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NEWS: Hurricane Katrina Data & Resources Thread

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:55 PM
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All is quiet here for now. No rain even. I'm going to try and get some sleep. I will try to log on tomorrow but no power - no computer


Will post when I can.

Lily




posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by Lady Lily
As far as using the Superdome as a shelter, to be honest, these people are lucky the mayor authorized this...
to Mayor Nagin!

Let's just hope that's the first stroke of luck this town will be seeing - I share the sentiments of others in viewing this decision as more of a curse than a blessing...I hope come morning I'm completely wrong - I can only imagine the scene that will unfold once that gigantic hoard of edgy, nervous and petrified people begin to hear the moans of an over-stressed building....

I'm not a religious man by any means, but I'm certainly praying for the safety of everyone within the vicinity of that storm....It's so unfathomably huge - Here I sit in Tallahassee, getting the outer bands of a "storm" that's heading towards New Orleans


I wonder who's gonna sign off on the movie rights to this one....


I'm sure of one thing though...the people in Pensacola breathed a heavy sigh of relief this afternoon....

Alas, buckle up everyone....Mother Nature has clearly set out on teaching us human beings at least one thing in our meager attempts at understanding her glorious behaviors....That everything gets "a little better" with age – Ehhh, just depends on what "a little better" means exactly....



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by Lady Lily

Originally posted by 12m8keall2c

Obviously there are many that simply cannot leave the area, for a number of reasons, and will have to enter an emergency shelter, yet as demonstrated in the video there are also many who are simply too stubborn/stupid/fill in the blank to heed the warnings.




Regarding leaving, it's a hard choice. My mother lives in NO and it took a lot for me to get her butt over to me. ( I'm north of Lake Pontchartrain in a "safe" area.) But bottom line is that there are a lot of elderly people who have not family, no car, no one to help them. If I still lived in NO, I would not be able to leave because of my four dogs. (I don't think a hotel would appreciate a 140 Rottie
) You do what you have to do and hope for the best.


LadyLily,

I'm glad you were able to get your mother to a "safer" distance, but I think you misunderstood my point.

Of course, in a situation such as this, there are going to be those (individuals, retirees, shut-ins, etc) that have little or no outside "local" contact/support/help to assist them from harm's way. I truly hope these people are "reached" and assisted to either a shelter or, as in your case relocate Mom.

Yet, upon viewing the Fox video clip there are still those who simply can't be reached . . . . as in common sense wise. As always there are those with every opportunity,accessability, and means . . . yet still refuse to leave/take necessary precautions.

Again . . . I'm glad you were able to get your Mom out of harm's way .



[edit on 28-8-2005 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:38 PM
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Over on Livejournal, "Insomnia" is linking to other NO folks' journals.
www.livejournal.com...

I have friends in NO who are trapped there and in the French Quarter. I'm worried.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:50 PM
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Watching Tucker right now on MSNBC - Apparently they expect the storm to "weaken" to a Category 4 by landfall (The eye wall is collapsing and rebuilding again, and the end result may mean an increase in the hurricane-wind zone)

They also suspect that it will make it as far as mid-Mississippi as a Category 2....

Of course, they got their information from the latest NHC update - For more, read here

[edit on 8/28/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:55 PM
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Which is kind of like the difference between being run over buy an 18-wheeler ar a locomotive.....



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:55 PM
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Katrina may be 'our Asian tsunami'
www.cnn.com...

This is an ignorant statement, to be posted by CNN!


"We need to recognize we may be about to experience our equivalent of the Asian tsunami, in terms of the damage and the numbers of people that can be killed," said Ivor van Heerden, director of the Louisiana State University Public Health Research Center in Baton Rouge.



Numbers of people to be killed??? Other than the damage, which we will have to see about, the numbers of dead cannot be compaired to the Asian Tsunami. I doubt that we will see mass graves of Americans being burned in piles.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by TacOps Security
Katrina may be 'our Asian tsunami'
www.cnn.com...

This is an ignorant statement, to be posted by CNN!


"We need to recognize we may be about to experience our equivalent of the Asian tsunami, in terms of the damage and the numbers of people that can be killed," said Ivor van Heerden, director of the Louisiana State University Public Health Research Center in Baton Rouge.



Numbers of people to be killed??? Other than the damage, which we will have to see about, the numbers of dead cannot be compaired to the Asian Tsunami. I doubt that we will see mass graves of Americans being burned in piles.



Good call, what was the final estimate for the tsunami, 275,000 dead? Katrina won't do that just for the fact that people have warning.


jhh

posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:30 AM
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Appears to be heading more east, I am guessing a lot of rain but there should be no reason the pumps will fail to keep up.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 02:13 AM
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Whats ignorance?

They just want some news, but they dont have to overdo it. Isnt this enough for them?

Update, it has lowerd to 155 mph from 175 than 165 since now 155 about 4to6 ours ago...

Speed: 155 now






[edit on 29/8/05 by The Surrealist]



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 05:42 AM
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CNN said that? Tsunami?
How ignorant..
If compared to the tidal surge height, possibly..
But there is no element of surprise.
They way it could have been in Indonesia, if they had been given fair warning.


I swear, news people wish for the worst, just for good reporting..



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 06:15 AM
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I spent my first night ever on a water bed back in the 70's with someone I met in the French Quarter

I'll always remember New Orleans with happy memories.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 07:55 AM
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The latest advisory from the NHC
6AM CDT Advisory


KATRINA REMAINS A VERY LARGE HURRICANE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 120 MILES FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES. DURING THE PAST HOUR...A
SUSTAINED WIND OF 56 MPH WITH A GUST TO 85 MPH WAS REPORTED AT NEW
ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT...AND A SUSTAINED WIND OF 74 MPH WITH A
GUST TO 96 MPH WAS REPORTED AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION IN BELLE
CHASSE LOUISIANA.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 918 MB...27.11 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 18 TO 22 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 28 FEET...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS
BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE
CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. SOME LEVEES IN THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA
COULD BE OVERTOPPED. SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL OCCUR
ELSEWHERE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO COAST.
NOAA BUOY 42040 LOCATED ABOUT 50 MILES EAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER RECENTLY REPORTED WAVES HEIGHTS OF AT LEAST 47
FEET.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 08:09 AM
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Got a very worrisome LiveJournal post this morning from the folks I know in NO -- said the building next door had collapsed and there were big cracks in the wall of her building. I'm on tenterhooks....



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by Byrd
Got a very worrisome LiveJournal post this morning from the folks I know in NO -- said the building next door had collapsed and there were big cracks in the wall of her building. I'm on tenterhooks....

I hope she finds shelter - Over the next couple hours things won't be getting any better...

On my way into work I tuned into CNN on Sirius....A reporter inside the Super Dome has said that the roof is beggininng to actually "peel off" - The storm hasn't even fully hit that area yet....

www.cnn.com...


[edit on 8/29/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 09:36 AM
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I had just gotten the word about holes appearing in the Superdome from Yahoo news. Gods, I'll be so glad when this is over. I'm looking anxiously for her next post, though I know it won't be for another 5 hours or more.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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you can join us in Chat for continuous live coverage, reports of levees breaking, flooding and structural damage coming in all over NO and Biloxi.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 10:26 AM
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Various charity/relief efforts available here:
news.yahoo.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:24 PM
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Number 13 is setting up, its being watched.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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NBC 5's staff blog here. Quick little blurb-updates. They're reporting looting of a warehouse:
www.nbc5.com...




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