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Isaac bears down, but no mandatory evacuations in New Orleans
http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | August 28, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Posted on 08/28/2012 5:51:34 AM PDT by Biggirl

New Orleans officials announced Monday that they've decided not to call for mandatory evacuations in the city ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac's landfall, but evacuations have been ordered for many residents in surrounding parishes, particularly those outside protective levees.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu had said that a mandatory evacuation would not be ordered unless the storm was expected to become a Category 3 hurricane. On Monday afternoon, with forecasts still predicting a Category 1 storm, or possibly a Category 2, he announced that no mandatory evacuation would be ordered.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricane; isaac; neworleans; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 08/28/2012 5:51:39 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

That is kinda weird. The state has been called for “A state of Emergency”. They better not screw this up like last time.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 5:55:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: All

Bear with the typo of having no capital “E”. Thanks!


3 posted on 08/28/2012 5:56:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Just saw the weather channel.

pResident Obama to make a statement about Isaac at 10am.

The reporter admits on live TV: “THIS TIME if anybody gets caught in the storm it will be their own fault, unlike during Hurricane Katrina.”

4 posted on 08/28/2012 5:56:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: napscoordinator

My sister and BIL live in the Panhandle, not far from Destin, FL. Part of the watch. PRAYERS for all in the areas affected.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 5:57:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Hats off to Mayor Landrieu. With the ridiculous feeding frenzy of the media, every storm, no matter how minor, gets the same over-blown coverage. After dozens of these hyper-ventilating extravaganzas, causing needless evacuations, people ignore them.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 5:58:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl
Democrats used this Hurricane to mess up the RNC Convention.

Tampa was NEVER in the path of this storm.

Tampa Democratic Officals played it to the hilt closing Schools etc.

Yet neighboring counties never did anything. I was born and raise in Tampa and they have accused me of being Rush Limbaugh.

This just shows I told them how useless the Government is or Obama was using the National Hurricane Center for Politics take your pick

But it backed fire as Gas prices will be blamed on him

7 posted on 08/28/2012 5:59:24 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Biggirl

Prayers for sure. I have friends in Pensacola area. It is going to be a mess for sure.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 6:00:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: All

Thank-you Moderator!


9 posted on 08/28/2012 6:01:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: napscoordinator

Heard from my sister on Sunday is that, every time there is a hurricane, the black snakes come out. Not happy to be disturbed.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: napscoordinator
That is kinda weird.

Keep in mind, this storm is still "only" a tropical storm and has not reached hurricane force winds.

There is a 65~68% chance it will reach Hurricane Category 1 for 24 hours then a 80% chance it will fall back to Tropical Storm status.

This is not a Katrina type storm that was Category 5 this far offshore.

Comparing the two is like comparing a smart car to a Formula 1 racer.

11 posted on 08/28/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Biggirl

One reason why governors are reluctant to order mandatory evacuations, is that the order triggers an obligation for the government to provide transport, shelter, and food to any mandatory evacuees who declare they need it.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 6:07:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: tsowellfan

“pResident Obama to make a statement about Isaac at 10am.”

You KNOW what the Kenyan is gonna say...

George Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 6:08:43 AM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: tsowellfan; All

I watched the idiots in Miami on TV during the pass through the keys. They shut down schools, government, roads, bridges etc. Then the idiots had weather babes down in the Keys and people in bathing suits behind them. A few years ago the idiots ordered mandatory evacuation for the Keys and NOTHING. Do you know how much idiots in the government cost the Keys with their stupidity?

No matter how hard the moron in Chief playing President tries to make this a disaster, this is like a strong tropical storm. It is no stronger than the typical thunderstorm coming through on a hot summerday, it’s just bigger and has more rain. It’s going to be a good thing for dry Arkansas.

Presstitute hype and the morons in the government fall into place. The Democrats (radical leftists) are disappointed people didn’t die in Tampa.

This is how stupid our country has become.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 6:11:25 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: tsowellfan

The reporter admits on live TV: “THIS TIME if anybody gets caught in the storm it will be their own fault, unlike during Hurricane Katrina.”

It was their fault then, also. There is a segment of the population who look forward to these storms because lots of people are away from their homes. Know what I’m sayin’?


15 posted on 08/28/2012 6:13:19 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: moovova

Has anybody been able to help Samuel L. Jackson in-between profanities why “god’s plan” (little ‘g’ instead of big) didn’t destroy everyone in Tampa with a hurricane?

Now, that idiocy aside, I pray NO folks will find shelter and/or escape as possible.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 6:15:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: politicianslie
this is like a strong tropical storm

It IS a tropical storm (unless it was just upgraded very recently).

17 posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: moovova

I cannot wait to send Obama packing.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: F15Eagle

“Samuel L. Jackson”

One of my former favorite actors. Now considered a movie-killer for me.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 6:28:00 AM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: thackney

Very good graphics.

As I understand it, Isaac is still a tropical storm, and is 18 hours from landfall. There is still reason for concern; and, I’m sure there will be some damage....but all the hype is misplaced.

And I might detect a slight westward hook on the graphic - it could still hit much further west than New Orleans.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: moovova

“pResident Obama to make a statement about Isaac at 10am.”
You KNOW what the Kenyan is gonna say...
George Bush’s fault”

“.Uh.. today, we uh... stand with the resilient, uh... people of uh, the chocolate city to, uh... direct this, uh... disaster to DEPART this, uh... chocolate city and wreak its havoc upon the, uh... greedy and profit-driven, uh... small business community of, uh... Alabama.”


21 posted on 08/28/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: moovova

Even the so-called “blame Bush” stuff has become SO OLD.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

What ever happened to Joe Bastardi’s warnings of Isaac at cat 4 or 5?


23 posted on 08/28/2012 6:41:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe not such a good idea. I remember when Floyd came through here, the winds were not bad at all.It was the rain, that continued non stop for about 20 hours that did so much damage and killed people.Tropical storms dump a lot of rain when the come on shore. If this moves as slow as it is now, it could be bad.Just my thoughts.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: lacrew
As I understand it,....but all the hype is misplaced.

I see it as the same.

And I might detect a slight westward hook on the graphic - it could still hit much further west than New Orleans.

The different computer models are coming together but still show a spread.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: tapatio
I don't want to mix politics and tragedy, but you know that Obama will. If God forbid anything happens in New Orleans or elsewhere from this storm system Romney should go there - even if in the middle of the convention. It would be the right thing to do.
26 posted on 08/28/2012 6:51:07 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Biggirl
What? ruin a party for the obama base:

What began as a simple going-away party on Barracks Street in 1972 has evolved into one of New Orleans' premier yearly events: Southern Decadence. Held annually in the French Quarter over Labor Day weekend, this celebration of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) culture has begun attracting as many as 125,000-135,000 participants from all over the world in recent years.

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27 posted on 08/28/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I don't want to mix politics and tragedy, but you know that Obama will.

Oh that's a given.Everything he does is about himself.

On a side note,it is raining heavy here in Wilmington from the outflow part of this storm.

28 posted on 08/28/2012 6:56:45 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Biggirl

NOLA’s gonna get it... not Tampa...
Looks like that toilet’s going to get flushed again.

To be honest, I hope that Holder’s People really get whacked this time ... can’t wait to see the outcry against Obama, who is on the golf course.

He’s also giving heavyweight interviews to “Glamour” magazine. I’m sure they will ask him hard-hitting, tough questions like, “So, ummm... what’s your favorite color...???”


29 posted on 08/28/2012 6:59:29 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: moovova

He’s more likely to say that his magical powers have kept it at tropical storm status.

That’s more in keeping with his God-like ego.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 6:59:56 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Elle Bee

Southern Decadence parade of perverts — stormed out in 2005 by Katrina, 2008 by Gustav, 2012 by Isaac? What’s it gonna take?


31 posted on 08/28/2012 7:01:46 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: thackney

I agree. No comparison.

Issac has been a weird storm. Forecasters have been predicting hurricane strength since it was past Cuba. Still no Hurricane & the pressure is still falling. The NE quadrant is fairly dry.

The final analysis of this storm will be interesting.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: tsowellfan
pResident Obama to make a statement about Isaac at 10am.

I'm surprised he didn't schedule it for around 9 PM to interrupt the convention.

33 posted on 08/28/2012 8:16:03 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tapatio

Rember driving into Wilmington on that big bridge

with all the poles leaning inland along side after

Hugo.Boats in the road.Stores with widows blown out

and signs in front saying open.U-Haul trucks selling

chain saws and generators for triple the price


34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:38:53 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Biggirl

They may just be looking for flooded out rodents.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 4:23:02 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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