Heard on the news this morning that Hurricane Rita has been classified as a Category 5 storm! That is one level higher than Katrina was! Now Rita has become the third strongest hurricane ever recorded with sustained winds of 265 kph with gusts to 297 kph! I really cannot imagine how scary that is. Luckily with all the advanced warnings and lessons from Katrina, people are all evacuating the potential disaster areas already before the hurricane reaches land.
There are people in our company who come from Houston and now some are going back to help their families move away. What an awful time it must be...
Nasa pic of the eye of Rita
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