(Bush in SD during Katrina)
It's very eerie in LA right now. The temperature is unusually hot and the sky is very grey and smokey. I'm not too close to the fires, but I know a lot of people who have had to be evacuated or couldn't get home because the roads were blocked. Over 750 homes have been lost. The Govenator said that Global Warming may be responsible for stepping up the frequency of the CA fires this morning. Will Bunch writes:
The AP has a good story today contrasting the treatment of the Southern California wildfire evacuees who've been forced to take shelter at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium with the notorious conditions at the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005...read on
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees two years earlier in New Orleans, thousands of people rousted by natural disaster fled to the NFL stadium here, waiting out the calamity and worrying about their homes.
The similarities ended there, as an almost festive atmosphere reigned at Qualcomm Stadium.
Bands belted out rock 'n' roll, lavish buffets served gourmet entrees, and massage therapists helped relieve the stress for those forced to flee their homes because of wildfires.......read on