As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac threatened the Republican National Convention in Tampa and battered New Orleans this week, we were reminded that it is once again hurricane season.
For the good folks on the Gulf Coast, hurricane preparations are a way of life. Growing up in Louisiana, we expected schools and government offices to close multiple times throughout the later summer/early fall. When we moved to D.C., government closures seemed like a thing of the past.
While hurricanes don't regularly flood the streets of the Capital, they do occasionally make their way to the Mid-Atlantic. (Remember last year's Hurricane Irene?) Rest assured, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has planned for such situations.