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....
ifleyelearz said:I'm scuurrrd.
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!
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.
siucavflight said:How about this article, written a few years ago about this exact situation.
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.
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.