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    This could be a disaster far worse than 9-11 in terms of loss of life.

    Let's pray that those levees hold, the storm tracks a little west, and weakens some. If you've ever visited there, you've seen the poorer people who will NOT be able to get out.

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    I have a ton of friends left down there and I'm worried sick about them. They have the mentality of "oh I'll just weather the storm out". I'm glad that I'm not down there now.

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    Damn, I had no idea until I saw this thread and did some reading that this was even happening.

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    Hey Guys, Im in the path of the storm right now in Gulf Shores Alabama. We are on the eastern edge, but will still probably see winds of 120 mph.

    We just finished boarding up the windows and doors.

    We were visiting my parents house for my brothers wedding. Its pretty much screwed all those plans up. We help the wedding, but the reception is gonna have to happen another time. Probably a couple months from now. After the storm comes through, there will be a lot of clean-up.

    If New orleans takes the direct it, it will be devastating to that city. It is a big bowl. It will take weeks or months to drain.

    Well, Gotta get back to work taking everything in from the yards. We will begin seeing some of the winds and rain this evening. We're gonna have a big hurricane party at the house instaed of the reception. Gotta do something with all that food and beer!

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    Gulf shores? I've been there. Great place, great times.
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    Man all these people better get in their cars and drive the **** out of that city. Man am I glad I live in Cali. I hope all those people can some how save them selfs.

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    Just get out. From what I know there is going to be so much property damage that you just have to save yourself.

    The Superdome is open to those who don't have a car or the $$ to get out of N.O.

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    From the NOAA website:
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    Quote : Category Five Hurricane:
    Winds greater than 155 mph (135 kt or 249 km/hr). Storm surge generally greater than 18 ft above normal. Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. All shrubs, trees, and signs blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Severe and extensive window and door damage. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 ft above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5-10 miles (8-16 km) of the shoreline may be required. Only 3 Category Five Hurricanes have made landfall in the United States since records began: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, Hurricane Camille (1969), and Hurricane Andrew in August, 1992. The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane struck the Florida Keys with a minimum pressure of 892 mb--the lowest pressure ever observed in the United States. Hurricane Camille struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast causing a 25-foot storm surge, which inundated Pass Christian. Hurricane Andrew of 1992 made landfall over southern Miami-Dade County, Florida causing 26.5 billion dollars in losses--the costliest hurricane on record. In addition, Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 was a Category Five hurricane at peak intensity and is the strongest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record with a minimum pressure of 888 mb.
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    Yeah, I have a friend not too far from New Orleans.......

    Hopefully, it won't be too bad.
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    Yep I have been watching Fox News all day, as I am a news Junkie.
    This could be one of the worst if not the worst Hurrican to hit in History for the U.S with current winds of 175 sustained winds..currently.

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    They have just qualified Karina as the 4th strongest Atlantic Hurricane in History.....And she's still growing....

    Its gonna get scary down here.....I'll Keep posting every once in a while as long as we have power. It will probably be morning before we start getting it bad here.

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    Just get out. From what I know there is going to be so much property damage that you just have to save yourself.

    The Superdome is open to those who don't have a car or the $$ to get out of N.O.
    The Hurricane wouldnt blow the Superdome away?

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    I've just been watching Fox news and I guess the French Quarter somewhat filled with people.

    Are they all nuts. They have interviewed some of them and they are like oh it won't be so bad.

    I'm the first one to cry media hype, but I don't think that is the case here.

    There will be many deaths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    I've just been watching Fox news and I guess the French Quarter somewhat filled with people.

    Are they all nuts. They have interviewed some of them and they are like oh it won't be so bad.

    I'm the first one to cry media hype, but I don't think that is the case here.

    There will be many deaths
    Agreed.

    The media loves to hype, but this isn't the case. Look at the radar. That storm is huge.

    The experts that these channels interview aren't going to "hype" anything. They're telling the truth, and that's that this storm will be devastating.

    The people in New Orleans who don't take this seriously are jepordizing their lives.

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    They are saying a minimum pressure of 906-7 for this one...
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    Agreed.

    The media loves to hype, but this isn't the case. Look at the radar. That storm is huge.

    The experts that these channels interview aren't going to "hype" anything. They're telling the truth, and that's that this storm will be devastating.

    The people in New Orleans who don't take this seriously are jepordizing their lives.
    But those will be the first people complaining when it is over, if they survive. I hope they get out if they can. The city and state should try to bus out as many of the poor as possible. I know there will be people here in San Antonio that have evacuated.

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    I remember some forecasters saying last year that if NO gets hit was a major hurricane, it could completely ruin and destroy the city. It already has the problem of being below sea level, and a cat 5 would be devastating.
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    Well it looks like it is going to hit N.O. head on. The city may not be the same for decades or ever.

    Do we have any posters from the N.O. area.

    Hope Bender got out OK. No jokes please. Although I think he's been in Houston actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    Well it looks like it is going to hit N.O. head on. The city may not be the same for decades or ever.

    Do we have any posters from the N.O. area.

    Hope Bender got out OK. No jokes please. Although I think he's been in Houston actually
    Yeah hopefully everybody has gotten out and headed the warnings

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    Gyron, get the hell outta there, man. Take care of yourself.

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    Hey Guys, Im in the path of the storm right now in Gulf Shores Alabama. We are on the eastern edge, but will still probably see winds of 120 mph.

    We just finished boarding up the windows and doors.

    We were visiting my parents house for my brothers wedding. Its pretty much screwed all those plans up. We help the wedding, but the reception is gonna have to happen another time. Probably a couple months from now. After the storm comes through, there will be a lot of clean-up.

    If New orleans takes the direct it, it will be devastating to that city. It is a big bowl. It will take weeks or months to drain.

    Well, Gotta get back to work taking everything in from the yards. We will begin seeing some of the winds and rain this evening. We're gonna have a big hurricane party at the house instaed of the reception. Gotta do something with all that food and beer!
    Good luck. Stay safe.

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    Default Re: If New Orleans gets a direct hit from a cat 5 hurricane

    My dad and my brother were supposed to go down to Louisiana today for a court hearing for custody of my brother's little boy but my brother's x-wife was evacuated to Texas.

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    Thankfully people seem to be taking this as seriously as they should, for the most part. Perhaps loss of life hopefully will not be as much as I fearedthough it is possible that 1 million will be homeless and much of New Orleans may not be dry until next Spring.

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    Default Re: If New Orleans gets a direct hit from a cat 5 hurricane

    This is the National Weather Service warning for NO 4:13pm CDT:

    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.

    AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
    AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
    VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
    ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
    WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

    POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
    AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
    INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
    THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
    CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
    KILLED.

    AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
    HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

    LAZ038-040-050-056>070-MSZ080>082-290300-
    ASSUMPTION-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-
    LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-
    ORLEANS-ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-
    TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-
    UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
    413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

    http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iwszone?Sites=:laz062
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