Welcome, Tropical Storm Alberto!

June 11, 2006 · Print This Article · Email This Post

We’re not much better prepared for you than we were for your kinfolk, Hurricane Katrina, last year.

Although Katrina killed more than 1,570 people in Louisiana alone and led to the greatest population exodus and displacement since the Civil War, evacuation plans for coastal areas of the country are nebulous at best. Our true Achilles’ heel is probably the Northeast, where population density is much higher. Bring it on, Tropical Storm Alberto.

In other news, the Congressional budget proposes spending about $60 billion (yes, billion) on Afghanistan and Iraq war efforts, with $19 billion appropriated for Katrina victims and related emergency preparedness and disaster planning efforts. Priorities, you know.

Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers

With any luck, maybe we’ll each receive a pair of ruby slippers such as these from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution, and we can doubleclick our heels and be whisked away to our evacuation location of choice. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.


Read about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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