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Looks like New Orleans is fixin' to get a hurricane enema!!!

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Who the hell watches the football game when you are in Nawlins anyways..???
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Good point. Either way I have a rule of thumb, don't move to a place where the dead people are put at a higher level than the streets.
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    The locals?
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    PFFT!!! The locals are all partying in the parking lot.. no one watches the game but some tourists... :p
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Hrm, I guess if the team is THAT bad, then you'd rather be in the parking lot.
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :(:(:(

    This is what gonna hurt the rest of us in the aftermath of Katrina...

     
  7. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Or that the Levee's that are designed to keep the River and Lake at Bay will also trap the storm surge IN :help: :help: :help:
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    They were talking about having to blow holes in the levee if they can't get the water out once the river/lake levels drop...
     
  9. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Oh man... they are saying that the 10k-12k people inside the SuperDorm are fighting, freaking out because the roof has a hole in it...

    A Harvey hotel or apartment has collasped.. people feared trapped inside..


    A levey has been breeched and 10-12 foot of water is flowing in...
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Oh, sh!T!!

    We had to weather a hurricane back in the 80s in Houston. Our wind and rain was mild compared to to the coast. I cant imagine wind like that for 11 hours, but they werent "hurricane force" winds... Those winds are like a mild tornado arent they? For 11 hours? Sturdy Buildings will be destroyed. There will be some crazy footage of this crap I know it.

    Get the F out guys.
     
  11. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    "New Orleans Is Sinking"

    Bourbon blues on the street loose and complete
    Under skies all smoky blue-green
    I can Forksake the dixie dead shake
    So we dance the sidewalk clean
    My memory is muddy what's this river I'm in
    New Orleans is sinking and I don't want to swim

    Colonel Tom What's wrong? What's Going On
    You can't tie yourself up for a deal
    He said" Hey North you're south shut you big mouth
    You gotta do what you feel is real."
    Ain't got no picture postcards ain't go no souvenirs
    My baby she don't know me when I'm thinking about thoes years

    Pale as a light bulb hanging on a wire
    Sucking up to someone just stoke the fire
    Picking out the highlights of the scenery
    Saw a little cloud looked a little like me

    I had My hand in the river
    My feet back up on the banks
    Looked up to the lord above and said hey man thanks
    Some time I fell so good I gotta scream
    She says Gordie baby I know exactly what you mean
    She said, she said I swear to god she said

    My memory is muddy what's this river I'm in
    New Orleans is sinking and I don't want to swim
     
  12. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Levee break is near the French Quarter...

    10+ feet of water is flooding in....

    Massive damage in Gulfport Mississippi... casinos have been blown up onto Hwy 90.....
     
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    likwid Chimp

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    I'll take a 15min tornado over 11 hours of 60+mph winds sustained, thanks.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    What weather service are you catching?
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    A local Louisiana radio program...


    There are now 3 levee breaks in NO...
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Now dropped to a Catagory 3 hurricane with winds of 135 mph....
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    All kinds of relevant songs.....

    "When The Levee Breaks"

    If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break, [X2]
    When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.

    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan, [X2]
    Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
    Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.

    Don't it make you feel bad
    When you're tryin' to find your way home,
    You don't know which way to go?
    If you're goin' down South
    They go no work to do,
    If you don't know about Chicago.

    Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
    Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
    When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.

    All last night sat on the levee and moaned, [X2]
    Thinkin' about me baby and my happy home.
    Going, going to Chicago... Going to Chicago... Sorry but I can't take you...
    Going down... going down now... going down....
     
  19. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    link? Anything?
     
  20. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I'm listening to Moon Griffon... here is his show's live feed:
    http://www.moongriffon.com/
     
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    Westy the teste

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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    no worky for me.. odd...
     
  23. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I am picking up the show in AM 710 KEEL... but I don't think they stream... might try to see if some of the stations on his shows map has a live stream..
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    So you seeing $'s signs with all the work you're gonna have?
     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    No, I am some 6 hours inland and to the northwest of New Orleans. We probably will not even get any rain from this storm.

    I am seeing $ signs at having to pay through the ass for lumber, plywood, sheetrock etc..... now though...

    Dammit! :mumble:
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    oh right...
    We'll see that up here too.
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Dude. The French did it.

    Do we really need to investigate any further? ;)
     
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    firetoole duch bag

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    I have heard it called the toilet bowl of the gulf
    and they just got flushed
     
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    The Lake Pontchartrain causeway (interstate) is now closed to traffic... NO is now cut off from Baton Rouge unless you take the old River Road..
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :eek:!!!


     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Who's that?
     
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    We're getting rain from one of the mega outer "bands" here in Little Rock this morning..............it's a huge storm...........
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Gulfport and Biloxi are getting what New Orleans was supposed to get.
     
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    Katrina's floodwaters inundating Gulf Coast
    New Orleans pumps fail; Mississippi coast like 'hell on earth'

    Monday, August 29, 2005; Posted: 11:39 a.m. EDT (15:39 GMT)

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Parts of New Orleans are flooded with up to six feet of water Monday after some of the pumps that protect the low-lying city failed under the onslaught from Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin said.

    Nagin said the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, on the east side of the city, was under five to six feet of rising water after three pumps failed.

    WGNO reporter Susan Roesgen, who is with the mayor at the Hyatt hotel, said New Orleans police had received more than 100 calls about people in the area trapped on their roofs.

    The National Weather Service reported the Industrial Canal, in the eastern part of the city, had breached a levee and three to eight feet of water could be expected.(See video of near whiteout conditions and debris-filled winds)

    The weather service reported "total structural failure" in some parts of metropolitan New Orleans, where Katrina brought wind gusts of 120 mph. While it offered no details, it said it had received "many reports."

    Katrina came ashore Monday morning in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, with winds topping 140 mph.

    At 11 a.m. ET, the National Weather Service said Katrina had degraded to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph.

    New Orleans was prepared for a catastrophic direct hit from the powerful storm. About a million people fled the area, and about 10,000 people who couldn't leave hunkered in the mammoth Louisiana Superdome.

    The National Hurricane Center said that the western eye wall was passing over the city at about 10 a.m. ET. (Watch video update on Katrina's path)

    While the counterclockwise spin of a hurricane usually leaves the worst damage on its eastern edge, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers cautioned that "there's not really an easy side of a Category 4 storm" on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

    CNN's John Zarella said that the wind was howling through the buildings in downtown New Orleans, ripping off chunks of debris and causing whiteout conditions.

    He said that water was rushing down the street and had risen up to the wheel wells of parked cars.

    Earlier, reporter Ed Reams from affiliate WDSU told CNN that Katrina ripped away a large section of the Superdome's roof. (See video of conditions within the darkened Superdome)

    "I can see daylight straight up from inside the Superdome," Reams reported.

    National Guard troops moved people to the other side of the dome. Others were moving beneath the concrete-reinforced terrace level.

    About 70 percent of New Orleans is below sea level and is protected from the Mississippi River by a series of levees. (Full story)

    NHC deputy director Ed Rappaport told CNN that New Orleans could expect a storm surge of 15 to 20 feet.

    That surge wouldn't top New Orleans' levees, but CNN's Myers noted that "there may be a 20-foot surge, but there may be a 20-foot wave on top of that."

    Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said it was too soon to feel any sense of relief.

    "We don't know yet," she said. "We still have a long way to go throughout this day. We are watching. We are worried of course."

    At 10 a.m. ET, the storm was centered about 30 miles east-southeast of New Orleans and 50 miles west-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi. Hurricane force winds extended about 125 miles from the storm's center.

    The storm was moving north at 15 mph.

    The storm's eastern eye wall was approaching Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi.

    Authorities in Gulfport told CNN that 10 feet of water cover downtown streets.

    "There is intense damage," said CNN's Gary Tuchman from Gulfport. "We are watching the dismantling of a beautiful town."

    "We are watching these building deteriorate and break down before our eyes," he said. "Because the water is so deep, boats are floating up the street. There is extensive damage here. This is essentially right now like hell on earth."

    In Biloxi, CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano reported that wind gusts topping 100 mph were starting to pull the roofs off of nearby buildings. (Watch video report from Biloxi, Mississippi)

    Hurricane warnings are posted from Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Alabama-Florida state line, including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. This means winds of at least 74 mph are expected in the warning area within the next 24 hours.

    A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch are in effect from the Alabama-Florida state line eastward to Destin, Florida, and from west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. A tropical storm warning is also in effect from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, west to Cameron, Louisiana, and from Destin, Florida, eastward to Indian Pass, Florida.

    A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions, including winds of at least 39 mph, are expected within 24 hours. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 36 hours.

    Isolated tornadoes are also possible Monday across southern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said.
     
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    We are bone dry with blue skys.
     
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    Some dumbass who stayed in his house...
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    oh I thought you knew him or something.
     
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    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    How crazy is that, we're about an hour away from another band with T-storms imbedded in it..........
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Dude... you are further east than we are in Shreveport: