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Old 08-28-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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I just want to send out thoughts and prayers to those on MTF (and all the people in that area) who might possibly live in the path of Hurricane Katrina. This doesn't sound like it's going to be easy at all for the people living there.

Good luck to everyone there and I hope you're seeking higher ground and shelter!



Edit: Just heard that they're preparing for Katrina to be a Category 5 hurricane when it hits! I especially hope now everyone there is headed for shelter!
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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I second that SA. Everyone in Katrina's way, you and yours are in my prayers.
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I have friends who live in southeastern Louisiana -- I'm very nervous for them, not to mention their property. I hope they left the area... This storm sounds like it could be catastrophic.
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #4
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WWUS74 KLIX 281550
NPWLIX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

.HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
KILLED.

AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE
OUTSIDE!

http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/la/nonprecipwarning.html
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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When Katrina passed Miami, they predict she will only go up to category 3, now she's like Camilli

Sending good vibes to the Gulf coast!
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Best wishes go out to anyone in its path!
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:46 PM   #7
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I hope everyone down there gets out safely, because even when Katrina hits the land, it's still going to be at category 4 intensity. Put that with the fact that New Orleans is 7 feet below sea level, that city will probably never be the same again.
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That's really scary. Luckily they've called for mandatory evacuations.
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:45 AM   #10
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Its not looking good at all. New Orleans is 70% under sea level. there is good chance of half the city getting wiped out....this is something they been expecting and know it will happen but not now or this soon. maybe 30 years from now.
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:03 AM   #11
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waterlevel to rise 20-25 over sea level in New Orleans..well NewO is UNDER sea level, so if you do the math..its gonna be really ugly.
http://www.weather.com/maps/news/atl...ast_large.html
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They're expecting that Grand Isle will probably be totally wiped out now too. There's also a big lake in New Orleans (I can't remember how to spell it, something like Poncharchatrain) and the meteorologists have been saying that it easily could be renamed Lake New Orleans after Katrina has passed.
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I feel for these people so deeply. I thought sitting through Hurricane Charley last year was difficult, this is so much worse.

My thoughts and prayers are with them.
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I was just in New Orleans last year -- such a beautiful, charming, and historic city. I hope some of its famous structures are spared, but it's not looking good.
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this could affect the USO by Thursday, but thats not important at all.
http://www.weather.com/maps/news/atl...=wxcenter_maps
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