Hurricane Isaac developed near the mouth of the Mississippi River today on a path that may take it near New Orleans and bring flooding rain to the lower Mississippi Valley, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Nate is expected to become a hurricane today, forcing energy companies to begin evacuating platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Maria and Hurricane Katia will probably weaken in the Atlantic.
A number of years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a young friend from Germany turned to me and commented on the potholed and patched streets that surrounded us, as well as the uneven sidewalks and assorted other rough edges.
A swath of the Midwest that’s home to 63.9 million people faced a third day of tornadoes, powerful thunderstorms and damaging hail from the same system that spawned yesterday’s deadly Oklahoma twister.