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#1 beerzrkr

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

Isaac has a central pressure this morning of 977mb and a well defined eye on visible satellite... yet still classified as a tropical storm. Observed flight level winds are around 85mph, and dropsonde readings near the eyewall were found 75-80mph which would mean category 1 hurricane. Not sure why the NHC is still calling it a TS.

#2 insolent cur

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

thanks, beerz...my brother lives there.

fortunately he has a solid home (built in excess of the the hurricane safety standards), a generator (with gas), lots of drinking water, non perishable food and batteries. the patio furniture is tied down and he took the cover off of the pool. battened down they are.

#3 ladygingechilla

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

:undecided:

#4 elder

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

good luck and batten down the hatches NOLA folks :heart:

#5 TEO

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

Hoping for the best. Spoke with a friend down there last night, lots of folks evacuating from the lower lying regions and already much help is there.

#6 gregoir

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

:heart:

#7 beerzrkr

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

Plaquemines Parish reported the overtopping of an 8-foot high levee between the Braithwaite and White Ditch districts southeast of New Orleans. The storm slowed down and it looks like they still have 30 more hours of hell to go.

#8 HoopsTer

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

I was texting with my Aunt and cousin all night... they lost power sometime around 2am. (she lives uptown).

I am worried about Plaquemines, the levee breach is scary.

#9 insolent cur

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

my brother lost power earlier in the night. the generator crapped out, but they are otherwise well prepared.

#10 beerzrkr

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

I just heard from an old friend who is in Gretna. He has no power either and water running down the inside wall on the windward side.

#11 KrisNYG

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

:( :heart: (((((((NOLA))))))) :heart:

#12 HoopsTer

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

Just got an update.
They are feeling better because it's finally daylight (hurricanes at night are scary).

There is water downstairs -but they're upstairs for now (and they moved the majority of the downstairs belongings upstairs a day or so ago).

#13 fire_rocket

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

Oh boy.... they all must be freaking the hell out right now. :heart:

#14 little frog

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

<3 <3 <3 I hope everyone is OK

#15 KrisNYG

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

I was there for Jazz Fest the year after Katrina. Definitely requested upper level at The Hotel Provincial. Massive rain came through, flooded the pool over and went up to the doors at ground level rooms at the hotel. A couple levees failed over by the causeway by Pontchartrain. Did not make the news out here. This is my absolute favorite place and I am wishing all the best for the residents. They have been through enough! :heart:

#16 KrisNYG

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

Levee has failed at Lake Tangipahoa. Residents in Mississippi and Louisiana (along the T river and surrounding areas) have been given ninety minutes to get out. This is going to be bad. :(

#17 ladygingechilla

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:32 PM

:(

#18 KrisNYG

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Holy shit... :( Two words you never want in the same sentence... dam, and fail.


(RNN) - Residents along the Tangipahoa River in Mississippi and Louisiana were given 90 minutes to evacuate after warnings of severe flooding from a possible levee break at Lake Tangipahoa.


According to WWL, officials ordered the mandatory evacuation at 10:10 a.m. CT for up to 60,000 people along the river from Kentwood through Robert, LA. McComb, MS, Mayor Whitney Rawlings said there was a 50/50 chance the dam would fail.


The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Pike County in southern Mississippi after emergency management officials determined the dam would probably fail.The flooding expected to cause the breach came from Tropical Storm Isaac.

#19 August West

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:59 PM




may the waters start to recede

#20 In A Silent Way

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

[Updated 12:39 p.m. ET] Looks like the confusion is cleared up. The Mississippi Emergency Operations Center says the dam near the 700-acre Lake Tangipahoa has been damaged by heavy rains, but water has not breached the dam.