Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monitoring Gustav : Updated Throughout Saturday

10PM Hurricane Maps: Gustav is a CAT 5 now, will be CAT4 when hits Coast. Winds over 150 MPH, and Surge expected to atleast 20 Feet. ALL Evac Orders are in Place.

Scroll Down and read the ReSource Links to learn more....Excellent TV Station is linked to the Title for Updates
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7PM EST MAP.....Note on this Map: Over Open Waters it will reach CAT 5, it is Now a CAT 4.

7PM EST ( Map is 5PM EST)....Evacuations continuing...CAT 4 on Cuba, People are being taken on buses and flown all over,
people are upset, worried where they are being sent- there are some communications issues.Jindal says "It is Bad as it is gets".
CNN of course is playing Katrina "music", which does not help nerves.Yes, it is looking so grim that they have started flying People out of state. The people who are brave enough to get on a plane and leave, or a bus - we need to pray for them. Sadly again the Pet Issue is unresolved. ( Sorry but would any of us leave our pets behind ???). Governors Perry and Jindal are getting their States ready- and I am waiting for the Mississippi Presser with their Gov. ALL have called the Prez and spoke with him today. I will update again at 9 PM. Again the Latest Information will always be at the Top of this Post.
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2PM Saturday Graphics Update, Gustav up to Cat4 off Cuba...( I will put the Latest update at the top of the post)

Winds are over 150 MPH, Western Part of Cuba 30,000 have been evacuated, and Havana is being evacuated.When it hits the waters in the Central Gulf, that are warm, it could lull or increase strength, to a CAT 5 ( especially if temps are above 85 degrees).
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8am Saturday Graphics...CAT2 gaining strength, speed and increased winds.

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Friday Update:::: Note it is increasing speed,and should hit by Late Sunday Night Early Monday, please note the Cone of Uncertainity- has now sadly become the Cone of Irony....on the anniversary of Katrina...It is Most Likely going to be a CAT3...It hit the Cayman Islands over night ....Winds are 100-130 PMH now.

I will update in this thread over the next 24 Hours.
  • Weather Underground

  • Weather Underground Hurricane Updates

  • 2PM Update Friday:::
    Jindal has ordered Guard up- atleast 2000 to be there today. ( Footnote- NOLA was given 400 the first 5 Days of Katrina).
    Evacuation Orders have begun.

    Thom over at the blog linked below was living in NOLA during Katrina, he has an interesting story...and Updates this week about the Situation there. He sent me a really great up to date link from a radio station in New Orleans.
  • QuickSilver Amusements

  • Best NOLA Radio With Hurricane Updates

  • **((( For any that don't know me, I have to warn you - I blogged the hell out of Katrina- I worked Red Cross- disaster preparedness, and had FEMA training..I take Disasters very seriously.....so I will be blogging this ALL weekend...but Gustav is trouble- esp with Hannah behind it building pressure.)))***

    10 comments:

    Gryphen said...

    It will be interesting to see how much different the response of the Bush administration will be to a storm that threatens Republican party members and not just a bunch of poor black people.

    enigma4ever said...

    they should have been forced to have their convention down there...

    Blueberry said...

    We are in such a drought situation it takes a hurricane to get us any rain at all. I hope this thing angles further south and gives N.O. a break.

    enigma4ever said...

    Blueberry::
    I too wish it would head SOMEwhere..( like Stpaul..)

    Sigh,....

    2PM UPDATE::::
    it does not look good....
    Cat 4 NOW...
    and moving faster..
    the Levees are only set to protect to a Cat3...at most...

    Cuba is getting hit now- and they have had to move people..

    Mandatory Evacs have started ....
    today and through tomorrow- 8am sunday more...

    MSNBC and FOX are all reporting ....they say that the City has said transportation will be provided back for anyone that leaves.

    enigma4ever said...

    4:30PM
    people being evac'to Shreveport I do see some folks with cat carriers...and there are lines at the bus station, Jindal is evac'ing all of the NOLA region, east and west parts...

    temps are 87 degrees...and that is what feeds it...Waters off cuba are 94 degees...
    ti should be a CAT 5 after cuba...

    Fran said...

    Holy Crap! CAT 4 is producing 18-23 feet surge....up to 20 inches of rain.

    This is a monster storm.

    Mother Nature has sumpthin' to say.... the timing is haunting.

    Marjorie said...

    enigma, Mike just found this link to the live TV newstation in New Orleans:

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    to google in: http://www.wdsu.com/video/17347538/index.html

    this is bad.

    enigma4ever said...

    Thanks Marjorie and Mike I will add to the Contact /Resource list....

    ( I have a good radio station I use- but this is helpful)

    Fran::
    yeah...it is a Monster....prayers for those folks...ALL of the Gulf...Florida and Miss and Texas too...

    Ingrid said...

    we saw a weather channel vid online last night late and they said that this time pets were not an issue. At least not on the busses. so that is good news. lessons learned I guess. Robster (rj) mentioned to me that when this thing makes landfall, Baton Rouge could get 100mph winds. Holy Cow, and that's where a lot of people are heading to ofcourse. I remember there was word of a hurricane hurrying our way (but ended up going to Florida) and the line ups at the gas stations for gas AND water..it's gotta be so much worse now..high winds in this dumb country (sorry, major pet peeve of mine) equals power lines down and no electricity. In the name of 'it's too expensive', no one can be bothered to put them underground. I think that would help a lot with so many disasters; snow storms, storms in general, it would/should diminish the hassles experiences afterwards if people could have electricity..

    Ingrid
    if only we had cable I'd be watching the weather channel all day, instead, I get my updates here..you gotta get paid for this you know..public service!
    hugs

    HILLBLOGGER said...

    This sort of phenomenon is worrisome even for those who are not exactly located on hurricane belt.

    Hope things will not be as bad as when Katrina struck.