I just made an image showing universities affected by the path of Hurricane Katrina. Sort of. I know next to nothing about this program I'm using (a photoshop knockoff), and basically made yellow dots, without labels.
So, check out the image below and find the yellow dots, and know that they represent LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Troy, Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama and Auburn. Most should come through relatively undamaged, but the Mississippi and Louisiana schools are particularly at risk.
Late breaking info---the National Hurricane Center will come out with a
release stating that Hurricane Katrina is now a Category IV hurricane,
at over 145 MPH!
The guy standing at the map on the Weather Channel is looking kind of bug-eyed.
Brendan Loy just got a nice bump from uberblogger Instapundit. Glenn's on board about not being anywhere near Nawlins.
One brief note about New Orleans.
I was down there about a year and a half ago, and had a great time. Thing is, it rained one night and turned the city into the smelliest, most muddy awful place one could imagine in a major American metropolis.
I can't begin to imagine what a hurricane would do to the downtown area, not to mention everything else.
One last word before I hit the hay...
Brendan Loy's expert tracking of Katrina has convinced New Orleans resident and hurricane holdout Ken at N.O. Pundit to evacuate and head for shelter at a friends' place in Galveston.
Nice job Brendan.
Best part, Ken left Brendan with these parting words-
Consider me convinced. I am leaving in the next hour or two for Galveston where I have friends. As much as I'd like to believe that NO will slip past another one (and boy, our city has "charmed" many residents into believing it can never happen), this one seems to have too many "perfect storm" elements. Your links were the clincher. Blogs are good for rapid education!
"Blogs are good for rapid education". So true!