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Hurricane Katrina

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posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:28 PM
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This thing has alot of play room in it. I wouldn't write off Lousiana just yet.

Tx has alot of Yellow






posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 06:54 PM
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Okie so maybe I fudged world watcher on my boarding.... but anyway you get what your deserve eh?

Here is my backyard... Actually this is frm the lot next door, I'm showing you my RIver Birches that act as wind barrier





THis is about how every window is boarded... Boarded and heaivly surrpunded by plants....



This is my bigest worry this cypress tree in my back yard....



Random house down my street...



This is the drainage cannal about an 8th of a mile from my house... These canals encompase my whole nebighorhood... Could be bad could be good.

Its a good 400 yards wide. and its got about 15 feet of water area to fill at the moment. If you look hard you can see the pump house down the canal





This is the pumphouse....



And this is my relative location to neworleans, the building is the "One Shell Square" building tallest building in NO. I live on the west bank of the river so I don't have to worry about the lake. My nebighorhood is actually Above sea level. The river is about Three miles north of me.





posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 07:35 PM
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I'd like to thank WW and Mizar for contributing the photos to this thread. Mizar... pics are nice just make sure you stay safe first. Thanks for the good work.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 07:51 PM
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Mizar, well you look ready enough, but it all depends on how strong Katrina is and where exactly it makes landfall as to the extent of how bad you will feel this. Glad you are above sealevel, hopefully that will give you some protection from floods as well as the pump house being near you. But if you get a Cat 4 or higher, I fear all those trees in your backyard won't be standing anymore.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 07:57 PM
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Joe Bastardi (Accuweather) is on FOX saying that Katrina is stronger than what NHC is currently stating. He's saying the pressure what a storm of 125mph usually contains. He is stressing evacuation of New Orleans.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:07 PM
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The latest message from hurricane hunters reports a closed eye wall again and a pressure of 942 mb. Looking at the IR image of the storm that thing keeps getting larger in size. This won't be a Charley or Dennis. This will have the potential to cause widespread damage.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:19 PM
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I don't know much about the surges that this size of storm are able to create, but it sounds very big. I wonder if there are any birds, or wild animals around, or if at any time a migration inland was in evidence. Was there a larger than normal number of critters travelling inland in the past days? If so, I would trust their instincts, because they are more attuned to nature. If no birds, or wildlife are around, please be cautious and leave. Some surges of water are so strong they travel far inland and flood land that is above sea level. I hope I made it clear that I am no expert though, and am just sharing my concerns, however simplistic, uninformed, and/or wrong they may be.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:28 PM
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NHC 7pm Advisory on Hurricane Katrina


AT 7 PM CDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KATRINA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 24.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 85.9 WEST OR ABOUT 360 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

KATRINA HAS BEGUN TO MOVE TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH.
THIS GENERAL MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
KATRINA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND
KATRINA COULD BECOME A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE LATER TONIGHT OR
SUNDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160
MILES. NOAA BUOY 42003 LOCATED NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER RECENTLY
REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 54 MPH WITH A GUST TO 64 MPH AND
25-FOOT WAVES.


Katrina seems to be making that northwest path that was predicted, it probably didn't strengthen because of the current eye wall replacement that it has been going thru in the past few hours. I think this will definitely be a Category 4 by th 8am advisory if not sooner.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:38 PM
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Here is a question for the history buffs out there. When was the last time a cat 4/5 made a direct hit on a major metro area? Andrew wasn't a a direct hit on Miami so that doesn't count. If this hits New Orleans direct as a cat 4/5 this costs will be astronomical even without the water going over the walls and flooding the city. This could pass Andrew as the most expensive storm in history.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by Digital_Reality
Well im from Pensacola, Florida and im about tired of drinking bottled water and stocking up on potted meat for all these darn Hurricanes. Im ready to move up north! Sleeping in your house in the middle of the summer with no power or AC sucks!


You need to move to the northwest corner of Arkansas. It's pure heaven. Second only to Las vegas we're the fastest growing economy in the nation. Unemployment is at three %. If you don't have a job it's because you don't want one.

My company is having a job drive this weekend to try and find 50 new employee's. free balloons, hot dogs and hamburgers, shirts for those who fill out an application and unskilled labor starts at 13 bucks an hour.

You might say $13 bucks an hour isn't that much when you have bills, but the living here is cheap as well. I pay $450 dollars a month rent on a studio apartment that overlooks downtown and they pay the utilities.

We don't have tornado's, we don't have hurricanes, we don't even have earthquakes. We have art centers, sports and more parks then you can visit. We're an hours drive from gambling, lottery and all other kinds of sinnin'.

I live in heaven.

Northwest Arkansas is the closest you will come to heaven this side of being alive. (don't go to Ft. Smith though. Ft. Smith is Northwest Arkansas' ghetto)

Love and light to each of you,

Wupy



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 08:44 PM
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Worldwatcher, thank you for your excellent posts, well done. I'd give you the above award if I wasn't out of them.... lol But I just had to applaud your very good and regular posts about the storm, you may well have saved lives. Namaste


PATER NOSTER
.
PATER NOSTER QUI ES IN CELIS,

SANCTIFICETUR NOMEN TUUM.

ADUENIAT REGNUM TUUM,

FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA,

SICUT IN CÆLO ET IN TERRA.

PANEM NOSTRUM QUOTIDIANUM DA NOBIS HODIE,

ET DIMITTE NOBIS DEBITA NOSTRA:

SICUT ET NOS DIMITTIMUS DEBITORIBUS NOSTRIS,

ET NE NOS INDUCAS IN TENTATIONEM,

SED LIBERA NOS A MALO.

AMEN




posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by Indy
Here is a question for the history buffs out there. When was the last time a cat 4/5 made a direct hit on a major metro area? Andrew wasn't a direct hit on Miami so that doesn't count. If this hits New Orleans direct as a cat 4/5 this costs will be astronomical even without the water going over the walls and flooding the city. This could pass Andrew as the most expensive storm in history.


I’ll give it a go…Would it be Hugo ’89 over Charleston, SC Only thing else I see is Camille.

National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield, says: "This is really scary”.


Oh and Worldwatcher, I am honored!

I do have vested interest, Atlanta will still get smacked. Expecting 60-70mph gusts Tornados and 12+ inches of rain. Good times compared to where this B**** is going to make landfall.

Less than 30min to go until the next update. Preassure is down to 939MB. 27.73 inches.


[edit on 27-8-2005 by Imperium Americana]



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 09:52 PM
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This is gona be really bad....



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:06 PM
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Being that I live in a hurricane prone area, I know the feelings that people in New Orleans and the gulf states might be feeling. My advice to you, well let me say this... I live in a solid concrete house, with steel accordian hurricane shutters, I will always stay home and ride out a Cat 1 and 2, maybe a 3 depending on where the center is going, BUT I will not stay in my house if a Category 4 or higher is headed my way. I know what my house can take and I know what I feel safe in.

And btw I rather look foolish leaving my home and evacuating and having no storm show up than worrying about how foolish I'll really look for staying when a MAJOR (catastrophic) hurricane shows up at my door.

Material things can be replaced, life cannot.

[edit on 8-27-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:08 PM
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The Charleston, SC population in 2000 was under 100k. That doesn't qualify as a major metro.

www.city-data.com...

The New Orleans population is almost 500k.

neworleans.areaconnect.com...

Not sure if these are city proper stats or metro area numbers.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by Mizar
This is gona be really bad....


Figure you would know where you live in relation to this.


Click Here To View the larger image.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:20 PM
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As of the 11pm advisory Katrina was still packing winds of 115mph but the pressure was down to 939 which is the lowest yet for this storm. This equates to 27.72. I think Andrew was 920. The wind field is expanding and shortly the winds should really pick up. The storm keeps getting larger which will maximize the damage this thing can do. Keep an eye out for the 2am advisory.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:22 PM
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btw Indy, per your question...

I'm also thinking Camille

also links to local New Orleans tv stations
www.wwltv.com...

www.wdsu.com...

abc26.trb.com...

www.fox8live.com...

[edit on 8-27-2005 by worldwatcher]



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:39 PM
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HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 160 MILES.

LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS
939 MB...27.73 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 15 TO 20 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 25 FEET ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE
CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.



Not good at all.


Links to Aug 28th 03:00 UTC Update Indy referred to:

Advisory #19

Discussion #19



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 10:42 PM
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Oh My....
This is going to be baaadddd!!!!!!!!!!!

Mayor Considers Mandatory Evacuations


Nagin said anyone trying to stay in a city hotel or hoping for an opening of the Superdome might want to think again.

According to Nagin, if 18 to 20 feet of water came into the city it could be six or seven weeks to restore power and the Superdome and hotels would grow uncomfortable.



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