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SelesFan70
Aug 28th, 2005, 02:25 PM
:sad:

http://sirocco.accuweather.com/sat_mosaic_400x300_public/IR/isgul.jpg

Spunky83
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:19 PM
As I live in Germany´s middle part, I have no idea how it feels like to be afraid of nature catastrophes like that...damn, that hurricane looks HUUUGE!

Good luck you all;)

CooCooCachoo
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:20 PM
Hold on tight :sad:

Meesh
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Katrina grew into a Category 5 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale by 7:05 a.m. EDT (1105 GMT), with winds of 160 mph. :sad::sad:

We are still just getting rain from Katrina in Florida. Last year's hurricane season sucked for me. No water & power for 5 days during Francis. TV and Computer got zapped during Charlie.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:33 PM
http://www.stormtracker.noaa.gov/stormtracker-katrina.htm
this one is even more :eek: :scared:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/DATA/RT/FLOAT/IR4/20.jpg

SelesFan70
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Katrina grew into a Category 5 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale by 7:05 a.m. EDT (1105 GMT), with winds of 160 mph. :sad::sad:

We are still just getting rain from Katrina in Florida. Last year's hurricane season sucked for me. No water & power for 5 days during Francis. TV and Computer got zapped during Charlie.

175mph winds at 11:30am EDT...they better hope she does an eyewall replacement as she approaches the shore...but will be devastating nonetheless. It's very hard for a system to maintain this type of strength, but this is truly amazing to see...a perfectly shaped hurricane if there ever was one. And those people that stay...if they survive...will be scared as they've never been before. I experienced Hugo back in 1989, and I was so scared I started to pray...and I'm Agnostic! :eek:

Meesh
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:44 PM
I hate when I see people stay. Especially ones in badly structured homes. I live in a block home and I still would board up and leave if they said I was in danger. I remember Hugo. I worked for a cell phone company during Andrew and it was horrible. I remember being in an assembly line outside our building programming phones for the Red Cross. I didn't go down there but a friend of mine did that works for OUC (Orlando Utilities) and he said the worst thing besides the obvious devastation was the smells.

njnetswill
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:46 PM
The very sad thing is that New Orleans is way too big of a city to completely evacuate, there simply isn't enough resources to. They are saying now that some people will simply have to be left behind to weather the storm...a chilling thought...as the city could be under 25 feet of water when the hurricane hits.

SelesFan70
Aug 28th, 2005, 05:00 PM
The very sad thing is that New Orleans is way too big of a city to completely evacuate, there simply isn't enough resources to. They are saying now that some people will simply have to be left behind to weather the storm...a chilling thought...as the city could be under 25 feet of water when the hurricane hits.

This is true...I heard on CNN and Fox that there are like 10,000 people in NOLA that don't even own cars and all the rentals gone! The levee system cannot withstand this. It's going to be bad. Perhaps it will wobble to the right, but that's bad news for Biloxi and Mobile...either way it's :sad:

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 28th, 2005, 06:14 PM
I do feel bad but part of me doesn't. These storms come with the territory. Although it's more typical for a storm of this stature to be in the Pacific tropics instead of the Atlantic tropics. Which makes me wonder if again global warming is apart of a factor of this storm. I hope everyone evacuates or finds a good safe haven to survive and finally understands that we humans have little to no control over the weather. What control we have should be used to stop global warming to make sure things don't get out of hand. Once this planet starts a super warming trend that isn't directly apart of a ice age, it's going to be almost impossible to stop.

controlfreak
Aug 28th, 2005, 06:15 PM
I guess if you are in a coastal town you would call it 'Katrina and the Waves' ;)
(Don't worry, you'll be walking on sunshine when it's all died down)

jbone_0307
Aug 28th, 2005, 06:22 PM
I do feel bad but part of me doesn't. These storms come with the territory. Although it's more typical for a storm of this stature to be in the Pacific tropics instead of the Atlantic tropics. Which makes me wonder if again global warming is apart of a factor of this storm. I hope everyone evacuates or finds a good safe haven to survive and finally understands that we humans have little to no control over the weather. What control we have should be used to stop global warming to make sure things don't get out of hand. Once this planet starts a super warming trend that isn't directly apart of a ice age, it's going to be almost impossible to stop.


The gulf of mexico* has always been warm. This comes from a person that lives in Louisiana. The last two weeks its been over 100 degrees. Global warming has little, if any influence on hurricanes. They just happen and they have formed over the last century. What the hell are you talking about? This is the 3rd major storm of the hurricane season, which is pretty normal. This hurricane is absolutely magnificent (from a meteorology standpoint). I would love to report from this, but I can't.

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 28th, 2005, 06:39 PM
I've never said that the Atlantic has never been warm. 80 degrees...90 degrees...even near 100 degrees in shallow coastal waters is typical. When the temperature of the water in the ocean or gulf is the temperature of a Japanese bath water then there is definately a problem. You don't have to believe me on it though. The navy has numbers on the issue. I'm sure if you google it. You'll find something. Other than that the tropical season has been one of if not one of the livliest this year.

Sally Struthers
Aug 28th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Good luck everyone!

On a related note, Sally's been watching the weather channel all morning just to watch Carl Parker :tape: :haha:
http://www.powdermag.com/onlineexclusives/weather_parker.jpg

kiwifan
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I got sent home yesterday from New Orleans.

Crazy stuff.

serenafan08
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:07 AM
I'm praying for you all! This thing is downright scary!!! It amazes me how fast it strengthened; this morning at like 12:30, it was only a category 3 with 115 mph winds, but then when I got up at 9, it was a category five with 155 mph winds and strengthened up to 175 by 10:30!!! :eek: Luckily, it's been weakening some because the maximum sustained winds are just 160 mph now, but it still packs a great punch.

kiwifan
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:08 AM
The very sad thing is that New Orleans is way too big of a city to completely evacuate, there simply isn't enough resources to. They are saying now that some people will simply have to be left behind to weather the storm...a chilling thought...as the city could be under 25 feet of water when the hurricane hits.

When we left, our driver took us via backstreets from Bourbon St. all the way to the airport.

Everytime we were within viewing distance of the freeway it was packed and barely moving; by the time we were settled down at the bar :drink: the traffic was not moving at all.

Boy I'm lucky I got sent home, most of the crew stayed later, their flights were cancelled and now they Greyhounding it to an airport in TX. :tape:

When we arrived all reports were that it wouldn't be that big of a deal, it was supposed to hit Monday evening and if it was too rough people who didn't leave Monday morning (when I was scheduled to leave) would just stay over in the hotel for an extra day...

...only the hotel shut down, the venue shut down, everything but the hurricane shut down :tape:

Rtael
Aug 29th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Well I'm not directly in the path but I certainly won't be playing tennis for a few days...good luck to everyone in those areas.

VeeDaQueen
Aug 29th, 2005, 01:34 AM
New Orleans is going to be completely destroyed :eek: They are already underwater as it is, this will make it worse. In north alabama, it isn't raining at all. I thought it would have started by now.

moon
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Category 5 is no joke. :eek:
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be as bad as they say.
Hopefully the people that are stuck there will get some sort of decent shelter.

galadriel
Aug 29th, 2005, 08:40 AM
Good Luck everyone :kiss: