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Dangerous Hurricane Dean..UPDATES

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posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:17 PM
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Evacuation of Houston

www.nws.noaa.gov...




Space shuttle Endeavour at risk?

www.cnn.com...





posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:20 PM
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babe...new orleans is in louisana...


LMAO no other comments necessary on that point.
Biloxi wasnt a run down city, it was and probably is again a very nice, clean and friendly city and their only misfortune was that they completely depend on the gambling industry. When I went to Biloxi and Gulfport after Katrina their floating casinos were either completely gone or washed up on a street somewhere, a few miles from where they were moored at.
These people had been through a lot already and still everywhere I went I was treated very well and made to feel at home.
When I was in NOLA, I was twice cornered (still not sure why) by a hostile group of people when I was walking the blocks inspecting homes. When I first got there, I had brought about 10 cases of water with me, as I always do when I go out on a storm.

I pulled into a conv store, which turned out to be closed and noticed entire families there, "living" in the parking lot of the store.
Me, being the nice guy that I am
decided to give them all the water and Ice that I had and one cooler to put it in.
When I gave out my last case of water, they demanded more, when I advised them that I had no more they damn near started a mini riot and then demanded money from me.
I was able to drive away unharmed a short time later (with all of my money)
People in Biloxi/Gulfport had been through the same or worse that the NOLA people went through but they sure had different attitudes about it.

So "rhombus24" why dont you think about that before you start making uninformed and uneducated comments about a place that youve probably never been to



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:22 PM
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MANDATORY Evacuation of Houston? wtf is that all about?
Can anyone on the board from Houston comment about this at all?

I havent been able to find any confirmation about this evacuation order at all..

I do know one thing though, there is no Houston County

The county that Houston is in, is called Harris County, so this is somehow either a mistake or a hoax.

[edit on 8/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:24 PM
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shoot, my hotel room was at the marriott houston...dang...where to go, where to go....



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:32 PM
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lol, well as far as I know Corpus is ok..
Just got back from the store (HEB) and it was business as usual.
Plenty of water, nobody in a rush and I dont think that anyone is
even thinking about Dean much less worrying about if it is coming here.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:38 PM
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I've emailed the webmaster at noaa a link to it. Maybe a hacker posted it? If I get a response I'll let you know.

STM

[edit on 8/19/2007 by seentoomuch]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:42 PM
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A hacker?


I hope not, this is a dangerous situation for people to mess with official sites.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:49 PM
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Where did you get that link casu10, because it is not true?



[edit on 8/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:54 PM
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Not true????

I didn't know, I'm sorry.

I found the link at GLP site.

[edit on 19-8-2007 by casu10]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 06:16 PM
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Ok, i believe ive figured it out. That message was not intended for Houston TX and it isnt even related to the Hurricane.
Im thinking that its referring to a Houston Wisconsin and not Houston Tx so i dont believe there is a hacker or anything else negative going on by casu10 or anyone else.
Houston Wi evacuated not Houston Tx

[edit on 8/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by rhombus24
No because look at the us map the only city I see in mississpii is New Orleans. Major cities get attention not rundown already places like Biloxi.





It never fails, this site is always good for a great laugh at least once a day and this post wins for my laugh of the day!

As far as Biloxi, it actually is a very nice place. Gulfport seemed like a typical quite coastal town to me. I was not there when Katrina happened, I did go through the area 10 months after Katrina on my to Beaumont Texas due to work. If the levees did not break in New Orleans I can say with 100% certainty that the news would have been Mississippi. Even 10 months later, you could still see people living in tents off I-10. It was really heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time. I actually have some pics of the area from that trip, I had to take some cause I was just so shocked at how much still needed to be done almost a year later and we were already heading into another hurricane season. If anyone would like to see those pics U2U me and I will send them to you once I dig them up. In all honesty, the pics really don't show it all. I was absolutely baffled.
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To get back on topic....I saw it reported that winds are down to 145 again. Not that it makes that big a difference, maybe I am just looking for any positive sign.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Kr0n0s
Ok, i believe ive figured it out. That message was not intended for Houston TX and it isnt even related to the Hurricane.
Im thinking that its referring to a Houston Wisconsin and not Houston Tx so i dont believe there is a hacker or anything else negative going on by casu10 or anyone else.
Houston Wi evacuated not Houston Tx

[edit on 8/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]


I saw this earlier on Yahoo...I was going to post it but didn't want to get off topic.

NASA orders shuttle home 1 day early




By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer Sun Aug 19, 6:20 AM ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA on Saturday ordered space shuttle Endeavour back to Earth a day early out of fear that Hurricane Dean might disrupt flight operations.
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The shuttle is now scheduled to depart from the international space station on Sunday, and landing is set for Tuesday.

The astronauts had hurriedly completed a shortened spacewalk Saturday and were still cleaning up from it when the decision came down from mission managers. The two crews shook hands and said goodbye, then closed the hatches between their docked spacecraft.

NASA worried the hurricane might veer toward Houston, the home of Mission Control, forcing an emergency relocation of flight controllers to Cape Canaveral. The makeshift control center there would not be nearly as good or big as the Houston operation, and that's why managers wanted to bring Endeavour back to Earth early.


I was wondering why too.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 06:42 PM
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Thanks Kronos!

I have family in Houston and I remember how difficult the last evacuation was for them; didn't want any mix-ups on something this serious.

Edit to add: Just got a note from the noaa webmaster; the notice was for Houston County, Minnesota. Lol, I feel like a numbskull.


STM

Off Topic Note: What's for dinner tonight! Anymore Redfish? (Said as I put the Stouffer's into the oven). I Gotta go fishin' soon,

Wish we had a gone fishing emoticon .


[edit on 8/19/2007 by seentoomuch]



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 07:03 PM
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Lol yea but how coincidental is that though. Hurricane Dean is worrying everyone on the Gulf Coast, like Houston Tx and the NWS posts a message that the mayor for the City of Houston has ordered an evacuation but they didnt say what state, so everyone, including me at first, assumes its for Houston Tx


Oh and yea that fish was excellent. I used a special mix of Lousiana/Cajun cornbread then threw some Blackened seasoning on top of that.
Dang it was good
especially the grouper.
Not sure about tonight, I think my brothers Russian/Asian wife is making some gabooshka lol or some russian dish



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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It looks like this is about the worst thing that can happen for Jamicia. It passing along the southern edge of the island, the mountains on the island should drop the wind down a bit, but the storm is going to keep most of its strangh, until it slams into Mexico(mabye)
www.nhc.noaa.gov...



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 07:51 PM
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A hurricane Camille story which I realize is a bit of topic but there is some insight into these storms.

My father was the chief engineer on a ship that sailed in Mobile, Al. in front of Camille's arrival. I don't remember if the ship hadn't finished offloading and refueling or there wasn't enough to sail before the storm hit. They had the ship moored with the bow facing the gulf and added extra lines. When the storm made landfall the ship's engines were run at slow ahead to keep the ship next to the dock even though the ship was moored. It wasn't a fun time to be ship board.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 09:26 PM
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I live in a suburb of Houston and have watched this Hurricane Dean since it was still on African land (barely).

If NOAA is going to post a message about Houston and not include a state and they are NOT talking about Houston, TX, then I am forced to issue a moron award to whoever made that error!

Oh well, people are human.

Still, with what is going on, you know some other moron was on the other end of that message and is driving away from Houston as fast as he can get away with it, gleeful that he beat the mad rush.

That poor sap, who ever and where ever he is, is having his own personal "War of the Worlds" moment.

It would sure be a Kodak moment when he finally snaps back to reality.



Anyway, the grocery stores I spied just for sport today have a shortage of water and beer. That may just be a micro-local thing though.

For the most part, Houston is no longer panicing, `cept for that poor "War of the Worlds" chap.


Models are reporting that Mexico is going to get the tar beat out of it by Hurricane Dean. Good luck to all in the path!



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 09:57 PM
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I am puzzled. The NHC reports the storm as having 145mph sustained winds. Yet Kingston which should have gotten the full brunt of this storm reported sustained winds of 80mph. You see NHC saying 145 sustained with 180mph gusts and no observation ever comes close to what they list for sustained. Not even wind gusts reach the sustained level. What gives with this? This seems to be a growing problem over the years. Nothing matches what the NHC says. It usually doesn't even come close. Prior to the Andrew correction surface level winds were estimated to be about 75% of flight level winds. Post Andrew it is 90%. I'm thinking the old way was actually correct. They were motivated to change the scale based on one freak storm. Since then all their observations have proven to be seriously wrong. Perhaps it is time they return to the 75% number. It seems to work better.



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 10:09 PM
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i'm wondering why the noaa is missing a frame in the sat loop?
link to my thread



posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 11:04 PM
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Its probably just a glitch in the system.

[edit on 8/19/2007 by Kr0n0s]



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