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    Hurricane Katrina

    I truly hope this is an overstatement. To our members from this area (actually everyone in the area for that matter), my sincerest wishes that you are able to get out of harm's way and ride out this potential catastrophe safe and sound.

    http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iwszone?Sites=:laz069

    EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA

    DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED

    MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

    THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

    HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

    AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

    POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED.

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    Exclamation Be safe

    If anyone is in the path of Katrina and reading this, shut down and get out. Almost everything can be replaced:

    Cars
    Houses
    Businesses
    Trees
    Pets
    Furniture
    Appliances
    Boats
    Even JBLs

    BUT YOU CANNOT BE REPLACED. Take your loved ones, your precious keepsakes (pictures, documents, small heirlooms) and get out.

    If you can't drive, go to the designated shelter.

    We need you whole and safe.

    We'll pray for your safety, because otherwise this is too big to comprehend.
    Out.

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    Mother Nature is about to reclaim the Mississippi Delta.

    I was in Biloxi for Elaina in 1985. That was a Cat 3 and we had no power for a week. Water was three feet deep on the beach for a day. Fresh water was harder to find than anything else. And they didn't have all of those casinos moored to the shore at the time.
    I saw Andrew in 1992 in Florida, it stripped the houses right off at the foundations and destroyed most of Kendall and Florida City.


    They are in deep $#it for sure

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    I lived through Andrew`92

    I was in Miami at that time, a DJ on South Bch, at the Warsaw Ballroom on Collins av.

    I went to Hialeah, and sheltered at my bosses house, while the other DJ from the club went to his mothers house in Kendall. Before we left the club, after securing it as best we could, David said come to my moms house, we will be ok there!

    Another freind and I got down to Sth Miami the next day by jeep, I mean the destruction was like nothing Ive ever seen in my life! Roofs completely torn off all the houses, many house completely collapsed. All the trees on the drive into Coral Gables destroyed! Whole neighborhoods gone!

    I remember staying at my apartment on Miami Bch to protect everything I had there, and it was a week with no water, or electric. We would travel by car to Ft Lauderdale to buy food, and get ice and bottled water, the most precious of commodities!





    I hope New Orleans fares better than we did in 1992.
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    Yes Indeed

    Any members in the area, we wish you well.

    I have a feeling this is going to be a devastating storm.

    Ken

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    Wishing you safety

    Good luck to all in the Gulf coast...our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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    Not so sure that the dire prediction above is going to come true now.............

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    Go up on CNN unfortunately it's bad and worst isn't there yet. Major structural damage in the city and you see daylight through the roof of the Super Dome. I hope those people inside stay safe when the worst comes. Everyone is focused on New Orleans but they are not on the bad side of the storm. Mississipi is going to get hit even worse. I can't imagine what it is like. Living on Long Island I have been through several of them. Nothing like that monster. Even a Cat 1 is something you have to see to believe just how powerful they are. With Gloria a fast moving 1 or 2 you could hear tree's snaping like firecrackers in the gusts. This thing I don't even want to think about.

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    new orleans mayor gives status of new orleans area....

    http://www.wwltv.com/perl/common/vid...82905mayor.wmv


    martial law has been declared in new orleans since the status report....

    not looking good

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    I lived in Biloxi during Camile and this one is worse. I haven't been able to get in contact with my sister who still lives there. No power, no phone, no cell service, no water...it's bad, very bad. It's sad to see pictures of places I use to hang out leveled to the ground. It's like loosing a part of your childhood.

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    A few days after Elena in 1985 things kinda got back to normal in Biloxi. The water receded, trees were cut off houses, the lights came back on and we had potable water. I-90 was dry in about 12 hours, overall the cat 3 storm was manageable. But this is ridiculous. The entire coastline looks like Indonesia after the Tsunami hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duaneage
    But this is ridiculous. The entire coastline looks like Indonesia after the Tsunami hit.
    gonna be real rough out that way for the foreseeable future..... they are talking about evacuating all of the ppl that rode the storm out in NOLA.... the city is still flooding!


    I saw pics of my old neighborhoods from a friend who had a plane chartered from Houma; the areas do not look good. I am so sad right now....

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    'It's like being in a Third World country'

    Losses, deteriorating conditions difficult for survivors to bear

    It really does suck to be suddenly and brutally tossed back into real life after living in the dream world the United States has worked so diligently to create in the past 100 years or so.

    Here's some info from the CNN site:

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists these organizations for those seeking to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina:

    Donate cash

    American Red Cross (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; (800) 257-7575 Spanish

    Operation Blessing (800) 436-6348

    America's Second Harvest (800) 344-8070

    To donate cash or volunteer

    Adventist Community Services (800) 381-7171

    Catholic Charities, USA (703) 549-1390

    Christian Disaster Response (941) 956-5183 or (941) 551-9554

    Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (800) 848-5818

    Church World Service (800) 297-1516

    Convoy of Hope (417) 823-8998

    Lutheran Disaster Response (800) 638-3522

    Mennonite Disaster Service (717) 859-2210

    Nazarene Disaster Response (888) 256-5886

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283

    Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

    Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief (800) 462-8657, ext. 6133

    United Methodist Committee on Relief (800) 554-8583

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    I just read on a NOLA based night club BBS that some of the looters down there have been firing upon the coast guard rescue choppers and the volunteer boaters picking up survivors.....


    unfortunately, I knew the social situation would get bad real quick down there.

    when volunteers with their boats are sent out to look for victims, they are deputized and issued a sidearm. the instructions are to shoot if they feel threatened.

    http://www.louisianaclubscene.com/fo...ad.php?t=19879

    and the Jefferson parish sherriff Harry Lee has taken a shhot first ask Qs later approach...

    http://www.louisianaclubscene.com/fo...ad.php?t=19884

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    Ignorance!

    Plain and simple. Truly sad. Shooting at the Coast Guard Copters trying to help their fellow man. Looting!......Sad Sad.

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