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Skip to comments.Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VI
Posted on 08/28/2005 2:38:16 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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Bourbon Street must be giving up...Shep said that a lot of the businesses along that street haven't even boarded up their windows!
Winds are now too high and variable for any aircraft takeoff or landing operations.
Anything still at the NO airport when this hits is going to be trashed, but you can't get them off the ground in this stuff.
During the storm it should be bearable, as the outside temps will be much cooler.
Yikes, it could become a super toilet bowl. :(
Reading these threads is like watching a train wreck...Fortunately, I think a lot of folks are gonna be disappointed...
I also thought this warning sounded too over-the-top to be real, but
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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!
She is the trumping force here. She is the cause now, not the effect.
Steal my foot. Just plain take it. They owe us...
its madness. do they have so little faith in their populace, that they have to do weapons and contraband searches for a public emergency like this?
The dumb hair-doo is crying about nothing but hypotheticals.
I feel like I am watching the Titanic sink. The mayor of NO just doesnt recognize and iceberg when he sees it staring him in the face.
TWC just said possible weakening, but still catastrophic
pressure up 1 mb, but probably just a fluctuation......looks dang strong
I am praying for each and every one of them.
More heavy rain bands about to hit NO.
If the water starts coming in those people on the ground floor are going to try to climb into the stands.
The vision I am seeing is very ugly if that happens.
Prayers for them and all in the path of Katrina.
I, too, have a foreboding feeling that nothing will ever be the same again in New Orleans. I go there about 8 times a year for four days at a time for my work. Was supposed to go this week, and supposed to go in October. Now I wonder, as I pray and pray for my many friends from that area and my own beloved Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Interisting how no official has mentioned that.
They have been talking about most windows blowing out in high rises. But no talking about the dangers at the Dame.
The Red Cross will have a concession stand selling it. LOL
That's why when we get hurricane warnings here in SC I make my plans to evacuate...I'd never leave my best friend behind!
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