Rita shaping up to be another doozy

News & Politics

There is another major storm on the horizon. Hurricane Rita is less than 600 miles off the coast of Texas, and is picking up speed as it crosses the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Where Katrina was a Category Four hurricane when it hit New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast, Rita is now Category Five, with winds over 165 miles an hour.

There are all kinds of stories about how Texans are preparing and evacuating, how Bush and his cronies are on the ball now, and so forth, but this image from NOAA really says it all.

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