A Silver Lining
The media is so obsessed with the impact of the still mundane Tropical Storm Isaac on the political scene they may be missing the bigger picture. Here is Isaac's predicted path versus the current drought monitor. Nothing spells drought relief more than the aftermath of a hurricane and while it is too late for this years grain crops Isaac should help the livestock situation a bit.
For all the drama of the pictures of windblown TV weathermen clinging to railings as the hurricane driven surf pounds in the background always remember that inland flooding is often the biggest killer from such storms. As with the devastation in Vermont from last year's Irene, Those in Isaac's path in Arkansas and Missouri will need to be aware of the risks from flash flooding, falling trees and downed power lines.