Hurricane Gustav caused minimal damage in New Orleans without loss of life. We should all fall to our knees and pray with gratitude. What a media fuss it has all been and pretty well burnt out to nothing. How relevant to us in Australia has the saturation (inundation?) coverage been?
But the hurricane didn't just for form off the US coast. It crossed Dominica Republic, Haiti and Jamaica with a loss of life of eighty people.
In Cuba 100,000 homes and 372 schools were badly damaged or destroyed, 3400 warehouses destroyed, power supplies extensively damaged and tobacco crops destroyed.
I guessed this may have been the case and I had to search the net to find any details. It certainly hasn't been mentioned in our media to my knowledge, with the exception of The Australian newspaper.
Of course they are poorish people, or black, or socialists. Who cares!