From the Department of Silver Linings, it’s pretty standard hurricane-coverage template material to assume that hurricanes are a bad thing. And, of course, they can be very bad things.
But not entirely, perhaps.
Here’s the current drought situation in the United States. The deep red is the worst of it.
Here’s the expected track of Hurricane Isaac.
Someone who could really use it, is about to get a lot of rain.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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