At the time I’m writing this, Hurricane Frances is bearing down on Florida, and should make landfall within the next 36 hours. More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes to avoid what could be the worst hurricane in more than a decade to strike the coast. Unfortunately, it looks like NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is right on target for the storm, and it could be hit by the most powerful part, called the “north wall”. KSC has been evacuated, but the three space shuttles are secured in a building designed to survive winds of 168 kph (105 mph) – Frances has gotten to 233 kph (145 mph). It’s going to be a nailbiter.
If you live in the area, definitely follow the evacuation instructions. I hope everyone stays as safe as possible.