Concern for New Orleans, and fellow Buzzers

Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:20 PM
Just thought I'd throw a quick prayer out to those of us who are in the greater New Orleans area.

I spoke to Peabody this morning, and he's evacuating all the way to Georgia(!). I guess his girlfriend has to remain in New Orleans at a hospital, so she's stuck there, and it's obviously potentially pretty scary. I'm sure there are others who live in the area, and along the gulf coast, so again, please keep them in your prayers.

On a side note, where is SFNO located, and will it bear the brunt of a major hurricane, or is it located to the far west of the city? Curious....

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:29 PM
A little northeast of downtown, right between Lake Ponchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico. Not a good place to be...

Look it up on Mapquest

12301 Six Flags Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70129 USA

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:29 PM
Well said, Rob.

``This is a once in a lifetime event,'' Mayor Ray Nagin said. ``The city of New Orleans has never seen a hurricane of this magnitude hit it directly.''

With Katrina's winds approaching 175mph, Godspeed to those in her path.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:29 PM
My guess is that they are right in the action down there. The SFNO website says the park was closed yesterday and today (Sunday) due to Hurricane Katrina. Plus, my father-in-law went there while on a business trip, and said the park was 15-20 minutes from his hotel near downtown.

As far as the prayers...consider it done already!

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:32 PM
I thought about Jeff and his fiance this morning while watching the news.

My thoughts and prayers are with them and everyone else in that area. It looks pretty nasty according to the news.

I am not sure where the park is located in New Orleans, but the website says it's closed Saturday and Sunday due to the hurricane.

-Tina

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:36 PM
Someone I know (Also a Buzzer) from Orleans said he was getting the hell out of there this morning, it's gonna be BAD.

Currently Category 5 at 175 MPH Winds :(

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 2:43 PM
ROb,

Where is Jeff's Fiancee? New Orleans proper? God, Please tell me she's not.

THis is from a Noaa bulletin this morning

"MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT. "

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:02 PM
Just managed to get through to Jeff, he and his (future) in-laws are headed north thoruhg mississippi at 20-30 mph right now. He said most folks are headed west to Texas, which seems crazy.

Anyway, he said his Fiancee's hospital is 10-15 miles north of the Lake, so she's ~13 feet above sea level. At least she's not down in New Orleans proper, that's where things stand to be nightmarish.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:16 PM
Everyone in the storm's path get out of town and check in and let us know you're ok when it is all over.
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Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:35 PM
Well, I was just going to pop in and offer support and mention that I was living on Miami Beach when Andrew hit, but the weather channel just called this one "more interse than Andrew", so I should probably just shut up and send along best wishes to those in the area.

And if you haven't gotten the message yet, "Get The F Out Already!"

Getting some really conflicting messages on this one. They seem really focused on New Orleans, but keep insisting this storm will curve more to the east.

Not that it would put N.O. out of the way, but the effects from opposite sides of the eye are very different.

*** Edited 8/28/2005 7:38:30 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:59 PM
The thing that gets me are these half drunk dorks they are interviewing on Bourbon St. with a "yeah, we are prepared, I am going to wait it out" type of attitude.

DUDES! Get the F OUT!

-Tina

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:23 PM
Its all because of global warming. The curents need balance of salt and fresh water. Salt water does not freeze. So with the glaciers melting, it puts more fresh water into the ocean and not enough salt water. With the climate getting warmer, it is causing stronger hurricanes. Watch "The Day After Tommorrow." That is seriously what is happening to us right now! If you are in New Orleans still, you need to get the hell out of that place! It is off the scale of hurricane level 4! You need to leave now. I pray for everybody's lives down there. Hope it weakens by some mysterious force.

-cofan101

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:27 PM
cofan,

or maybe it's that we've only been able to accurately track and record hurricanes for, oh, say, less than 50 years, and before that there were tons of very intense storms out in the ocean that they never knew about b/c there was no such thing a doppler 10 super satellite radar or whatever.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:28 PM
So if the current statistics hold and it hits land near New Orleans, Megazeph may soon be the best CCI ever built.

Or should I say, REMEMBERED as the best CCI ever built.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:43 PM
Wow

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/geo/east/

I don't have cable, so I'm relying on Fark (and Wunderground) for all my updates about this.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:57 PM
I am watching Fox news and Shep Smith asked a guy why he hadn't left yet the guy was like None of your Fing busniess. Shep was like thanks that was on live national tv.

People need to get out I think they think its all hype.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:26 PM

ThemeDesigner said:
cofan,

or maybe it's that we've only been able to accurately track and record hurricanes for, oh, say, less than 50 years, and before that there were tons of very intense storms out in the ocean that they never knew about b/c there was no such thing a doppler 10 super satellite radar or whatever.


Don't you know by now that common sense isn't often welcome here. ;)

Seriously, we've recorded the weather for what, like 150 years at best. Considering the age of the Earth, that's the equivalent of looking out the window for one second when you wake up in the morning, seeing rain, and deducing that it will rain for the rest of your life.

*** Edited 8/28/2005 9:27:39 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:37 PM
I can't believe someone is trying to prove science by referencing a summer disaster flick. =p

+Danny

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:40 PM
As a former resident of the New Orleans area I understand the probabilities of the damage this hurricane will produce. This is most everyones biggest fears that live in that area. Hopefully everyone gets out that wants too. This one is going to be devestating.
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Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:44 PM

+Danny said:
I can't believe someone is trying to prove science by referencing a summer disaster flick. =p

+Danny


Great point! What's next someone suggesting sending some oil rig drillers up to destroy an asteroid?

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