October 02, 2002
Lili's coming

Geez, the folks in Louisiana haven't even recovered from Isidore, and now they've got to worry about Hurricane Lili, which looks to be a lot worse. Batten down the hatches, y'all.

Here's a little advance warning for the serious student of conspiracy theories:

At this point, Hurricane Lili appears to be aiming for Cameron, which means it will pass through the area of the Gulf that has the greatest density of oil company production platforms and rigs. Cameron is just 25 miles from Port Arthur, which is 15 miles southeast of Beaumont.

We all know what happens next once the oil rigs are inoperable, right?

UPDATE: Lili is now a Category Four storm. Hold on tight.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 02, 2002 to Around the world