Hurricane Gustav heads for Louisiana

#1
They say it's possibly going to hit land bigger and stronger than Hurricane Katrina and due on Monday off New Orleans.

It's a Category 4 hurricane now expected to reach Cat 5 tomorrow evening--the scale only goes to 5-- gaining strength over the Gulf's warm waters before hitting Louisiana.

The mayor gave one of his 'get out of town now' speeches. He warned everyone who would stay that all police, firefighters and hospital workers will be gone as well.

This time I think, everyone will listen.

Two pics:

Scary pic :omfg: :



And the path:

 
#2
I thought all Huriccanes were given a girl's name?

Anyway, good luck to the folk in New Orleans. They'll fcuking need it. 8O
 
#4
And yet the bible-bashing south still doesn't take the hint?
 
#5
smartascarrots said:
And yet the bible-bashing south still doesn't take the hint?
Probably the opposite.

Southern Louisiana/NO area is predominately Catholic, which is not associated with Southern bible-bashing, the only area in the South that is majority RC I believe.

Which won't do anything but encourage the protestant fundies who make up the bible-bashers in the rest of the South.
 
#7
ctauch said:
Virgil said:
smartascarrots said:
And yet the bible-bashing south still doesn't take the hint?
Probably the opposite.

Southern Louisiana/NO area is predominately Catholic, which is not associated with Southern bible-bashing, the only area in the South that is majority RC I believe.

Which won't do anything but encourage the protestant fundies who make up the bible-bashers in the rest of the South.
I have Led Zepplin on a continuos loop at the moment, just hoping that we can close the chapter on what is left of NO.
F'ing Baptists. :evil:
 
#8
So you didn't get a flash for your beads?
 
#9
Lets hope the shaved chimp responds a bit sooner to any need of Federal assistance this time.
 
#12
With the Republican Convention looming this is either Obama campaign disinformation or proof that God hates the Grand Old Party.
 
#13
I continue to be impressed by America's ability to build in the wrong places.
Hello ... Gulf = Hurricanes = Flooding = Need levees = Levees need maintaining. NOT rocket science.

Good luck, NO.

Meanwhile, I am staggered, given the weather statistics, that anyone with 3 brain-cells would live in Florida.
Ctauch has gone a long way to prove my theory in recent months :wink:
 
#14
blue-sophist said:
I continue to be impressed by America's ability to build in the wrong places.
Hello ... Gulf = Hurricanes = Flooding = Need levees = Levees need maintaining. NOT rocket science.

Good luck, NO.

Meanwhile, I am staggered, given the weather statistics, that anyone with 3 brain-cells would live in Florida.
Ctauch has gone a long way to prove my theory in recent months :wink:
Dirty little secret is we see them coming and get out of the way. Knock on wood my area has not seen a direct hit in many many many years. I also don't have leeves surrounding my house, and my house has never seen a flood.

If in fact we are hit by a hurricane, we will pick up the pieces and start over. I am sufficiently insured and pay the cost of that insurance. I can afford to live here, and don't have to rely on FEMA to come to my rescue.

Nor do I want FEMA anywhere near me, or any other gubmint agency.
 
#15
ctauch said:
blue-sophist said:
I continue to be impressed by America's ability to build in the wrong places.
Hello ... Gulf = Hurricanes = Flooding = Need levees = Levees need maintaining. NOT rocket science.
Good luck, NO.
Meanwhile, I am staggered, given the weather statistics, that anyone with 3 brain-cells would live in Florida.
Ctauch has gone a long way to prove my theory in recent months :wink:
Dirty little secret is we see them coming and get out of the way. Knock on wood my area has not seen a direct hit in many many many years. I also don't have leeves surrounding my house, and my house has never seen a flood.
If in fact we are hit by a hurricane, we will pick up the pieces and start over. I am sufficiently insured and pay the cost of that insurance. I can afford to live here, and don't have to rely on FEMA to come to my rescue.
Nor do I want FEMA anywhere near me, or any other gubmint agency.
That's what I like to hear ... a good Survivalist thriving in what is otherwise known as "Death's Waiting Room".

So, ctauch, how do all the old folks cope with all this stuff?
Does it make for a pleasant retirement in the Sunshine State?
Or do they just peg out with the stress of it all?
Or move back to their other home in Maine until it's all over?
 
#16
blue-sophist said:
ctauch said:
blue-sophist said:
I continue to be impressed by America's ability to build in the wrong places.
Hello ... Gulf = Hurricanes = Flooding = Need levees = Levees need maintaining. NOT rocket science.
Good luck, NO.
Meanwhile, I am staggered, given the weather statistics, that anyone with 3 brain-cells would live in Florida.
Ctauch has gone a long way to prove my theory in recent months :wink:
Dirty little secret is we see them coming and get out of the way. Knock on wood my area has not seen a direct hit in many many many years. I also don't have leeves surrounding my house, and my house has never seen a flood.
If in fact we are hit by a hurricane, we will pick up the pieces and start over. I am sufficiently insured and pay the cost of that insurance. I can afford to live here, and don't have to rely on FEMA to come to my rescue.
Nor do I want FEMA anywhere near me, or any other gubmint agency.
That's what I like to hear ... a good Survivalist thriving in what is otherwise known as "Death's Waiting Room".
Not as bad as unexpected earthquakes, mudslides and those nice wildfires fanned by the Santa Anna winds.

blue-sophist said:
So, ctauch, how do all the old folks cope with all this stuff?
If they live in ALF/ALC (assited living facility/community) They are evacuated per facility protocol filed with and approved by the State.

If they live on their own like my neighbors they leave or stay. My retired neighbors actually fire up their RV parked over at the AF base and make a roadtrip out of it.

What the others do I don't care isn't my problem.

blue-sophist said:
Does it make for a pleasant retirement in the Sunshine State?
Seeing that a lot of retirees only show up in the winter months (that's how they got the name snowbirds) hurricane season is well over with. If they are lucky their tin can mobile home didn't blow away, otherwise they stay home I guess.

blue-sophist said:
Or do they just peg out with the stress of it all?
I wish, would be far less of them clogging up the roads driving 15 MPH under the speed limit with their left turn signal on.

blue-sophist said:
Or move back to their other home in Maine until it's all over?
See above.

Fact of the matter is NO/Katrina was not a failure of FEMA but a problem started by having a group of impoverished people dependent on the gubmint to tell them what they need to do and providing the means to do it. Then either not listening, or being subjected to pure incompetence of the state and local officials they have relied on for all their needs.
 
#18
I said this in another forum and I will say it again:

Gustav is probably one of the best things to happen to the GOP in recent times.

Dubya and Cheney have cancelled their appearences at the GOP convention. And so has Schwarzenegger.



President Bush and Vice President Cheney will skip the Republican Presidentian Convention due to Hurricane Gustav, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino announced Sunday.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
Good for McCain who at the moment does not want to be seen within a 100 miles of these bozos.

Good luck to the folks down there. This certainly looks like the big one. Katrina was a CAT 3 when it hit. Projections are this will be a a CAT 4 or even a CAT 5.

Gustav? Sounds like a Russian operation to me.
 
#20
Wazzup, mutha-fukkas! Hehr-i-cane Gustav be headin 'fo' yo ass like Leroy on a crotch rocket! Bitch be a category five! So grab yo' chirren, yo' Ho, be leavin yo crib, and head fo' da nearest guv'ment office fo yo free shit!
 
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