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The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:29 pm

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.

So how were your encounters with Katrina?
 
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:05 am

I saw her skate in "Holiday on Ice" at Wembley a few years ago........ wait, we are talking Katrina Witt here, aren't we?  sorry 
 
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:07 am

Anyone Else In Katrina's Path? (by Komododx Aug 26 2005 in Non Aviation)
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:47 am

Very little wind, and a bit of Rain in Longwood. Supposedly we will get more bands as it heads North.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:23 am

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.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:41 am

I hope that everyone who can, gets out, and I hope they take someone who can't with them.

For those who have to stay, I'd feel about as safe in the superdome as outside in a tent, my condolances to those who have to suffer that fate.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:23 am

WTF, there's like 8 threads on this.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:42 am

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.

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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:06 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 5):
For those who have to stay, I'd feel about as safe in the superdome as outside in a tent, my condolances to those who have to suffer that fate.

I second that thought. I dont know how the Superdome is going to stay up or survive flood waters. New Orleans is not prepared for this storm. Thank God 75-80% of the population is out.

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 6):
WTF, there's like 8 threads on this.

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.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:52 am

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.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:18 pm

I was really having some fun with the Hurricane and my sister today, since they have the same name Big grin
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:49 pm

"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!  Sad
 
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:55 pm

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.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:01 am

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.

No Power.
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?
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:40 am

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.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:25 am

There's another hurricane forming in the Atlantic. The weather guy on MSNBC is concerned about the "swirl" on the right side of the photo:

http://www.zjstech.net/~library/4249/GOES%20Atlantic.jpg
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:48 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 14):
we're still at my in-laws

I hope you love your inlaws as much as I love mine, I'm sure your going to be with them for some time.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
There's another hurricane forming in the Atlantic.

there are two system with poetential to do something.
This loop shows the 2nd one http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/DATA/RT/eatl-vis-loop.html
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:07 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 14):
a lot of fencing down, no commercial power, ramp lighting damage, terminal building roof damage primarily to concourse C,and jetway damage.

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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:34 am

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.
 
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:14 am

This is a complete disaster for much of the area.

People are still trapped by floodwaters and hundreds of thousands are out of their homes.

Watching the Coastie rescue swimmer having to hack his way into a roof to rescue people trapped in the attic really brings home how this is a serious deal.

80% of New Orleans is under some water........that's alot of ruined buildings and disease waiting to happen.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:27 am

I'm watching a coast guard operation that is rescuing people from rooftops with a helo crew right this second.

Fox news....tune in....it's incredible.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:40 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 20):
Fox news....tune in....it's incredible.

Yeah, that's some nice footage. You can see lots and lots of other people on roofs when they go to wider shots. Man, the Coasties have a lot of work to do there. Thanks for the heads-up.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:06 am

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...
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:27 pm

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?
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:33 pm

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 6):
WTF, there's like 8 threads on this.

Well, there is like 80 now (or even 82)...

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 22):
"High Orleans" after that...

Most people in NOLA are pretty damn high...
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:42 pm

I'm curious, how many extra posts does adding the word "official" to the title of your thread get you?  Confused
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:49 pm

Not as many as you could muster by claming NEW AND IMPROVED!
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:34 am

I know its late to pop this thread back up, but I couldn't find another one that this would really fit under.

Anyway, here's a good picture taken from Navy crews at MSY:

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/050905-M-5901F-001.jpg

If you have time, the Navy's website has a lot of good shots from the entire relief operation, including many good ones of aerial overheads. Just scroll through their pictures at the bottom of the page, "Next Page."

http://www.navy.mil/view_photos_top.asp
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:03 am

As a side note, a friend of mine who's a meteorologist tossed this together - thought some of y'all may appreciate it.

http://www.wuzz.net/katrina/katrina.wmv

http://www.wuzz.net/katrina/katrina_low.wmv if you're on a dial-up connection.
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RE: The Official Hurricane Katrina Thread

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:49 pm

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 28):
As a side note, a friend of mine who's a meteorologist tossed this together - thought some of y'all may appreciate it.

Wow, GP – pretty powerful video. We’ve seen those images time and time again – some of them iconic with Katrina; but they are different with music.

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