As a writer, I'd like to think I can come up with some interesting, creative, and fairly original ideas. Maybe even some funny ones on occasion. But you just can't make something like this up: Idaho weatherman quits to pursue hurricane-mafia theory.
From the article: "Stevens has claimed that the hurricane [Katrina] was caused by the Yakuza mob using a Russian-made electromagnetic generator to control the weather."
Now I know there's a short story in there somewhere. Make up your own, or check back and see what I come up with.
Update: Read Ecks Ridgehead's hurricane conspiracy story "Oil Be Back" at Tales from the Ridge.