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Old 08-27-2012, 10:52 AM
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I'd like for it to just dissipate where it is. I'm watching it as well. I know it's not the strongest storm as it is but neither was Gustav and it caused all kinds of trouble. If it moves a bit west, which I'm afraid it will, I will probably hook up the camper and head towards Texarkana. I can use a couple of days off.
Best of luck to all affected.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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My first storm in New Orleans. We are staying. Looks like it wont come on land as strong as first anticipated. So we will see what happens. I am in Old Metairie. Let me know if anyone wants me to check on their house afterward.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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You guys be safe up there.

It looks as if it is going to slow down before making landfall. This will increase the storm surge as the onshore flow on the east side of the storm.

If I was faced with a direct hit, I'd secure what I could, grab a bunch of pictures and personal stuff and get out of town.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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I believe they will park all of the NOPD vehicles first then the school buses.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
You guys be safe up there.

It looks as if it is going to slow down before making landfall. This will increase the storm surge as the onshore flow on the east side of the storm.

If I was faced with a direct hit, I'd secure what I could, grab a bunch of pictures and personal stuff and get out of town.
Definitely this!!! Wishing everyone that maybe affected the best and stay safe
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
You guys be safe up there.

It looks as if it is going to slow down before making landfall. This will increase the storm surge as the onshore flow on the east side of the storm.
Good call

Little change to Isaac, but storm poses a serious storm surge threat

Storm surge forecast for Isaac
Storm surge is the primary damage threat from Isaac. Isaac is a huge storm, with tropical storm-force winds that extend out 205 miles from the center. For comparison, Hurricane Katrina at landfall had tropical storm-force winds that extended out 230 miles from its center. Isaac's large size will enable it to set a large area of the ocean into motion, which will generate a large storm surge once the storm approaches land on the Gulf Coast. Water levels at Shell Beach, Louisiana, just east of New Orleans, were already elevated by 1' this morning. Conversely, water levels have fallen by 2' this morning at St. Petersburg, Florida, where strong offshore winds due to Isaac's counter-clockwise circulation have carried water away from the coast. The latest 6:30 am EDT Integrated Kinetic Energy analysis from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division put the destructive potential of Isaac's winds near 0.6 on a scale of 0 to 6, but the destructive potential of Isaacs's storm surge was 2.1 on a scale of 0 to 6. I expect this destructive potential will rise above 3 by time Isaac makes landfall, making Isaac's storm surge similar to that generated by Category 2 Hurricane Gustav of 2008, which followed a path very similar to Isaac's predicted path. Gustav brought a storm surge characteristic of a Category 1 hurricane to New Orleans: 9.5' to Lake Borgne on the east side of the city. A higher Category 2-scale surge occurred along the south-central coast of Louisiana, and was 12.5' high in Black Bay, forty miles southeast of New Orleans. Recent model runs indicate Isaac may slow down to a forward speed under 5 mph on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, close to the coast. If Isaac is just offshore at this time, the coasts of Southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle will be exposed to a large storm surge with battering waves for two high tide cycles. This sort of extending pounding will be capable of delivering more damage than the storm surge of Hurricane Gustav of 2008.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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Houston is building a massive blockade on I-10 East
Might as well, since Houston is still full from the last "event" anyway.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by FinDeep View Post
My first storm in New Orleans. We are staying. Looks like it wont come on land as strong as first anticipated. So we will see what happens. I am in Old Metairie. Let me know if anyone wants me to check on their house afterward.
My brother lived on Colony St. during Katrina. He had some rain water that came up close to the house but no trouble from the flood waters. He lost one small tree and his wooden fence blew partially down. Other that that all was good.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:34 PM
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Might as well, since Houston is still full from the last "event" anyway.
After katrina, I saw a few simple bumper stickers that were blue and said in white block letters: THANKS HOUSTON
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:04 AM
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During Katrina people rented houses in the French Quarter, they evacuated and went to other family member houses thinking the levys not gonna break,
the people that pay the rent on those houses survived, the people that evacuated and left the French quarter perished, again is not a exact science, however I would take my changes in the French quarter...
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by beenie View Post
My brother lived on Colony St. during Katrina. He had some rain water that came up close to the house but no trouble from the flood waters. He lost one small tree and his wooden fence blew partially down. Other that that all was good.
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Old Metairie floods in normal raining days, up to your anckles, not a good place to be...
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