Hurricane Gustav hit the Caribbean Islands then on September 1, 2008 it struck the Gulf States of the US bringing more than $20 billion in damages and causing the Republican National Convention to delay their opening day. This was the fourth most destructive hurricane to hit the United States. [1. Source: Wikipeida.org].
Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast on September 12 causing casualties, widespread flooding and the postponement of the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Houston.[2. Source: CNN.org].
Calamitous weather and the damage it causes is an External Aberration that will move independent of the internal Rhythms of a nation. After the interruption has been absorbed and recovery takes place, the nation will continue with in its Rhythmic path that moves with periodicity.