Posts tagged: Hurricane Katrina

Dehydrated

As we saw after Hurricane Katrina, we are only ever three meals away from anarchy. How that equates to cups of tea and coffee I’m not sure, but we may find out today because we awoke this morning to find that our water supply had dried up overnight.

A call to United Utilities and a recorded message later told me that we weren’t alone. A water main burst half a mile away had knocked out the supply to the whole area. Not only that, but had closed two main roads, the one we live on and the main route to Stockport, so never mind the meals, there was already traffic anarchy as vehicles were syphoned off to a side road. Read more ›››

Drama out of a Crisis?

While I have every sympathy for the people of New Orleans and the never ending drama to extricate them from the floods, I do wonder how long it will become that quite literally that — when “Katrina” gets the Hollywood treatment as I’m sure it will. Perhaps a tv mega series like 24, played out in ‘real time’ so we already have 240 hour long episodes to look forward to. Read more ›››