From the NY Times:
Hurricane Ivan spawned deadly tornadoes and disgorged horizontal torrents of rain as it surged inland early today.But, then, New Orleans didn't suffer anywhere near as bad a fate.
“It’s like something out of a Stephen King novel,” said Ryan Adam, the night auditor at the Quarter’s Royal Sonesta Hotel. “All the lights are on, but there’s no people.”Well, soon enough, and I'll return.
From the Voice of America:
At least four people were killed as Hurricane Ivan came ashore along the Gulf Coast of the southeastern United States on Thursday. Ivan has now weakened, but is expected to bring heavy flooding to the region over the next several days.