As tens of thousands of motorists are stuck in traffic trying to flee the Houston area a new projected path for Rita is now being reported by the authorities. While there is no such thing as good news where a storm of this magnitude is concerned the latest estimated path is welcome news for those in my area. The new path shows Rita coming ashore much farther east than the previous projections which puts us much farther from the eye path then previously thought. The new “landfall cone” now indicates the storm’s possible path is split between Texas and Louisiana. I am beginning to feel a little easier than I did first thing this morning but I still feel horrible for anyone in the path of this major hurricane. Of course, Rita could change direction countless times between now and landfall as she is as fickle as all such storms tend to be.