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Posted on 09/21/2005 11:48:48 AM PDT by backhoe
Notice the line of clouds extending out before the storm? Katrina had the same thing - and it pointed in the direction she ended up going.
Oil rigs in the path of Hurricane Rita (map: RigZone.com)
I hope the democrat websites and the MSM don't get a hold of this photo.
Hurricane Center May Run Out of Names By Ker Than ... Liberals will start naming them, "Bush's Fault"..."Still Bush's Fault"...."Also Bush's Fault"...."You Know What Bush's Fault"...
Here's Their Chance! -- Let all of the complainers, ie Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Jesse Jackson, and any other of the folks who have blamed the federal government, specifically President Bush and FEMA for the so-called failures in the Katrina effort, do their duty! Each and every one of the dirty bastages should fly into the Texas gulf coast prior to Rita...
Tropical Storm Rita Live Thread -- The difference in the two news conferences I just heard- Jeb speaking with Floridians and Nagin talking down to...everyone. Jeb giving information and instilling confidence. Nagin acting arrogant and wishy-washy (an amazing combination) and giving NO information.
a fill bath tub
b fill all large pots
c several dozen cleaned plastic milk carton / change quarterly
Battery operated radio
Battery operated flashlights (1 per person + 1)
Week worth of batteries for above
Fill propane for gas grill
Fill all cars
Sterno cans and fondue pot for cooking
Matches, lighter, lighter fluid
Several rolls of 6 mil plastic sheets 10 x 100
5 boxes of 20 each, large garbage sacks
4 pair heavy work gloves
Axe, hatchet, shovel nails, heavy duty staples, staple gun, hammers, saws, chain saw
6 bread baking pans (to make block ice)
4 large ice chests
Hand operated can opener and bottle opener
1 month of all medicine, gauze, band aids, tape, alcohol, OTC headache, antiseptic
Heavy duty knives, 100 each plastic forks, spoons, knives, paper towels, paper plates Toilet Paper!
Soup, Vienna sausage, peanut butter, crackers, chili, bread, several small jelly, mustard, spam, apples, dried fruit, hard candy,
Stove top coffee pot, 10 lbs coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, tea bags
2 12 ga shot guns 2 boxes of 00; 1 of slugs; bird shot
Might as well line them up now:
Texas Weather Cams:
Dont forget because there is more white people in texas Bush will help quicker.Remember Bush hates all that are not white because he is trying to destroy the others
Any time you can mosey on down to the swamps of coastal Georgia, we'll gather at the BlueBird Cafe' for southern ice tea- the stuff that makes "energy drinks" look whimpy, it has so much caffeine.
Until then, here's a little more:
UPDATE 1:24 PM CDT: The National Hurricane Center is reporting a central pressure of 920 mb with sustained winds of over 150 mph. Look for Rita to become a Category 5 storm within the next few hours.
Galveston Independent School District buses carry evacuees off the island on Interstate 45 Wednesday.
Thanks for posting this and many other threads like this.
Someone asked on the link you just posted what the record was for barometric pressure. Recorded measurements going back to 1900 below.
Year Hurricane Pressure
1988 Hurricane Gilbert 26.14 in. 885.2 mb
1935 Florida Keys 26.35 in. 892.3 mb
1980 Hurricane Allen 26.35 in. 899.1 mb
1969 Hurricane Camille 26.84 in. 908.9 mb
1995 Hurricane Opal 27.05 in. 916 mb
1989 Hurricane Hugo 27.11 in. 918 mb
1992 Hurricane Andrew 27.23 in. 922 mb
1919 Texas Hurricane 27.37 in. 926.9 mb
1928 Okeechobee, Fl 27.43 in. 928.9 mb
1960 Hurricane Donna 27.46 in. 929.9 mb
1900 Galveston Hurricane 27.49 in. 930.9 mb
1909 Louisiana Hurricane 27.49 in. 930.9 mb
1915 Louisiana Hurricane 27.49 in. 930.9 mb
1961 Hurricane Carla 27.49 in. 930.9 mb
Look what I found:
Good info- thanks!
Wow! Concentrated common sense.
Thanks for looking.
It is about 45 miles from Galveston to Houston. It is about
60 miles from Gulfport to Hattiesburg and Hattiesburg took a pounding from Katrina.
For comparison purposes, the 1:15 pm CDT update had the winds at 150 mph, while the 2:55 pm update kicked it up to 165 mph. There has not been an update on the pressure yet (was at 920 mb at 1:15).
Below is a link to the PERFECT addition to anybody's hurricane survival gear. When the power goes out, and it usually does, there's nothing better than to be able to have a working television to track a storms progress.
The best thing about these are that they have a hand crank generator to save on batteries.
Bump that. General class here.
since we are protected, guarded, and totally loved by our two dogs, I am so happy to hear that people are allowed to evacuate with crated pets...
and for you dog people out there, this is a very good reason to get your pets "crate trained"... which isn't at all hard to do. If they love their crates, they will be much happier about the "strangeness" of evacuation.
Best long term way to crate train dogs is to sneak wonderful smelly "treats" in their crate when they aren't looking. They discover all on their own that the crate is the place where mysterious goodies just magically appear.
After that, it is time to give them all of their food in their crates... they see the crate as "the place" to go for food..
After they get used to that, then you can teach the command, "go to your crate", with a extra special treat promptly given. After they get that concept, move the crate to a different location, repeat...
Once they get that "go to your crate" isn't place specific, then you start telling them to go to their crate when strangers come to the door, when you are having dinner, etc... and do not do the tasty treat until they learn to be "quiet" in the crate...
The crate then becomes a "safe place" in their lil doggie heads. Never crate a dog as a punishment. Never crate a dog for long periods of time. Make sure they have a favorite toy, or blanket, in their crate...
Just some suggestions... and make sure you spend money on a crate. The cheaper wire crates will not take a panicky dog with strong jaws. And, I prefer the tougher wire crates, because they have better ventilation in hot temperatures. These can collapse for travel, and can always be covered with a blanket if the dog needs a sense of security...
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