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Hurricane Rita NOLA 2005

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#1 Rhea

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 12:49 PM

Didn't see another thread on this, soo...


http://news.yahoo.co...tropical_storms

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New Orleans readied itself for a new evacuation on Tuesday amid fears that a new hurricane threatening to hit the Gulf of Mexico could wreak fresh havoc in the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Ray Nagin, whose ambitious plans to bring residents home had been questioned by U.S. President George W. Bush, urged anyone remaining in the city to leave ahead of Hurricane Rita, which he warned could swamp the levees that collapsed and flooded the city three weeks ago.

Nagin got ahead of himself and now...  :eh:
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#2 offworlder

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:32 PM

I do think it would be rather tragic if, God forbid, this new thing gathered strength across the Gulf to Cat4 then hurled its wide-ass lil self into Houston just as a great many evacuees from NewO are trying to make new lives there, and also the hospitable helping Houston natives get one on their heads after all their trouble helping ... talk about a bad bargain, talk about bad Karma!

let's all get some positive mindwaves going on here to help some good joss to be happenin around over there ;)
( I don't think there are any islands in the middle, or oil rigs that far out that it could dissipate itself upon, wonder if these can just blow out and decline in open warm waters)
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#3 Natolii

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:59 PM

She's half way there...

Rita has strengthened to Cat 2.
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#4 Shoshana

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 04:32 AM

Now a Cat 3. The 5am discussion from the NHC mentions this (and yeah, I'm twitching)

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However...it would not be a surprise if Rita became a category five hurricane in the next 24 hr before weakening somewhat due to a concentric eyewall cycle or the lower ocean heat content west of The Loop current.  Rita should maintain major hurricane status until landfall...then weaken after landfall.

Edited by Shoshana, 21 September 2005 - 04:32 AM.


#5 Spectacles

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:47 AM

It's a Cat 4 now.
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#6 Shoshana

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:16 AM

^ I just saw that. Now 3 of our tv stations are saying we'll have hurricane force winds here. I'm not sure I agree...  but we'll find out more as today goes on....

I think I need more Tums... ;)

#7 Spectacles

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:07 AM

:(  I hope the winds don't blow your way, Shoshana...

The good thing is that some lessons learned from Katrina are helping the local, state, and federal governments prepare for this as well as they can. Rita won't make landfall until Saturday, but they're already moving assets into position and conducting evacuations. And the evacuations should be close to 100% now that people saw what the Katrina victims went through.
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#8 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 10:18 AM

offworlder, on Sep 20 2005, 02:32 PM, said:

I do think it would be rather tragic if, God forbid, this new thing gathered strength across the Gulf to Cat4 then hurled its wide-ass lil self into Houston just as a great many evacuees from NewO are trying to make new lives there, and also the hospitable helping Houston natives get one on their heads after all their trouble helping ... talk about a bad bargain, talk about bad Karma!

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Well it's already a Cat 4. I agree though, it would be messed up if it hit Houston, where a lot of Katrina refugees are. Talk about a mindgame. I know if that was me I'd be asking GOD: "WTF is your problem?"

In all honesty, and this is going to sound f**ked up, but I do hope it turns north and hits NO again.

Now before people start shouting: "What? Why would you wish that? That's F**ked up."

NO is already seriously damaged from Katrina. Due to the evacuations there really isn't that many civilians there, in harms way. And if it hits, it's hitting areas that are already seriously damaged, or destroyed. In short, not causing massive new damage that'll cost millions, if not billions, of dollars.
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#9 Rhiannonjk

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 10:57 AM

I'm with you LotS.  Let's not cause new damage.

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#10 UoR11

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 04:27 PM

{{{{Shoshana}}}} Given the latest round of forcasts, I'd say get out, if there's somewhere to go. As for New Orleans, it's, unfortunatly, unlikly that Rita will turn enough to hit the already destroyed areas. However, the levees are still leaking and unstable, and so the massive rain from the NorthEastern thunderstorm bands will probably cause flooding again.
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