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Hurricane Isaac is closing in

The hurricane Isaac is about to hit the US Gulf Coast. New Orleans is preparing for the worst, since tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of hurricane Katrina which devastated the city and caused the death of 1800 people.

I remember waking up one morning in San Francisco, when the TV showed images of a flooded Canal Street in New Orleans. The situation looked really bad and it was about to get even worse.

Several years earlier I happened to walk along Canal Street and into the French Quarter as a rain storm came from nowhere. The police got busy evacuating street vendors, saying something about tornado warning. We escaped into a restaurant at Jackson Square just as the thunder began and the staff hurried to close the doors for protection.

That city has really seen some bad times and I hope for the best tomorrow. At times like this, one cannot really complain about the everlasting autumn rain in Gothenburg.

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