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Hurricane Katrina

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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I;m going shower then take a nap.

My GIrlfreind made it out just fine, she is worried sick about me...

Its going to be a long night.

We are more worried about the water than the winds.

Winds are about 20- 30 not a drop of rain has fallen yet.




posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:45 PM
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Indy and WW they are just saying that since the pressure is now 902 they expect over the next few hours that the winds will even get higher - that it takes time for the winds to speed up when the pressure goes down. Maybe Indy can explain how or why that happens. I am just repeating what the news and weather people are saying. They are expecting that it will hit land as a catagory 5 or best thoughts a high catagory 4 (YIKES when your best hopes are a high catagory 4 it is not good)


[edit on 28-8-2005 by justme1640]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:45 PM
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somebody hold my hand, I'm about to freak out, recon says, perfect storm, stadium effect, surface winds at 180-185 that means winds aloft are much higher!!!!!

The superdome is built to withstand winds of 200mph...this could be disastrous even more so than previously thought if this thing keeps gaining strength.



[edit on 8-28-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
It's definitely strengtening Indy, pressure at 902 mb winds at 180mph at surface!!!!!!!


OMG, Hurricane-force winds extend 90 miles from the center on the eastern side of Katrina.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:46 PM
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Mizar... since you are going to ride out the storm you might as well profit from it. Take pictures. Lots of them starting now and until the storm ends. Heck even take pics of whats left afterwards. Take video as long as possible if possible. Also take lots of notes. Be prepared to sell your images and story to the press. Might as well make something good out of a bad situation. This might make for a good book or a visit to a morning national news program.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:50 PM
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I have saved static pictures of the different web cams in NO on my desktop to compare after the storm hits -- hoping the power doesn't go out too early -- will try to save different times of the storm to compare also.l

Mizar -- I agree you should take tons of pictures and have a journal that you can write your thoughts in -- if you can do an article on it or perhaps more maybe it it will help you with repairs (at best) or rebuilding (at worst)



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:54 PM
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Mizar...Do something for me. Take a water proof marker and write your name and SSN # on your body. I know it sounds sick, but if you are hurt it could be the only way anyone in your family can get word of your location. Sounds messed up, I know, but that is the reality of you staying. Also contact any family outside of NO with your location.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 01:58 PM
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I'm listening to streaming news thanks to a link Nerdling sent me. A caller on a cellphone says he has been stuck on a causeway for an hour. This is bad if people are being stuck on the road. I hope they can get out.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:07 PM
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Indy, any ideas on what will happen when this storm makes land fall and combines with the disturbance in the mid-southern USA?

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I live near Memphis TN, and it is storming quite bad here now.. winds, lightning and heavy rain.

[edit on 28-8-2005 by UM_Gazz]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Indy
I'm listening to streaming news thanks to a link Nerdling sent me. A caller on a cellphone says he has been stuck on a causeway for an hour. This is bad if people are being stuck on the road. I hope they can get out.


As I told Springer...if you've never been over the Lake Ponchetrain bridge, you might not understand this. But if I were stranded on that bridge and had to ride out a hurricane. I'd die of a heart attack...I'm serious.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:10 PM
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UMGAZZ

WARNING: To Everyone living well inland, in states such as Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, The Carolinas, Tenessee and Kentucky, please keep your eye on Katrina. You will be affected. Be prepared to stay indoors, have your disaster kit ready. Torrential downpours will likely cause trees to uproot and widespread power outages. You don't have to be anywhere near the eye to feel the effects of a hurricane. You also have time to prepare and stock up on essentials or start that disaster kit you have always meant to start.

Inland Flooding From Hurricanes
Some of the most damaging floods after a hurricane occur hundreds of miles from the coast.
The Inland Risk; FACTS



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:12 PM
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With the advisory at 175mph the gusts are listed to 215mph. Here is an interesting fact..

F4 Devastating tornado 207-260 mph Well-constructed houses leveled; structures with weak foundations blown off some distance; cars thrown and large missiles generated.

That is from the fujita scale. The wind gusts will be F4 strength.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:18 PM
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So Indy, what do think are the odds of Katrina breaking Gilberts record of 888mb?



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:21 PM
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I will be saying prayers for all that are stuck there. Even the idiot I saw on Fox News from NYC who was vacationing there and looking forward to it


Mizar, keep yourself safe. I am not sure how, but do your best(as I am sure you will) I have friends with horses just north of New Orleans, one is staying to ride it out, one was able to get out with her horses and one had to leave all her animals including her 17 year old dog. The dog has seizures if put in a car and would have died from the ride. There was no time for vet care as it came on so fast.

I am not worried much about us here in Knoxville. It won't be much of a hurricane this far east. Just a storm.

What you are feeling in Memphis isn't Katrina, that is different front. You all will have lots of rain over this week though



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:21 PM
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888 is pretty incredible. I think this one will dip below 900 but I don't think its going to make it to 888. Its possible. The conditions are favorable for further strengthening. Gilbert was the absolute perfect hurricane. It had a relatively small eye and the storm itself was incredible in size. It was physically larger than Katrina. It was also traveling in an area free of any interference at all. No storm systems to weaken it. This storm is pretty close. Having 24 hours to grow gives it a chance.

Only 14mb to go.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Indy, Bastardi (Accuweather) actually thinks Katrina can make it to 885mb with winds between 200-240mph. I pray the man is nuts!!!!



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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BTW a central pressure of 902mb equates to 26.64". Good luck finding that on your home barometer. Here is a conversion chart.

www.pcwp.com...

Notice they only have it down to 900mb. Usually there is no point in going lower.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Indy, Bastardi (Accuweather) actually thinks Katrina can make it to 885mb with winds between 200-240mph. I pray the man is nuts!!!!


He's been pretty accurate in the past....................



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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oh and you can watch live New Orleans coverage
NOLA Live Stream

and live coverage from Mobile
MObile Live Stream

I know dangermouse and it's very scary, I hope Bastardi is wrong.


[edit on 8-28-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:34 PM
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OK so here are our pictures. I actually planed on doing this...

My current back yard as of 15 min ago...



We decided to park out cars in the garage of a house being built across the street, otherwise they would have been left in the drive way like the picture after this one...







Here are some trees, (I'm going to take another picture of this same area when this is all said and done. Bets on how many fall? anyone!)



A look down the street for reference later at the carnage....




WHen I was out taking these pictures I gould hear police cars goign around on their loudspeakers saying "MANDATORY EVACUATION HAS BEEN ENSTATED! LEAVE NOW OR YOU WILL LOOSE ALL PUBLICE SERVICE!"

Public service meaning police and fire and hospital so no 911 basically.







 
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