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Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary
CNN ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/27/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for new storm amid "a high level of anxiety," as the Crescent City's mayor put it Monday.

Forecasters project Tropical Storm Isaac will reach hurricane strength before hitting the northern Gulf Coast early Wednesday, seven years to the day after Katrina slammed ashore near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. Residents of low-lying coastal areas from the Florida Panhandle to southeastern Louisiana were ordered to evacuate ahead of storm surges and heavy rain, while the mayor of New Orleans -- which was flooded by Katrina -- acknowledged "a high level of anxiety" due to the coincidence.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneobama; isaac; katrina; louisiana
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It will still be Bush's fault.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 1:03:47 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Are the republicans still thinking about calling off the Convention on tuesday out of fear of appearing insensitive to those in the hurricane’s path?

Perhaps the dems will share half of their convention time with the GOP


2 posted on 08/27/2012 1:07:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Quick! Herd everyone into the Superdome!

What?

Quick federales, call Fleetwood Enterprises and order 10,000 more trailers.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

4 posted on 08/27/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

5 posted on 08/27/2012 1:14:20 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Shep will certainly get some traction from this as he is again down in New Orlean’s and is trying out his Southern drawl when saying New Orlean’s. I really wish they would get rid of this idiot.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT by elephant
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The Voters “Blame it on Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzHAlwEK7a4


7 posted on 08/27/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Are the dumb masses going to move this time when they’re told 3 days ahead of time to evacuate. Leave your damn flat screen tv’s behind this time.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary

Oh, no! "School Bus" Nagin and the Chocolate City will be hardest-hit!

The state-run media are trying to play to Obama's base here. Nothing more.

9 posted on 08/27/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
NEED TO KNOW
  • Isaac could make landfall on 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the same coast
  • HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen compares the two systems
Katrina & Isaac: Different storms, yet eerily similar

Isaac and Katrina are two different storms, but they share some unsettling similarities: 

  • The path of Isaac just came away from the western Florida coastline Monday morning and is churning up the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina did the same thing.
     
  • Isaac is moving to the west-northwest and should eventually steer to the northwest and head for the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline Tuesday night. Look at Katrina’s ultimate path: it did the same thing.
     
  • It appears that Isaac will make landfall late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, August 29. Katrina made landfall near Buras, Louisiana on … August 29, seven years ago.
     

READ MORE: Isaac makes way toward Gulf Coast

This is where the comparison ends though. At one point, Katrina was a monster Cat. 5 hurricane with winds well over 155 mph. It finally came ashore with winds around 115 mph making it a Cat. 3 storm, a major hurricane.

Isaac struggled to gain strength Monday morning, but could eventually become a hurricane later in the day.  In fact, the National Hurricane Center maxes Isaac out at around 90 mph winds just before landfall. So this storm is well under the strength of Katrina, which is great news.

We still have about 36 to 48 hours to watch, but hopefully Isaac won’t bomb out into a Katrina monster.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Some people have been saying that Isaac will give Bambi a chance to acted presidential and “save the day”.

I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about the actual damage the storm does. Whatever Obama does will be the worst thing he could possibly due. He has that gift.

He could screw up his own wet dream.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Lucky9teen

According to Algore and the lamestream media, Katrina was caused by Global Warming (now called Global Climate Change™) and because of Global Climate Change™ hurricanes were only going to get worse every year.

Instead, we have not had a hurricane that is Category 3 or above hit the U.S. coast for almost seven years, the longest period the U.S. has gone without a hit from a major hurricane since the government began keeping records in 1851.

If Issac turns out to be Category 3 or above, I predict multiple lamestream media reports about how Isaac was caused by Global Climate Change™ and because of Global Climate Change™ hurricanes are only going to get worse every year.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 1:30:26 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: elephant
trying out his Southern drawl

He is from Mississippi, IIRC.
13 posted on 08/27/2012 1:32:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

That song is stellar! Love it.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: elephant

I am sorry to say that Shepherd Smith is from Mississippi.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 1:35:19 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Cue Beer Looter Guy?
16 posted on 08/27/2012 1:37:20 PM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: buckalfa

17 posted on 08/27/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: tsowellfan

Democrats are much better at picking venues for their convention. Republicans....goodness why Florida? Ohio is needed for a must win....no Republican has ever won the election without Ohio.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 1:40:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

That looks like Øbøzø’s brutha...


19 posted on 08/27/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

LA has something going for it this time... and that is a GREAT Governor in Jindall. Even if Gov Jindall has to deal the Convention to deal with it, this should be a better test of him than any convention speech ever.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: IbJensen

I hope Govenor Jindall Takes this opportunity to show what REAL LEADERSHIP looks like!


21 posted on 08/27/2012 1:48:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: petitfour

He is still an idiot and does not have a Southern drawl. He makes want to throw up.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Thank you — with all the bad news. comic relief is
sometimes needed!


23 posted on 08/27/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT by buckalfa (Nabob of Negativity)
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To: GraceG
Let's hope Gov. Jindall gets on the Rat Mayor of New Orleans so as not to re-run the great school bus FUBAR ...
24 posted on 08/27/2012 1:53:48 PM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: elephant

I can hear his Southern drawl every time I hear him which is not often because I despise the sound of his voice and would rather listen to 100 cats scraping their claws against a blackboard.

He makes me want to hurl as well. I have never understood how he was hired as a news broadcaster.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 1:58:29 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Pffft. This is simply a weak Cat 1 storm that the media is trying to hyperventilate into another Katrina for political purposes.

If I were writing the news, it would be about the much-needed rains that might be coming to the Midwest from this storm.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

And why is it they built a city a whole bunch of feet below sea level?


27 posted on 08/27/2012 2:06:52 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: tsowellfan

I’d love to see a Cat 4 hurricane barrel into Charlotte in a few weeks just to see how sensitive the Democrats are.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Indeed, and well said.

This hurricane will probably end up, by landfall, as a medium-high Cat 2 (the Gulf is like bathwater right now).

Your observation about Isaac sending much-needed rains right up the Mississippi Valley is spot on, too.

29 posted on 08/27/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

30 posted on 08/27/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: OrangeHoof

We really need a hurricane come up the east coast and break some of this humidity and summer weather. I’m ready for some good Fall 60 degree days.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The dems couldn’t will this storm into Tampa, now they’re praying it hits NOLA


32 posted on 08/27/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by Figment
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To: capydick

Ray’s first job was at GM.
I’m sure it was the basic training for his superb management skills.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: tsowellfan

Are the republicans still thinking about calling off the Convention on tuesday out of fear of appearing insensitive to those in the hurricane’s path?

Question should be, is bambi changing his schedule?


34 posted on 08/27/2012 2:30:28 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment
Question should be, is bambi changing his schedule?

Why of course not. "Any good manager is able to multi-task and delegate others to take care of business" would probably be what Chris Matthews would say in response to that and may even add "the GOP, however, has shown us that it's only capable of handling one crisis at a time."

35 posted on 08/27/2012 2:38:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
7 years to the day?

And the gay Southern Decadence festival is scheduled this week in New Orleans too. Aug 29-Sep3.

36 posted on 08/27/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Yes. Why isn’t Bush doing something about it now? Seven years, and he still hasn’t prepared./sarc


37 posted on 08/27/2012 2:56:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Figment
Question should be, is bambi changing his schedule?

O's tee times are rock solid.

38 posted on 08/27/2012 3:13:57 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Obama hates blacks and the Chocolate City.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: DannyTN

When disaster strikes, how does one dispose of broken CFL bulbs. Just wondering.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 3:42:44 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: OrangeHoof

Any direct hit on New Orleans is serious because the city is under sea level. It’s not the winds it’s the rains. It’s the flooding. And this storm is moving slow.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Bubba_Leroy.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 4:30:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Cheney, Rove and Boooosh turned on the Weather Control Machine.

/sarc


43 posted on 08/27/2012 5:16:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: DannyTN

I’ve been pointing out here and elsewhere, since August 23 when everyone was expecting Isaac to hit the Republican Convention in Florida, in previous six years weather has disrupted Southern Decadence in New Orleans three times. Two of those times it was shut down completely due to hurricane weather. If Isaac hits there, it will be the fourth such instance in seven years.

I will add one tidbit I failed to mention earlier. If memory serves me, I think the 2005 Southern Decadence celebration was the first year New Orleans city council declared it to be an officially sponsored event, like Mardi Gras.

If America continues down the same path of normalizing this deviancy, the whole nation will experience similar devastation. In some ways, we already have.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 8:13:45 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: tsowellfan

I’m going to be 20 miles east of the Northeast eyewall. I’ve boarded up(only one in neighborhood who has) and say...bring on the convention!!! I will lose power but have a generator and will watch what I can. To suggest that it’s insensitive to hold the convention while we go through this is a joke!

Remember, Louisiana is a Red State and for the most part doesn’t whine about sensitivity and all that PC crap.

Hoping for a 7 point bounce with 4 of those being permanent.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:54 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: unlearner
4 out of 7. I didn't realize that. What are the odds?

I just remembered some preachers pointing to the Southern Decadence festival when Katrina hit. And got curious to see if it was this week and sure enough it is.

You'd think New Orleans would start connecting the dots if we can.

46 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jake8898

I also heard the media is hoping to split screen both events; the GOP Convention on one side and families swimming to safety on the other side.

I’ll bet the liberal media is praying for a CAT 4


47 posted on 08/27/2012 8:38:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Jake8898

Be safe!

Wow! You live in Lousiana?

Remember the Bobby Bare song “Marie Lavoe”?


48 posted on 08/27/2012 8:40:16 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: DannyTN

I hope you realize that 85% of New Orleans does not know and never knows the weekend of Southern Decadence.

And now the update says the NE eyewall will pass within 5 miles of my house.


49 posted on 08/27/2012 8:40:33 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: DannyTN

I hope you realize that 85% of New Orleans does not know and never knows the weekend of Southern Decadence.

And now the update says the NE eyewall will pass within 5 miles of my house.


50 posted on 08/27/2012 8:40:55 PM PDT by Jake8898
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