Skip to comments.Hurricane Isaac
Posted on 08/26/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT by wolfman23601
NHC has been slow to adjust their forecast, but models in the last 24week hours have been indicating a possible Cat 3 hitting New Orleans. While dems have been rooting for the Tampa landfall to ruin our convention, a NO landfall catastrophe with Jindal running circles around 0, while 0 is playing politics during the aftermath... maybe it is their convention that gets ruined. I am certainly not rooting for a disaster, but it would certainly be ironic.
Sorry wolfman, but it ain’t no Hurricane yet!! It’s just another ‘big blow’ movin’ through Florida!
It’s not a hurricane, it’s a tropical storm. Biden withdrew from Tampa because he realized how childish it would look to campaign there during the GOP Convention, not because of the ‘hurricane’. Unfortunately, his withdrawal faked out the GOP and they decided to cancel the first day of their convention.
That forecast is going to probably even get better as the day goes on and the storm tracks more westward.
You are right, New Orleans is my guess at this point.
Coverage of this thing is pathetic.
Has it been too long since we’ve had one?
The MSM is making it to be worse than the zombie apocalypse.
How did Mike Siedel of the Weather Channel legally travel to Cuba to cover this event. Isn’t there a federal ban on citizens traveling to that Communist state?
I am still stunned, all these years later, at how the Democrats and liberals in the MSM, through their biased coverage, politicized a hurricane.
I am still stunned, also, that the obvious shortcomings of Democrats Nagin and Blanco, in handling the disaster in New Orleans, were basicially ignored by the MSM and liberals and Democrats. Instead, everything was blamed on Bush.
Liberals were not persuaded by such legalisms, such as state governors having to formally request federal disaster aid and all that, when coping with natural disasters. Instead, liberals thought that Bush should have been in New Orleans from Day One, directing traffic.
Thankfully the media continues to lose influence. But they planted a powerful narrative that Bush was inept, which affected Bush for the remainder of his term.
It is a tropical storm about to hit the same spot most storms explode over and models are suggesting a Cat 3 landfall/stall over Louisiana. If these models verify, it will be worse than Katrina.
My son goes to school in St Pete. They were planning to evacuate the school, but just called it off 30 minutes ago. They will get water and wind, but nothing bad.
Dilbert, whatever planet you're on, I'd like to be there too...
One thing I have learned fomr this is that people at the NHC are being paid for nothing.
They can’t predict anything.
And the NAM is garbage with tropical systems so it is really 4/5 and I expect the UK to move toward the concensus over the next several runs.
Bet the farm Jindal doesn’t cancel the school bus fleet in favor of a more appropriate form of bus line that never shows up.
Will the N.O. police shoot folks for walkng across bridges?
Worse than Katrina? How do you figure? Katrina hit at 125 mph, and that wasn’t that bad, its the levee failure that caused the disaster. Those have been rebuilt to a much higher standard.
They actually usually do pretty well with the track, but they may have blown this one, at least in the long range. Louisiana wasnt even in the cone of uncertainty until this morning.
Looks lIke the western track takes it to Joplin and then to Eric’s house.
maybe they can evacuate with school buses and register them to vote at the same time. LOL
Looks like, if it doesn’t do something radical, Florida just dodged another bullet.
Those not on death row nor in prison may do so...
Wasn’t that bad? Everything south of I-10 in MS was completely destroyed. My parents, 100+ miles inland from the coast were without potable water, power, phone or cell for six WEEKS post Katrina. Katrina didn’t just strike the levees in NO. NO got a glancing blow. Grand Isle and the MS gulf coast got the landfalling cane.
Katrina moved through quickly and was in and out in 12 hours . If this thing comes in at 110 mph and hangs around for 48 hours dumping 20 inches of rain and pushing water into the city , it will be worse.
Just to add. If it verifies anywhere near any of the current model paths in the GOM gas prices WILL be near $5/gal next week or week after.
Right, 125 mph winds aren't what produced the majority of the damage. Everyone knows that. Sure, a Cat 3 storm is an awful thing otherwise, but in this case, talking about New Orleans, as the post I replied to was, the major damage came from levee failure.
And yes, I understand about the rest of the area, and what happened there. Don't get me wrong, I've been there, listening for hours, as a CAT 5 roared over my house revealing an alien planet the next morning....
Currently, they are predicting 105 mph winds at land fall, not as bad as Katrina, as the original post said it would be.
Dems may WISH they only had a huricane descending upon THEIR convention in Charlotte next week.
A combination of scheduled events during their convention has the earmarks of a “Perfect Storm” -
Stock up on popcorn. could be quite a show.
and then the side shows like the Planned Parenthood ‘celebration’: “Sex, Politics & Cocktails” (somethings you just can’t make up)
and will the Code Pink lovelies be there dressed in their pink vaginas? Let’s hope so - ahahah
I think all of our vehicles are near full, should give us about 1400 miles worth of driving. With daughter off at college, we have her vehicle here, son’s high school is a mere one mile away and DH can work from home when he wants too.
I say let the prices go sky high between now and Nov. 6th.
Not if the levees hold.
My understanding is that the 'land of the free' doesn't allow direct flights to the island, so people have to fly to Canada, then to Cuba. That'll show'em!
Well, what we all want to know is, since Katrina was Bush’s fault, if this storm causes big damage in New Orleans, will that be Obama’s fault????
that projection looks like Isaac could skip Florida and then double bsck on Viginia - if it hits Charlotte - would that be histerical -
gotta go buy some popcorn
Paradox, the Mississippi Gulf Coast was destroyed from Waveland to Pascagoula almost 20 miles inland. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was severely affected as were other cities in Mississippi. The New Orleans debacle was from levee failure. The hurricane's wrath was in Mississippi. Unfortunately, Mississippians are not of the Democrat persuasion and the majority of the MSM coverage was around New Orleans. Buildings that survived Camille were destroyed by Katrina and the storm surge was much further inland than Camille.
Exactly my question. Probably flew to another country, then to Cuba. That's the "how." But I sure would like to know the HOW...
Remember Jesse Jackson claimed Bush blew up the levees in NO...
Right, Paradox! It is sad how history was rewritten so quickly after Katrina. Everyone thinks Katrina hit New Orleans, but that is not the case. Katrina wiped out the Mississippi Gulf Coast, because that's where the storm actually hit, NOT New Orleans. New Orleans had some high winds, but it was levee failure that caused the disastrous flooding, not a direct hit by Katrina.
We can use the water.
“Shootout” this weekend at Lake of the Ozarks.
Lots of big, noisy high powered boats.
“ISAAC BLOWS SQUIRREL OUT OF PINE TREE IN ATLANTA”
—First responders alerted.
Camille, IIRC, was a very tightly wound storm that did not cover as large an area as Katrina. That made Camille's winds the primary damage mechanism. Katrina had the double hit of winds as well as pushing a huge storm surge ahead of it. A lot of structures that survive winds will be taken out by being pounded with water, which has the inertia to really deliver a damaging blow to buildings and land.
Similar deal with Andrew down in FL. Andrew was a relatively small but ferocious hurricane that delivered tremendous damage but over a relatively narrow swath. People in northern FL didn't see many effects, but south FL got clobbered.
Hopefully it isn’t too strong. The rain coming right up the Mississippii looks awesome!
I am in a suburb or New Orleans. The city shouldn't flood. They have improved the canal walls and pumping systems. The canal walls that failed for Katrina were the result of being under the responsibility of the corrupt
Except for Old Metairie, Jefferson Parish should not have flooded. The evil utterly corrupt Aaron Broussard ordered the pumps shut down and the workers sent across the Lake. I saw him on TV give the order. He was like an insane animal. We stayed in Jefferson throughout Katrina and afterwards. It was bad, but we knew it would not be what the insane Aaron predicted.
The utterly evil, utterly corrupt Broussard with his insane decision resulted in a needless $500M dollars in damage to Jefferson.
The pump workers were pleading to stay but he ordered them to leave. I will never forgive that evil man for the damage he caused to life and property (many of my relatives needlessly had their homes flooded)
The levees aren’t designed for a slow moving cat 3 or anything above cat 3. One of the models has a cat 3/4 moving up the MS river and takes it 30 HOURS to go from landfall at/near Grand Isle to Baton Rouge. I wouldn’t be my life on a government funded/built levee system in such a case.
I was interrupted.
Forgot to add the corrupt Federal Core of Engineers.
The bottom line is that ALL off the flooding from Katrina was the result of levee, canal protection being under the control of GOVERNMENT.
If decades past, if somehow the responsibility could have been placed under a UL type private agency funded by insurance companies. They would have a vested interest (i.e. profits) in making sure the levees/canal walls were built correctly.
The corruption of the local and fed agencies in relation to the New Orleans protection system is disgusting. The information that came out after Katrina about the incompetence of government is mind-boggling.
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times earlier, if Isaac hits New Orleans, it will be the fourth storm in seven years to hit during the Southern Decadence (gay Mardi Gras) celebration. Southern Decadence was cancelled in 2005 due to Katrina, and again in 2008 due to Hurricane Gustav. In 2011, Tropical Storm Lee scared off many from outside of New Orleans traveling in for the weekend resulting in about 20% hotel cancellations.
Journalists can legally travel to Cuba on a visa with the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C.
Yep, and that's what I was talking about.
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