Nature forges a deal
To raise wonderful hell
My name Isabel."
This is a *BIG* Cat 5 hurricane with 160 MPH sustained winds. The hurricane's path is currently focused on North Carolina, though it could hit as north as New Jersey. It could also catch the gulf stream and be pushed north and possibly away from shore, perhaps giving us a sequel to The Perfect Storm. Beautiful hi-res picture of the Isabel available here.
The evil part of me is hoping it makes landfall in Washington, DC, but then again, there are more republicans in the Carolinas and it might trash the tobacco harvest and actually save a few lives in the process. In the event of a hit on DC, the Bush administration would probably all run off to Mount Weather anyway. If you love your governments shadowy, then you'll *love* Mount Weather! *
* Huge Strangeloveian underground facility is invite only. Breeding applicants will be notified prior to arrival. DC residents need not apply.