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Big trouble looming for New Orleans with Hurricane Barry

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    The river is already high, tropical storm and potential hurricane on the way ...

    New Orleans faces a never-before-seen problem with Tropical Storm Barry - CNN
     
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  2. gatorknights

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    As if Katrina wasn't bad enough. If NOLA gets 10+- inches combined with the runoff from the midwest snow runoff this could get very bad. Hopefully it doesn't get there.
     
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  3. RayGator

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    2019. Tropical Storm Barry.

    July 11, 2019. 6:00 P.M. ET.
    New Tropical Storm Barry.
    27.8 North Latitude.
    89.3 West Longitude.
    Winds. 40 Mph.
    Movement. West 5 mph.
    Pressure 1003 MB.

    Gators and Friends in the Louisiana area need to pay attention to further newer information on this Tropical Storm Barry. Also people in the Western Florida Panhandle along with Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas on the Gulf Coasts need to pay attention for weather news updates on Tropical Storm Barry.
     
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  4. nobbqsauce

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    LSU just emailed and wants to cancel the game with UF due to the storm.
     
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  5. mdgator05

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    For those that dont know (and I havent share it widely), I moved to New Orleans a few years back. Beautiful weather now, but I know that wont last.

    Good news is that the river generally doesnt flood. Katrina was the lake. They moved the highest projected point down to 19 feet from 20 feet yesterday. All levees are at least 20 feet tall. They are worried about the river in a couple of very rural areas, but not really in the more populated sections.

    Bad news is that the city got over 7 inches of rain in like 7-8 hours yesterday morning. The city couldn't pump it out fast enough. My neighborhood went under about 4 feet of water at the lowest point (Katrina flooded my neighborhood at 6 feet, my house is thankfully 6 and a half feet over the street). My house should be fine, although my neighbors' houses both flooded yesterday. It has been a weird day today because everybody is drying out still from yesterday but not much that we can really do to prepare. Got all of our supplies when the city drained yesterday afternoon after the rain stopped. Cleaned all the storm drains out myself (which wont last long, but anything to try to help). Trying to figure out what to do with our car now. Now it mostly just a waiting game, because not much you can do to prepare for water. Thus all my time to post here :)
     
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  6. Gatorrick22

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    Brace yourselves... Good luck... I hope everyone gets though it okay.
     
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  7. RayGator

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    That’s sort of ironic. North Florida and the Panhandle area suffered a lot from a Hurricane and LSU act really ticked off at the Gators wanting a change of dates of the Hurricane.
     
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  8. gatorknights

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    Best wishes for you and NOLA! In all kinds of weather... :emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  9. defensewinschampionships

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    Godspeed to you and all of SE Louisiana
     
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  10. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Forecasters predict that it might become a hurricane before it makes landfall.

    New Orleans is already dealing with major flooding from huge rainfall amounts not related to Barry....
    The French Quarter is flooded,as well as numerous neighborhoods.

    Nasty.
    Praying for everyone involved.
     
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  11. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    Also a lot of New Orleans is actually under the Mississippi River and Gulf Tide Levels.
     
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  12. nobbqsauce

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    I hope NO put on good levies this time around.
     
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  13. defensewinschampionships

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    No evacuation order given. I’d be curious to know from our NO people if they think it is necessary
     
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  14. gatorknights

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    I'd be gone. My niece went to Loyola in NOLA and her first weekend of college was Katrina. She was able to make it back to MN, fortunately. So much for a first semester of college. I hope this storm is nowhere near what Katrina was.
     
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  15. nobbqsauce

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    It wont be. Flooding might happen but Katrina was a 4/5 cat hurricane. This is going to be smaller......I hope.
     
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    Good luck to you......
     
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    SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...27.8N 89.3W
    ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM S OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...5 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


    increase in wind speed and a decrease in movement
     
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  20. gator_fever

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    That thing moving so slow is a big problem.
     
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