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Gulf Coast Possibly Expecting 20 inches of rain over labor day weekend.

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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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It seems things just keep getting worse over there on the East side of the Country. Still 1 million people out of power on the east coast because of Irene, now this. New Orleans is also expected to be hit hard, Hopefully they got them levies fixed up cause it looks like this could hurt a little.
Mother Earth is Angry folks.

www.msnbc.msn.com...


A slow-moving tropical depression was slogging toward the Gulf coast Friday, packing walloping rains that could drench the region with up to 20 inches.Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency Thursday because of the threat of flash flooding.

Tropical storm warnings were issued from Mississippi to Texas including New Orleans.

The National Hurricane Center said the system will dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over southern areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through Sunday and as much as 20 inches in some spots.

The depression also could become Tropical Storm Lee, the 12th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.


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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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I know...I am going to pensacola for labor day weekend...but the beach condo is already booked and paid for...i guess i can expect nothing but rain...figures...



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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You gotta love media sensationalism. More doom and gloom fear mongering. Seriously, it's a Tropical depression. It's no worse than a bad thunderstorm. Streets flood in New Orleans if you spit on the sidewalk. With any luck this will bring some well needed rain to drought stricken Texan neighbors.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by amaster
With any luck this will bring some well needed rain to drought stricken Texan neighbors.


Apparently not, I watched the weather last night and there's zero chance any of that will make it to the DFW area. They said the coast MIGHT see a little rain from it, but the coast isn't where all the drought-stricken areas are. Nearly all of Texas is just a tinder box waiting for a match right now. We need rain BAD!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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i wish it would come to florida. i love a good hurricane!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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We really need the rain to be honest. We aren't as drought stricken as Texas, but we are several inches below normal levels here.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by amarenell
We really need the rain to be honest. We aren't as drought stricken as Texas, but we are several inches below normal levels here.


I hate to be a pita but it helps to know where here is? Because as far as I know it could be closer to over there. Or further than everywhere.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Hopefully that rain is intended for Texas. We can only pray.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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I don't live in Texas but ive heard of the horrible drought happening down there. Hey, maybe this can have a good outcome for those areas that need rain real bad. But 15-20 inches is a lot of water. If things go as predicted (or planned?) there will be some serious flooding.

Hurricane Irene dumped 10-12 inches of rain on heavily flooded parts of the East Coast as a perspective of what is possible from this storm.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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I live outside Houston,

Drought has been pretty nasty. I don't know if people in the city have as much appreciation for how bad it is compared to those in rural areas.

I've got 2 feet left in my 7 ft deep pond and I am one of the lucky ones. (not really, I put my pond in the lowest spot and catch drainage from 250+ acres, I am amazed where people put their ponds sometimes! i.e. high ground/no drainage)

Our shallower pond has been dry since late April. The creek we are near has been dry for months so the hogs and coyotes come on to our property a lot more for water.

Our neighbor's stock tank (a pond for cattle) is easily the size of a football field and has been dry since June and he's cutting his herd down because the grass isn't growing enough to support the current herd. All the corn crops around here failed. Hay has only been cut once. Hay is going to be expensive this winter.

If anyone thinks Beef is expensive, what til this winter. It's not as bad right now because a lot of cattle are being brought to market that wouldn't normally be, (breeding stock) to manage herd size to what the rancher can support. This drought will affect beef prices for 3 years around here.

As far as I know, Rick Perry tried to get Federal disaster aid and has been rejected so far. Politics obviously. I'm no fan of Perry or Obama, just thinks it's B.S. that Texans are getting hurt by political games.

Don't worry about us down here though, drought is just an oppurtunity to dig our ponds deeper in preparation for the next drought... which we stand a 50/50 chance of continuing into next year with a possible back to back La nina event.

Anyway, I don't think we'll be getting much rain out of this storm:
www.weather.com...
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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Sorry about that. Here is Dauphin Island AL directly south of Mobile.
We started getting rain from this system yesterday morning around 5:30 and it has been hit or miss since then.

My cat is very unhappy about this, but so far he is the only one in the family who is.
However, the tourists coming in to our shop sound a bit like him, yowling about it all.

Well, it is Labor Day weekend. I know it is going to make our season end with a fizzle, but c'est la vie.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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I really hate to get off topic here with the whole Texas Drought thing, but is really does boggle my mind as to why no one is talking about this. I mean its serious! Why has the ferderal governement refused disaster assistance? Is a drought not as serious as a hurricane? Oh wait, never mind, I forgot, the current administration HATES Texas.

Seriously, with all the people around here who are so willing to blame HAARP for even the slightest shift in the wind, why not the Drought. So far the only people I've heard even mention to two in the same sentance are the morning radio guys stationed out of Houston.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Reuters on twitter have just said this


ReutersUS Reuters US News by Reuters FLASH: State of Emergency declared by New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu in anticipation of Tropical Storm Lee 6 minutes ago


never rains but it pours....



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Someone please have them divert this storm over and through all of Texas.




posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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I'm glad it's coming here!! We need the rain, I know you guys in Texas need it more, but it's just a little rain, no big deal!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Most of the southeast is dry as tinder. Here in my area we have already had multiple wild fires. Today saw 108 degrees on two different temperature gauges around town. That is way higher. I hope the rain pushes this way. We all in the south can use it. Though Texas I would rather see get it. If we do get it too fast though it won't help at all. It will just wash away the top soil. It won't have time to soak into the ground. What is needed is a long slow rainfall.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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Posting some updates for our folks in the new orleans area.

TROPICAL STORM LEE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1037 PM CDT FRI SEP 2 2011

...LEE MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARD...HEAVY RAINS SPREADING OVER
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST...

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
POINTE COUPEE...WEST FELICIANA...EAST FELICIANA...ST. HELENA...
WASHINGTON...ST. TAMMANY...IBERVILLE...WEST BATON ROUGE...EAST
BATON ROUGE...ASCENSION...LIVINGSTON...ASSUMPTION...ST. JAMES...
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...UPPER LAFOURCHE...ST. CHARLES...UPPER
JEFFERSON...ORLEANS...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD...
UPPER TERREBONNE...LOWER TERREBONNE...LOWER LAFOURCHE...LOWER
JEFFERSON...LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST. BERNARD...NORTHERN
TANGIPAHOA...SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA...WILKINSON...AMITE...PIKE...
WALTHALL...PEARL RIVER...HANCOCK...HARRISON AND JACKSON.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR
ALL OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI. PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD
WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LEE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 28.2N...LONGITUDE 91.6W. THIS WAS ABOUT 150 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF NEW ORLEANS LA...OR ABOUT 210 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
GULFPORT MS. STORM MOTION WAS N OR 360 DEGREES AT 5 MPH. STORM
INTENSITY WAS 45 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
IT IS VITAL THAT YOU DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK. TO
DO SO COULD RESULT IN BAD DECISIONS AND PLACE YOU OR THOSE YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR AT GREATER RISK. HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. STRONG WINDS
WILL ALSO BE A CONCERN ALONG WITH INCREASING HIGHER THAN NORMAL
TIDES.

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ST. TAMMANY-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-HANCOCK-
HARRISON-JACKSON-
1037 PM CDT FRI SEP 2 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

FINAL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE
COMPLETED BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF GUSTY WINDS
AND HEAVY RAINS CAN CAUSE OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES TO BECOME DANGEROUS.
SECURE LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AROUND. IF YOU
LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME...LEAVE IT FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER.

...WINDS...
AS TROPICAL STORM LEE APPROACHES...SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MAXIMUM
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO
75 MPH. MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE IS LIKELY TO MANY MOBILE HOMES...
ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE CANOPIES...AWNINGS...OR CARPORTS.
POORLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES MAY SUSTAIN MINOR WALL DAMAGE AND
PARTIAL ROOF REMOVAL. OTHER HOMES MAY HAVE MINOR ROOF AND SIDING
DAMAGE. SOME LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS WILL BE TOSSED AROUND AND MAY
CAUSE ADDITIONAL DAMAGE. A FEW POWER LINES WILL BE KNOCKED DOWN
RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. SOME LARGE BRANCHES OF
HEALTHY TREES WILL BE SNAPPED. MOST NEWLY PLANTED TREES AND
SHRUBS WILL BE DAMAGED OR UPROOTED.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
AS TROPICAL STORM LEE APPROACHES THE COAST...THERE IS AN
INCREASING CHANCE FOR COMBINED STORM SURGE AND ASTRONOMICAL TIDE
WATERS 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL...WITH ISOLATED LEVELS TO
6 FEET. WITHIN AREAS CLOSER TO THE COAST...RESULTING IN WORST
CASE FLOOD INUNDATION 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE LOUISIANA
COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI COAST.

FOR 4 FEET OR LESS OF INUNDATION MINOR STORM SURGE FLOODING CAN
BE EXPECTED OUTSIDE HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES...IN AREAS AROUND
LAKES PONTCHARTRAIN...MAUREPAS AND ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
MISSISSIPPI COAST AND BAYS. SOME NON ELEVATED HOMES IN THESE
AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OF PROPERTY
AND SOME FLOODING OF LOW LYING ROADS MAY OCCUR.

FOR 5 TO 6 FEET OF INUNDATION...STORM SURGE FLOODING CAN BE
EXPECTED OUTSIDE HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES ALONG THE LOUISIANA
COAST. FLOODING OF SEVERAL FEET OF WATER MAY OCCUR IN NON
ELEVATED STRUCTURES OR THOSE BUILT ON A SLABS...CAUSING DAMAGE.
ROADS ALONG THE COAST...BAYOUS AND LOW LYING AREAS MAY CLOSE WITH
UPWARDS OF SEVERAL FEET OF WATER ON THEM. RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS
SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY AND HEAD EVACUATION ADVICE
FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.


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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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Thank you very much for you contribution to the thread! I was meaning to dig up some more information about this storm but it was really busy day from hell. The information you posted pretty much sums it up to the hour on whats going on now. Thanks again!

Keep safe folks in effected areas! And even though I don't live in Texas I don't want to see it burned up, I hope some of this rain works it's way over there, It probably will cause some flash flooding in areas if it were to hit cause the ground is so dry and impermeable so I hear. But some rain is better then no rain.

Realtime updates:
(Image credited to newsblogged.com)

newsblogged.com...




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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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No problem! Here's some more up to date info.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
357 PM CDT SAT SEP 3 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
JEFFERSON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...METAIRIE...MARRERO...KENNER...
HARVEY...AVONDALE...
SOUTHWESTERN ORLEANS PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS...
NORTHWESTERN PLAQUEMINES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BELLE CHASSE...

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 353 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
HEAVY RAIN SQUALL MOVING INTO METRO NEW ORLEANS. THIS HEAVY RAIN
SQUALL IS PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE
RAINFALL RATES WILL EXCEED PUMPING CAPACITY IN THE AREA...RESULTING
IN ADDITIONAL FLOODING ACROSS THE REGION.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WESTWEGO...
TERRYTOWN...MYRTLE GROVE...HARAHAN...GRETNA AND BRIDGE CITY


.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 4 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LEE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.4N...LONGITUDE 92.1W. THIS WAS ABOUT 125 MILES WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF NEW ORLEANS LA...OR ABOUT 190 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF
GULFPORT MS. STORM MOTION WAS NORTH AT 4 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS
60 MPH.

SUSTAINED TROPICALSTORM FORCE WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE
FORECAST TO BE IN THE 35 TO 45 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FEET HAS BEEN NOTED ALONG THE COAST. WATER
LEVELS ARE NOT LIKELY TO RECEDE MUCH EVEN WITH THE LOW TIDE. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY AND MAY INCREASE
FURTHER DURING THE NEXT HIGH TIDE.

...INLAND FLOODING...
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SEE LATEST
FORECAST FOR LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION...AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING
RAINS OCCUR.



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