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Old 08-28-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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Katrina

Is now a CAT 5 and heading for the Gulf shores, and possibly New Orleans and vicinity. I hope any of you who live within 200-300 miles of that area are getting the heck out of Dodge and not reading this! Please !!! remember that even though you may be a good distance from where they say the 'eye wall' is going to come in, this storm is so huge that there's going to be major damage for miles and miles around.

I remember in Hugo, which came in at Charleston, SC, also devastated Charlotte, NC - a good 175 miles away - as it ripped through the state.

God bless and keep you, everyone!

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Old 08-28-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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The whole USA has to worry about this storm. She sure does look pretty.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Pretty is NOT a word I'd use to describe this lady!
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:05 AM   #4
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Another thing that is bad, New Orleans is below sea level!! It is going to devistate Louisiana!!
I hope that everyone will take the warning seriously and get out NOW!!
Pray for them all. My prayers and thoughts are with them now.



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Old 08-28-2005, 11:27 AM   #5
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Pray that the storm surge will not top the levee around New Orleans. Hopefully the eye will veer east and spare the city. Not trying to sound overly dramatic but this is New Orleans' worst nightmare that might come true. Sustained winds of 160 mph and the pressure at the center is 908 millibars putting it in the top 5 strongest hurricanes in recorded history. Many people are predicting pressure to drop below 900 mb. For perspective, Hurricane Gilbert had the lowest recorded pressure ever at 888 mb. Pray, folks!
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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Kat looks to be a bad one. DH's family is in the Baton Rouge area...prayers will be most appreciated!
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:34 PM   #7
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My parents finally came to their senses this morning and have left. Hopefully they will find a place to stay sometime much later tonight, now that they will be stuck in traffic with all the other stubborn people.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:42 PM   #8
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Mud!!! Long time no talk! I'm glad your parents are leaving, this one ain't no joke.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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Hiya, Charc! I've missed you, too!

Yeah, I agree about this one. The folks have offers of places to stay in Houston and Memphis, but I seriously doubt they will get that far today. I hope they will call one of us later to let us know where they are sleeping, and that it's not in their car.
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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Where are your folks, Mud?
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