It appears that Ike wasn’t the catastrophic hit that forecasters feared, but it may be a slow-motion disaster. Power has been cut to about 3 million people, maybe for weeks. Even in September, that’s too long to be without refrigeration and air conditioning in south Texas.
Ike isn’t done yet. Some parts of the Midwest have been hit with 6″-9″ of rain over the last 48 hours, and now we have the remnants of Ike coming to call:
AccuWeather says “record flooding is anticipated in the region”.
Missouri and Illinois are already saturated. And considering that Indiana has seen flooding on a wider scale this year than at any time since the massive Easter flood of 1913, we’re not looking forward to this, either.