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Hurricane Katrina

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posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Mizar
Woo WHoo for me in neworleans!

Yeay can't you tell I'm excited...

Geting out the boards tommorw.


To build a boat right? Crazy below sea level freaks!




Be safe all!

[edit on 27-8-2005 by Quest]




posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 07:25 AM
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This storm could be utterly disasterous if hits New Orleans at the right angle as it looks like it will be at least a Category 4 or perhaps even a Category 5 storm....I certainly wouldn't want to be living it its path now.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 07:45 AM
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STOP! I LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS!!!

Ok I'm staying home. I have never left and never will....

SO much for having that essay paper due monday.

I really regret not followign this storm. However this is not "the one" it has possiblity of going "worst case scaniro" of comming up the missippi river and devasting the city but the track is much like Arlene eariler this year. I think though New orleans wont get a direct hit but will be verry close. THis will be the bigest storm to hit our coast line directly in at least 5 years.

When the storm comes... I will keep you guys updated as long as possible until I loose power.

Good thing I have my piano...great way to pass time.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 01:06 PM
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Mizar, I'll play Captain Obvious here,.............. BE CAREFUL!!!



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:17 PM
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thank you all for your good wishes, it worked, I was spared the worst. We've been without power since about 6:15pm on Thursday, power just restored minutes ago, we were told we wouldn't likely get it back till Tuesday.

this pic was taken about 5:45 when we thought the storm was still headed straight for Fort Lauderdale and parts north, the sudden jog to the south saved me from the heaviest rains and worst winds. I think it reached 80-85mph gusts around me, and we had between 2-3 inches of rain. Notice the light, notice the round globe...well it is in the canal now.


this is from after, the damage done to my property, my bouganvillea in the front got totally uprooted.

I lost my back fence, Gaz maybe we should start a club

also notice the light gone...


this is one of my neighbors' car, large branch crashed into the back windshield.


Anyone in the path of Katrina get the hell out of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!



[edit on 8-27-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:18 PM
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HURRICANE KATRINA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 17A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1 PM CDT SAT AUG 27 2005



HURRICANE ADV. 4 17A DISCUSSION
KATRINA SHOULD STRENGTHEN SLOWLY FOR THE FIRST 12 HR OR SO AS THE CONCENTRIC EYEWALL COMPLETES AND SOME RESIDUAL NORTHERLY SHEAR AFFECTS THE STORM. AFTER THAT...IT SHOULD STRENGTHEN IN A LIGHT SHEAR ENVIRONMENT OVER VERY WARM WATER. THE INTENSITY FORECAST CALLS FOR THE HURRICANE TO REACH 125 KT IN 48 HR AS A COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE 120 KT GFDL...THE 126 KT GFDN...THE 127 KT SHIPS...AND THE 132 KT FSU SUPERENSEMBLE MODELS. HOWEVER...IT IS NOT OUT OF
THE QUESTION THAT KATRINA COULD REACH CATEGORY 5 STATUS AT SOME POINT BEFORE LANDFALL. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR COULD AFFECT KATRINA STARTING AT 48 HR...AND AS ALWAYS HAPPENS IN HURRICANE OF THIS INTENSITY ADDITIONAL CONCENTRIC
EYEWALL CYCLES COULD OCCUR.




Well the eye pressure has come up a bit. That is to be expected, though. The storm is in the process of an eye replacement. I think the latest track is off. The Northern portion of the storm (the strongest portion) has shifted rapidly to the east. My guess is that the storm lost her eye running right into that low we were expecting last night. I figured the turn would be more gradual than what I am seeing now. Closer into shore this storm gets, the warmer the water is.

News like that would be good for Mizar and friends. The "Worst Case" for NO is not a direct hit, but a eye path just west of the city. Storms have a counter-clockwise direction. A western pass would shove the largest portion of the storm surge directly in to NO.

SAT-IR Loop

At the top of the radar frame there is a check box: LatLon (5deg). If you add in the lines you really can see the hurricane slam into the NE flowing air mass.

I agree with Dangermouse, here Mizar. Anyone who lives in, or near, to the projected path is in danger. Katrina was weak when she hit S. Fla….She is not now.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:24 PM
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WW... thanks for the pics. Wish I could have been there to ride it out.

The storm today is looking a bit more ragged with no visible eye. I wonder how long it will take before she regains that nice form.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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No probs Indy, the storm itself wasn't so bad, it the loss of power that makes it so difficult and then after the storm passes, the waiting for FPL is almost torture. I tried to kill the time by playing board games with the family, but we were all snappy with each other, cold showers kept us sane.

My advice to anyone in the path of this storm who is not evacuating...
I hope you are shuttering up and following all the usual hurricane advice, but these imo are the most important once the bigger preps have been done.

1) Set your fridge and freezer to the coldest setting NOW
2) Stock up on Ice, fill all the empty space in the freezer with bags of Ice
Fill your coolers with ice too.
3) Have lots and lots of batteries, all sizes

*If you can find those little battery operated fans, get a few, the water bottle fan (type you get at amusement parks) works great to keep you cool once the power is out.

*If you have kids, please please don't get mad at them when they start nag and whine...be prepared have an assortment of games, coloring books, toys (new things help too, makes a happy surprise) stock up from the dollar store and when a whine comes on, shut them up with something to do)
*Also make sure each child has his own flashlight, tap light, etc.

*And don't be fools when the storm has a lull and go outside to explore you nieghborhood until the all clear is given. Learn from the deaths of already attributed to Katrina and stay the hell away from big trees.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
No probs Indy, the storm itself wasn't so bad, it the loss of power that makes it so difficult and then after the storm passes, the waiting for FPL is almost torture. I tried to kill the time by playing board games with the family, but we were all snappy with each other, cold showers kept us sane.



Gald to see that ya'll are doing ok


Good Advise BTW. I would add...”Get the hell up out of there”… as well. It is one thing to ride out a cat. 1. It is something entirely different with a cat. 4-5.

Every time there is a storm targeting the Gulf coast, I think Atlanta’s population jumps a few hundred thousand. Just came back from the mall and the hotels are filling already. I hope more show up though. This storm feels all around bad!



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 04:01 PM
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I'm going to start taking pictures soon....

Boards up everywhere. I'm puting mine up now actually. Trying to convince my girlfreind to get out of town ASAP but thats not working too well.

Well it finally took that jog northward....



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 04:22 PM
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Is anyone talking about how our Oil Refineries are in the Gulf of Mexico???

Will this storm cause Gas prices to go even higher?

I saw a documentary on FX called OIL STORM about what would happen if we lost access to our refineries...it wasn't pretty. Prices climbed until the economy broke.

What if any effect will this storm have???



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 04:26 PM
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oil prices will definitely rise, since all operations on almost all of the gulf's oil rigs have been suspended and employees have evacuated.

btw Joe Bastardi (Accuweather) thinks Katrina could possibly become at Cat 5 at landfall.


leave now if you live in an evacuation zone!!!!!!!!



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by Mizar
I'm going to start taking pictures soon....

Boards up everywhere. I'm puting mine up now actually. Trying to convince my girlfreind to get out of town ASAP but thats not working too well.

Well it finally took that jog northward....


Mizar...Get the F out of there. Even if this thing shifts east it is still a huge Double Eye Wall Storm. Pressure is still falling. This is not a time to fark around. Load up the car and go. My Grandmother sets up large disaster sites for the Red Cross and FEMA. She deploys, world wide, to large critical sites: Thailand, S. America, Africa, WTC. Called her on her cell. She was on a red cross jet heading down to your neck of the woods. She said the name Camille has been thrown around too many times. My Grandfather is not expecting her for at least a month.

I am a pretty big weather junkie and this one looks really bad. I could be wrong and some strange pressure system, that no one detects, pops up and kills this thing. You a gambling man?


Mizar, Grandma only deploys to Large disaster areas, with high potential causalities. Think about what the Red Cross is saying, by activating her. IIRC she was not deployed for the Florida trifecta.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by Imperium Americana
Mizar, Grandma only deploys to Large disaster areas, with high potential causalities. Think about what the Red Cross is saying, by activating her. IIRC she was not deployed for the Florida trifecta.


That's a pretty persuasive arguement for getting the hell out!!!



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 05:35 PM
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I built my house in 1996 with the intent of hurricanes. I feel that It will hold and I have never left. Doubble enforced walls, water protection, no carpet. My house was made to fight these things. I'm not leaveing. After all if something happens to my hosue I would rather be here to helf fix it.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 05:55 PM
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Mizar what do you have on your windows????

Plywood is not enough in a Category 4 or 5.
Are you in in flood zone?

Please don't take this thing lightly, south florida seriously underestimated Katrina and thought a Category 1 or Tropical storm would be a breeze, boy were they wrong.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:03 PM
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2X4s

I live right next to a Drainage pump. My entire nebighorhood is one of the best drained in the Greater Neworleans area.

I know I really should leave. Everyone I know has or is. My house is almost srounded by riverbirches that are big and bushy and act as wind/ debris barriers. My only worry is that a house is being constructed across the street and uh... its got liek wood and stuff in the front yard....

There is only one tree that has the potentail of falling on my house. I know this is not Tropical storm, And I realize the ammout of devestationt his will proablyl bring to my area. This is teh first real hit , if we get it, that we would have had sheince Camillie. And almost exactly 40 years seince Betsy.

I've see n some strange bugs today. I know it seems off subject but I have had swarms od Dust mite flying around my house. At first I thought they were pollon but then I looked at themt o see they were bugs or dustmites. I also saw a Cicada Killer. Thoes odd bugs the live underground for 6year periods and then come out for like a month then go back in hibernation. Yeah why I saw one God only knows.

My sister is leaving but yeah I am going to weather the storm. I am worreid yes.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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#1 concern for a storm under a cat 3 would be tornados spawned at landfall. Of course as the storm gets bigger other things become #1 problems. Flying debris becomes a missle. In the case of New Orleans a very high surge and wave action will wash over the wall and flood the city. So if this storm is a cat 4+ you will have severe structural damage from the wind, tornados, and possibly the city flooding with sea water. If you live in that area I'd recommend leaving. If you must stay I'd say be up on the 3rd floor of a building. Of course nothing constructed of anything weaker than concrete block.

But that said.... leave.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:12 PM
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Likin the attidute Mizar, i'd do the same if I were in your shoes. Infact I'd like to be there, quite an adrenaline pumping experience, not that I'd to clean up afterwards so with that I feel for ya. Try and get some pics before and after If you can and also as its breaking



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:18 PM
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Mizar why don't you take a pic of your windows for us....
btw I don't think 2x4's is good enough hun....please be very very careful if you intend to ride this thing out.

I hope you have an interior room (no windows) available to bunker down in when things start to get wild. Make sure you have blankets or maybe a mattress to cover yourself with if a tornado hits your neighborhood.

Also take pictures of your property, both inside and out and upload to a yahoo file or somewhere that you can access from any computer for when it comes to making insurance claims. Take pictures of all your furniture, appliances and anything valuable in your home. Also have all your insurance papers and portable valuables ready in a waterproof container. or bag.

I wish you well and hope that Katrina avoids you and New Orleans.

btw Mizar and anyone else living in New Orleans need to read this article:
New Orleans:The Big One


[edit on 8-27-2005 by worldwatcher]




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