New Orleans, Mississippi River, and the tropical depression in the Gulf

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  1. rowdyyates

    rowdyyates Supporting Member

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    The Mississippi River is near flood stage in NO, which is 3 feet below the top of the levees. The storm coming in is forecast to have a 3-4ft surge if it strengthens to a Cat 1.

    Normally this storm would be no problem, but with so much water there already it could be disastrous. The storm needs to not strengthen, or move farther east. Not wishing trouble for Alabama, but getting east of the Mississippi would minimize flooding.
     
  2. Old Possum

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    This is an odd storm they way it came south to the gulf in the first place. and from what I've seen, some of these weaker storms can be worse because of the slow movement. wish good luck to them.
     
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  3. Okra

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    Expect more frequent and extreme weather events.

    Telling the storm where to go won’t help:rolleyes:
     
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  4. cottonmike

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    I agree with your statement, all be it for different reasons, I'm sure.
     
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  5. Old Possum

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    Lucky for me, IRMA came up the middle of Florida and I'm to the west. but still, it was pretty rough and the fact that it came at night. guess I'm dumb, but I want to see the limbs coming at me.
     
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  6. AdrenalinJunkie

    AdrenalinJunkie Silver Supporting Member

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    The worst hurricane to hit Pensacola was IVAN in 2005. It made landfall at night, which made it seem even worse, because you couldn't see what was happening.
     
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    Ivan was really bad, I was looking on google maps in Mexico Beach where Michael hit last year and those poor people were wiped out. another one my area got lucky on. hard to believe how the feds are dragging their feet to help them too.
     
  8. PLX

    PLX MENSA member, Astronaut, Dated Your Mom Once Gold Supporting Member

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    Tropical depression is just anger turned inwards.
     
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  9. Okra

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    Actually, it’s caused by too much Margaritaville
     
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  10. Jazzandmore

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    I know it will never happen for various reasons. But in "I wish" we had a way of moving large amounts of water across the US. Parts of the country get way too much and flood a lot, while those of us the West don't get enough and we are dry to the bone.

    Hope those in these areas are not gonna get crushed yet again with more natural disasters, it's sad to see it happening over and over for them.
     
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