HOUSTON -- First Hurricane Katrina blasts Louisiana and Mississippi, now Rita may hammer East Texas. A tough season to live in this part of the country.
Government officials, perhaps overreacting, try to protect everyone order mandatory evacuations over a huge area for many days or longer. People must flee. How long will this go on before many people decide they can't live like that?
It still remains to be seen how many will actually try to move back to places Katrina destroyed. Many, perhaps hundreds of thousands, may not move back at all. They have nothing, and can try to start new somewhere else.
Warm weather living folks in Hurricane zones are being worn out, and they will start flocking to the southwest. Refugees of extreme weather very likely to get worse in the future due to global warming.
Can the southwest support the crush? Not likely.