Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Rita has been upgraded to a category 5 hurricane as it heads in the general direction of Galveston and Houston, reports the New York Times.

Wolf Hilbertz tells a good story about the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which - according to this map - took a more southerly course than Rita (bisecting Cuba rather than going through the Florida Strait).

1 comment:

Tom said...

Two catagory 5 storms in one season that is just over half over.

And this is a trend that's likely to continue for a few years.