Steve Gregory's Wunderground blog describes the latest Hurricane Rita projection:
Hopefully most people who would have been under that surge will be long gone. After Katrina, very likely evacuation will look like a better deal.
The only thing I can imagine analogous to how folks in the way of this hurricane's violence must feel is how residents of Baghdad must have felt in the winter of 2003: You know it is coming; you know what it is going to do; and there is not a damn thing you can do to stop it.
For most of the people of Baghdad, the aftermath has been worse than the anticipation and the initial event. Let's do what we must not to repeat that pattern.