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  1. #40
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    Both of those photos could be courtesy of Nagin.

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    Could have been.

    The question remains. Why are those busses flooded out in their time of usefullness?


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    The whole point of this thread is for all the armchair experts to give an opinion as to what do due ahead of time with close to 5 days of warning and not point fingers after the fact.

    I believe seeing what has happend with Katrina has some areas getting the ball moving a lot earlier than normal.

    I took a Cat 5 hit and one of the last things I did before the hit was to get my vehicles on the highest ground I could.

    I had one small window of opportunity to evacuate and I foolishly passed as it was forecast to miss by over 100 miles to the NE. Was supposed to be this big turn to the North that never happened.

    Little over two days to impact, who should be evacuating now?
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    Rita is now a solid Cat 5.........

    HURRICANE RITA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    255 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

    DATA FROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT RITA HAS REACHED
    CATEGORY FIVE INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
    WINDS OF 165 MPH. THIS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE 4 PM CDT ADVISORY.

    Hurricane watches have been posted for the entire gulf coast of Texas into western Louisiana. This means hurricane force winds may be expected in 36 hours. I heard a report that Texas emergency preparedness planning studies have indicated it will take 33 hours to evacute everyone fron the coast.

    [Edited by icemeister on 09-21-2005 at 05:28 PM]

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    You forgot the rest of it icemiester

    "HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES.

    PRESSURE HAS BEEN FALLING RAPIDLY DURING THE DAY AND THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WAS 914 MB...26.99 INCHES.

    TIDES ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING NEAR NORMAL ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA COASTS IN THE AREAS AFFECTED BY KATRINA. TIDES IN THOSE AREAS WILL INCREASE UP TO 3 TO 4 FEET OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH LARGE WAVES ON TOP AND RESIDENTS THERE COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING."

    I wonder if Lake Ponchatrain is tidal? What happens if this lake goes up another 4'? City fill up again?

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    Will she make the turn for NO tonight?

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    Car, the word from the Corp of Engineers is that they estimate that the levees can only stand up to 6" of rain or a 10 to 12 foot tidal surge.
    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixTransform View Post
    very soon it is you that will be pwned

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    Originally posted by Carnak
    Little over two days to impact, who should be evacuating now?
    Everyone!

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    Its finally going north, so looks like I was crying wolf about evacuating Corpus Christi

    Good call made in Galveston by the mayor, lesson learned from New Orleans.
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  10. #49
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    it doesn't take a rocket scientist to make an evacuation 'call'.


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    No, does not take much gumption to make the call the day before. That is what Nagin did.

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    The stupid shall be punished.

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