I'm sure it won't have escaped your notice that the US City of New Orleans is being evacuated for the fear that tropical storm Gustav will develop into another Hurricane Katrina.
After what happened three years ago your heart has to go out to a city having to live with the fear again so soon. It'll be even worse if the thing actually hits New Orleans again.
However it may have escaped your notice that the Indian province of Bihar has 1.2 million people homeless after massive floods hit the province. Neighbouring Nepal has also been badly hit.
I appreciate the importance of the US but the coverage of the two events, as ever, does seem imbalanced. Our media does seem in awe to events in the US. I mean can you remember the blanket coverage of the OJ trial and he was a total non-entity.