It caused an incredible amount of damage in Florida. It lifted 5 15000ton beams off of a bridge(under construction) and dumped them on a highway below. Thousands of people are without power until the middle of next week. Trees are down everywhere you look. So it didn't just "dump some rain"cforst513 said:what's interesting is that it was a pretty tame storm in florida. it just dumped some rain. somehow 4 people died, though....
it looks impressive (to say the very least) on radar. let's hope my friends in louisiana and mississippi have insurancce!
They reported on MSNBC yesterday that all the deaths that were caused by Katrina in Florida was due to trees falling on occupied cars.cforst513 said:what's interesting is that it was a pretty tame storm in florida. it just dumped some rain. somehow 4 people died, though....
Nice sarcasm. You ever go through a strong hurricane before? You'd be terrified if you were in New Orleans in about 16 hrs. Currently sustained winds at 175 MPH and gusts to 200 MPH. The crazy part is, IT IS GETTING STRONGER!ifleyelearz said:I'm scuurrrd.
WRX,wrxpilot said:Nice sarcasm. You ever go through a strong hurricane before? You'd be terrified if you were in New Orleans in about 16 hrs. Currently sustained winds at 175 MPH and gusts to 200 MPH. The crazy part is, IT IS GETTING STRONGER!
If these people stay, they will be VERY sorry in 48 hours, and it's going to be your tax money fishing them out of the water. Darwin at work.wrxpilot said:Fox News was showing people drinking, partying, etc. down on Bourbon Street like it was Mardi Gras. Last year I thought many south Floridians were unprepared, but this is just baffling.
Pretty scary stuff there. Casualties of 100,000. I cannot imagine what such devastation would do to our country. Let's hope some sort of miracle occurs here...siucavflight said:How about this article, written a few years ago about this exact situation.
I lived there several years and we still have family there, fort. they all got out yesterday and this morning. I remember well what those little 30 to 40 kt winds would do to the hangar at Million Air. Multiply it by 3 to 4 and your right there will be little left of Lakefront.NuGuy said:WRX,
To put it mildly, that place is frakked. I lived there for 5 years...there simply is no time or ability to get everyone out. Lots of poor folks have NO means to evac. Lots of places are $hitboxes that would fall down if you pissed against the side of them (believe me, I know...). KNEW will be gone for years, if not forever...its on the OTHER side of the levee doors.
I urge everyone to donate blood, supplies and and $$ to the Red Cross. This is going to be bad, REAL bad.
I went to school at Tulane, and one of the alumni there was responsible for the deisgn of the pumps in use. They are truely marvels of engineering. Each pump can displace almost 1 million gallons of water PER MINUTE, but the big thing is that they are non-fouling (a critical thing considering all the junk in the water).Flying Illini said:That's interesting that the pump system works on Electricity...and that it takes 4 days to convert to diesel operations. Doesn't seem smart.
Good luck to everyone down there.