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New Orleans May be Gone Next Week

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    If Hurricane Ivan maintains strength (which it's not predicted to do) and stays on its NW path, New Orleans as we know it could disappear.

    http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/wetlands/hurricane1.html

    http://www.nola.com/newslogs/weather/

  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Do not know who to believe or if it is just a matter of nobody really knowing until it happens...however this morning the news was saying that Ivan was currently a Class 5 but by the time it made it's way to LA it should be a level 4.....either way it looks like it is going to cause some major damage.
  3. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    If you read that article, what will really kill New Orleans is the storm surge and flooding since the whole city is under sea level. The wetlands have been eroding away so they don't provide as much protection as they used to to buffer the city. And the levees were only meant to withstand a category 3 hurricane. This is the current path that the hurricane takes but these weather guys have been saying it's going to veer to the east for the longest time now. It just keeps going west.

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  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I sure hope this bastid loses some intensity...

    I've been to New Orleans at least 40 times... love the city, but they have been living on the edge for years as far as catastrophy... I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping minimal damage occurs to wherever this storm hits...

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  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Damn he's coming my way now
  6. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Looks like Nahleans is safe for now. The hurricane veered to the east at the last second and spared New Orleans from the worst winds and storm surges. It's headed directly for Mobile, Alabama. I wonder what they do about the ol' U.S.S. Alabama before a hurricane since it no longer sails the seas.

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