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Old 08-29-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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I'm so sorry you're going through this. Did you evacuate or did you stay behind? I'd imagine that some of the people who stayed behind and lived through it could have PTSD. It was a horrible tragedy and even though the rest of us didn't suffer through it, you were all in our thoughts and prayers.

ILNC, after looking at my weekend forecast, I thought you maybe were headed this way and that you were bringing your warmth along. It's supposed to be 91 tomorrow and 90 Sunday.

LML, well come on up. We could all get together and watch the weather channel I'll make popcorn. Thank you for the kind words about my state. I'm glad your family had a nice time here and enjoyed themselves. I really have nothing to compare it to since I've spent my entire life here, but the only thing I don't like are the winters so there must be some positives here.
Jammie I would love to bring you ALL of the hot weather here
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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ILNC,

One of our friends is planning to go to Galveston/Houston area tomorrow. We think this is crazy! Is this safe???

I thought people were thinking about evacuating, not going down there! When are they predicting Gustav could hit if it does???
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Where Trolls get BBQ'd
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ILNC,

One of our friends is planning to go to Galveston/Houston area tomorrow. We think this is crazy! Is this safe???

I thought people were thinking about evacuating, not going down there! When are they predicting Gustav could hit if it does???
Looks like late Monday if at all. See this map:

Hurricane GUSTAV

Leaving Saturday evening may be the nightmare.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Leaving Saturday evening may be the nightmare.
Yeah, I considered the fact that even if it's safe, what about potential traffic if others are trying to evacuate?
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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ILNC,

One of our friends is planning to go to Galveston/Houston area tomorrow. We think this is crazy! Is this safe???

I thought people were thinking about evacuating, not going down there! When are they predicting Gustav could hit if it does???
Well I wouldn't want to be coming here now, but if they leave before Monday they should be ok. He may hit Monday night or Tues morning, not sure yet.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Here is a good link to keep a check on it
Hurricane Tracker (http://www.click2houston.com/hurricanetracker/index.html - broken link)
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Well I wouldn't want to be coming here now, but if they leave before Monday they should be ok. He may hit Monday night or Tues morning, not sure yet.
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Here is a good link to keep a check on it
Hurricane Tracker (http://www.click2houston.com/hurricanetracker/index.html - broken link)
Thanks for the tracker and the input. Pretty much what I thought too.
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Gustav seems to be going through rapid strengthing now,

Data from an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft indicate that
Gustav continues to rapidly strengthen and now has maximum winds
near 115 mph...185 km/hr with higher gusts. This makes Gustav a
dangerous category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane
scale...the second major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane
season.
$$
Forecaster Blake/Avila

Hurricane Gustav advisory number 22
500 am EDT Sat Aug 30 2008

...Gustav rapidly strengthening as it takes aim on western Cuba...
At 500 am EDT...0900 UTC...the government of Jamaica has
discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Jamaica.

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Wow make that Cat 3

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
GUSTAV CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN AND NOW HAS MAXIMUM WINDS
NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS MAKES GUSTAV A
DANGEROUS CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE
SCALE...THE SECOND MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC HURRICANE
SEASON.
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