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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.