Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Cantore Groupies Worrying On Cantore..

Watching tv and on IM with close online friend... will add here that supposedly Cantore took refuge in a veterans retirement home (according to twc producer) and he will post when he can.

In my house ..have to go make dinner... that one surviving Cichlid is attacking the air tube.. should call him Jaws..

Heard there are deaths being reported in... 3 people in a nursing home in New Orleans.. people have reported seeing floating bodies but it's early and not totally confirmed but trust me.. I know weather and some body somewhere is floating down a lazy river in the streets of New Orleans tonight.. trust me.. no way around it I suppose.

This was a major, major landfalling Cane just below the level of Andrew and Camille... way above almost every other Cane.. maybe close to Hugo... but over a much wider area...

It was the best of the worse case scenarios but still bad...

And.. like in Miami.. parts of New Orleans are under water..other parts got off luckier.

A quick sampling of life online...
Watching TWC here.. people waiting to see some video from Jim Cantore. Seems no one has seen him in a while and was in a building which had major flooding.. water rising. Seems the producer said they have spoken to him and he will file report soon. It's always a joke..don't know where it started..that Cantore doesn't get the bad stuff.. Have seen him blown about but people love to tease and follow Cantore.. he looked nervous and concerned last night. And to think I have seen video someone sent me of Andrew coverage (missed it.. my tv was gone) and there was Mike Siedel and Cantore covering it IN the Studio... waiting to see what Cantore has to say.

Otherwise around the web... good blog on Gulfport.. good pics from yahoo..small sampling of posts from HurricaneCity and Flhurricane.. two sites with great posters and a real close knit community of good people.. spread around around the country... even up in Michigan and Toronto.. go figure..

http://eyesonkatrina.blogspot.com/ good info...reliable on Gulfport..
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ts/080304tropicalweathe/im:/050829/ids_photos_ts/r3187166071.jpg lots of pictures.

Oil drilling platform crashes into bridgePosted by Chris on 8/29/2005, 4:38 pmUser logged in as: Chris_in_TampaMOBILE, Ala. A major Alabama bridge is shut down, after being hit by a runaway oil drilling platform courtesy of Hurricane Katrina.A state transportation spokesman says the span (the Cochrane-Africatown U-S-A Bridge) in north Mobile will stay closed until it can be inspected for damage. The bridge is used for hazardous material to bypass a downtown Mobile tunnel.The platform apparently broke away from its moorings late this morning, drifting along until it became jammed under the bridge's main span.
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Posted by CJPILOT on 8/29/2005, 12:05 pmUser logged in as: CJPILOTHomeland Security Chief Terry Ebbert estimates it may take a month to get power back to everyone in New Orleans.Councilman Oliver Thomas said he had received 120 distress calls from people in the Ninth Ward trapped by the storm. He said crews can not get to these people until hurricane force winds cease, the guess for that time frame is about 2 p.m.Karen Swensen reports that Charity Hospital lost its windows on the 4th floor and that patients are being huddled in the hallways.Senator Walter Boasso of St. Bernard Parish says there is 12 feet of water in most of the parish, up to the second floor in many homes.Reports of 3-4 feet of water in Lakeview.Apartment building on Wright Avenue in Terrytown has collapsed with people inside, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. Rescue crews have not been able to get to the scene as of 9:30 a.m.Karen Swensen says there is 3 feet of water downtown near the Hyatt. She reports several office windows coming out whole from buildings.Two holes ripped in Superdome roof, visible from facility floor, according to Associated Press reports... A LEVEE BREACH OCCURRED ALONG THE INDUSTRIAL CANAL AT TENNESSE STREET. 3 TO 8 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED DUE TO THE BREACH...LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ARABI AND 9TH WARD OF NEW ORLEANS.St. Bernard Parish spokesman Larry Ingargiola says the parish's two shelters at Chalmette High and St. Bernard High are suffering major damage. He said Chalmette High shelter is losing its roof, and St. Bernard High has plenty of broken windows and glass. He estimates 300-plus refugees at the two sites.Entergy says 317,000 customers were without power as of 6 a.m. Cleco reported 40,000 without power in St. Tammany Parish.St. Bernard Parish officials say most of the parish has no power. requests for help begin...
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Posted by Fire3083 on 8/29/2005, 4:59 pmUser logged in as: Fire3083Has anyone heard from anyone in the Foley or Gulf Shores area? I spoke to my grandmother in Foley around 10:30 am EDT and she said they had power but were really glad there were no trees around because they would be gone. However, this is before some of the harsher outer bands hit.
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waiting to hear about Bay St. Louis... Posted by andy on 8/29/2005, 6:12 pm, in reply to "Re: cnn showing footage"User logged in as: magnificowhat I'm seeing on CNN now was a reporter who travelled from Gulport to Biloxi on Hwy 10, which is perhaps 2-4 miles from the waterfront and he claimed one lane was impassable due to floating appliances, etc.Will wait to see reports from Highwy 90, the waterfront route from biloxi thru to Bay St Louis...


********************************** Tornado discussion.... from flhurricane.com...Hey folks from Atlanta...some updates from here...
Major tornadic outbreak in Eastern suburbs of Atlanta as well as on the west side of the state.
Reports are coming in of at least 7 different touchdowns and a number of warnings have been posted for the affected area. Polk & Carroll Counties are the ones under the gun and according to WSB-TV there was a two car wreck in Carroll County during the Tornado Warning in which one person was killed. Radar loop...http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USNationalWide.asp?loc=usa&seg=LocalWeather&prodgrp=RadarImagery&product=Radar&prodnav=none&pid=none
Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA558 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2005
GAZ032-033-292230-
558 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2005
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT FOR FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAININ COBB AND NORTH FULTON COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM EDT...
AT 553 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ASTRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER ATLANTA...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH. THISSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTH ATLANTA...VININGS...MARIETTA...AND BUCKHEAD.LOCALIZED FLOODING MAY OCCUR WITH THIS ACTIVITY. IN ADDITION...SOMEROTATION WAS INDICATED WITH THIS STORM.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHERRADIO...WEATHER.GOV OR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS ORPOSSIBLE WARNINGS ON THESE STORMS.
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********************VERY GOOD POST TO REMEMBER SHOULD YOU BE IN THIS PLACE AND BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO BUY A GENERATOR... REMEMBER THIS .. ITS IMPORTANT.. FROM FLHURRICANE..
If you have a generator, buy a carbon monoxide detector. They are cheap.
(And like the previous poster, I apologize if this post is off-topic; but carbon monoxide poisoning, although uncommon, does happen more often after storms than at other times, and with a detector it is for the most part preventable.) **************************

1 Comments:

At 3:26 PM, Blogger kalisekj said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

 

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