There have been about eight storms so far this season, the past four nearly touching. Haiti, barely recovering from Tropical Storm Fay, got slammed by Mr. Gustav. As I write this article and made the discovery, Hurricane Hanna is tearin’ it up! Then Ike is forecast to clobber the region with Category 4 strength. (That’s a terrible word…clobber.) As I was reading this on CNN.com, I said, “Wow, so if you live in Haiti, you will for sure die immediately.” THEN, I saw the story Haitians ‘Screaming for Help’ After Storms and started laughing. Now, that’s not really funny, but it is ironic that I saw it right then.
Now, I guess all of the islands out there are mostly equally screwed from Puerto Rico to the Bahamas–some a little more, some a little less–but I just felt like singling Haiti out because it’s right in the middle. I’m not poking fun…well, even if I were, no one there is reading it…or won’t be after this weekend. What, too soon?
Update: I read on CNN that a couple hundred people died in Haiti because of these storms, and the governor is calling out for international help.
Oh, and there’s now a little buddy behind Ike…Josephine.