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Old 09-01-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Hurricane Gustav

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



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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.


Damage is always personal, lest we forget. Somebodies house no doubt.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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WOW!!! 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.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
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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' ...
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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?
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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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.
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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.
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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/...t-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.
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Default Re: Hurricane Gustav

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.
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They do look rather flimsy when you see them against ALL that water!
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