Sunday, August 31, 2008

GUSTAV IS A MONSTER, CAT 3/4.....CLICK TITLE TO TV STATION THERE....

MN Viewing of the Storm1.9 Million have fled the region, 90% of NOLA gone ( that we have been told).Still CAT 3.

12 NOON SUNDAY: Dropped to CAT3 ( for now), Sustained Winds of 120-140MPH, Still expected to be CAT4 By the time it hits.
400 Miles Wide.Heavy Flooding Expected throughout Gulf and Texas.People Still Fleeing.As of 3PM Sunday, there are still only 400 Guard in NOLA, Jundal asked for 2000. Please while watching the Coverage- SEE How Many Guard you actually seeing Helping ? It is NOT many. ( I do NOT see Our Guard being used for Our People).

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    12 NOON SUNDAY .....( updates in Comment Thread and Scroll to Radio Resources and Weather Maps of Weather Underground links above). Click the title ( Majorie and Mike 's HT) great station with updates.Also Scroll Down,Shelter Information linked as well as the latest information on the RNC Police Actions in St.Paul and also some VP stories that are breaking......More Later, for now my focus is on the Hurricane Situation....Mandatory EVAC orders have been given for all of NOLA...More details about that is in the Comment thread. ( Surges are expected to be 18-20 feet high, this does not count waves of 30-40 Ft. off shore.) There are 2 issues that are barely being discussed- levees can sustain would even sustain a CAT 3, or worse, and the pumping stations have to be manned- but at a certain point - the workers themselves have to evacuate. In the Comment thread, I do raise questions about the Elderly and Impoverished, and whether they have been removed and sheltered.( I will blog about this more later). RED CROSS 1-800-HELP- NOW (Please give, hundreds of Emergency Shelters are opening NOW through the South).
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    1AM Late Saturday Update:

    Please see Post below with Maps and Updates....rechecked the Maps at 11PM, MN, and 1am- all unchanged winds, 140 MPH, still moving....due to hit Gulf Shores Monday 6am to Noon.

    16 comments:

    an average patriot said...

    They were just saying it may hit as a cat 5 and Katrina hit as a 3. I hope the government surprises me for once and did something right!

    Fran said...

    NOAA is reporting max sustained winds @ 120 this morning back to a CAT 3- but expected to pick up speed & mositure in the Gulf. 81 people have died due to this hurricane, so far.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/311140.shtml

    Hannah is still a tropical storm w 60 mph winds. She will be hitting the Bahamas.

    I get to spend 8 hours @ work today fielding
    questions from guests scheduled to set sail into these regions.

    There is a different kind of storm brewing in Minnesota--- cops are raiding homes of people organizing protests for the Repub Ntl convention.. Arrests, computer seizures, search warrants... cracking down on peaceful protesters before the protest even started-- charged with inciting to riot.
    I posted a link to the story. Very concering- a police state.

    enigma4ever said...

    Thanks Folks;-)

    Gustav has decreased to a CAT3, but winds are still 120-140, and the waters are above 87 degrees which will feed the strength. Should still hit tomorrow afternoon, surge is expected to reach above 20 feet. ( 30 -40 feet waves off the shores - where the rigs were already evacd).

    11:45 UPDATE:::
    Evac Process::
    1000's of People trying to get out of path of Gustav, Phone lines jammed- lines of people and cars.Most of the Nursing homes in region have been evac'd. The elderly are the ones still at greatest risk ( and in NOLA that is atleast 80,000).Poverty /no transport folks that is still>200,000 for all parrishs that still need transport out.

    ( Those already evac'd were taken to Shreveport, but the push now is to get people out of Lousianna....
    Nagin has issued Mandatory Evac orders ( as of 4am).

    ( Another thing to note the Rigs evac'd their workers to hotels- that meant that by at night there were no hotel rooms to get for other evacuess...also many families that came back to rebuild are worried and don't want to leave their homes....)

    NOLA and Lake Charles, Lake Poncheretrain...the whole area vulnerable. And the Leveees are only rebuilt to sustain a CAT 3.

    enigma4ever said...

    12 NOON::
    Dick and Dubya have said that they are not attending the RNC...really....so?
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    Here is my Concern..again the Evac Process did not start soon enough...Here is MY idea that I have had since 2005-WHY don't they use Military Bases to do Massive Evacs- there is Food and Shelter at the Base In Alabama and Northern La.
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    People again have also been brought to shelters from around the country- let's hope this time that people are not lost in the shuffle...but let's hope they are well cared for again like they were last time in 2005....it is again up to all of us to take care of Fellow American - esp since FEMA is a fucking joke..and totally a fictional apparition at this point...

    Mariamariacuchita said...

    I find it ironic that the rightwinger who called payer to bring on a downpour of rain to disrupt the DNC as a way of showing God's justice now finds the RNC thinking about pushing back their conference opening due to this hurricane.

    The universe works in funny ways, no?

    enigma4ever said...

    12:44 PM::
    BUSH presser ( aka photo op).....blue shirt, nicely pressed, going to texas to check on the situtation. He is not going to the RNC ( ahhh, that is too damn bad)....looks worried ( he should be..) reading the script of how concerned he is supposed to be...blah balh about how resiliant they are blah blah....

    ( I think he know he fucked up......again).

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    Ahhhh Maria....you have indeed made a good point.....as the Cone Of Irony does indeed bear down...and the RNC laments that their Convention has indeed been Rained ON.......I guess the moral is for some of those people- be careful what you pray for ....

    enigma4ever said...

    Maria:::
    6-6 called it " Geographical Karma".....that says it all....

    an average patriot said...

    I am pissed just listening to McCain talking about preparations for Gustav and how the states are prepared and we ill be there as a nation. I an peeved! The worm sounded like he was the President. Friggen Bush should have been saying that. I am sick of this crap!

    enigma4ever said...

    Jim -
    he is full of shit- and the next 24-36 hours will bear out HOW this plays...don't worry...we got trouble- and we ALL know it- let the Deluded Old McCrusty blather all he wants...

    RNC 's Convention is fucked- take heart...

    enigma4ever said...

    RNC at 4pm with McCain are and were trying to figure out what to do about their convention..they are screwed for their big damn party- oh boooooohoooo....too damn bad...

    The Wrath of Katrina has made it's prescence known....
    3 years may they realize that they abandoned Millions in the South- so they don't deserve a Big party and fundraiser....

    Geographical Karma....

    an average patriot said...

    I am at least happy the RNC is screwed up but I wish it took a direct hit with all of them in it!

    enigma4ever said...

    Well, if you think on it- they are taking a hit- a big hit- and they can not fundraise for their party to beat Obama....gifts take Different Forms and so do Acts of God....

    ( Rick Davis the RNC director said" EVENTS HAVE CONSPIRED AGAINST US".....I spewed pepsi clear across the room...)

    Have Hope ..Have Hope Brother....Winds of Change are coming...

    enigma4ever said...

    5PM report:::

    It is to hit Between Lake Charles and NOLA...by Noon...moving at a face pace 18 miles an hour...and hit at CAT 3 or 4....

    enigma4ever said...

    Rick Davis gave an announcement at 4PM:
    'EVENTS HAVE CONSPIRED AGAINST US....AT THIS WE POINT WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR PLANS...we will suspend our operations of a convention, we will be suspending them tomorrow morning and meeting daily to decide how to proceed."

    RNC has suspended the AM operations for am Monday...McCrusty and his sidekick are trying to decide what to do about this...The Convention- needless to say is in shambles ...and chaos...

    ( it would be incredibly short sighted of them to ignore the suffering of the South AGAIN....)

    ( meanwhile Wolf is at the CNN HQ in StPaul and is clearly confused as to what to do....oh dear..)

    an average patriot said...

    After that Palin fiasco they should take this as an omen but I was listening to them say this will be good for them and now they can portray McCain's message of service. I'll give them some service!

    enigma4ever said...

    you do that Friend- you do that !!!
    I am sure they will be hearing a few things..