Rita was no Katrina. But it did a bit of damage:
James Gunter, the fire chief in Jasper, Tex., about 70 miles north of the coast, said in a interview with KHOU-TV early in the morning: "We've had fires in the county that we have not been able to respond to - won't be able to respond to, period. The entire county is without power."
Chief Gunter added, "We can go out on the south side of our building and we can look to the south and we can see nothing less than utter devastation."
Hmmm ... Jasper, Texas?
This Jasper, Texas?
Maybe the religious people are right -- maybe these storms really are God's punishment.