OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3363 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
Well, it wasn't that bad in Miami Lakes (although we did get the eye of a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds pass right over us), at least considering what could've happened. The backyard is a mess with branches and dirt everywhere (and in the pool), and the same goes for the front yard.
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
I just really hope that people in teh greater New Orleans area is not there right now. I live in Canada and don't get directly effected by these however we could get 4-8 inches of rain up here on wednesday and thursday from the remanents.
This is also a large storm in terms of area.
Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
As an indication of how powerful this storm is....
I would point out that Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel reporter who has been roundly criticized for staying on the beach during these things, has already hunkered down in a large multi story concrete structure inland from the beach.
Well one reason is this might be the worst natural Disaster in US history and it is one of the strongest Storms in Recorded History. Its pressure is down to 904mb only one storm has every had lower pressure the Great Labour Day Hurricane in 1935 which destoryed the Florida Keys.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
KFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 8): Its pressure is down to 904mb only one storm has every had lower pressure the Great Labour Day Hurricane in 1935 which destoryed the Florida Keys.
Reiterating what I had posted in another thread, the Labor Day hurricane was the only storm more powerful at landfall in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane Gilbert in 1989 reached a pressure of 888 mb, and Hurricane Allen in 1980 reached 899 mb. There was, of course, Typhoon Tip in the Northwest Pacific in 1979, which was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record at 870 mb.
"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
"we are talking Katrina Witt here, aren't we?"
Hardly! By the way, I think the skater's name is Katarina. This storm is GOD-AWFUL! Unusually warm water in the Gulf, degrees F. reading in the 90s, is fueling this massive storm. Not to reintroduce this debate but Art Bell on radio's "Coast To Coast A.M." is again discussing the global warming scenario with Whitley Streiber, his co-author on their 1999 book, "The Coming Global Superstorm" which was the basis for last year's hit movie, "The Day After Tomorrow". Though that movie's scenario was greatly exaggerated, I do see a fair chance that the phenomenon could be a factor in the recent increase in frequency and severity of such storms, even though the pattern is cyclic, having occurred before. All I can say is that New Orleans and its surroundings could be completely destroyed in a worst case scenario. The end of Mardi Gras? Almost unbelievable!
Bmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
I hurts to see so many homes under water and lives lost when a disaster like Kartrina hits. But I have no sympathy for those who said it was OK to build homes and businesses under sea-level.
Sure no one back in 1800 or 1900 thought that New Orleans would be hit by a monster hurricane that would submerge anything built below sea-level. But the time would eventually come when land engineers would have to re-evaluate the risks of living below sea-level and convey this critical information to everyone impacted.
The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
Katrina is obviously a fast and furious bitch . . . she layed waste to most of the Gulf Coast and went inland hard . . .
Reports from some family of mine near Tuscaloosa, AL.
Roads impassable - large trees down.
Spotty phone service.
Flooding in low spots.
I'm particulary concerned about friends I have from the N.O. area . . . some are Louisiana National Guard members already serving in Iraq - and now it appears they may have no home with which to return.
I did see a familiar face on Fox News . . . LtCol Pete Schneider - the Public Affairs Officer for the Louisiana National Guard . . . glad to see he's still okay. As he warned however - "stay away, don't come here. What are you going to come back to? No water, no power, no sewer, floods, impassable roads."
Any word from the N.O. based A-Netters? N1120A was posting from Los Angeles this morning . . . . how about Tom_in_NO, MSYTristar? Others?
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
Quick update: the family is fine, we're still at my in-laws in West Monroe, LA. I did speak to our neighbor. She's OK. The house does not appear to have any structural damage. We are concerned about rising flood waters that were part way up the driveway last night. The pictures we are seeing on TV this morning show a lot of devastation to the area, and a long, trying time to come.
The good thing is we're alive, and we're praying for our friends and our city.
As of last night from the emails I've been getting the airport has several issues: a lot of fencing down, no commercial power, ramp lighting damage, terminal building roof damage primarily to concourse C,and jetway damage. The airport's website has updates: .
I'm on a computer at the local library; my Blackberry's service is inconsistent, so I'll post whenever and however I can. To those who have emailed, thanks much, we appreciate all your thoughts and prayers, and I'm trying to respond whenever I can.
Tom at MSY
Mods: I'm going to duplicate this in the other Katrina thread.
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1592 times:
I love NOLA! go to college at tulane, it really is one of the most fun cities in the world. was supposed to travel there today, but have changed flight to sept 5.
i really hope, apart from what has happened already to this point, that everyone is OK and that the city will survive.
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
My "Bright" idea: Bulldoze the whole thing, then import a few land fills. Build up the land to ABOVE Lake Panchartrain's level and start to rebuild from scratch.. call it "New New Orleans" or "New Orleans 2.0" or "High Orleans" after that...
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5486 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
1. Katrina originally made landfall in North Miami Dade County as a category 1 hurricane. There was death and destruction but pales in comparison to the horror that befell New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf coast area. How would Miami Beach and Miami fared had Katrina hit them with the same force as in the Gulf?
2. Originally, newspaper headlines proclaimed: "New Orleans dodged a bullet!" Meaning, Katrina turned east and the worst did not get the Big Easy. However, as we all now know, everyone counted the crawfish before they were fried and the levy's broke. What if Katrina slammed into the Big Easy as originally forecasted. God Forbid a category 4 or 5 hurricane head on?