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Old 08-30-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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i evacuated for katrina with my children. my husband had to stay in new orleans and work. we could not get in touch with him for over a week. i watched my home be destroyed on tv. i remember watching cnn all day and night. my poor children, i was so stupid i shouldn't have let them see it. i really hope this one misses. if it hits, that's the end of new orleans.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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i evacuated for katrina with my children. my husband had to stay in new orleans and work. we could not get in touch with him for over a week. i watched my home be destroyed on tv. i remember watching cnn all day and night. my poor children, i was so stupid i shouldn't have let them see it. i really hope this one misses. if it hits, that's the end of new orleans.
Ali, I'm sorry. That had to be horrifying to not know if your husband was safe. It's good to know that you and your children did get out. It must've been awful to lose everything, but ONE good thing is that your family survived. I can't imagine how horrible it'd be to have lost someone in that mess. I don't know specifically about New Orleans, but they are evacuating parts of La. today~mandatory. Honestly, that's the best thing they could be doing.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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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.
mattyj, Your maps and updates are fantastic as always! Thank-you.

Just found an update:

Tropical Update August 30, 2:05 PM EDT

Name: Hurricane Gustav
Location: , near the isle of youth, or about 155 miles, 250 km, east of the western tip of cuba and about 110 miles, 180 km, South of Havana Cuba.
Lat/Long: 21.6N, 82.5W
Max Winds: 145 mph
Category: 4
Heading: Northwest
Speed: 14 mph
Pressure: 27.91 inches
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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I'll try and squeeze in some updates, so hard with college football starting
Anyway here are the models from 8am, bringing it more east towards New Orelans







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Old 08-30-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Is there any chance the moderators can change the title of the thread to Gustav has formed?

Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Latest from the NHC

WTNT32 KNHC 310239
TCPAT2
BULLETIN
HURRICANE GUSTAV ADVISORY NUMBER 26...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072008
1100 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2008

...CORRECTED WARNING SECTION TO INCLUDE THE FLORIDA KEYS...

...CENTER OF SLIGHTLY WEAKER GUSTAV MOVES INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA...CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...ISLA DE
JUVENTUD...MATANZAS...AND CIENFUEGOS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN
COMPLETED.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM
EAST OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER...
INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. A
HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN
THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. HURRICANE WARNINGS
WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTS OF THIS AREA SUNDAY MORNING.

AT 11 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS DISCONTINUED
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE PROVINCES OF SANCTI SPIRITUS...
CIEGO DE AVILA...AND CAMAGUEY. A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN PROVINCE OF
VILLA CLARA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER FLORIDA
KEYS WEST OF THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO THE DRY TORTUGAS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE PANHANDLE
COAST OF FLORIDA FROM EAST OF THE ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD
TO THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1100 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GUSTAV WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 83.8 WEST OR OVER THE
SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO ABOUT 90 MILES...145 KM...WEST OF
HAVANA CUBA AND ABOUT 530 MILES...850 KM...SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH
OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

GUSTAV IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON
THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF GUSTAV IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE
CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO ON SUNDAY...AND THEN MAKE LANDFALL ON THE
NORTHERN GULF COAST ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 140 MPH...220 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. GUSTAV IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. WHILE GUSTAV HAS WEAKEN DURING PASSAGE OVER CUBA...IT IS
FORECAST TO RE-INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS IT MOVES OVER
THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH
ARE LIKELY AFTER THAT TIME...BUT GUSTAV IS FORECAST TO REMAIN A
MAJOR HURRICANE THROUGH LANDFALL ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES...280 KM. THE NOAA AUTOMATED STATION AT PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT
FLORIDA RECENTLY REPORTED 10-MINUTE WINDS OF 51 MPH...81 KM/HR...
WITH A GUST TO 67 MPH...108 KM/HR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 948 MB...27.99 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 18 TO 23 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...ALONG THE
COAST OF WESTERN CUBA SHOULD SUBSIDE TONIGHT. STORM SURGE OF 1 TO
3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE IN THE DRY TORTUGAS AS
GUSTAV PASSES TO ITS WEST.

GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO
12 INCHES ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER FLORIDA KEYS AND EXTREME
SOUTHERN FLORIDA. RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH GUSTAV MAY BEGIN TO
AFFECT THE CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Is there any chance the moderators can change the title of the thread to Gustav has formed?

Thanks.
Sure. I kept part of the original title so everyone who was already posting on this thread will be familiar with it. Does that sound ok?
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Sure. I kept part of the original title so everyone who was already posting on this thread will be familiar with it. Does that sound ok?
Thanks Jammie I had been meaning to ask you to fix that for me. We went up to East Texas today to bring my mother back, just in case, long drive for one day up and back, but I want to make sure she's taken care of. On the way up a teenage girl changed lanes and hit us, no damage to my car, but there is to hers. At least we're all ok. She insisted on calling the police and they towed her car off because her insurance had expired!
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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I was in Jamaica when the storm blew through in Ocho Rios. I just got in from Jamaica this evening - no thanks to US Airways who stuck me and my husband on a flight out on TUESDAY! we had to get home!! Had a tough time getting off the island. Storm blew thru Thurs. night and flight was cancelled off the island for Friday.

I had the Weather Channel on the entire time till the tv went out. That storm really made a dip south and we avoided most of the storm which Kingston took a hit from. We were lucky!

I'm sooooo glad i'm home now.
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