My dad called me this morning and said New Orleans is expected to get more than 20 inches of rain over the weekend. I didn’t believe him — that sound’s ridiculous. Surely I would have heard about this, seeing as most of New Orleans lies below sea level and its reputation for being flooded is now global. Seeing as the media made such a big mess out of Irene, which turned out to be more or less nothing, I would hear about a tropical depression slamming into New Orleans, right?
Turns out — my dad was right.