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  • Curfew Enacted For East Haven

    10/29/2012 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/ ^ | October 29,2012 | NBCConnecticut
    The Cosey Beach area of East Haven was one of the worst hit areas of the state during Tropical Storm Irene and city officials issued mandatory evacuations for residents within the two blocks of the shore as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
  • Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy (Gallup Suspends Daily Polling)

    10/29/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/29/2012 | Staff
    This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy: Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Look for future updates here.
  • Google Develops Excellent Interactive Map, News Resource, Details, for Hurricane Sandy

    10/29/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    The Next Web ^ | October 29, 2012 | Staff
    Full Title:Google’s Crisis Response Team Develops Map to Help People Prepare for Hurricane Sandy (Interactive) A storm is approaching one of the highly populated parts of the United States. And it’s not an ordinary storm. It’s a hurricane that has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” because of its mix of winter and tropical cyclone weather. To help the population prepare for it, Google’s Crisis Response Team just developed a map around Hurricane Sandy to let you know where the storm is and provide you with updated emergency information. Having claimed the lives of at least 41 people in the Carribean, Huricane Sandy...
  • Hurricane Sandy Live Thread II

    10/29/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 863 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/29/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy approaching the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesLocal Radar & Weather: Wunderground Severe Wx Northeast Philadelphia/New Jersey Current WxDelaware: Dover Air Force Base Current WxNew York: Long Island Current Wx Buoy Data: Current Observations Mt. Holly NJ NWS Briefing Package for Hurricane Sandy (pdf file) Hurricane Sandy Live Thread I
  • Maine Sandy Thread ...

    10/29/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 24 replies
    Sandy Maine | Oct 29, 2012 | Sandy
    Well, here I am in northern Casco Maine with my yard abutting a very protected cove. That means I can observe surges without the visual noise of surf. Twice in 10 years my yard has filled with the ocean when it ran through the drainage pipe under the road designed to drain water from the land into the ocean - PVC (12'' diameter). Odd - no significant weather yet, and an hour ago, the ocean began flooding the yard then retreating 10 minutes later (storm surges are generally a mile or more in length - shallow 'waves' that make it...
  • ALWAYS ON DUTY - hurricane, or not!! (vanity)

    Rain or shine, storm or fair weather, the proud soldiers of the "Old Guard" are always on duty standing their post.
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/29/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-29-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy Abby RogersOctober 29, 2012 It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in...
  • Hurricane Sandy barrels toward East Coast, expected to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge

    10/29/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT · by metmom · 64 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Fox News
    The East Coast is bracing Monday for the impact of a powerful Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward the mid-Atlantic with 95 mph winds and a storm surge that forecasters called "life-threatening." Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast early Monday, its front edge sending tide-enhanced surges over boardwalks from Delaware to New Jersey a full 12 hours before the eye of the enormous, 900-mile wide storm was to make landfall. Some 60 million people live in the path of the mega-storm and many likely face power outages in the coming hours and days. The National Guard was...
  • Hurricane Sandy blows U.S. election off course

    10/28/2012 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy blew the U.S. presidential race off course on Sunday even before it came ashore, forcing Republican Mitt Romney to shift his campaign inland and fueling fears that the massive storm bearing down on the East Coast could disrupt an election that is already under way. As he juggled his governing duties with his re-election effort, President Barack Obama said the heavily populated East Coast could face power failures and other disruptions for several days. "Don't anticipate that just because the immediate storm has passed that we're not going to have some potential problems in a lot...
  • WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 208 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Hurricane Sandy From Space NASA Just in case you thought the Hurricane hype couldn't get any louder, check out this dispatch from Weather Channel meterologist Stu Ostro: - History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States. - REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL...
  • Hurricane Sandy: advice from a hurricane person

    10/28/2012 4:27:40 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 67 replies
    I hope none of you folks are in the path of Sandy. But, if you are, there are some things you need to consider. It's only a cat 1 storm. There will be some high wind. But, nothing you can't ride out in a STURDY building. But, you WILL lose power. Perhaps for days. If you live on the coast, all bets are off. Get out now. What you will see out of this storm is torrential rains and flooding. Prepare for it. Even if it means evacuating. If you decide to stay, make sure you and your car are...
  • Obama Campaign Fears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    A top aide to Barack Obama voiced fears Sunday that Hurricane Sandy could hurt the president's re-election chances by reducing turnout, as the impending storm forced both candidates to cancel campaign stops. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received good news in two key swing states, winning the endorsement in Iowa of the main newspaper, the Des Moines Register, and tying Obama in a newly-released poll in all-important Ohio. But nine days out from the nailbiter November 6 election, all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy and how the potentially catastrophic storm might play out on the neck-and-neck race for the White House....
  • Obama: Sandy a 'serious and big storm'

    10/28/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 80 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/28/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama is warning Americans living in the path of Hurricane Sandy not to take the storm threat lightly. "So my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously," Obama said Sunday during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters, calling the hurricane a "serious and big storm." Obama joined FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, to review emergency plans for the storm which is poised to impact the entire northeastern United States. Estimates are that 60 million Americans live in the path of the storm — which is expected to cause power outages and snarl...
  • Sandy Contributes to Long Lines for Early Voting

    10/28/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    Voters looking to cast their ballots early found long lines Saturday across Maryland, as the opening of the presidential election met with the urgent preparation for the incoming Hurricane Sandy. Many complained on social media that they waited more than an hour and a half on the first day of early voting, as officials said initial turnout appeared to be far higher than in the last statewide election. Some residents said they wanted to vote as soon as possible so they wouldn't have to worry about it during the storm, expected to start hitting Maryland late Sunday. Baltimore resident Gene...
  • Vanity Is the storm hyped up?

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/radial_search.php?storm=at3 This is from what i think is a bouy close to the center of the storm. Wind speed 39G48 not bad although 26 ft waves for 13 seconds is batten down the hatches stuff. So if it heads W with these numbers what will winds be be at land fall? Is the storm hyped up?
  • Our tough Commander-in-Chief, breaking into TV shows over Hurricane Sanday

    10/28/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT · by RushIsTheMan · 11 replies
    10/28/2012 | Me
    He's trying to come off as so in charge. The fool can't find his way to a microphone to explain why four Americans died under his watch, yet for Sandy, he's saying, "No red tape. Whatever the states need, just let us know, blah, blah, blah..." Too bad he didn't show this kind of leadership back on 9/11. He cut into Chris Wallace's show too, jerk.
  • NY: Hurricane Sandy forces mass transit closure, evacuations (Zone A evacuation ordered)

    10/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 10/28/12 | FOX 5
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP -Transit officials in New York are preparing for a total shutdown of subway, bus and train service as Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the metropolitan region. All service will be suspended at 7 p.m. on Sunday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to start planning for an orderly suspension of service. New York City subways and buses will start phasing out service at 7 p.m. Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road will suspend service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The city's mass transit system is the nation's largest. The subway alone has...
  • Prayer Thread: Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT · by aposiopetic · 8 replies
    ducttape45 wrote: Maybe someone should start a prayer chain on FR, petitioning God Almighty to hear our prayers and keep it out to sea. MissMagnolia replied: Your post brought to mind these words from “God Bless Our Native Land”: God bless our native land— Firm may she ever stand Through storm and night; When the wild tempest rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do Thou our country save By Thy great might. ..... So, here goes: Many of us are praying for the upcoming election. Let us also take time to pray for those who may be endangered by Hurricane...
  • Hurricane Sandy Is Being Compared To The Worst Hurricane Ever To Hit New England

    10/28/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2012 | Henry Blodget
    In an effort to get residents to wake up and pay attention to Hurricane Sandy, the governor of Connecticut just said that Sandy might be as bad was the worst hurricane ever to hit New England--the hurricane of 1938.The 1938 hurricane hit Long Island and then moved on to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, killing 600-800 people along the way.The hurricane was so devastating that several shore communities simply disappeared, along with the people who lived in them. Providence, Newport, Hartford, and other cities were hit with severe flooding (see below). And the death toll was made...
  • Hurricane SANDY Forecast Discussion

    10/28/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    National Hurrican Center ^ | October 28, AD 2012 | Staff
    AS NOTED IN PREVIOUS ADVISORIES...TO AVOID A HIGHLY DISRUPTIVE CHANGE FROM TROPICAL TO NON-TROPICAL WARNINGS WHEN SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL...THE WIND HAZARD NORTH OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONVEYED THROUGH HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED BY LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.
  • Quinn and Rose Weekend Emergency Preparedness Thread.

    10/27/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT · by GregB · 18 replies
    Quinn and Rose Fans lets keep in touch during this storm. Stay safe.
  • This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits (NYC.gov)

    10/27/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-27-2012 | Adam Taylor
    This Is What You Should Have At Home When The Frankenstorm Hits Adam TaylorOctober 27, 2012 There's a real possibility that Hurricane Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm", could cause serious disruption to major metropolitan areas in the North East states in the next few days. As such, its better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. NYC.gov has some suggestions for a Emergency Supply Kit that you can keep at home: One gallon of drinking water per person per day Non-perishable, ready-to-eat canned foods and manual can opener First aid kit Flashlight* Battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries (you can also buy wind-up...
  • Sandy remains a hurricane (~1), slowly leaving the Bahamas (death toll up to 41 in Caribbean)

    10/26/2012 7:44:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog - Wunderground.com ^ | 10/26/12 | Angela Fritz and Jeff Masters
    Reuters reports that the death toll from Sandy in the Caribbean is now up to 41 people as Hurricane Sandy continues its track toward the U.S. East Coast this afternoon, slowly leaving the Bahamas. States of Emergency have been declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. The hurricane is just barely still a Category 1 with surface winds of 75 mph and a minimum central pressure of 971 mb. Ocean buoys off the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas are recording sustained winds of around 45 mph this afternoon, with gusts steadily increasing and now up to 60...
  • Effect of Hurricane on election. Thoughts?

    10/26/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 30 replies
    Fox News is saying this will be a huge s**tstorm, and has the potential of knocking out power for 7-10 days depending on the severity, and I would imagine knock out power to voting machines (or zap them to vote all of Obama :-) j/k) I was also reading an article on Politico which emphasized the effect on "suppressing" early voting (yay!!!), but also put Obama in the light of being "the hero" in responding to a major emergency (to make up for Benghazi)? Speaking of which, the storm might also take the coverup out of the headlines and ppuch...
  • Are utility companies prepared for another northeaster? They better be, Gov. Deval Patrick warns

    10/25/2012 2:26:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    With a potential monster storm menacing the East Coast for Halloween week, Gov. Deval L. Patrick has given utility companies a Friday deadline to submit plans for dealing with the brewing storm, which some forecasters say could be a devastating sequel to last year's October storm. Early predictions indicate Hurricane Sandy, currently headed toward Florida's coast, might combine with two separate cold fronts – one from the North, the other from the West – to become a super storm capable of producing snow, gale-force winds and flooding. Patrick spoke firmly during a Thursday morning radio appearance on WTKK-FM, issuing a...
  • 'Frankenstorm' Predicted to Slam East Coast: Hurricane/winter storm hybrid

    10/25/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the East Coast next week, focusing the worst of its weather mayhem around New York City and New Jersey. Government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there's a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday. Meteorologists say it is likely to cause $1 billion in damages...
  • Hurricane Sandy (LIVE THREAD)

    10/25/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 454 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/25/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy churning poleward off the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesBuoy Data: Current Observations
  • Could Sandy Target Northeast U.S.?

    10/24/2012 8:00:22 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 83 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | 10/24/2012 | Bryan Norcoss
    Wow... what an extraordinarily unusual scenario. What seemed like a fluke of an idea - a hurricane-like system hitting the northeastern U.S. - is gaining credibility. Originally the European model was on its own with the spectacular but somewhat bizarre idea that Sandy would be injected with jet stream energy and curve back toward New England as a stunningly strong storm. Now one model after the other, including the ensembles, are favoring a swing back toward the East Coast after the storm goes by Cape Hatteras. This the the afternoon run of the American GFS model ensembles - multiple lower-resolution...
  • Plan B for Obama's speech? (remnants of Hurricane Isaac make a right turn)

    08/31/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    OBS Weather Guy ^ | 8/31/12 | Steve Lyttle
    Plan B for Obama's speech?Posted by Steve Lyttle at 11:58 AM Friday, August 31, 2012 **SNIP** From what I've read, the plan isn't to move the event. It basically calls for using the same protocol used by the Panthers. In other words, if it rains, suck it up. If there's lightning, head for cover. The guess is that the program would be resumed when the storm passes. Hmm ... I hope the Weather Guy didn't scare them. Originally, forecasters were talking about a high likelihood of showers and thunderstorms throughout next week, with left-over moisture from the remnants of Hurricane...
  • Isaac Looters Locked Up

    08/31/2012 3:29:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NOLA Defender ^ | August 30, 2012
    [New Orleans].. They found guns, jewelry, various clothing items including caps, shorts, socks and pants, as well as tennis shoes. Sidney Brooks, 17, was arrested in connection with the incident. Police think there could be more suspects. . . at S. Robertson and Martin Luther King Jr. A couple were caught stealing alcohol and money from the bar, and both were booked. Also on Wednesday, five people were caught breaking into a corner store at Jackson and Magnolia. On Tuesday night, four men were caught by police breaking into a building at 7th and Danneel. On Thursday morning, NOPD Chief...
  • 50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate, dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park

    08/30/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT · by TSgt · 133 replies
    http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/isaac ^ | 8/30/2012 | Breaking News
    50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate area near Tangipahoa River; dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park. #nbc33isaac
  • EMERGENCY ALERT: Percy Quin Dam Failure Imminent (Southern Mississippi, TANGIPAHOA)

    08/30/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Tangipahoa Parish Government ^ | 8-29-12 | Tangipahoa Parish Government
    MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT OF AN "IMMINENT FAILURE" OF THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK. THIS FAILURE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING ALONG THE ALREADY SWOLLEN TANGIPAHOA RIVER. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Reactions to cable outages in Hurricane Issac's Path

    08/29/2012 4:22:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Facebook
    I live in CT. I lived thru Irene and the freak October snowstorm that left parts of the region without power for over a week in some cases. The supposedly hearty New England residents were crying within two days how they didn't have power and cable. I decided to take a look at the Facebook page of one of the major cable companies in the path of Isaac. All these screen shots were taken around 6:30 PM Eastern time on 8/29. http://imgur.com/a/0sVS0
  • Hurricane Isaac

    08/28/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 353 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 27 August 2012 | NHC/NOAA
    Isaac has been slow to organize and attain hurricane status. Slow moving minimal Hurricane Isaac threatens to dump up to 20" of rain in portions of its path. Storm surge of 6-12ft is expected. Media news readers have gleefully reported RNC scheduling adjustments to accommodate public safety during Tampa storm warnings. A water spout formed in the Tampa Channelside area at 4:43PM Monday afternoon, a short distance from the RNC Convention Center. The Florida Atlantic coast was inundated with torrential rain squalls from far-reaching Isaac outer bands. Several tornados were reported in the Florida peninsula. The weather took its toll...
  • Actor Samuel L. Jackson says it's 'unfair' that Isaac missed the GOP convention

    08/28/2012 7:12:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2012 | Rick Moran
    Twitter has been the site of some seriously deranged Hollywood lefties musings on Isaac and their wish that it would have killed Republicans, or disrupted the convention. Samuel L. Jackson: "Samuel L. Jackson on Monday tweeted it was "unfair" that Tropical Storm Isaac had spared the GOP convention in Tampa and appeared to be heading for New Orleans. Jackson said in a profanity-filled tweet that he was "not understanding God's plan" given the fact that the storm was not disrupting the Republican gathering. "GOP spared by Isaac! NOLA prolly f----- again!" Less than a half-hour later, Jackson apologized for the...
  • Isaac bears down, but no mandatory evacuations in New Orleans

    08/28/2012 5:51:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | August 28, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    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.
  • Limbaugh: Federal Hurricane Center Kept Isaac On Tampa Track

    08/27/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 27 replies
    http://patdollard.com ^ | 08/27/12 | Pat Dollard
    Limbaugh: Federal Hurricane Center Kept Isaac On Tampa Track Until Convention Day 1 To Hurt Romney, Help Obama
  • Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary

    08/27/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff
    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...
  • Eerie similarites: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

    08/27/2012 4:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/26/2012
    Thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were being told early Monday to leave their Gulf Coast homes ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac as forecasters warned it was gaining strength as it followed the same path Hurricane Katrina took seven years earlier. The governors of the three states each declared a state of emergency, with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordering mandatory evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. for residents who live along the coast and for those in some low-lying areas inland. "I am urging everyone to take precautions now, monitor weather warnings, and be prepared for whatever...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac Should Rival Hurricane Katrina

    08/26/2012 11:56:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 115 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/26/2012 | Michael Barak, Joseph Bastardi and Alan Lammey
    On August 24th, we warned on Forbes that Tropical Storm Isaac could pose a threat to energy markets and even rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power (Could Tropical Storm Isaac Turn Into Another Katrina?). While the computer models are still showing a substantial spread in solutions, it appears more likely that Isaac will make landfall somewhere near the Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coast. This track will provide the storm more time to intensify over the very warm water of the Gulf of Mexico. The entire Gulf Coast from Lake Charles, LA to Panama City, FL should be aware of the...
  • Hurricane Isaac

    08/26/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 89 replies
    NHC has been slow to adjust their forecast, but models in the last 24week hours have been indicating a possible Cat 3 hitting New Orleans. While dems have been rooting for the Tampa landfall to ruin our convention, a NO landfall catastrophe with Jindal running circles around 0, while 0 is playing politics during the aftermath... maybe it is their convention that gets ruined. I am certainly not rooting for a disaster, but it would certainly be ironic.
  • Hurricane Preparation ? Gulf Coast?

    08/25/2012 10:33:18 PM PDT · by djone · 12 replies
    "CLEAR THE AREA OF POTENTIAL FLYING OBJECTS. Anything and everything in our yard AND the neighborhood that could be turned into a missile (including that 100lb garden pot you don’t think can fly…it can), goes into the garage.... BOARDING UP: If you want to board up, this is how we did it (In Pensacola, ’04 for Hurricane Ivan). (Now, there are great Plylox Hurricane Clips available, which will save you step #2," .......
  • Obama's Perfect Media Storm Might Have Just Been Born As Isaac Models Shift West

    08/25/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 100 replies
    Hurricane Models ^ | 8-25-2012
    Yes this is a vanity and yes everything can change again in 12 hours...HOWEVER...BE REMINDED OF THIS QUOTE FROM TEAM OBAMA!!! "Never let a good crisis go to waste" The perfect storm might be developing for Obama as we speak as models for Tropical Storm soon to be Hurricane Isaac have shifted directly towards where? New Orleans. Take a moment and think about this scenario. Team Obama with HHS and FEMA get together and make sure they do everything Team Bush didn't do in the days and hours leading up to Katrina. The week of the hurricane as it ravages...
  • What will strike first? The GOP hurricane or $16 Trillion of Debt?

    08/24/2012 10:04:11 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    TreasuryDirect.gov ^ | 8/24/2012 | The American Voter
    The Debt to the Penny as of 8/23. Drumroll Please! ... 15,976,519,029,144.14 And counting!
  • 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

    08/24/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 18 replies
    8/24/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    I can't believe it's been 20 years since Andrew struck.
  • Isaac New Tracking Model

    08/23/2012 12:39:31 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 22 replies
    Wunderground Weather ^ | 8/23/2012 | Wunderground Weather
    Liberals have been praying that Isaac hits Tampa and the GOP Convention As I was borned in Tampa and live there 21 years and moved to Destin Florida I knew it had more of a chance to turn away from Tampa.
  • Rush Limbaugh takes aim at Obama over hurricane forecast w/ audio

    08/23/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2012 | Chronicle staff
    Rush Limbaugh claimed in his radio show Wednesday that the National Hurricane Center's warning that Tropical Storm Isaac could hit the Republican convention in Florida next week was wishful thinking, according to rawstory.com. "The National Hurricane Center is Obama," he said. "The National Weather Service is part of the Commerce Department. It is Obama." Isaac is currently taking aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti and could threaten Florida next week as a hurricane. Limbaugh questioned the need for the National Hurricane Center, which tracks such storms. "They are talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing," he reportedly said. " We,...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac (vanity)

    08/22/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT · by jb729 · 33 replies
    8/22 | Me
    This storm could potentially have a far greater effect than Akin IMO. No matter how strong it is, the media is going to turn this into one of the greatest disasters ever and probably give it to the RNC for throwing a party during it. Obama will be down there handing out water and they'll make him look like a god. People usually rally around the President during disasters. We need to pray this thing turns and stays out of the news.
  • Mayor: ‘Absolutely Prepared To Call Off’ GOP Convention If Isaac Threatens Tampa

    08/22/2012 12:04:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 8/22/2012 | CBS Tampa/AP
    TAMPA (CBS Tampa/AP) — Tampa’s mayor warns that the Republican National Convention could be canceled if Tropical Storm Isaac heads for the city. Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN that he is more concerned about the safety of his people than holding the convention. “Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.” Buckhorn also added that the city has contingency plans ready in case of an emergency. “I don’t think it’s going to be a factor in this particular convention,” Buckhorn told CNN....
  • Topical Depression Nine soon to be Gulf Hurricane (and affecting GOP Convention)?

    08/21/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT · by topher · 53 replies
    US Weather Service ^ | August 21, 2012
    See: NOAA National Hurricane Center Web Site To keep up to date... It appears Tropical Depression Nine might be one to watch. It might provide much needed rain to drought stricken parts of the South. But it might also wreak havoc with the GOP Convention. Also it might wreak havoc on the Gulf Coast... The Gulf of Mexico is quite potent this time of year to produce storms with exceptionally warm water and conditions. Might be something to follow...