”Officials blamed Katrina for at least 68 deaths, a toll that is certain to rise.” [link]
I, like many of us here, have been following the massive destruction trail of the hurricane, Katrina, that is on a rampage in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.
In spite of advance warnings (days in advance), evacuation signals, rescue teams, and major precautions, the destruction is sickening, and the most advanced economy in the world suffers just as badly.
Perhaps I’ve been much too hard on Indian rescue and relief efforts after the rains in Maharashtra, or the massive tsunami, or the “supercyclone” in Orissa a few years ago.
Katrina update: CNN's doing a great job covering the floods. The situation is bad, with hundreds feared dead, and massive looting to make things worse for the security and relief forces.
Here’s some positive stuff, to keep away the gloom.
That fine blog, Desipundit, asks us to spread some bloglove.
Desipundit is a fantastic effort, and every time a post of mine has been linked there, I’ve felt extremely honored and delighted.
It’s the must-stop-daily-blog, almost as important as the Sunday cup of spiced tea.