It's devastating to see any area hit with a hurricane of this strength, to see it headed towards New Orleans, the same area's as Katrina is just awful. I know RGlass is in La., anyone else here in the path of Gustav please post in and if it's heading right at your area in the next few days, please find a poster to give contact info. to. The same goes for Hannah as it approaches west, towards Fl.
All you Fl. Posters…. I am in central Fl., safer than the coast or south Fl. If anyone needs to head out of harms way, needs a hand, room, whatever, please PM me.
I am glued to the weather channels thru this. I feel so bad for all those evacuating, going through this again.
Please don’t think you can stay put through these hurricanes! If it turns this way, I’m heading north with family and animals. Just the tropical storms, weakened hurricanes have torn our area up, left us without electric for days, blocked out of our roads (tree’s) and caused incredible damage.
I believe we have a few members from La and agree extreme caution should be taken by all...Also , watch out for energy prices, could be the nail in the bush economy coffin..
Excellent site for tracking gom o&g infrastructure and hurricane impact
PS: hope you aches and pains begin to lighten up...Am in the same boat, although my hips have been doing a bit better as of late, why-I don't know (g)..best of luck with you 6 month post pcr...My blodd draw is coming up next week, fingers crossed..
Pro...who is off to fill up with diesel, should be able to squeeze 100 gals in the ol truckster (harpooned dual tanks)
We have “Buckled Down the Hatch” and test ran the Generator. If we loose power or should I say when we loose power, I can run my laptop from my truck. I will update ya’ll. I have a Verizon Card for it. Hopefully the towers won’t be down like they were with Katrina.
Andrew and Katrina were hell but we made it all right.
We are the Mouth of The Mississippi River; this literally makes us The Anal Passage Way of the U.S.
I guess the Gods feel we need a Good Washing every now and then.
I've got my Hurricane Kit up and running, as the good Girl Scout I am...seriously, I was a girl scout! I even have my car tank topped off. I'm sending my donation into the charity of my choice for the storm relief effort in LA. Susan400
So, I'm curious...I'm prepared for power outages,snow, earthquakes, Sunamis, lahars, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions...What do you do for a hurricaine? I seriously doubt I'll ever see anything like that here (Wa state), but if I were to travel...Would anything in particular be the most useful (besides the obvious food, water, toilet paper...)? (Pardon my ignorance on this...) Thanks! Stay safe everyone and check in when you can!
Flashlights and extra batteries, non-perishable food items and a way to heat them, like a camp stove, sterno, etc. Lots and lots of bottled water because the water many times becomes unusable. If you have the ability to have a generator, or stay with someone with a generator. If you can, be in a place where the windows can be boarded up, or that has hurricane shutters. Don't swim in the water at the time immediately before, during or after the storm because rip currents have killed people. Stay out of flooded water because of downed power lines, snakes and gators and sewer water contains bacteria in it. Have mosquito repellent because of the mosquito overload. Say your prayers. Take your important papers and put them into a waterproof container of some sort and place them on the highest shelf in your residence in case of flooding. Oh yes, and as you said, toilet paper!! If you're traveling, most of these things would probably not apply to you and w/a hurricane you usually have enough notice to change your travel plans and stay out of the zone. Susan
We are on the Backside of the storm now. We took a beating but we are alright and intire city is out of power and expecting 12" rain . In Laws took a tree through their house. We are about to go under curfew.I will check in later with an update
No word yet on when power will be restored. A neighbor said the National News is reporting about 1 million is without power in the state. Local News is saying about 700,000 is without power in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas alone. I don’t know where the 1 million comes from If you are lucky enough to get a cell phone to work, all you get is a recording from the elect co., saying it may take a week to restore power in some areas. The dog loves it because with no TV and limited computer use, he is getting a lot of attention. I will check in every now and then, for some reason my Verizon card works but the cell phone doesn’t. I wish the Ahole would come down my street and ask “can you hear me now”
It’s starting to get ugly. People are running out of gas for our generators. The stations that have power are sold out. I have enough to get through tomorrow morning. A friend and me may drive to Mississippi tomorrow morning to re-fuel.
Sounds like Hurricane Ike won't be much fun either - what a year so far...
Ike was on course to pummel the Bahamas Saturday and Sunday before possibly slamming into Cuba, another island nation recently battered by this hurricane season's conga line of storms.
Ike is then forecast to make landfall in south Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane, Castillo warned.
Densely populated south Florida, including the cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, has not been hit by a major hurricane since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 -- the costliest natural disaster in US history until it was topped by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Ike was downgraded slightly Friday but remained a "major hurricane" as it churned over the western Atlantic, with sustained winds of 185 kilometers (115 miles) per hour -- a category three on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale, the NHC said.
As of 0600 GMT Saturday, Ike was 530 kilometers (330 miles) northeast of Grand Turk Island and was moving southwest at about 26 kilometers (16 miles) per hour, the NHC said.
I just pulled up The National Hurricane Center and it looks like you guys may get a “By” on this one. Saw a report yesterday that looked like you were going to get a direct hit. Keep an eye on it and be safe
Another thing that you have to watch in the Hurricane's is for the Tornado's that are spawn off of the Hurricans. They are just as dangerous. Every one in the south and the SouthEast PLEASE be careful and try to stay as safe as possible..
All of yall have been my lifeline at times and don't want to lose any of you.
My Prayers are with all of you but especially the people who live in the south and south-east.
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