August 2005

Katrina is bearing down on New Orleans, and is scheduled to arrive at about 9 am Monday morning. It’s been upgraded to a category five storm.

Chris C. Mooney has some thoughts over at his blog. His article from May which he cites also contains this ominous tidbit:

In the wake of such a tragedy [a “direct hit from a powerful hurricane on New Orleans”], some may even question the wisdom of trying to rebuild the city at all.