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  1. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    MMMM nothing like the smell of catagory 5 in the morning! What the heck, last night it was a 3. No close calls either. Before it would just step to the side and we'd get a bit of rain. Now, it's just going to buzzsaw right through New Orleans....And I've got nowhere to go... :help:
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Good luck - Nawleans could be history.
     
  3. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Good luck. Good time to head up north as fast as possible.
     
  4. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    Holy Sh*t....175mph winds.....

    I'm stuck here but I will probly head to the hospital later. Funny part is there telling people to GO TO FLORIDA. Haha
     
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    Dude you need to get to high ground immediately!!!! This storm is going to totally devastate N.O. I just read a story on CNN.com and this is what they said......

    "In worst case scenarios, most of New Orleans would end up under 15 feet of water, without electricity, clean water and sewage for months. Even pumping the water out could take as long as four months to get started because the massive pumps that would do the job would be underwater".


    Good luck riding out the storm. I'm sure you won't have electricity for quite some time afterward to give us an update. GET TO THE SUPERDOME!!!!! That place seems like the only safe bet.
     
  6. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    Yes, New Orleans hasn't seen something like this for a long time. In the early 1900's one hit, cat 5 i think, and 8,000 people died. The messed up part is, I had a ticket to philadelphia for yesterday but changed the date a week or two ago for sept. 8th. *cartman* GODDAMIT *cartman*.
     
  7. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    if you can get out, you can stay with us. usually when NO has a mass exodus the hotels fill up around here, but we have a couch. ;)
     
  8. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    appretiated TN. But greyhound isnt running anymore And I dont have the cash for a cabride like that!
     

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  9. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    good luck! it looks like it is going to be a doozie. are you in NO proper or the outskirts?
     
  10. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    Smack dab in the middle of it :dead:
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    How Long can you tread water ?
    :D

    I just saw a bit on it on MSNBC and they were saying with all the people fleeingthey are running out of Gasoline, because the tankers aren't going in to deliver to the stations .

    Good luck!
     
  12. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    time to hop on the bike and high tail it ASAP!
     
  13. JRB

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    uhm - dude - you need to just catch a ride. Don't sit there and die because you don't have wheels. That would be stupid and sad. Start walking if you have to.
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Looks like Baton Rouge is screwed too...
     
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    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    I think the hurricane andrew in 92' cost about $30 billion in damages...I dont want to be a doomsdayer, but this one looks to be worse.

    So Bush, spend more money on your useless war-or fix the sick, hungry, homeless in New Orleans??

    best wishes people involved!
     
  16. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    tn posting-----> looks like total death & destruction for N'awlins, been watching a melange of cable news & the Weather Channel. I hope it is just hype.
     
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    NFLPATS1 Chimp

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    Best of luck to everyone on the gulf coast. This could be real ugly. I hope you stay safe.
     
  18. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Urgent - Weather Message
    National Weather Service New Orleans La
    1011 Am Cdt Sun Aug 28 2005


    Devastating Damage Expected

    Hurricane Katrina

    A Most Powerful Hurricane With Unprecedented
    Strength...rivaling The Intensity Of Hurricane Camille Of 1969.

    Most Of The Area Will Be Uninhabitable For Weeks...perhaps Longer. At
    Least One Half Of Well Constructed Homes Will Have Roof And Wall Failure.
    All Gabled Roofs Will Fail...leaving Those Homes Severely Damaged Or
    Destroyed.

    The Majority Of Industrial Buildings Will Become Non Functional.
    Partial To Complete Wall And Roof Failure Is Expected. All Wood
    Framed Low Rising Apartment Buildings Will Be Destroyed. Concrete
    Block Low Rise Apartments Will Sustain Major Damage...including Some
    Wall And Roof Failure.

    High Rise Office And Apartment Buildings Will Sway Dangerously...a
    Few To The Point Of Total Collapse. All Windows Will Blow Out.

    Airborne Debris Will Be Widespread...and May Include Heavy Items Such As
    Household Appliances And Even Light Vehicles. Sport Utility Vehicles And
    Light Trucks Will Be Moved. The Blown Debris Will Create Additional
    Destruction. Persons...pets...and Livestock Exposed To The Winds Will Face
    Certain Death If Struck.

    Power Outages Will Last For Weeks...as Most Power Poles Will Be Down
    And Transformers Destroyed. Water Shortages Will Make Human Suffering
    Incredible By Modern Standards.

    The Vast Majority Of Native Trees Will Be Snapped Or Uprooted. Only
    The Heartiest Will Remain Standing...but Be Totally Defoliated. Few
    Crops Will Remain. Livestock Left Exposed To The Winds Will Be
    Killed.

    An Inland Hurricane Wind Warning Is Issued When Sustained Winds Near
    Hurricane Force...or Frequent Gusts At Or Above Hurricane Force...are
    Certain Within The Next 12 To 24 Hours.

    Once Tropical Storm And Hurricane Force Winds Onset...do Not Venture
    Outside!
     
  19. stiksandstones

    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    THIS JUST IN

    Urgent Weather Message from NWS New Orleans

    WWUS74 KLIX 281550NPWLIXURGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA

    732 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005


    DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED

    HURRICANE KATRINAA MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HULK HOGAN OF WWE. MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR YEARS...PERHAPS LONGER. ATLEAST ONE HALF OF ALL STONE HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES FULL OF RATS AND HOMELESS CORPSES.THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.PARTIALY DUE TO BEING CLOGGED WITH THE DEAD BODIES OF HOMELESS PEOPLE AND RED CROSS WORKERS. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED AND THEN BUILT BACK UP AND DESTORYED ONCE MORE.


    CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN COMPLETE DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND TOILET FAILURE. HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...AAND THEN FALL OVER LIKE THAT FAT GUY IN THE POPEYE MOVIE. WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT. AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS ENTIRE MALLS AND CHURCH STEEPLES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED AT LEAST 9 MILLION MILES TO PROBABLY THE MOON. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATEADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS... OLD PEOPLE.. AND THEIR HEAVY SHOES AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK. POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR YEARS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE UPROOTED AND SENT TO CALIFORNIA AND TRANSFORMERS AND DECEPTICONS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS. THIS IS LIKE A MILLION WOODSTOCKS!!!! THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING

    BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED EVEN ALL THE WAY UP TO KENTUCKY. AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE.. DID ANYONE EVER SEE THAT MOVIE WHERE THE BLOCK GUY STOPPED A SEMI AND IT FOLDED ALL AROUND HIM? IT WILL BE JUST LIKE THAT

    PLEASE DONT GO SURFING IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, IT MAY CAUSE THE HURRICANE TO GO TOWARDS YOU

    PLEASE POST ALL OF YOU WITTY ANTIDOTES AND FACTS THAT YOU JUST PULLED FROM SOME ASSHOLES WIKIPEDIA ENTRY ABOUT HOW THE SUPERDOME IS GOING TO CRACK FRMO ITS FOUNDATIONS AND ROLL AROUND LIKE THAT KATAMARI DEMOCA. HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT

    OH GOD THE HUMANITY!

    .ARECERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTUREOUTSIDE!LAZ038-040-050-056>070-282100-ASSUMPTION-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-ORLEANS-ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-7:32 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005
     
  20. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    ECHO.....echo....
    :D
     
  21. johnbryanpeters

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    Paging the BIG cheese...
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    If he is in NO then he's in the middle of the sh!t now....

    :(
     
  23. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Word... the cheeze is not having fun right now.
     
  24. Hawkeye

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    One of my clients just called abou their condo in NO. Conversation went like this:

    "Do I have coverage?"

    "Yes with a 2% Hurricane deductable."

    "What about flood"

    "no coverage"

    "Why not?"

    "you didn't want to pay the premium for it"

    "So I am pretty much screwed"

    "yes."
     
  25. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Lol.

    Paging doctor tightwad, doctor tightwad please pick up the white courtesy phone...
     
  26. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    It's like $200 bucks a year too...
     
  27. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Hey man, that's one less tank of gas in his Suburban with the boat on the back.
     
  28. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    that really sucks!

    I work with someone who's sister will probably not have a house to return home to. I can't imagine living with that as a reality.
     
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    Hawkeye Monkey

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    Not his place. It's 6 feet bloew sea level. The condo premium is $550 a year.

    Flood was $2500. Can't say I blame him for not taking it but it seems like a good bet now.
     
  30. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    unless it catches fire. :evil:
     
  31. the BIG cheese

    the BIG cheese The STUFF

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    Holy chit!

    All of that was NO FUN.......
    Yes, I stayed, Yes I wish I hadn't but geeze, that's something to tell the grandkids about.

    I relocated to philly and life is almost back to normal. I'm a lot better off than others right now but things were looking pretty bleak for a while. I had holed up in a hospital there for about a week after it went down...

    I got here knowing no one but the city and the lovely philadelphians were more than willing to help me out. It's amazing what can be accomplished with a bike and the phrase "I'm from New Orleans".

    So, later on guys, again I won't be around for a while as life just got exponentially busier. I start art school in the spring and am working 2 full time jobs, one of them being designing a new menu for a pan-asian restaurant in west philly.
     
  32. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Well it's nice to see your still alive
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sh...ight=big+cheese

    if you paid attention you would have known he was ok.

    good to see you are back in action cheese. how bout your parents. are they still in nola. philly is alot farther away. if you get a yearning for tha durty durty, hit us up. our air mattress is always open.
     
  34. JRB

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    Bad ass. This is the best news I have had in some time. Glad you are in one piece, bro.