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Old 08-26-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I'm new to the area and can easily evacuate for a few days to friends and family in nearby states. Is it a hassle to deal with hurricanes like this?
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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Good question. Whereabouts are you? We're in Uptown and have been wondering the same thing.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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We're in the Quarter and plan on staying put at this stage. We are prepping though - filled the gas tank, plenty of bottled water, batteries, hand-cranked radio, important papers together, candles, matches, lots of food (and er, drink!). The road I work on (uptown) floods even in a rainstorm so I think it'll be messy on Wednesday. I imagine there'll be a meeting called on Tuesday to hear their plan of action. We are taking it very seriously but not panicking.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Uptown. Wasn't sure if evacuating is overreacting since it's only a Cat 2.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Uptown. Wasn't sure if evacuating is overreacting since it's only a Cat 2.
Don't want to sound too alarmist, but "only" cat 2 is still hell on earth. I'm not sure I would evacuate just yet but if the orders do come down the roads will be really congested tomorrow.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm leaving but

1. I hate hurricanes...many others have gone through them no problems.

2. I was scheduled for vacation this week anyhow.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Not to be negative but this Hurricane is suppose to hit New Orleans on the EXACT same date at Katrina did
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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My group are already on their way out. Of course, they can make work from any location as long as they have a laptop (which they never leave home without) and can't stand the thought of being without power.

The Katrina reference kind of gave me the shivers. We lost our house down there to Katrina.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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For Katrina, people went to bed with a small storm going to FL and awoke to a big storm heading right at them. My son/family went to my relatives in Alexandria - a drive of 2.5 hrs took 10 hrs that Sun. Most of the inland hotels/motels are probably booked by now. Get up at 5 am.m. and see what the prediction is. You can beat much of the traffic if you leave early. Old Metairie was without power oir about 6 weeks. That means no water, no toilets, no a/c, no frig working, etc. Leave.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know why but this one scares me. My fear is not rational. Please be careful, folks.
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