Friday, September 23, 2005

Bus Explosion and More New Orleans Flooding

I awoke this morning to read the story of a bus explosion outside of Dallas. Up to twenty-four elderly Houston evacuees may have been killed in the explosion. Some authorities have suggested that the explosion might have been caused by oxygen tanks used to assist breathing for some of the elderly patients.

On top of that news, it sounds like the 9th Ward of New Orleans is flooding again. According to the CNN report that I saw on TV about thirty minutes ago, they are expecting up to four feet of water in the area between the flooding over the levees and the rain from Hurricane Rita. Apparently the wind is too strong to dispatch helicopters so they are sending out boats again to try to evacuate anyone who may still be in their homes in the area. Just when it seemed like New Orleans was finally dry, this had to happen.

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