The new grammar of crisis coverage, the Houston Chronicle’s site, is featuring the same tools to cover Rita that used covering Katrina as its delivery is also disrupted: a blog to cover the latest hurricane news; reports from citizens (arranged by Chron blogger Dwight Silverman, according to local blogger Tom Tyler, one of the stormwatchers); staff blogs. These elements are fast becoming standard in crisis coverage.

By the way: Since I visited Houston only a few weeks ago, they’ve been adding even more blogs and more links in them. Bravo.