A disaster of unprecedented mediocrity. Consisting of multiple independent failures that overlap in a symphonic cacophony of destruction. Often seen in cinema as a dark comedy where disaster could have been averted at any point, but because of repeated mistakes on the part of the protagonists, failure is inevitable.
The failures of all the politicians involved in 9/11 demonstrates what a TRIRIGA the whole thing was. I think that huricane Rita will be no different.