People here in the Tampa Bay area have dodged another bullet, as Hurricane Katrina has moved further west in the Gulf of Mexico. She has become a dangerous Category 3 hurricane packing winds of 115 mph. Key West was slammed with 10 inches of torrential rain Friday and Dry Tortugas National Park saw 97 mph wind gusts.
Where Katrina makes landfall on Monday is now uncertain. Gulf coast states like the western Florida panhandle, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi are all possible targets. Unfortunately some lives and property will be claimed by this powerful storm.