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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 at 5:24 PM.

  1. The_RH_Factor

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    If they’re told to evacuate New Orleans, let’s hope their mayor doesn’t bus them to the Super Dome like the last guy did.
     
  2. 96Gatorcise

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    from yesterday's rainfall
     
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  3. OklahomaGator

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    Stay safe, md
     
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  4. The more it slides westward the better the storm surge situation is for nola and the lake. The latest NOAA maps don't show a great threat of surge probably due to the bulk of LA coastline blocking the direct onshore flow. March that storm right up the river or into the Rigolets and it's a different story.
     
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  5. g8orbill

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    Praying for you @mdgator05
     
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  7. homer

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    Stay safe MD

    I have friends in Slidell on the bayou. Really worried about their place.
     
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  9. mdgator05

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    Slidell shouldn't get as much rain, but depending on where they are on the water, they could take more of the surge. Best wishes to your friends.
     
  10. mdgator05

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    I haven't heard of them evacuating the areas right outside the levees in Orleans, which surprises me (but maybe I missed it). Those areas are pretty low population, but they often evacuate them. They did evacuate the rural areas south of here.

    The surge everybody is talking about is up the river, which is far better than having it all come into the lake. The water from yesterday is all gone. People are worried about water from the rain, and some people have left. Today was weird because it was like a recovery day from a disaster and a preparation day for another disaster.
     
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  11. mdgator05

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    The big concern in the city aren't the levees but the pumps to get the water out of the city. They have been doing a huge construction project to build large pipes to clear the city. It was pretty interesting to see them work yesterday (I have a crazy picture of a whirlpool in about 3 feet of water outside my house yesterday when the pumps really got going). We went from a really terrible flood to nothing in a matter of a couple of hours. However, the issue is that I don't think they can drain all areas of the city at that speed at the same time (which a lot of people are speculating is how it got so bad here in the first place).
     
  12. 96Gatorcise

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    SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...28.0N 89.8W
    ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM SSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 140 MI...220 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES

    Wind speed up, movement and pressure the same
     
  13. 96Gatorcise

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    SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...28.1N 90.2W
    ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES

    wind speed the same, movement up, pressure down
     
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  14. OklahomaGator

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    I heard them talking on the radio coming to work, they said the pumps can handle the first 1" of rain in about an hour but only 1/2" an hour after that.
     
  15. 96Gatorcise

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    SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...28.2N 90.3W
    ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 120 MI...195 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

    Wind and movement the same, pressure is down
     
  16. sovietgator

    sovietgator Lighten up Jan Brady (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!)

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    That and all the plastic trash/litter blocking/clogging gutters from Festivals every weekend and tourists in town every day is the other problem they will never solve.

    The streets dept in NOLA has never been up to par. Same goes for the city officials.

    It's an old city with old drainage and sewerage that can't keep up. I'm currently on the North Shore of NOLA, but have lived in SoLa (Baton Rouge & NOLA) most of my life.

    I lived in NOLA for Hurricane Andrew (among others) in 92' and that was a blast. When Hurricanes Ike and Gustav hit back to back in 2008 I was living in St. Gabriel. That was 2 weeks with no power.

    The one thing most people fail to stock up on, is CASH. Two weeks with no power, your debit/credit cards ain't worth squat. Cash is king.

    I lived in Kenner for Andrew and was half a block from the levee and it flooded, which was a historic first for that area. Kenner is some of the highest ground in metro NOLA.

    I had two massive pumping stations (Jefferson Parish, who has their shit together unlike NOLA) within four blocks of my house, and it still flooded. The only other time it flooded in Kenner was during Katrina, which was much worse.

    I don't evacuate for Hurricanes or go to shelters. I'd rather die first. I stayed on Grand Isle in 1985 for Hurricane Juan. We got about 4 foot of water and it wasn't that bad.

    Much of greater NOLA is reclaimed swamp land. Kenner was NOLA's landfill long ago. Greater NOLA is nothing but a mudbowl island surrounded by water.

    With the hot temps in the Gulf, the predicted rainfall, storm surge, MS River levels, and possible Cat 1 storm, this could spell disaster for NOLA.

    If we ever get a Cat 4 or 5 with the eyewall coming into or very near Lake Maurepas and Pontchartrain, NOLA is history.

    Keep your head up, and stay safe. When living in NOLA, I was always more worried more about the savages than wind and water.
     
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    sovietgator Lighten up Jan Brady (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!)

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    Unless you are directly on the coast (beach front or Gulf marshes), most people in SoLa generally don't evacuate, not even for Cat 4 or 5. There aren't many ways out of SoLa as it is. You bunker down and ride it out. Alcohol sales go through the roof each time a hurricane comes.
     
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  18. tilly

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    Our city is still bouncing back from Florence last year. I am STILL waiting on some window repair. I have the settlement, just waiting for the window guys to work through their long list.
    Took 6 months for our new roof to go in. (Fortunately the damage was all minor enough to keep our house dry and liveable, but many are still waiting to move back home.)

    Prayers for everyone who deals with these things on some regularity. It is the price we pay for coastal living.
     
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  19. 96Gatorcise

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    SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...28.2N 90.4W
    ABOUT 100 MI...160 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

    Wind speed up, movement and pressure the same
     
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  20. gatornana

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