Yesterday I posted on the feds' decision to to be pro-active in terms of hurricane preparation. Good news for Gulf coast residents awaiting Hurricane Gustav, I suggested.
The latest reports from the coast suggest that the good news has gotten even better, as Gustav has reportedly bypassed major metropolitan areas, and is weakening. The preparations that were in place this time around - the personnel, the supplies and the procedures - were NOT wasted. Did we really want to risk the debacle that was our response to Hurricane Katrina three years ago?
I'll still be looking forward to hearing how the oil-and-gas industry fared in the Gulf of Mexico. By most accounts I've read, platforms were shut down and evacuated well in advance of the storm's arrival ... and that's good ... in a town like Midland, one doesn't have to look far to find a first-hand connection with those who work 'offshore.'