. And has some pointed commentary on the poor planning of officials in the New Orleans area who are going to lose some bridges from this disaster, critical bridges that are responsible for our oil.
Who is going to replace that oil? Ecuador? Hugo Chavez? The whole thing gives me the creeps. We are stuck. And oil has already rocketed past $70 a barrel.
Hard times are coming.