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  1. #14
    Originally posted by Carnak
    Originally posted by gruvn
    I would watch the weather channel for another day and get a better idea of where it is going to hit. Then if ti looks like it's going to hit Louiosiana, I'll go to texas on vacation or something.
    maybe that strategy will give you an "A" plus in the Nagin school of 'burying your head in the sand', maybe not
    I thought it would get me an "A" also, but in the Bush school of burying my head in the head in the sand.

    Actually Carnak, this is a great question, everybody and there brother was on here saying what they should have done, and now they have they're chance.

    Quite honestly, My first reactions would be to call a meeting of all authorities of all states that could be potentially involved and have them submit there emergency evacuation plans to me. I would then stop all people that are in the process of returning to New Orleans and turn them around, remember, the hurricane is not as devestating to most places as it is to New Orleans, so given the norm, a 72 hour evac notice will suffice for most states and cities.Then I owuld wait another day or til it crosses FL.

    What would you do at this point ?

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    The Mayor of Galveston has called for a voluntary evacuation starting 2:00 PM Tuesday. They have secured 80 buses that can accommodate 2300 people if needed. For the most part at least around the city officials learned allot from the screw-ups of Nagin and Blanco.

    The talking heads on the news are spouting all the stuff about water emergency kits and put up the shutters or plywood.

    If I lived in Galveston or along the coast I would be very prepared and vigilant. Living on the north west side of Houston I could care less. We have good storm windows trees have been groomed and it doesn't flood in my neighborhood. We didn't even know till late morning that Houston flooded during TS Allison. In fact I mowed the lawn that afternoon.

    I have a very good power inverter for the truck and with a full tank I can have fans and watch the TV or work on the computer for days if power goes out. I have plenty of propane for the grill and a good tight freezer for the food. I have a second inverter to run the refrigerator or freezer off and on to keep them cold.

    If the city floods I can pull out my boat a go rescue people in water as shallow as 12 inches. My daughter’s in-laws are closer to the coast so they can come stay with us.

    What is funny my Mother in law who lives less than a mile from me has freaked packed suitcases raided the safe for cash and gotten all important papers together and stocked the car with bottled water. For the most part Houston really doesn’t have allot to fear from a Hurricane but high winds. For us the worst part is tornados and those can happen anytime with or without a Hurricane.

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    Dont worry about anything, george bush talked to jesus and jesus and george and his franchises of christian churches and ministries will take care of everything.

  4. #17
    Why is it that every time George's pop poll drops below 42 we end up with his dad on Monday night football ?

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    You two boobs can go (expletive deleted) and don't come back!!!

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    I like the sound of this Mayor of Galveston classical
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    I would bet, there will be a run on plywood and supplies west of New Orleans.

    Anyways what would I do, if I was in charge of something on the gulf coast? A little different than ridng it out on an island for sure.

    Frist off, I would be kicking myself in the a$$ for not having a plan in place ahead of time.

    I would be telling the tourists to leave now at 4 days out, and telling the local people to get ready to secure there homes and to prepare to voluntarily evacuate. I think those who have just seen what happened in Katrina, and who do not like bumper to bumper traffic would not even have to be told.

    At three days out, I would be taking a close look at the hurricane wind/storm surge forecast, and would be doing a mandatory evacuation of areas that would be prone to storm surge. Probably be gun shy and tell everyone on coast 10 feet higher than the predicted surge after what was seen with Katrina.

    Two days out all the schools would be closed, possibly used as shelters. All the other designated shelters would be open. Will not be enough shelters, so I would be trying to figure out where to take people in the school buses. Please Mr. FEMA or Bush, where do I take them too? How do I secure the shelters, ensure order is maintained? Do I have enough shelters, kick myself in a$$ again.

    Still two days out I would be sending the cops/fire department in to the flood prone areas to start prodding people to leave who did not listen to leave. Start
    focussing on neighbourhoods on higher ground where sturdiness of homes are suspect, to urge mandatory evacuation as well. Old nieghbour hoods. Hope my City is not too big so that logistics do not defeat my
    intentions.

    I would have everything shut down the day before the hit, I would try to get crucial equipment on high ground. No flooded school buses here.

    I would be trying to get some extra manpower lined up for immediately after wards.

    Hours before it hit, I would be declaring curfews in effect ahead of time.

    Hunker down and wait it out. Say a prayer.

    Want my story on what I did myself as the first five named storms blew by me this year?
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    Originally posted by gruvn
    Why is it that every time George's pop poll drops below 42 we end up with his dad on Monday night football ?
    Because we have to raise money to help people who unfortunately voted people like you into office.

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    Originally posted by bobby m
    Dont worry about anything, george bush talked to jesus and jesus and george and his franchises of christian churches and ministries will take care of everything.
    Funny thing is you trying to be comical actually brought out the factual truth anyway. God works in mysterious ways doesn’t he?

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    Cat 2 now 100 mph, hurricane winds only out 30 miles, tropical storm winds out 120 miles, storm surge 4 to 6 feet.

    Possibility of developing, 3.5 days from Texas coast. What needs to be happening?
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  11. #24
    I know that the red cross is moving people out of some of the shelters in texas to other states starting tomorrow so they can anticipate new evacuees.

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    Is classical going to make some amateur videos of him leaning into the wind at a 45 degree angle, hollering babble into a microphone you can not understand and sell it to the networks so he can become famous and retire early?

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    Rita is not looking so lovely anymore, still not a monster but the winds are spreading out farther. To qoute the 5PM NOAA advisory

    "HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES... 75 KM...
    FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
    TO 140 MILES...220 KM"

    Clock's ticking, get up tomorrow morning and less than 72 hours left, could be Cat4.
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