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50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate, dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/isaac ^ | 8/30/2012 | Breaking News

Posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by TSgt

50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate area near Tangipahoa River; dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park. #nbc33isaac


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: evacuation; huricaneisaac; hurricane; isaac; isaacflooding; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT by TSgt
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To: TSgt

Lake is 300 acres a full pool with average depth of 8’.
Lake is well above pool and also has a couple flooded creeks feeding the lake. These areas are holding a lot of water and all this will drain down.

Tangipahoa River is also probably extremely high which doesn’t give any breathing room. Also, the Tangipahoa is pretty narrow and a shallow river south of Kentwood.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:56 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

RUN!


3 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: TSgt

Just dam!


4 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1319 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: TSgt

Dam close to failing leads to mandatory evacuation along Tangipahoa River
http://www.wafb.com/story/19417024/dam-failing-leads-to-mandatory-evacuation-along-tangipahoa-river
PIKE COUNTY, MS (WAFB) -

Tangipahoa Parish is calling for a mandatory evacuation of all areas along the Tangipahoa River after officials were notified a dam in southern Mississippi is close to failing.

Officials said Mississippi Emergency Management notified GOHSEP and Tangipahoa Parish Government the dam at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quinn State Park is failing. Pike County officials said the dam has not yet failed.

Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess then issued the mandatory evacuation order. Shelter locations are as follows:

Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School

Hammond Jr. High Magnet School

Natalbany Elementary School

Nesom Middle School

Amite High School

Kentwood High Magnet School

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Pike County in southern Mississippi after the emergency management officials determined the dam would probably fail.

Forecasters expect severe flooding downstream along the Tangipahoa River from west of the McComb Airport and Magnolia to Osyka.

The water level is expected to rise nearly eight feet below the dam to six feet at Osyka. The river stage at Osyka is currently 14.8 feet.

The weather service said this is a flash flood emergency for all low-lying areas along the Tangipahoa River, including Osyka.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:06 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

Prayers for the safety of all concerned.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:12 AM PDT by mojito
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To: TSgt

7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

Ugh! I thought we had dodged this bullet.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TSgt

I assume it is another campaign day for Obama?


9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: TSgt

Is the dam being over-topped, undercut or crumbling?

Not that it matters all that much downstream, I’m just curious.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1319 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: TSgt

Prayers.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TSgt

This is worse than Katrina. The damn storm has been sitting on that fish bowl for too long. May G-d help the people of LA and MS!

Prayers folks!


12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: TSgt

I’m surprised NBC acknowledged this - it’s not New Orleans....


13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by gramho12
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To: TSgt

Gosh! Prayers up!


14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: TSgt

Hmmm .... looking at a map, I don’t see how this dam break would affect 50,000 people.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Kartographer; blam; The Duke

Disaster PING!


16 posted on 08/30/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TSgt

That’s bad. With half of Louisiana without power, let’s hope most have battery powered radios going and will learn about the threat.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:02 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: TSgt

Ironically, this Dam was scheduled for a major reconstruction, beginning NEXT WEEK, with the lake water level lowered 10 feet.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Via the Weather Channel, per NOAA:

100 ft. Breach in earthen dam, expected to grow larger


19 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: al_c
Hmmm .... looking at a map, I don’t see how this dam break would affect 50,000 people.

But then, we're talking about soaking wet swamp land, aren't we?

20 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:30 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

Prepare, and pray for the folks who will be affected.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

Pinging the preppers’ list. For all those who think it can’t happen or there’s no need to prepare for the future, here’s a perfect example. Ya just never know.

Always ask: could you evacuate in 90 minutes or less? Do you have a go-bag packed? Do you have a bag for your car, and one you can carry on your back?


22 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:43 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: al_c

Wasn’t the land already waterlogged before the hurricane hit? I thought I heard that.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: onyx

You weren’t on the ping list I copied.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: mojito

Prayers that they have time to get people warned and to safety.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: rod1
Yes ‘Bama’ is perfectly happy out schmoozing with the rich and famous raising money for his coffers while Black Folks are drowning.
26 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DannyTN

MORE:
A dam at Percy Quinn State Park in Pike County is having structural problems, and workers are sandbagging its base today due to rains from Tropical Storm Isaac, and a levee break just across the Mississippi state line threatens 60,000 people and is forcing emergency evacuations.

The expected levee break is near Kentwood, La.

In some places at the dam near McComb, “the earth has washed away at the base,” said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn.

“The Department of Environmental Quality and the Corps of Engineers are sandbagging around that area.”

Agricultural land, and not residential, could be impacted, Flynn said.

The area is not far from the Louisiana border and Tangipahoa Parish, where a mandatory evacuation was ordered this morning because of a potential levee breach.

The expected levee break at Lake Tangipahoa was expected to allow a torrent of water south. The evacuation will affect between 50,000 and 60,000 people, news reports say.

Clarian Register


27 posted on 08/30/2012 9:12:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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The people of Tangipahoa Parish knew Hurricane Isaac was on its way and knew that the dam could break.

Why did they not evacuate before the storm?

Where are the school busses to evacuate these people?


28 posted on 08/30/2012 9:12:59 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Psalm 144

Those folks have my prayers.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 9:13:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: TSgt

Looks like McComb is going to end up the Best Town by a Dam Site.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TSgt
I would bet that environmentalists have stood in the way of upgrading or maintaining this dam for years.

Any takers? ;-)

31 posted on 08/30/2012 9:15:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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TWITTER:

Amite Police going door-to-door to inform residents of the evacuation below the dam along the Tangi River

McComb, MS mayor: “People need to be moving. They need to get out in case the dam does fail.”

NWSNewOrleans
Civil emergency message for Pike County. Evac along the river below the dam. River crest at record at Osyka due to expected dam failure.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 9:16:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!!!

God granting miracles
A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says “get in, get in!” The religous man replies, “ no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle.”

Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause “God will grant him a miracle.”

With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down.” St. Peter chuckles and responds, “I don’t know what you’re complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter.”


33 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: TSgt

Lordy, lordy! Prayers with the people and emergency personnel

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Tangipahoa-Parish-orders-immediate-evacuation-after-potential-levee-breach-167994886.html


34 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: TSgt; Old Sarge; null and void

Curiously, it seems the dam was scheduled for repair in just a month or so, according to this article -

http://enterprise-journal.com/news/article_4bde29a8-b82c-11e1-a862-0019bb2963f4.html


35 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:33 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

"Wasn’t the land already waterlogged before the hurricane hit? I thought I heard that."

And just like the people in New Orleans who failed to evacuate when they were warned about Katrina.

36 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

WLBT-TV Facebook Post:

EMERGENCY MEMA ~ DUE TO THE DAM FAILURE...water levels on the Tangipahoa river near Chatawa and Oskya will rise quickly. If you live in these areas LEAVE IMMEDIATELY FOR HIGHER GROUND.

By Marsha Thompson WLBT Anchor


37 posted on 08/30/2012 9:20:39 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: gramho12
I’m surprised NBC acknowledged this - it’s not New Orleans....

That dam is in newly-named Landmass -- that geographical area between the New Orleans agenda and the Tampa agenda.
38 posted on 08/30/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: shibumi
Curiously, it seems the dam was scheduled for repair in just a month or so, according to this article -

Always mañana.

39 posted on 08/30/2012 9:21:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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40 posted on 08/30/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: rod1

To quote Richard Pryor:

Mudbone:.”...everybody in the world knows there ain’t a n!$$@^ in the world can stop no water when it want to go...”


41 posted on 08/30/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: al_c
Hmmm .... looking at a map, I don’t see how this dam break would affect 50,000 people

Most of the population is 40-50 miles downriver in Louisiana near Lake Ponchartrain.

42 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: tcrlaf

Good pic. Thanks.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Kartographer

One of my very favorite God jokes....the number one spot is about God, scientists, and .....dirt.

May God keep watch over all in the path.
TAtt


44 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:28 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: TSgt

"FORE!"

45 posted on 08/30/2012 9:25:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: tcrlaf

Prayers.


46 posted on 08/30/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Strategerist

There is levee breached farther downstream, that has breached. Water from this dam would flow through that breach.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:18 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Domino effect?


48 posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TSgt
This looks like a job for Superman.


49 posted on 08/30/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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50 posted on 08/30/2012 9:35:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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