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SarasotaRepub
09-03-2008, 07:59 PM
This storm just got upgraded to a CAT 3.

http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/images/at200809_5day.gif

More hurricane worries...maybe for Florida again.

http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/images/at200809_sat.jpg

This one looks real healthy...

Bubba Dawg
09-03-2008, 08:05 PM
I've been ignoring that one because I was focusing on Gustav and Hannah but it does look organized, doesn't it.

FlaGator
09-03-2008, 09:24 PM
D-Day cometh.

SarasotaRepub
09-04-2008, 07:29 AM
CAT 4 now, I'm not surprised in the least.

noonwitch
09-04-2008, 08:25 AM
I'm glad that my dad now spends his summers with his wife at her place in Ohio, instead of 2 miles from Florida's Gulf Coast, where they spend their winters.

I do hope that there is some provision in the condo owners' association that has them board up windows and such in the snowbirds' absence.

Constitutionally Speaking
09-04-2008, 08:29 AM
CAT 4 now, I'm not surprised in the least.

This one is already a CAT 4 and has no significant land in it path to break it up.

This one could be REALLY bad.

SarasotaRepub
09-06-2008, 10:30 AM
Looks like it may be headed for NO now. :eek:

LibraryLady
09-06-2008, 10:35 AM
We have had a nightmare with the "refugees". They complained constantly about the shelters, food, showers, facilities and then FEMA in their great wisdom announced they would cover Hotel bills. AAAGGGHHHHHH!

I don't know if they can get volunteers to help with them again. I heard people mutter "should have left them up on their roof in NOLA".

SarasotaRepub
09-06-2008, 11:15 AM
FEMA in their great wisdom announced they would cover Hotel bills. AAAGGGHHHHHH!

WOOT! Time to move to the Ritz! :D

M21
09-06-2008, 11:23 AM
Boy it's great to live in the rockies. I heard a good one yesterday.

1. Dig a moat along the US-Mexico border.
2. Truck the dirt to NO and raise the city.
3. Truck the displaced gators back to the moat.

:D

Lanie
09-06-2008, 12:09 PM
Ike sucks. :(

AlmostThere
09-06-2008, 11:35 PM
My family still lives in N.O.. Because of the evacuation, I had the pleasure of hosting them a week because of Gustav. It's Texas' turn.

SarasotaRepub
09-07-2008, 10:01 AM
The path keeps shifting, it's too early to tell where it'll hit.

Here's a story on some of the damage in the Bahamas and Turks. (http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080907/tropical_weather.html?.v=2)

They are evacing the Keys already.

OwlMBA
09-09-2008, 01:12 AM
Looks like Gulf coast will get round 2

SaintLouieWoman
09-10-2008, 08:58 AM
This morning they said that Ike should hit between Galveston and Corpus Christi.

SarasotaRepub
09-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Anyone living in a low area in this storms path should take note.

Ike is a freak storm (http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1080&tstamp=200809).

This guy is basically saying it's going to be worse than Katrina.

The central pressure dropped big time over night but the EyeWall
winds did NOT increase. Instead, the winds AWAY from the eye got
stronger which means Ike is moving a TON of water.

You can see more at the linky.

LogansPapa
09-11-2008, 02:49 PM
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t4/avn-l.jpg

LibraryLady
09-11-2008, 02:51 PM
We have some Houston folks, don't we?

Is asdf still helping down there?

I skerred.:(

LibraryLady
09-11-2008, 03:00 PM
This is too much like Isaac's storm

LogansPapa
09-11-2008, 03:08 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20080911/2008_09_09t083522_450x298_us_storm_ike.jpg?x=400&y=265&q=85&sig=Yilb_SjLqc07N.m7KRIuzQ--

Lanie
09-11-2008, 04:36 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20080911/2008_09_09t083522_450x298_us_storm_ike.jpg?x=400&y=265&q=85&sig=Yilb_SjLqc07N.m7KRIuzQ--

why would anybody do that? :(

SarasotaRepub
09-11-2008, 08:57 PM
We have some Houston folks, don't we?

Is asdf still helping down there?

I skerred.:(

Nope, he's back home.:)

And by Sunday it looks like what's left of Ike will be up near us.

asdf2231
09-11-2008, 09:52 PM
We have some Houston folks, don't we?

Is asdf still helping down there?

I skerred.:(


I touched down in Wisconsin night before last LL.

I had a bit of a family emergency and terminated my deployment about a week early to deal with it.

This is gonna be the bad one they thought Gustov was going to be. :(

SarasotaRepub
09-11-2008, 10:46 PM
This is gonna be the bad one they thought Gustov was going to be. :(

Could be! They are talking 20 foot storm surge, maybe 50 foot waves. :eek:

I love hurricanes but I would leave if I was on the TX coast and this was
heading at me.

lacarnut
09-12-2008, 10:22 AM
It is windy in Baton Rouge; my electricity went off for 2 hours this am. Thousands of trees are down here. The roads are littered with brush and huge trees up to the street and sometimes in the street. Very dangerous driving at night. Finally got most of the lights working. Almost got T-boned yesterday when this jerk did not stop when the lights were out. We don't need any more damage here; it will take 3 months for the city to clean up all the debris.

I feel for the people in Ike's path. Hoping it is not too bad.

LibraryLady
09-12-2008, 10:24 AM
We have dear friends in the Houston area so are waiting to hear from them.
Lots more damage way up here than we expected last week so this time may be worse.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/2008-09-04-gustav.jpg

lacarnut
09-12-2008, 11:27 AM
Supposed to have 20 to 50 mph winds this evening and tonight. More trees will be blown down and more power outages. Going to get gas, groceries, money and make preparations for the lights going out again. This is getting old. Plus the damn sitter did not show up today.

LogansPapa
09-12-2008, 12:39 PM
Just keep in mind that there's no global warming.;)

LogansPapa
09-12-2008, 01:27 PM
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL0908_PROB34_F120_sm2+gif/151304.gif

asdf2231
09-12-2008, 02:16 PM
Just keep in mind that there's no global warming.;)

You are sincerely a fekking retard.

ralph wiggum
09-12-2008, 02:21 PM
Just keep in mind that there's no global warming.;)

You mean there were no hurricanes before Algore started his cult of global warming? :rolleyes:

JB
09-12-2008, 02:27 PM
Just keep in mind that there's no global warming.;)It's climate change rtard. Try and keep up.

LogansPapa
09-12-2008, 02:37 PM
It's climate change rtard. Try and keep up.

You guys are sooooooo easy!:D:D:D

JB
09-12-2008, 02:41 PM
You guys are sooooooo easy!:D:D:DYou don't believe it exists?

LogansPapa
09-12-2008, 02:45 PM
You don't believe it exists?

It doesnít matter. If there was something I could do about it - like stop driving my ultra emission spewing Ď427í, I would. But I canít - so itís academic. :cool:

SarasotaRepub
09-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Duh!!!!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html)



HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- Houston officials are telling residents to stay put because it's not safe anymore to try to hit the road to escape Hurricane Ike.

The Category 2 storm had 105 mph winds as of 5 p.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday near Galveston, and by that time may have strengthened to a Category 3, forecasters say.

Ike is 900 miles wide, measuring the cloud cover at its widest point. On Friday, its tropical storm-force winds extended up to 275 miles -- the length of the Texas coastline -- from its center, for a total reach of about 550 miles.


I'm hearing on Fox that there is major flooding in parts of LA, worse than Rita.

I also want to see Geraldo get hit with some waves tonight. :D

LibraryLady
09-12-2008, 07:13 PM
I'm hearing on Fox that there is major flooding in parts of LA, worse than Rita.



I heard the same report. This thing is really bad,:(

SarasotaRepub
09-12-2008, 07:20 PM
I heard the same report. This thing is really bad,:(


They are saying 90,000 people are staying in Galveston. The authorities are telling these folks to write their SS number on their arm.

LibraryLady
09-12-2008, 08:56 PM
There is the beginning of gasoline rationing around here. We filled up today.

SarasotaRepub
09-12-2008, 08:58 PM
There is the beginning of gasoline rationing around here. We filled up today.


I just got back from filling up. :D

lacarnut
09-13-2008, 12:05 AM
I filled up today and when I passed by the same gas station an hour later, they had removed the prices on the sign. Betcha, they were going up. If you think there was a gas shortage in the southeast during Katrina, you better fill up quick because this time around will probably be a lot worse.