How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."
It's a mob scene in this tiny country village, where thousands of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a runner carrying the Olympic torch, and we're all seized by the same passionate thought: Will this frigging rain EVER stop?
I have spent the last two years in Haiti, and the sound of rain is forever changed. Where the sound of rain once brought comfort, it now brings worry that comes with my intimate knowledge of what rain means these days in Haiti.
She, Rain, is a survivor, and I pray in my own agnostic way, that we can take the gifts of the likes of Rain and others, to make Earth Day and the days after, ones where we can start to risk our own revolution.
People have long believed that bad weather is some kind of vengeful divine retribution, punishment for our earthly misbehavior. Certainly in the face of extreme hardship, this is a tempting response, based, perhaps, on guilt.