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  • Hurricane Florence Live Thread II

    09/12/2018 1:53:29 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 755 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 12 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The National Hurricane Center has been issuing advisories for Hurricane Florence since August 30. The five day "Cone of Uncertainty" archive progression since Aug. 30 may be found here. As the super-size storm named Florence approached the U.S. Atlantic Coast, stories abound of people who are refusing to evacuate barrier islands. The 82nd Airborne has relocated all of its assets, while FEMA is using Fort Bragg as a major staging area for post-storm supplies, including meals, water and cots. Fort Jackson (Columbia SC) has cancelled events including basic training graduation to prepare for military and civilian evacuees from coastal locations....
  • Hurricane Florence & Isaac

    09/09/2018 8:01:18 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 715 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    September 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season, and the conga line of storms dancing across the Atlantic is not disappointing historical data. The Governors of NC and SC have declared states of emergency for a potential major hurricane landfall, while Hurricane Florence is slowly creeping westward. Florence is predicted to increase forward motion and intensity Monday. Hurricanes Hazel (1954) and Hugo (1989) are two notorious major hurricanes to make landfall in NC and SC, respectively. North Carolina has prior experience with "F" named hurricanes. Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999) caused widespread flooding and damage...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • President Obama declares parts of Florida a disaster area for damage in Tropical Storm Isaac

    10/18/2012 11:30:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | staff
    President Obama on Thursday declared 11 Florida counties a disaster area for damage sustained in August from Tropical Storm Isaac. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and local governments. In September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency refused Gov. Rick Scott's request for a presidential declaration of disaster for damages caused by Isaac. FEMA director Craig Fugate... basically argued that Florida could handle the costs on its own. ....It was unclear late Thursday why the decision about the declaration was reversed...
  • Gas prices jump back up in Hurricane Isaac's wake (Obama's fault, not a former hurricane)

    09/10/2012 4:29:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/9/2012 | staff
    Gas prices have jumped nearly 8 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, and are approaching the high for the year, according to a survey published Sunday. The average price of regular is now $3.84 a gallon, just 13 cents below the peak that was reached this year in April, the Lundberg Survey found. "It's due mostly, but not entirely, to storm-related refinery shutdowns," said publisher Trilby Lundberg. Hurricane Isaac and the resulting power outages caused refineries to close, particularly in the Gulf region. About a penny in the price jump is the result of a slight rise in...
  • Civil War "Blockade Runner" Warship Washes Up On Alabama Beach

    09/04/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-4-12 | The Daily Mail
    Gulf Coast residents are getting a history lesson after a mysterious ship popped up on the beach after Hurricane Isaac. The wreckage of a presumed Civil War warship washed up in Fort Meyer, Alabama, near Mobile, after the Category 1 storm barreled down on the Gulf Cost.
  • Timeline of Katrina and Isaac Landfall and Presidential Visits: Obama Slower than Bush

    09/04/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Xzins
    There are some arguments, of course, that could be offered against a simple comparison of timelines. However, given the political realities of hurricanes making landfall around New Orleans, I find it amazing that Obama delayed a visit to this area. In light of a levee being breached, massive flooding, and torrential rain damage, one really has to wonder whether political gamesmanship made him ignore these people for political points. Additionally, President Bush flew over the day before he visited. (Note the wiki timeline below: it seems to indicate a Bush visit on 1 September, but I could not corroborate that.)...
  • 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...
  • Romney rocks Obama like a hurricane

    08/31/2012 4:54:02 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-31-12 | DrJohn
    I think it's likely over, but as Glenn would advise- don't get cocky. Coming off a terrific Republican National Convention Mitt Romney decided to visit New Orleans, which is suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Isaac. LAKELAND, Fla. In a last-minute change of plans, Mitt Romney will head to visit storm-affected areas in New Orleans today, skipping a previously scheduled joint rally with running mate Paul Ryan in the battleground state of Virginia this afternoon. A Romney aide told ABC News that Romney will join Gov. Jindal and will meet with first responders, thank them for their work and see...
  • Isaac tests Louisianas resilence, Hurricane Obama slams US economy

    08/31/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 2 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    At the present time, an economic hurricane has devastated the country. The news keeps getting worse as Americans are facing a high unemployment rate, anemic economic growth, rising food and gasoline prices and a housing industry that is in a depression. Food stamp recipients are at an all time high and more Americans than ever are classified as poor.
  • Romney to tour storm damage with Jindal today

    08/31/2012 8:14:03 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Kaise Hunt
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will head to Louisiana to tour damage from Hurricane Isaac. Romney has scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The storm canceled the first day of Romneys Republican convention, and his campaign has been considering a visit for several days. Romney is scrapping an appearance in Virginia to go to Louisiana instead. Heavy rains and flooding have contributed to at least five deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi this week after the slow-moving storm knocked out power in whole neighborhoods. In Louisiana, Romney will thank...
  • Louisiana Flooding - Akers, LA (Drudge headline pic) [vanity]

    08/30/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 18 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com ^ | 8/30/2012 | Drudge-BlueFlag
    IF you go to the Drudgereport you'll see a pic of a flooded restaurant in Akers, LA. This seafood joint is on the North shore of Lake Maurepas, just west of Lake Pontchartrain -- NW of New Orleans. It sits REAL close to the water's edge below Interstate 55 which is elevated probably 25 feet (guessing) above the ground below. I am postulating this shows what the storm surge there has done, as opposed to rainfall. This link shold take you to a street view where you can just about duplicate the pic on the Drudgereport. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=middendorf's+seafood-manchac+la&ll=30.289514,-90.402589&spn=0.003029,0.00486&fb=1&gl=us&hq=middendorf's+seafood-manchac+la&cid=0,0,6392791585389205583&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=30.289711,-90.402629&panoid=xPsDGbpc-o6PR-5IA3YkRA&cbp=12,93.54,,0,-5.74 Shift the view...
  • 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.
  • Isaac's Flooding Forces Closure of I-55 in Both Directions at Ponchatoula

    08/30/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | August 30, 2012, 8:45 AM | Times-Picayune Staff
    Isaac's flooding forces closure of I-55 in both directions at Ponchatoula Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:30 AM Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:45 AM By Times-Picayune Staff State Police report they have close Interstate 55 in both directions at Ponchatoula exit #23 due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Isaac. Waters continue rising in southern Tangipahoa Parish. Interstate 55 is now closed in both directions from Interstate 10 in LaPlace to U.S. Hwy. 51 in Ponchatoula. Interstate 10 is closed in several spots, including in both directions in the LaPlace area. WWL-TV reports that Middendorf's Seafood Restaurant in Manchac...
  • Eerie Bible coincidence for Hurricane Isaac ?

    08/29/2012 2:25:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 50 replies
    The arrival of Hurricane Isaac exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina blasted New Orleans has some people wondering if theres more to it than random chance, and suggesting the popular homosexual festival Southern Decadence may be part of a judgment from God. A hurricane hitting a celebration of decadence twice in seven years. What are the odds? asks Robin Cox, a lifelong Gulf Coast resident. Does it seem God has it in for New Orleans? adds Mary Starkey. Just contemplating why this has happened twice in seven years at exact same time of year.
  • Southern Decadence

    08/28/2012 6:13:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    New Orleans ^ | 8/28/2012?? | NewOrleans?
    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.
  • 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
  • **Shock** ABC News: Romneys Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown

    08/29/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT · by GVnana · 98 replies
    From BigGovernment: Here's a look at the black, bitter, bitter, ugly and biased souls of our corrupt media during ABC News' live-feed coverage yesterday. The moment in question occurs in the first ten seconds. Listen closely: (Video at link) From NewsBusters: In ABC Webcast, Yahoos David Chalian Says Romneys Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/08/29/abc-news-romneys-happy-have-party-when-black-people-drown#ixzz24xLfJTqv
  • Obama juggles presidential duties, campaigning (Barf alert)

    08/29/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 18 replies
    AP, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 29, 2012 | Ben Feller
    Trying to keep his job as he does his job, President Barack Obama assured the nation Tuesday that his administration was capably ready for a menacing Hurricane Isaac. And then he climbed aboard his helicopter and went searching for votes. Obama's swift pivot illustrated the president's juggle of governing and campaigning and that neither stops in an election year. Standing alone in the White House Diplomatic Room, Obama first reminded TV viewers, in so many words, that he is the only president in the race. Succinct and serious, Obama said he had ordered federal help in place in the...