Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Usually, I think hurricanes are pretty cool. Not sure if cool is the right word really... fascinating maybe? anyway....All Katrina is at this point is SCARY! She hit Category 5 this morning and may be that when she slams into shore.... Here's the forecast in New Orleans for Monday.... Forecast for New Orleans..... Monday Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms. Hurricane force winds. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 60 to 90 mph with gusts to around 125 mph becoming northwest and decreasing to with gusts to around 115 mph in the afternoon. Chance of showers and thunderstorms 90 percent. Category 5 CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE Shrubs and trees blown down; considerable damage to roofs of buildings; all signs down. Very severe and extensive damage to windows and doors. Complete failure of roofs on many residences and industrial buildings. Extensive shattering of glass in windows and doors. Some complete building failures. Small buildings overturned or blown away. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Major damage to lower floors of all structures less than 15 feet above sea level within 500 yards of shore. Low-lying escape routes inland cut by rising water 3 to 5 hours before hurricane center arrives. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10 miles of shore possibly required. My prayers go out to all those that will be affected by this major storm....

9 comments:

Janet said...

I hope this bitch is kind to all of you. Take care and keep us posted.

OldGuy said...

Indeed, let's hope they get through this monster safely.

Angie said...

That is scary stuff. Tornados here in the midwest don't scare me even half as much. I pray everyone in its path makes it through as safely as possible!!

Helen said...

I used to live in New Orleans. What a beautiful city with wonderful architecture and great people. Still know a few of them wandering around down there. Praying for minimal damage to home and spirit.
Peace...............

Broken Messenger said...

Gup,

I know what you mean. There is a fascination over a hurricane's power and you almost find yourself "rooting" for it to remain strong or get stronger...then you realize the lives effect and the terrible damage these things do...it's quite a dichotomy.

Praying for New Orleans...

Brad

Beanhead said...

I am usually facinated by them also but this is just scary. I cannot believe this storm is as strong as it is.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've been watching this on cnn, it looks scary.

Heather said...

That does look pretty scary.

Bridget Unnel said...

My heart bleeds for the city of New Orleans and all its people. For all the people whose lives will change on any scale as a result of this storm...