Pray for Rain

In June 2001, after weeks of drought, Louisiana governor Mike Foster asked his constituents to pray for rain in the Bayou State. Fortunately, it worked and the remnants of a tropical storm (Allison) moved ashore from the Gulf of Mexico. Less fortunately, Allison dumped up to three feet of rain on the state, causing massive flooding. Said one Louisiana resident: "We may have prayed too long."

["A congresswoman from Texas is complaining because hurricanes are never given African-American names," Conan O'Brien reported in August 2003. "As a result, today, the National Weather Service gave a shout-out to Hurricane Tyrell."]

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