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There's a new quote to add to the always-growing list of crazy things Michele Bachmann has said. This time she's saying the earthquake and hurricane on the East Coast are warnings from God.
"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'"
Michele's spokesperson has said it was a joke, but I don't know which is worse, joking about a natural disaster that has killed at least 25 people so far, or seriously believing God is warning America with hurricanes and earthquakes.
Hurricane Irene has passed through the US but has left flooded streets, crushed trees, destroyed houses, and lost lives in its path along the East Coast. Although the big cities were mostly spared, there have been thousands of canceled flights and Vermont has been hit hard with flooding — the worst the state's seen in 100 years. See photos of the storm and its aftermath now, and tell us, what do you think of Michele's statement?
A woman carries her baby past a boarded-up restaurant in North Carolina as the state braces for Hurricane Irene. Millions of residents on the East Coast are preparing for the worst as officials from North Carolina to New York declared states of emergency ahead of the expected flooding and dangerous weather conditions along the US coast. See more photos of the calm before the storm now.
Kanye West and Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars may seem like an odd pairing. The two artists had some beef in the past after West took a dig at Leto when the front man won an award, but it appears they've become friends since then. (They even sat next to each other at Fashion Week earlier this year.) Now they've collaborated on a new tune, and what's even more surprising is that I'm actually kind of loving it.
The track mainly features Leto's voice, but the electronic beats remind me of West's 808s & Heartbreak, and he pops in a couple of times to sing. Thirty Seconds to Mars's new album This is War comes out next week, and while I'm not typically a fan, "Hurricane" has me curious to check it out. Take a listen and tell me your thoughts — are you liking it as much as I am, or will you be passing this one over?
If you live in an Atlantic coastal area, chances are your mind's on hurricane season. Today marks the official start of hurricane season, which runs from today through November. Gerry Bell, lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, says residents should "[p]repare for each and every season regardless of the seasonal outlook. Even a near- or below-normal season can produce landfalling hurricanes, and it only takes one landfalling storm to make it a bad season."
Residents can protect their homes and families by contacting companies such as Family Shutters. In this shot, an employee of Family Shutters places Plexiglas hurricane panels on a home to help protect it from high winds in Miami.
Bring a little Mardi Gras spirit into your kitchen this weekend by mixing up a classic hurricane cocktail. Created at Pat O'Brien's bar in New Orleans, this drink is potent, yet incredibly tasty — almost like fruit punch.
Made with rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, and passion fruit nectar, it's a tropical breath of fresh air, especially delicious in the dead of Winter.
Although the ingredient list is a little long, this refreshingly fruity drink is worth the effort. Traditionally, it's served in a glass that's shaped like a hurricane lamp, but any large glass will do. To get the recipe, read more
Fallout from Hurricane Ike and Gustav has spiraled into massive gas shortages in the Southeast. Drivers in Nashville, TN, where the problem is the worst, wait in long lines and some follow tankers around in hopes of being the first to fill up before a station goes dry.
In western North Carolina local governments have been forced to cancel programs, since there's not much gas to travel to activities. One city canceled athletic events, and another county has limited all municipal travel to emergency vehicles for the past few weeks. Many workers in the region have been told to work four 10-hour days, or telecommute.
In Atlanta, one of the nation's largest commuter cities, many stations have run out of gas, and they have no idea when more will come. Once residents find a station with fuel, they often must dole out $5 a gallon, and wait in 40-car lines. What would you do if your city ran out of gas?