Monday, August 29, 2005

Help Needed

Hurricane Katrina was a massive storm. I figure it was the size of Texas if you include all the feeder bands. Look at this NOAA satellite image. You can see wind and rain in Louisianna, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida as well as Cuba and the Yucatan peninusla of Mexico all at the same time, Sunday afternoon. That was one enormous storm!

NOAA Satellite Photo

The actual storm diameter without the outer bands was about the length of Florida. The eye was huge and perfectly formed.

Another NOAA satellite image from August 28, 2005

The clean-up and repair from Hurricane Katrina is going to take a long time and be very costly. Thousands of families no longer have a place to call home. There is an immediate need for food and water and shelter.

Americans are a generous people. It was heart-warming how everyone rushed to help after the Tsunami last December. Your help is needed again. Please make a donation to to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and request that your funds be used to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. You can send a check or use a credit or debit card and your donation is tax deductible. All it takes is a couple of clicks online. Please be generous. Your neighbors need your help.

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