Brace Yourself part 2
[...] Fathers and sons got out of their cars and played catch on freeway medians. Others stood next to their cars, videotaping the scene, while others car-hopped, walking between cars chatting with people along the way. Wreckers tried to wind their way along the shoulders, pulling stalled cars out of the way. [...]Rain begins falling in New Orleans, with 3-4 inches predicted. The levees can only take six inches and a storm surge of up to 10-12 feet.
Want to see pictures and a video clip from the aftermath of the 1900 storm that hit Galveston? Thomas A. Edison, Inc sent photographers:
[...] In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889. [...]Galveston is threatened with destruction this time around also:
(Bloomberg) -- Galveston, Texas, could be overwhelmed by a storm with the power of approaching Hurricane Rita, which is stronger than Hurricane Katrina was when it slammed into New Orleans last month, the city manager said. [...]
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