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HURRICANE RITA-- archive of links
various FR links & stories | 09-21-05 | the heavy equipment guy

Posted on 09/21/2005 11:48:48 AM PDT by backhoe

Update: Category 4 Hurricane Rita - Live Thread, Part II  

Hurricane Rita Freeper Sign In Thread

 Rita may be 'national disaster': oil CEO
 Rita now a Category 3 hurricane
 Hurricane Rita Live Thread -- it has actually become rather comical because, in typical style, they ignore facts.
 Case in point: my attempt to educate an acquaintance about the fact that more hurricanes struck the US by decade in the late Nineteenth Century than in recent times. This person acts as if hurricanes were a new phenomenon and happening at a greater rate than ever before. I can understand how someone who doesn't know the facts might fall for the global warming bunk, but you'd think that once you show him the historical records, he'd say, "Hey, you're right. I didn't know that." Forget about it. This person wants to believe what he wants to believe, and any facts that contradict that are ignored. It's pathological.
 Coastal TX Evacuation Maps 
  News Conference on Hurricane Rita: Lt. Gen. Honore: 'Don't get stuck on stupid, reporter.' (audio) -- I apologize to you, but let's talk about the future. Rita is happening. And right now, we need to get good, clean information out to the people that they can use. And we can have a conversation on the side about the past, in a couple of months.
 Way cool video of Rita's development.
 Check out this infrared image:

mash this

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.

Interactive map of oil rigs in path of Rita

Oil rigs in the path of Hurricane Rita (map:

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.

 Interactive map showing evac routes from Houston.
 Here's what you need:

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

Bug spray

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:

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For background, survival tips, and how the Katrina fiasco went down, look here:
 HURRICANE KATRINA- archive of links

1 posted on 09/21/2005 11:48:51 AM PDT by backhoe
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"....may I inquire discreetly, when are you free to have some (Texas)tea with me"
2 posted on 09/21/2005 11:52:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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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

3 posted on 09/21/2005 11:59:23 AM PDT by stickandpucknut
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To: Vaquero
"....may I inquire discreetly, when are you free to have some (Texas)tea with me"

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:

 'Rita scares us to death' (Stuck on Stupid MSM continues to fan the flames of hysteria)

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. Stingray: Conservative blog

Texas Clearinghouse for Katrina Aid

4 posted on 09/21/2005 12:04:00 PM PDT by backhoe (Reporting from Beautiful Brunswick, Georgia)
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 Here's how its done Mayor Nagin   - I think I'm beginning to sense a pattern here. FL (both this year and last), AL, MS, and TX are all red states which seem to have had far fewer problems than LA, the only blue state in the bunch.

Galveston Independent School District buses carry evacuees off the island on Interstate 45 Wednesday.

5 posted on 09/21/2005 12:19:23 PM PDT by backhoe
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 Latest Recon Indicates Rita is a CAT 5 Hurricane

6 posted on 09/21/2005 12:24:23 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: All Houston AM radio Houston AM radio Houston TV Houston TV Houston TV
 Here is the Yahoo! Directory link to some Houston area TV stations. Haven't checked them yet to see which ones have live feeds, but one of them is bound to...

Houston-area TV Stations
 A reporter in Galveston just told 540am here in Orlando that the original evacuees from New Orleans DO NO MIND BEING RELOCATED BECAUSE THEY KNOW ARE BEING TAKEN TO SAFETY this time. She also points out that TX evacuees are allowed to take their pets when they evacuate and this is crucial because pets are family members too and some in NO would not leave home without them.

7 posted on 09/21/2005 12:34:05 PM PDT by backhoe
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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

8 posted on 09/21/2005 12:35:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: backhoe

Look what I found:

1,548 posted on 09/21/2005 3:33:38 PM EDT by Howlin

9 posted on 09/21/2005 12:35:54 PM PDT by backhoe
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10 posted on 09/21/2005 12:36:52 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: NormsRevenge

Good info- thanks!

11 posted on 09/21/2005 12:37:41 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

Wow! Concentrated common sense.

12 posted on 09/21/2005 12:56:34 PM PDT by ekwd (Murphy's Law Has Not Been Repealed)
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To: ekwd

Thanks for looking.

13 posted on 09/21/2005 1:07:34 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

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.

14 posted on 09/21/2005 1:09:12 PM PDT by ekwd (Murphy's Law Has Not Been Repealed)
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 A Tale of Two Cities (Buses, Buses We Got Buses)

New Orleans
 These two pictures should be used in election campaigns throughout the nation.

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).

1,702 posted on 09/21/2005 4:08:02 PM EDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)

15 posted on 09/21/2005 1:12:24 PM PDT by backhoe
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The following is copied from another post ( click the "536" link to see it )-- for informational purposes. A hand-cranked radio & light are a good idea, there are several models & prices available; just google it: 

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.

Hmmm link didn't work.

Tough Brite Storm Tracker
Model VEC135

TV/Radio/Lantern with weather alert radio is rechargeable with the hand crank. Comes with a 5 in. solid state UHF/VHF black and white television. The AM/FM weather band radio has an AUTOMATIC STORM ALERT warning alarm. The 7 channel NOAA weather frequencies warn of dangerous weather conditions and emergency information. Powerful halogen spotlight and a fluorescent tube lantern. The built in hand crank provides backup power for all radio functions and LED area light. Approximately 2 crank minutes provides up to 15 minutes of runtime for the radio or LED light.

• Weatherband stations & AM/FM radio.
• Spotlight & rear LED area light.
• Dynamo Power Crank for emergency use if all batteries fail.
• Corded, cordless, rechargeable, &/or uses batteries.

Store SKU # 327621
Internet # 167236
Catalog # 100093270

Price: $59.99/ea

16 posted on 09/21/2005 1:26:45 PM PDT by backhoe
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It was a lyric from a Beatles song..... Lovely Rita meter maid May I inquire discreetly (Lovely Rita) When are you free to take some tea with me? (Lovely Rita, maid, ah) Rita! Took her out and tried to win her Had a laugh and over dinner Told her I would really like to see her again Got the bill and Rita paid it Took her home I nearly made it Sitting on the sofa with a sister or two Oh, lovely Rita meter maid Where would I be without you Give us a wink and make me think of you (Lovely Rita meter maid) Lovely Rita meter maid, Rita meter maid (Lovely Rita meter maid) Oh Lovely Rita meter meter maid (Lovely Rita meter maid) Ah da, ah da (Lovely Rita meter maid)
17 posted on 09/21/2005 1:33:08 PM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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 FReepers Offering Lodging for Rita Evacuees and/or their Pets, Sign in Here!
 DIMS talking points prediction after Rita strikes (Vanity)

18 posted on 09/21/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: BurbankKarl
Cell phones are overwhelmed. Another reason to get your ham radio license!

Bump that. General class here.

1,844 posted on 09/21/2005 4:30:57 PM EDT by Black Tooth
To: hummingbird

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...

1,848 posted on 09/21/2005 4:33:01 PM EDT by jacquej

19 posted on 09/21/2005 1:56:14 PM PDT by backhoe
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 Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part III
 Check out this water vapor loop...
I think she isn't done strengthening yet...

20 posted on 09/21/2005 4:50:34 PM PDT by backhoe
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