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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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He also commented how good it was that the Dome has air conditioning...but, not if the electricity is out, it won't...darn
Sorry I just got on this thread, and not about to go back through a wormhole to the previous. It sounds like the Superdome is full of people??
I would not want to be even near the roof.
WWL - pickups for the Superdome are slacking off per NO mayor, and the last pickup will be at 6 pm. Curfew starts at New Orleans starts at 6 pm, and the emergency services are expected to shut off then as well.
My heart is breaking for those people waiting in line at the Dome.
And once people get their bearings and water has gone down enough, there will be investigations about what happened to the emergency preparedness funds (Louisiana taxpayers paid for it) and why the President had to twist the Louisiana officials' arms to get an evacuation started. (Been there, saw that, many years before.)
I fear the Superdome is a death trap for all these poor folks - it makes me shudder
I'm watching. Last pickup of buses to go to Superdome will occur at 6:00pm local time. After that, curfew will be in effect. Anybody riding storm out in their homes will then be on their own--no police, no fire, no EMS, no nothin'.
2) Also how come they do no have military C-130s airlifting those people who cannot get out? The ride would be quite uncomfortable, but that seems better than sitting out a Cat-5. If I was a governor I would definitely have explored that option.
3) Finally how in goodness name will the state of Louisiana, and the country at large, handle the potentially huge loss of life (not to mention the fiscal cost of what might be the eradication of an entire city, at least in terms of viability)?
Although I guess my biggest question is if there is any chance of a miracle occuring that causes the hurricane to veer off (and not into Texas). Thanks NautiNurse.
"Good thing to check for weapons."
So very true. Hubby was in Slidell last month and heard on the local news that the police's swat team had gone into one of NO's projects to do a test. The fired off 2-3 shots at a time to see how long it would take someone to call 911. They fired over 700 rounds before the first call to 911 came in. No kidding. And rest assured, there ARE guns in that crowd and unfortunately, that's why they have to wait to get in. The saftey of the people in the Dome, especially the children, must come first. If a gun were to go off in the Dome with that many people in it, all hell could break loose.
That's alright for a few hours, but for days . . . yuck!!!!
I hope that have the set stocked with plenty of kleenex for a certain yacking hair doo.
"How many rolls of paper?"
First rule of personal storm prep... get somewhere safe and don't forget the TP.
Yep- and now he's talking to tourists from overseas who are now stuck in the Super Dome.
I remember after 9/11 the recurrent overwhelming thoughts that nothing would ever be the same again. I'm having those thoughts AHEAD of time ...make sense?
That's something I hope people brought along with them (seriously) I can't even imagine....
Prayers appreciated for their safety.
I knew we forgot something ...
Repeating from at the start of the thread (links courtesy mhking) -
Live video streams (should open into the appropriate player):
WWL-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) - mms://beloint.wm.llnwd.net/beloint_wwltv
WVTM-TV/DT Birmingham (WMP) - mms://a1256.l1289835255.c12898.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1256/12898/v0001/reflector:35255
WDSU-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) - http://mfile.akamai.com/12912/live/reflector:38202.asx
Hurricane City (Real Player) - http://hurricanecity.com/live.ram
ABCNews Now (Real Player) - http://reallive.stream.aol.com/ramgen/redundant/abc/now_hi.rm
WKRG-TV/DT Mobile (WMP) - mms://wmbcast.mgeneral.speedera.net/wmbcast.mgeneral/wmbcast_mgeneral_aug262005_1435_95518
I only wish the Superdome was shaped like "The Igloo" (The Civic Arena) in Pittsburgh. It is shaped like an upside down hemisphere. I'm not crazy about the shape of that building in NO with those winds coming!
Btw, someone earlier had a Freudian slip and called it The Superdoom.
A tornado watch is in effect til whenever. No deadline was listed. Across LA, MS, and AL and part of FL.
Superdome = Noah's Ark
there will be people running to the superdome if this thing plays out.
Basically what this says is the storm in maintaining its strength at around 165-175 mph winds. Possibly higher. New Orleans is looking at the doomsday scenario unfortunately.
This storm could have epic repercussions for our country. NO may be uninhabitable after this and the storm could concievably change the path of the Mississippi, with the effect of access to the Port of NO being cut off.
The sewers are not going to be working...'bathrooms' won't be either.
No, it's not.
When the water dept loses power, those toilets won't be of much use.
ya know, that's thing. How do you leave your dog or cat behind? They need to accept them in shelters, maybe if you have a cage or something fof them. What a horrible decision to make to leave them.
She has got under your skin huh?
Carl Rove created this hurricane to take Cindy Sheehan out of the news.
He could open some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This *is* what it was made for (among other reasons), as opposed to that stupid thing Klinton did with it "to drive down prices because we think they're too high."
I cannot imagine why they don't make a different entrance for the elderly. That picture really got to me as well.
Is the "reserve" there to use in cases like this? I know it wouldn't affect the prices...but I also worry if this is TOO bad, we would also have shortages...
Our weather experts here say that Katrina is such a monster that she's not affected by outside forces. She goes where she wants to go.
Well, he could start doing what he is being accused of doing in the first place: Steal Iraqi oil.
My guess is restrooms, with each having what 5-10 stalls in them?
Also how come they do no have military C-130s airlifting those people who cannot get out?
Part of the problem is time. As recently as Friday night-Saturday morning, this was thought to be a Mobile/Pensacola event. To realistically evacuate an area the size of New Orleans, you need 72 hours (according to reports on WWL and WDSU). They just plain didn't have enough time.
The Fox reporter at the Superdome just interviewed some tourists who were waiting in the line. An Aussie and also some Brits. They were upbeat, just going through the motions, without seeming to have the slightest clue about what is about to happen. Awful.
The sewers are not going to be working...'bathrooms' won't be either.
Why are they stopping before dark??
I don't understand this "plan" at all.
Yeah, the Petro Reserve would be a good start. Maybe we can get more by promising to keep Pat Robertson out of Venezuela.
Open the SPR's. Fast track some new refineries. Attack Venesuela....Just kidding!
I posted this on the end of the other thread. Maybe someone will be interested in commenting here:
To: jslade; Fudd Fan
Re: the Superdome:
Because of the cuvature of the exterior, any lateral energy winds will be transferred verticaly literally taking the roof off. You heard it here first. They are being evacuated into a death trap IMHO.
That's what I was thinking. Who has that photo of it? Any engineer types who are reading this care to opine?
Are those the same links at the top of the thread?
Of course the Superdome saved New Orleans before. Does anyone remember that made-for-TV movie where the killer bees invaded New Orleans, and they defeated the bees by driving them into the Superdome then turned down the A/C in the dome to kill bees off?