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Re: Riding out the storm: Bring it on

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:48 am

biggsauce wrote:Me and a few of my friends are planning on making a 4 wheeler ride out in the Bonne Carre spillway on monday. I know this may seem crazy, but a little wind and rain won't hurt.

Wait... WHAT?!? You consider winds of ~130 mph and feet of rainfall to be "A little wind and rain"?!?

I seriously hope you're being sarcastic, and not actually planning on doing anything that rash.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:57 am

Well the plans do depend on when the storm actually hits. Its its still projected to hit on teusday morning, monday morning should be nothing more than wind and rain. We rode through Faye, I dont think the upper part of Gustav will be too bad. Now if it really is dangerous tomorrow, we'll stay in, but it'll need to be more than a little wind and rain
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:25 pm

biggsauce wrote:Well the plans do depend on when the storm actually hits. Its its still projected to hit on teusday morning, monday morning should be nothing more than wind and rain. We rode through Faye, I dont think the upper part of Gustav will be too bad. Now if it really is dangerous tomorrow, we'll stay in, but it'll need to be more than a little wind and rain


I heard on MSNBC that it was going to hit on Monday?
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:38 pm

as long as it doesn't suddenly come at georgia I'll be waitin in my rain coat. (maybe do some intense high wind laser sailing :twisted: )
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:40 pm

Sticky_Tape wrote:Good luck with the storm.
TurboSuper wrote:Heh, I love living in Canada at times like this. I saw a show about a supervolcano, and apparently, it just misses eastern Canada.


I'll grab my looting shovel :D

Do you live in eastern Canada? What Province?


Quebec.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:45 pm

brogdenlaxmiddie wrote:
biggsauce wrote:Well the plans do depend on when the storm actually hits. Its its still projected to hit on teusday morning, monday morning should be nothing more than wind and rain. We rode through Faye, I dont think the upper part of Gustav will be too bad. Now if it really is dangerous tomorrow, we'll stay in, but it'll need to be more than a little wind and rain


I heard on MSNBC that it was going to hit on Monday?


Yeah its now projected to hit monday morning. Also there is a mandatory curfew in New Orleans and other low lying areas as far as Ascension parish. I hear Ole Chocolate City Mayor Ray says anyone caught outside during the curfew will be arrested. I don't want to test that rumor, so I'll be staying indoors. This is going to be a nasty one...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:54 pm

biggsauce wrote:I hear Ole Chocolate City Mayor Ray says anyone caught outside during the curfew will be arrested.

Bit unfair on the rozzers who have to hang around outside to make sure the curfew is kept.

Best of luck to you mate - hang on in there.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:12 pm

TurboSuper wrote:
Sticky_Tape wrote:Good luck with the storm.
TurboSuper wrote:Heh, I love living in Canada at times like this. I saw a show about a supervolcano, and apparently, it just misses eastern Canada.


I'll grab my looting shovel :D

Do you live in eastern Canada? What Province?


Quebec.

Damn I don't know anybody on this forum who lives in Nova Scotia.
Bet the aussies don't have that problem with Australia.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:53 pm

biggsauce wrote:
brogdenlaxmiddie wrote:
biggsauce wrote:Well the plans do depend on when the storm actually hits. Its its still projected to hit on teusday morning, monday morning should be nothing more than wind and rain. We rode through Faye, I dont think the upper part of Gustav will be too bad. Now if it really is dangerous tomorrow, we'll stay in, but it'll need to be more than a little wind and rain


I heard on MSNBC that it was going to hit on Monday?


Yeah its now projected to hit monday morning. Also there is a mandatory curfew in New Orleans and other low lying areas as far as Ascension parish. I hear Ole Chocolate City Mayor Ray says anyone caught outside during the curfew will be arrested. I don't want to test that rumor, so I'll be staying indoors. This is going to be a nasty one...


Gov. Jindal's not going to let Ray "school bus" Nagin pass the buck this time. Look's like he's making the right things happen this time around.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:07 pm

I dought the internet will be connected but if it is give us updates.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:36 pm

starman wrote:
biggsauce wrote:
brogdenlaxmiddie wrote:
biggsauce wrote:Well the plans do depend on when the storm actually hits. Its its still projected to hit on teusday morning, monday morning should be nothing more than wind and rain. We rode through Faye, I dont think the upper part of Gustav will be too bad. Now if it really is dangerous tomorrow, we'll stay in, but it'll need to be more than a little wind and rain


I heard on MSNBC that it was going to hit on Monday?


Yeah its now projected to hit monday morning. Also there is a mandatory curfew in New Orleans and other low lying areas as far as Ascension parish. I hear Ole Chocolate City Mayor Ray says anyone caught outside during the curfew will be arrested. I don't want to test that rumor, so I'll be staying indoors. This is going to be a nasty one...


Gov. Jindal's not going to let Ray "school bus" Nagin pass the buck this time. Look's like he's making the right things happen this time around.


You're right, it does look that way. Thank God Jindal in in office. Better than governor Blankstare. Far more preparations have been made in advance this time, its just time to see what all has been prevented.

Jesus, the trees are already beating against my window...
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:31 pm

Hey yall, I just back to LSU and have power and internet. LSU generates it own power, but the turbine has been down for about 30 hours. Over a million homes in the baton rouge area alone are without electricity, cable etc. Some areas have tainted water lines. There are countless down powerlines, trees, blown over signs, fences, some walls. We lost 5 oaks on our property, 8 houses in my neighborhood have trees through the roofs. I dont know what the national news is saying about the storm, but from what I hear, they think new orleans is the only city in louisiana. I havent herad them covering anything about the other cities that HAVE been affected. There are no traffic lights anywhere in abton rouge. The national guard is moving in to cities in central, south, and western LA. A curfew has been started in baton rouge from dusk to dawn and IS being enforced.

If you have loved ones in LA, east texas, and southwestern Mississippi, check on them if you already havent. 10 deaths have been reported so far. Its rare I have internet, so i'll try to post some pictures later tonight. Gustav isnt over yet, so keep those in its path in your prayers
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:45 pm

Glad to see you're alright. Good luck in the rebuilding process.
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Re: Riding out the storm: Bring it on

Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:33 pm

Ragnarok wrote:
biggsauce wrote:Me and a few of my friends are planning on making a 4 wheeler ride out in the Bonne Carre spillway on monday. I know this may seem crazy, but a little wind and rain won't hurt.

Wait... WHAT?!? You consider winds of ~130 mph and feet of rainfall to be "A little wind and rain"?!?

I seriously hope you're being sarcastic, and not actually planning on doing anything that rash.


What? You're up by the North Sea Ragnarok. 130 with feet of rain is just a gentle spring shower there :wink:

I'll stick with my fires and earthquakes in California thank you very much.


Glad to hear you're alright biggsauce. Hope everything goes well for you in the weeks to come.
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Re: Riding out the storm: Bring it on

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:29 am

SpudMonster wrote:What? You're up by the North Sea Ragnarok. 130 with feet of rain is just a gentle spring shower there :wink:

Constant rainfall at any time of year is the norm in the UK, yes... but a 130 mph wind would be pretty unusual (30 mph would be quite fast), and the rain's not usually quite that thick. :P

Mind you, I live at the top of a valley, which is in a hilly region anyway - it's about the highest point in the region, about 170m (~560 ft) above sea level, so the rain doesn't exactly collect here.

Worst storm in the UK in the last couple of hundred years was the storms of Oct 87, which had about 60 mph winds, not actually fast enough to be officially considered a hurricane, although a lot of people thought of it as one.

The last thing that was actually a hurricane was the storms of 1703, which had winds which are believed to have exceeded 120 mph.
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