“For the first time since the Civil War,Washingtonis in physical danger. We don’t have earthquakes likeCaliforniaor hurricanes like theGulfCoastor tornadoes like theMidwest.”
–Paul Begala, quoted by Todd S. Purdum in the Sept. 25 New York Times.
“Tornados Batter Area, Kill Two At U-MD”
–Banner headline on Page 1 of the Washington Post, same day.