Rita is now a category 5 storm aimed for the Texas Coast. From AP on Yahoo:

Forecasters said Rita could be the most intense hurricane on record ever to hit Texas, and easily one of the most powerful ever to plow into the U.S. mainland. Category 5 is the highest on the scale, and only three Category 5 hurricanes are known to have hit the U.S. mainland – most recently, Andrew, which smashed South Florida in 1992.

The response of FEMA is going to be critical.

So which will it be? Will they screw this one up like Katrina, proving how totally incompetent the Republicans are at running the government both for Katrin and Rita?

Or will they make this work, and display how truly badly they handled Katrina in comparison?

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