Rita – Friday

If you missed the news last night, Rita is projected to stop moving
when it gets to northeast Texas, and will sit there for several days
dumping torrential amounts of rain.

Oil production and refineries in Rita’s path

Water cascades over New Orleans levee

Water poured over a
patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city’s lowest-lying
neighborhoods and heightening fears that Hurricane Rita would re-flood
this devastated city.

“Our worst fears came true. The levee will breach if we keep on the
path we are on right now, which will fill the area that was flooded
earlier,” Barry Guidry with the Georgia National Guard.

What will happen when the storm surge hits NOLA?

Comment on TheOilDrum, quoting someone in Lake Charles last night.

I have a friend who works for the State of Louisiana in disaster situations – a geologist.

He said, and I quote verbatim, “This is going to be the worst one yet.”
Rita’s like 36 hours away, but the rain was already coming in sheets,
and near-horizontally. He’s expecting serious flooding in that area,
and major problems with the refineries and chemical plants located