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Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part IX
NOAA - NHC and Various ^ | 29 August 2005 | NOAA - NHC

Posted on 08/29/2005 2:08:51 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Hurricane Katrina made landfall today at 6:10AM CDT, and she continues to drive northward into Mississippi and Alabama. Several local radar sites are down. Tornado and flash flood watches and warnings are widespread.

President Bush has declared major disaster areas, clearing the way for federal aid.

The following links are self-updating:

Public Advisory Currently published every 3 hours 5A, 8A, 11A, 2P, etc. ET
NHC Discussion Published every six hours 6A, 11A, 6P, 11P
Three Day Forecast Track
Five Day Forecast Track
Navy Storm Track
Katrina Track Forecast Archive Nice loop of each NHC forecast track for both three and five day
Forecast Models
Alternate Hurricane Models via Skeetobite

Wind Speed Data

Images:


Birmingham AL Radar

Mobile Long Range Radar Loop

Memphis Radar

Montgomery AL Long Range Radar

Storm Floater IR Loop
Storm Floater Still & Loop Options
Color Enhanced IR Loop

Other Resources:

Birmingham AL Weather
Meridian MS Weather (Radar down at this time)
Jackson MS Weather (Radar down at this time)


Hurricane Katrina NOLA Photos


Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VIII
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VII
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VI
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part V
Hurricane Katrina, Live Thread, Part IV
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part III
Katrina Live Thread, Part II
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part I
Tropical Storm 12


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricanekatrina; katrina; tropical
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1 posted on 08/29/2005 2:08:51 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

New thread! BTTT


2 posted on 08/29/2005 2:10:40 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: NautiNurse

I thought you were supposed to be getting some sleep....


3 posted on 08/29/2005 2:10:41 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: NautiNurse

placemark. (Thanks, Nauti!)


4 posted on 08/29/2005 2:10:54 PM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

Katrina spinning off plenty of tornados. Many radar sites down. Lots of FReepers looking for local reports.

5 posted on 08/29/2005 2:11:00 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

New tornado warning for Jasper Co., GA. (east of Atlanta and south of I-20)

The individual storm cells are moving south to north at 30-40 MPH.


6 posted on 08/29/2005 2:11:45 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Back at you for Kramer and Vandelay: LOL.

Speaking of plain speaking, did you just now hear Haley Barbour talk to those who wanted to rubberneck on flooded roads?

"You don't have any business being on the roads anyway."


7 posted on 08/29/2005 2:11:53 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: cyborg
mms://wmbcast.mgeneral.speedera.net/wmbcast.mgeneral/wmbcast_mgeneral_aug262005_1435_95563

Haley Barbour press conference..talking causultie(s).

8 posted on 08/29/2005 2:12:01 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (Gitmo? Let them eat Pork!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping, bad day to start school.


9 posted on 08/29/2005 2:12:17 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: NautiNurse

We have several members who are desperate for any news out of slidell.


10 posted on 08/29/2005 2:12:25 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Galveston)
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To: NautiNurse; All

The blonde chick in the rain needs more air time.


11 posted on 08/29/2005 2:12:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: NautiNurse

Reposting this good link to severe weather:

http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/

College of DuPage Meteorology Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings


12 posted on 08/29/2005 2:12:41 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: Johnny Crab

"We also STILL cannot get through to Slidell, Covington, or Mandeville to check on those who stayed. We'll post anything specific & confirmed that we get. One of the "stay behinds" is with northshore EMS/Fire Dept. so the info will be legit."

If it's not too much trouble, would you please ping me when you post info on the Northshore? Thank you so much. LS


13 posted on 08/29/2005 2:13:26 PM PDT by LibSnubber (Lafayette, LA........PRAYER AGAINST STORMS on my homepage)
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To: Abigail Adams

http://www.mms.gov/mmskids/explore/q1s.jpg


14 posted on 08/29/2005 2:13:34 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: NautiNurse

CNN reporting that conditions along the Mississippi coast are "Andrew-like". Gary Tuchman is reporting looting in Gulfport (or Biloxi.)


15 posted on 08/29/2005 2:13:51 PM PDT by DGray (http://nicanfhilidh.blogspot.com)
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To: NautiNurse
Found the NOLA body story. says 200 on roofs not 400.

02:37 PM CDT on Monday, August 29, 2005

WWLTV.com

Mayor Ray Nagin said that 200 people were stranded on rooftops in the Lower Ninth Ward and several “bodies are floating in the water” in the Bywater neighborhood and in Eastover.

Nagin made the announcement in his first press briefing after Hurricane Katrina slammed just east of the city, but did plenty of devastation to New Orleans.

Nagin said that the 200 stranded people included 20 police officers who were riding out the storm at their homes in preparation to take over shifts from other officers. He said that boats would be dispatched on rescue missions later in the afternoon.

Mayor Nagin issued a "boil water" recommendation for water in the city - except for Algiers and the CBD due to a water main line break that may have compromised the water.

Nagin said at least 20 buildings in the city had collapsed and that it might be 48 hours before residents would be allowed back to their homes to assess the damage.

Nagin said at least 20 buildings in the city had collapsed and that it might be 48 hours before residents would be allowed back to their homes to assess the damage.

16 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:05 PM PDT by commish ((Montgomery, AL) Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: WoodstockCat; NautiNurse

Will check back for updates....


17 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Howlin

Thank you for the link regarding straight-line winds.


18 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:16 PM PDT by easonc52
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To: NautiNurse

From what I've heard, the situation in Hancock County, Mississippi (home of Bay St. Louis and Waveland) is very grim.


19 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:16 PM PDT by Altair333 (Stop illegal immigration: George Allen in 2008)
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To: Howlin

Any news on tornado damage near Atlanta?


20 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:22 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: SunnySide

Is this thing coming near NC?


21 posted on 08/29/2005 2:14:25 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: DocRock

Bookmark Bump


22 posted on 08/29/2005 2:15:08 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: commish

Ugly,....as expected!


23 posted on 08/29/2005 2:15:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Leapfrog

ONly news report I have heard on Slidell was one that said City Officials had said that there was "complete Devestation". NO confirmations of that however.


24 posted on 08/29/2005 2:15:47 PM PDT by commish ((Montgomery, AL) Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: LibSnubber

I posted a fire in Convington...


25 posted on 08/29/2005 2:15:54 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Altair333

Three confirmed fatalities in Miss.


26 posted on 08/29/2005 2:16:12 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (Gitmo? Let them eat Pork!)
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To: MrsCinAZ

Can you post your last article over here?


27 posted on 08/29/2005 2:16:20 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: silentknight
Any news on tornado damage near Atlanta?

Carroll County officials are reporting that there are two distinct areas of damage; they are saying that two separate tornadoes touched down.

No word on injuries yet.

Forsyth County just lit up with a tornado warning on the cell that went through Rockdale and Gwinnett.

28 posted on 08/29/2005 2:16:49 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: NautiNurse

Have you gotten any sleep yet???


29 posted on 08/29/2005 2:17:06 PM PDT by mware (Trollhunter of Notewatermelon just)
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To: Altair333

I fear the worst for Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian. There has been absolutely no reports of any type from that area. Not citizen or officials.


30 posted on 08/29/2005 2:17:16 PM PDT by commish ((Montgomery, AL) Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: mhking

Thought I heard about the GA tornados--so, I pulled up the Atlanta radar, and it was crystal clear. That's why I omitted the radar from the list. I wonder if it was having a hiccup when I checked it. Weird.


31 posted on 08/29/2005 2:17:18 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

Quickly in passing TWC mentioned "40,000" homes flooded in a parish east of NOLA. Not sure how accurate that is.


32 posted on 08/29/2005 2:17:47 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: NautiNurse

Getting ugly on these threads. Hope it will be more civil this time.


33 posted on 08/29/2005 2:17:58 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: WoodstockCat

Wow. Everyone was comparing this to Camille before (and since it seems). May be more like Camille than we thought with hitting roughly the same area.


34 posted on 08/29/2005 2:18:20 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: NautiNurse
I pulled up the Atlanta radar, and it was crystal clear.

It just blossomed within the last hour to hour and a half.

35 posted on 08/29/2005 2:18:46 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: redgolum

Haley Barbour "Looting is the equivalent of graaave-robbing".."Looting will not be tolerated".


36 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:01 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (Gitmo? Let them eat Pork!)
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To: DGray

I think post storm analysis will show the storm to be very much on par with Andrew. Measured across, it will have produced a wider swath of damage than Andrew... Just a massive storm.

The storm surge reports did end up sounding eerily reminiscent to some of the things we saw in last years tsunami.

The fact that numerous towns/regions have not checked in should be extremely telling.


37 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:05 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: DGray

I imagine that most have read the comments of water to the second floor of the Beau Revage Casino in Biloxi. But, having been there a few times I can tell you that the first floor is about 20 feet above street level and if it got to the second floor, all the casinos, apartments and business establishments on the Biloxi coast are severly damaged and the smaller building must be wiped out, if the report is true.


38 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:08 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Strategerist

I've heard that report--if you see something in print, please post. Tragic news.


39 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: Howlin

http://www.intellicast.com/WeatherImg/CurrentWeather/usa.jpg

Look at the green storm line in link. I don't believe the eastern halves of those coastal states will get any of the bad stuff, maybe rain. But the western halves of those states will likley get tornado spin offs like what already is being reported in Atlanta, etc. I keep looking at this Intellicast map and the map on my office wall.


40 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:21 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Leapfrog

any word on Texas Conservative's sister in law? I pray all there are ok, and assume those in the hospitals, especially, will be ok .. anxious to hear.


41 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: commish

Yeah, and no reporters set themselves up there.

The closest was Cantore in Gulfport who is largely incommunicado (but physically alright, apparently.)


42 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:36 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: NautiNurse

Atlanta NWS radar is down.


43 posted on 08/29/2005 2:19:41 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: NautiNurse

Elevation map of New orleans:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2005/08/29/GR2005082900046.html

An hybrid satellite photo/elevation map of new orleans that describes how Hurricane Betsy would have effected new Orleans. Much of the flooding pattern is similar.
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/images/goingunder_jpg.jpg (Large file)
This map's estimated flooding levels for Metaire and central New Orleans are similar to what has occured. Simlar, not exactly the same.

I just saw this on streaming TV:
Route 10 overpass of Spain St. Area between Florida Ave and N. Clairborne, and Elysian Fields Ave and Franklin Ave, appears entirely flooded up to first story eaves. From live stream of WDSu channel 6.

Unconfirmed anonymous posts I've read on other sites say there is ~5 feet of fllod waters in low areas Harvey/Gretna due to pump failure.

I hope all those affected have ridden out the brute of this storm. I'm not much of a man of prayer, but you all are in my thoughts.


44 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:17 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: nwctwx

Do you foresee this one being called a Cat 5 after the fact Like Andrew? The pressure and surge seems to support it.


45 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:27 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This space for rent.)
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To: NautiNurse
There are several reports: latest of two minutes ago:

518 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2005
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
* UNTIL 545 PM EDT
* AT 515 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
PENNINGTON...OR ABOUT 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MADISON...MOVING NORTH
AT 25 MPH.

46 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:39 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: NautiNurse; All

Thanks for the new thread. I'm looking for word from Columbus, MS. Can't raise a friend at Columbus AFB.


47 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:44 PM PDT by cll
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CNN: Gulfport: Interstate is impassable, littered with all sorts of household debris (refrigerators, etc.), downtown was at a time under 12' of water, 2+ miles of town is still flooded, devastating damage(according to the reporter), several rescues, looters already striking.


48 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:47 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Artemis Webb

If I never see another talking wet head in a hurricane, it will be too soon.


49 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:52 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: nwctwx

I doubt you'll see the extreme wind damage to well-constructed homes like you saw in Cutler Ridge in Andrew.

However, the swath of severe wind damage is much wider and the surge damage in dollar value is going to be the largest in US history by a large margin.


50 posted on 08/29/2005 2:20:56 PM PDT by Strategerist
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