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OneForTheToe
09-01-2008, 05:21 PM
Hopefully things appear to not be bad ad as they were forcast. Still, a dangerous situation though. Pictures have a way of telling a story so here are a few:

leveee beginning to overflow

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/joachim/images/002.jpg

And again

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/joachim/images/003.jpg


more


http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/joachim/images/012.jpg

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/joachim/images/018.jpg

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/leonel/images/009.jpg


It is amazing how close to a complete disaster this is. It looks like if you added a cup of water it would burst. Pray for New Orleans and the surrounding area.

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/leonel/images/045.jpg
Damage is always personal, lest we forget. Somebodies house no doubt.

http://www.wwltv.com/images/slideshow/bradley/images/0901gustav5.jpg

X-Terminator
09-01-2008, 05:25 PM
The water around that levee (Industrial Canal), thankfully, has receded and all of the levees around NO have held up so far with only minor flooding reported.

HometownGal
09-01-2008, 05:26 PM
WOW!!! :jawdrop: TWC reported that the surge at the Industrial Canal just reached 12 feet. Hard Rock in Biloxi is reporting 30 inches of water. From what TWC is reporting, the city of New Orleans was pretty much spared the initial hit, but flooding is obviously still a grave concern.

Thanks for posting the pics, OFTT. I hope everyone stays safe.

GutterflowerSteel
09-01-2008, 05:27 PM
Scary pictures, especially the levees! Pray that everyone makes it out safely. Hopefully the region can escape relatively unscathed. Looking at those, I'm glad I'm here in the Mid Atlantic, waaay inland! I'm just sayin' ...

revefsreleets
09-01-2008, 05:33 PM
I'm getting conflicted messages here...did the City do enough to prevent this from happening again, or is it just that the storm isn't nearly as bad?

HometownGal
09-01-2008, 05:38 PM
I'm getting conflicted messages here...did the City do enough to prevent this from happening again, or is it just that the storm isn't nearly as bad?

I think a little of both, revs.

An official in Jefferson Parish is live on the phone now reporting overtopping at the levee in Lifite. The levee is being shored up and he stated he wouldn't yet classify it as a breach.

Texasteel
09-01-2008, 05:39 PM
People have been getting here to Dallas by the bus loads. They are doing a much better job getting folk out of there. We are supposed to see rain and high winds sometime in the morning. Guess I better clean off my patio or my lawn furniture may end up the the neighbors yard again.

OneForTheToe
09-01-2008, 05:47 PM
I'm getting conflicted messages here...did the City do enough to prevent this from happening again, or is it just that the storm isn't nearly as bad?

It appears the levees are better shape where they have been repaired and upgraded. However, even the commander of the Corp of Engineers admitted that they are years away from having the whole system upgraded. Apparently, there are also some private levees that didn't get any federal money to upgrade. See here:
http://www.beloblog.com/WWLTV_Blogs/breakingnews/2008/09/levee-failing-near-st-bernard.html

I guess the big improvment is that most residents seem to have left. I'm not a fan of NO's mayor, but give him credit this time. Scaring people as he did he got most people to leave.

Still, you just have to shudder at the thought of a category five storm hitting NO someday. Looking at those pictures it is hard to imagine any leveesystem surviving a category five? Remember Katrina was category four.

tony hipchest
09-01-2008, 05:48 PM
im not used to water (other than the daily shower) so that much ocean being held out by that little bit of concrete is downright creepy to me.

its amazing those levees work as well as they do and i hope they do so this time as well. barring an unforseen cat 5, it seems they are doing their job.

revefsreleets
09-01-2008, 05:52 PM
They do look rather flimsy when you see them against ALL that water!

tony hipchest
09-01-2008, 06:19 PM
They do look rather flimsy when you see them against ALL that water!
right?

now i did live 5 miles from the beach in CA 25 years ago, and as a kid, it was a pretty imposing sight. just knowing that the ocean makes up 2/3 of the earths surface, and that 4 foot of concrete is all that is holding it out is an unbelievable concept to me.

mindboggling and awe inspiring. heres to human ingenuity and the safety of new orleans. :drink:

im spoiled. a "natural disaster" to me consists of 110+ degree temp and less than 10% humidity which usually results in nothing more than a sunburn if you spend more than an hour outside.

OneForTheToe
09-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Some more pictures. Smaller this time
Not as bad as was predicted, but there seems to be flooding

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20080902/2008_09_01t141028_450x300_us_storm_gustav.jpg?x=40 0&y=266&q=85&sig=Ex2Zw7BNlXUGsTlJrnikgQ--

All the NO coverage we sometimes forget Mississippi.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.f330ba9d4f46416eaec8989c36d2f37a.gustav_missi ssippi_msgul123.jpg?x=400&y=266&q=85&sig=dFW9CvyPQsoPT8wcFYeYxA--

Too close to a canal/levee for my comfort. Is that tonyhipchest?
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20080901/i/ra2128916708.jpg?x=400&y=293&q=85&sig=8i0cFeHh4qLt5FJwUlVW9w--


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20080901/capt.cps.nlr82.020908004419.photo07.photo.default-512x329.jpg?x=400&y=257&q=85&sig=I9Q1j6vz1xo1JvphBoKlpg--

Doesn't seem to be in serious danger, but should I offer help? She might be grateful?:noidea:
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.8ca11fc935964daba006fc26d08817d6.gustav_flori da_fljc124.jpg?x=400&y=242&q=85&sig=PItHhu6ipC59D2A56F6TaA--


More scary close-ups of the levees

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.8b367a012f1e4a61b19f8162e796aca4.aptopix_gust av_new_orleans_laors103.jpg?x=357&y=345&q=85&sig=x.ADo3PwfvNdLWDVSEZjAA--
Don't want to take up all of Steelers Fevers' space here but what about one soluting our citizen soldiers.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20080901/i/r1896254723.jpg?x=400&y=257&q=85&sig=yQAB0uwZ7b6PH8lxND5zow--

millwalldavey
09-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Some more pictures. Smaller this time
Not as bad as was predicted, but there seems to be flooding

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20080902/2008_09_01t141028_450x300_us_storm_gustav.jpg?x=40 0&y=266&q=85&sig=Ex2Zw7BNlXUGsTlJrnikgQ--



Sure looks that way!

stillers4me
09-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Actually, I don't think the wall is holding back an entire ocean, just Lake Pontchartrain, which emptied itself into the soup bowl otherwise know as New Orleans during Katrina.

It's still alot of water.

JPPT1974
09-02-2008, 01:34 AM
Well, Hanna is right around the corner so they aren't out of the woods just yet!

Preacher
09-02-2008, 01:45 AM
I agree about Ray Nagin... He should have and in a lot of ways did shoulder a LOT of the criticism last time....


He learned his lesson and did quite well this time. Good for him. Gotta give credit where it is due.

Hope everything is safe down there. It sure does put man in his place when nature decides to show her true force...

OneForTheToe
09-02-2008, 02:29 AM
Some more pics. I'd certainly understand if the mods need to delete these now or in time because of any bandwith issues.

HTG, earlier mentioned the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. That car is parked in the enterence.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.9116e55f75f2476e879e45490e6698c4.gustav_missi ssippi_ksd114.jpg?x=400&y=243&q=85&sig=iv5iqoBn294ZXkoKkvE0Pw--


A car on U.S. route 90 in Gulf Port Mississippi.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.d02e916c110b4138992fabe20cb38195.aptopix_gust av_mississippi_ksd106.jpg?x=400&y=278&q=85&sig=jKBHcCUy.ypK6NUhj7Wshw--

More of High Way 90

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.e7f9732310b24062bb9f253207c3eb65.gustav_missi ssippi_ksd109.jpg?x=400&y=265&q=85&sig=2KKregCyNap0BL3tAuBG_A--

Just amazed, as others have said, that any levee could withstand these forces.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.c7d85a8a01824b198a8310e6f2cc06c0.gustav_louis iana_lawh110.jpg?x=400&y=280&q=85&sig=NK29uKJnWhkSrV4iADpG_w--

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080901/capt.b62ec71e100b4d74926b1745ef8249f2.gustav_new_o rleans_labl109.jpg?x=191&y=345&q=85&sig=zrbx59EnfegKLD1XadBfTA--

Galax Steeler
09-02-2008, 03:47 AM
Wow them are some amazing pics there is no way in hell I would be standing anywhere close to those walls.

Preacher
09-02-2008, 03:52 AM
Wow them are some amazing pics there is no way in hell I would be standing anywhere close to those walls.

Nope... I'd be running as fast as my chubby white legs would carry me!


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t17/MonteCristoHakushaku/fat%20people/NudeFatGuy.jpg

Galax Steeler
09-02-2008, 03:54 AM
Nope... I'd be running as fast as my chubby white legs would carry me!

:toofunny::toofunny:

Preacher
09-02-2008, 03:54 AM
:toofunny::toofunny:

Think thats funny.... check out the edit...!

Galax Steeler
09-02-2008, 04:02 AM
Think thats funny.... check out the edit...!

I am going to loose my fruit loops that is sick.:laughing:

HometownGal
09-02-2008, 07:10 AM
Well, Hanna is right around the corner so they aren't out of the woods just yet!

Hanna is forecasted to hit the southeast coast, so don't think those who were affected by Gustav have to worry.

Tropical Storm Ike isn't too far behind.

X-Terminator
09-02-2008, 07:57 AM
Actually, I don't think the wall is holding back an entire ocean, just Lake Pontchartrain, which emptied itself into the soup bowl otherwise know as New Orleans during Katrina.

It's still alot of water.

There are also levees that hold back the Mississippi River, and when you get any kind of storm surge there, it runs up the river from the Gulf and raises the water level in the canals and along the river, and the result is what you see in the pictures from Industrial Canal.