Sunday, August 28, 2005

7:47 p.m. CDT
Squalls are spreading just south of us and the rain is constant, if light. Every so often a wind kicks up and rattles the trees across the parking lot.

The scanner reported scattered incidents of looting a bit earlier but now it seems that the cops are spending most of their time picking up homeless and knocking on doors of trailers to ask them to go to shelters.

Earlier, the emergency management heads begged people to leave the coast. Willie Huff, Mississippi Department of Transportation's law enforcement director said, "It is imperative that you get out of this area as soon as possible. Move to safe ground."

And to add some kosher salt to the wound, Larry King is yapping in my left ear about the storm. As a side note, I think it might be the greatest thing ever to happen to journalism if Larry switched jobs with Anderson Cooper, the great white hurricane hunter. That's the end of my side note.