Getting Set

Military mobilizes for storm

Whether it’s due to public backlash over the supposed slow response to Katrina, or simply because they realized that state and local authorities cannot be counted on to do their jobs, military preparations are well along in anticipation of Rita.

A U2 took photos so that post-storm photos can be compared to them when organizing the relief effort. Six of the Navy ships in the area performing Katrina relief are preparing to head for Rita’s stomping ground. Troops are being pre-positioned, and others are on alert.