Originally posted by SpittinTruth
Ok, so....did i miss something??? Did the hurricane move from it's "projected path"? I asked earlier, if perhaps the earthquakes in Cali had anything to do with this hurricane. Pretty strange that 2 coasts are being hit, at the same time. Don't you think???
While the model spread increases at 48 hours and beyond... the ECMWF and UKMET have shifted westward this cycle and now take Isaac toward the Mississippi coast. The GFS...GFS ensemble mean... GFDL...and HWRF continue to show less of a northward turn and bring the cyclone into southeastern Louisiana. The new NHC track forecast has been adjusted westward by about a degree at 72 hours and beyond and lies between the ECMWF and the GFS ensemble mean. Because of the large spread in the guidance...the uncertainty in the track forecast continues to be greater than usual at 48 hours and beyond. Read more at www.wunderground.com...
Originally posted by nimbinned
reply to post by antar
That is a very creepy patch !
It's hard to really know what is going on down there because it's all blocked off and we're being fed PR BS. It's beyond irony that this place is called Assumption.
The bigger issue here (for me) is that we've screwed with Gaia for so long now that she's finally had enough. This storm is her 'poetic' way of kicking us in the butt. I think this is just the start of a global campaign against humanity.
Many of the lakes in Florida are relic sinkholes. Sinkholes can be classified as geologic hazards sometimes causing extensive damage to structures and roads resulting in costly repairs. Sinkholes can also threaten water supplies by draining unfiltered water from streams, lakes and wetlands directly into the aquifer (underground water supply).
Originally posted by miniatus
Sinkholes are a pretty common occurring thing in Florida.. I seen a few when I made my trip there a couple of years ago.. It made me curious as to the exact cause, I found one site that illustrates it pretty well..
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LA DEQ) released the results of testing for NORM showing Radium-226 was detected as being present at a concentration of 63.569 pCi/liter while Radium-228 was detected as being present at a concentration of 18.705 pCi/liter. While State officials are saying naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) is below hazardous levels independent testings has confirmed that radium-226 and radium-228 levels at sinkhole are about 15 times higher than the safe limits and state’s soil contamination standards
Decaying of radium produces radon which is radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Toxic radium could leak into nearby groundwater making it serious threat to health. Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) already found elevated levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, other volatile organic compounds and components of natural gas and radium, as well as other airborne chemicals associated with highly explosive butane (stored in cavern near the sinkhole).
DHH Office of Public Health encourages residents to follow evacuation orders, avoid restricted areas and discuss health concerns with their doctors. Residents have already reported headaches and respiratory problems.
While officials are not certain what caused the massive sinkhole, they believe it may be have been related to a nearby salt cavern owned by the Texas Brine Company.
After being used for nearly 30 years, the cavern was plugged in 2011 and officials believe the integrity of the cavern may have somehow been compromised, leading to the sinkhole.
In the meantime, officials and residents are left to worry about the possibility of an explosion. All of the neighboring natural gas pipelines that were of concern last week have been depressurized and emptied, but the nearby caverns are still causing concern. One cavern that contains 940,000 gallons of butane is of particular concern, Torres said. It's about 2,000 feet from the sinkhole. Authorities are concerned about the massive explosion that could result from the butane's release to the surface if the sinkhole were to expand far enough to reach it.
Originally posted by Jobeycool
A sink hole that big is kind of scary.What is the worse thing that could happen?
I'm in Southern Missouri so I do hope folks down in Louisiana or Arkansas will mention something if they see bad rain....