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Hurricane Katrina

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:41 AM

Jefferson Parish – mandatory evacuation for Grand Isle, Crown Point, and Barateria recommended evacuations for the rest of the parish.

Mizar, get those grandparents and force them to leave with you, at least head to a shelter if you can't leave the city. Old people tend to get brave and are usually more willing to risk their lives in this stage of a hurricane, but when the worse comes and they change their mind, it will be too late.

Put your foot down man and stress to them how unsafe it is right now to be staying anywhere in New Orleans.

btw peak wind gusts right now at 191 mph

[edit on 8-28-2005 by worldwatcher]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:43 AM
In case you ever wondered what a hurricane hunter sends back here is the latest vortex message.

URNT12 KNHC 281431
A. 28/14:17:00Z
B. 25 deg 58 min N
088 deg 03 min W
C. 700 mb 2294 m
D. NA kt
E. deg nm
F. 306 deg 140 kt
G. 221 deg 014 nm
H. 907 mb
I. 12 C/ 3059 m
J. 26 C/ 3048 m
K. 6 C/ NA
M. C22
N. 12345/ 7
O. 1 / 1 nm
P. AF302 1712A KATRINA OB 21

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:44 AM

This is from 'how to survive a hurricane'

What if I need help to evacuate?
Arrange beforehand with friends or family to help you evacuate. If you have no one to turn to or you have special needs, get in touch with your local officials now. They need to know who you are, where you live, and what kind of help you need so they can be ready to provide aid when a storm threatens.

Call someone, explain the problem. Hard A** or not, they may be able to help you convince your grandfather to go.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:45 AM
Mizar, DUDE!!! your officials are on tv, saying that Jefferson Parrish is in imminent danger. Please honey get out now. You'll bring me to tears in a few minutes if you don't leave. We value you as a member here and care for your wellbeing, please heed the warnings and RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:46 AM
10am central time advisory. Pressure down to 907mb. Sustained winds at an incredible 175mph. Gusts to 215.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:48 AM
Read what Indy just posted and look at this:

The following image updates automatically.

No matter what, if I was in the path of this storm I would be getting the hell out and in a hurry.

[edit on 28-8-2005 by UM_Gazz]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:50 AM
To put this storm in perspective the winds are now as strong as Hurricane Gilbert. How much stronger can this storm get? Once they get this big forecasting strength becomes impossible. With this storm moving over warmer waters it could get worse. There is still some 30 hours left for it to intensify more. It could also weaken. At this point it would take a significant amount of weakening to save whatever target she hits.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:51 AM
Catagory 6? - 175mph sustained just reported msnbc

Do they need new catagory cause this thing just went off the scale!

[edit on 28-8-2005 by Phoenix]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:53 AM
I dont know if anyone else is intrested, but here are some city cam links. We can watch ourselves as the city take a deep swim, that is as long as there is power.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:06 AM
There has only been three Cat 5's ever to hit the US, from when records have been kept.

[edit on 28-8-2005 by SpittinCobra]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:11 AM
If this storm holds up and stays on course we may be looking at the first $100 billion dollar storm. Somewhere in the area is supposed to be some oil refineries. This would cause havok with gas prices if they get taken out.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:12 AM
And look at this, looks like 2 more brewing in the Atlantic.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:17 AM
From the cam links posted here are some traffic shots. Looks as if the traffic is thin. Maybe everyone that could get out already has. Notice in the one picture the crew with the camera mounted shooting video?

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:30 AM
I've always considered myself as sort of a stormchaser as I've always been in awe of the power and force of severe weather but there's NO WAY IN HELL I'd stick around for this monster. I hope everyone here who is anywhere near New Orleans leaves or at least goes to one of the shelters they have setup in preparation.

Never made it to Mardi Gras now it looks like I might not get a chance. The latest NWS site bulletin says winds are up to near 175 mph.


posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:32 AM
Hey Indy thoes are east bound shots. Most people down here are heading north and thats yesterday afternoon. Thats why its so thin. MOst people were headed I10.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:35 AM
OH... thats right. It is Sunday now isn't it? lol. I was looking at that and thinking they had their clocks wrong. Guess it was the clock in my brain that was off.

This is freaky reading...

" That would turn the city and the east bank of Jefferson Parish into a lake as much as 30 feet deep, fouled with chemicals and waste from ruined septic systems, businesses and homes. Such a flood could trap hundreds of thousands of people in buildings and in vehicles. At the same time, high winds and tornadoes would tear at everything left standing. Between 25,000 and 100,000 people would die, said John Clizbe, national vice president for disaster services with the American Red Cross.

'A catastrophic hurricane represents 10 or 15 atomic bombs in terms of the energy it releases," said Joseph Suhayda, a Louisiana State University engineer who is studying ways to limit hurricane damage in the New Orleans area. "Think about it. New York lost two big buildings. Multiply that by 10 or 20 or 30 in the area impacted and the people lost, and we know what could happen.'

Hundreds of thousands would be left homeless, and it would take months to dry out the area and begin to make it livable. But there wouldn't be much for residents to come home to. The local economy would be in ruins. "

Reading that article is as if it was written today for this storm.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:55 AM
This storm is massive. With the exception of Texas, California and Alaska you could plop this storm down on any state and it would cover the entire state.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:06 AM

You have voted Indy for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

That was an incredible post Indy.

Mizar -- show this to your family and read it yourself a few times to understand exactly what it is saying. Head East then north if you have to but get the heck out of Dodge. They are showing a 20-25 feet water level rising -- I don't care how good the pump house is - if the power fluctuates or if their generators for some reason breaks down (it happens) you are sunk.

Unless the storm makes a dramatic turn you look to be hit on the bad side of it -- you won't be able to go outside to do anything if anything does happen so don't let anyone say that is why they are staying.. You cannot stand up to 175 mph sustained winds with gusts over 200 mph.

In our area my husband would be one of the ones staying behind because of people who don't evacuate in time (Fire Department and Rescue Squad) and it makes me furious to read about people who would put him and others like in him more danger. There also comes a time where the FD and Rescue Squad have to take their lives into consideration and they don't go out because it is BEYOND LIFE THREATENING -IT IS SUICIDE!!. So don't think they will be able to come to you when you need them -- not to mention you may not be able to call 911 at that time because power is out and cell towers have blown down. If you come home and your home is fine -- you can listen to everyone tell you "I told you so" but if you stay and things get as bad as it looks right now -- your last words to them might be "I told you so"

If nothing else makes an impression -- when the weather channel people are leaving it is BAD really really bad.

BTW everything I addressed to Mizar goes to anyone in that area thinking of staying......

edited to add -- The American Red Cross has stated that they won't even stay in NO -- that is how bad this is .... And the Mayor of NO is saying he expects that NO will be looking like Venice soon and he is expecting that it will be for awhile.
Not good -- really really not good

[edit on 28-8-2005 by justme1640]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:11 AM
I had my emotional breakdown a few minutes ago, tears and all as I came to the understanding that there will be people riding out Katrina and lives will be lost, so I'm back to help provide info that hopefully might help someone survive this. Having experienced the Cat 1 Katrina, it makes my stomach sink to depths never felt thinking what a Cat 4 or 5 Katrina will bring. I pray for you all and I ask everyone, regardless of religion or lack of religion to wish everyone in the path of Katrina well.

During the storm, remain indoors. It is no longer believed advisable to keep a window slightly open in order to prevent certain types of wind damage. Keep all windows closed. Stay inside your safe room and away from windows, skylights and doors, even if they are covered. Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors, particularly double inward opening doors.

Mizar, if you're still on, I hope you have brought that metal lawn chair inside. Have something hopefully 2x4's again to brace the door from the inside. And once your power goes out, it will get hot in a hurry, don't be tempted to open the window, not even a crack. Have easy access to blankets or better yet a mattress to take cover under. ALso have handheld saw or other tools you can use to perhaps cut your way out of the roof, if flooding becomes the problem. Keep your ladders inside too, best thing to do is get all essentials from the garage, kitchen etc and keep close to you in a central you can get to it as the need arises.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:12 AM
Thanks for the vote Justme. I can't help but notice that Mizar is still online here. I hope that 911 has been called and its just a matter of waiting for transportation to leave.

Mizar.. if you are really staying then find the center of your house and build yourself a mini shelter out of furniture. Use anything you can to act as a barrier between you and flying debris. Probably no time to make sandbags and bring them in the house to build a mini bunker out of. Best of luck to you if you are staying.

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