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Old 08-28-2021, 04:41 PM
 
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The 16th Anniversary of Katrina, and expected to be the worst storm to hit the state since 1850.

Prayers that somehow this monster does less damage than is predicted.

https://www.wafb.com/2021/08/28/hurr...overnor-warns/
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Old 08-28-2021, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The 16th Anniversary of Katrina, and expected to be the worst storm to hit the state since 1850.

Prayers that somehow this monster does less damage than is predicted.

https://www.wafb.com/2021/08/28/hurr...overnor-warns/
I hope a miracle happens and it at least weakens some before hitting them. I thought Katrina was as bad as they got, evidently this Ida is even worse.
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Old 08-28-2021, 09:14 PM
 
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Oh No! I have been through a life changing hurricane. It's scary not knowing until, well, you know.
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Old 08-29-2021, 04:00 AM
 
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It's now a cat 4 and closing in. Devastating damage is certain.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:35 AM
 
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I hope a miracle happens and it at least weakens some before hitting them. I thought Katrina was as bad as they got, evidently this Ida is even worse.
From what I recall, Hurricane Katrina had pretty much moved through, with some damage but not such a big deal, when the levy broke. And THAT was what caused the catastrophe.

After Katrina, I was involved in helping out with the evacuees that came to central Texas, and became aware of the serious problems there with critical emergencies:

1. There is a significant generational poverty there, and many have no means to leave, not even the ability to purchase a bus ticket

2. No money even to spend one night in a hotel;

3. And no friends or acquaintances who live outside the immediate area, although they have a large family network - that lives locally.

I think this dynamic will be played out again, this week. Awful to sit here and wait.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:37 AM
 
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Almost at Category 5 strength. Sustained winds at 150; Category 5 starts with sustained winds of 157.

https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/...3726d7007.html

Residents warned to "treat this storm as a tornado".

https://www.kvue.com/article/weather...b-4260353e5ddc
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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Governor and mayor of NO say there wasn't enough time to order mandatory evacuations. This thing has been aimed at LA for a week. How much time do they need? Perhaps a quicker plan is needed.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I hear this could be as strong as Katrina. There is a lot going on in the world right now and feel this hurricane has taken a back seat in the news. I remember days before Katrina they were begging people to evacuate and arranging evacuations but not so much for this one. Maybe they’re hoping the new levies hold. Let’s hope they’re right.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:56 AM
 
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I hear this could be as strong as Katrina. There is a lot going on in the world right now and feel this hurricane has taken a back seat in the news. I remember days before Katrina they were begging people to evacuate and arranging evacuations but not so much for this one. Maybe they’re hoping the new levies hold. Let’s hope they’re right.
Actually, this storm itself is stronger than Katrina. Katrina was a category 3. The storm surge may or may not be as great or greater, and much depends on the flood walls / levies holding up around population centers.
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:58 AM
 
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From what I recall, Hurricane Katrina had pretty much moved through, with some damage but not such a big deal, when the levy broke. And THAT was what caused the catastrophe.
Katrina killed 238 people in Mississippi and another 21 people in states other than Louisiana. Also, some not-insignificant portion of the 1000+ deaths in Louisiana were due to effects other than the breaching of the levees. So Hurricane Katrina almost certainly killed more people in the United States than any storm since the Okeechobee Hurricane in 1928. I think that qualifies as catastrophic.
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