As the disturbing news reports continue to roll in from the Gulf Coast, I have to say that I’m doubly glad that we moved to the Midwest. You can hunker down for a blizzard or tornado and probably survive, but when a hurricane comes barreling down on you, all you can do is board up and leave … if that.
If the current weather pattern change to more frequent and powerful Atlantic hurricanes holds, it could reverse the nation’s long southern migration. After all, who wants to put up with the annual threat of a killer hurricane (or two)? Such a reversal could have profound demographic, electoral, and financial implications.
But we can sort out all that later. The thing to do now is to help the victims. If you can, write a check today. And pray.