Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by kurt, Aug 28, 2005.
Some photos from this morning:
Great pics as usual. The surf in the pictures really shows how agitated the gulf is and SoWal beaches are quite a ways east of NOLA and it is still 24+ hours before landfall.
Thanks again for the info and the pics. Is it my imagination or by the look on his face that boy knows what is coming ashore?
Kurt, I don't understand the picture with all the people putting the sandbags down? What would that do?
We're on our way down to Seagrove to make sure that everything's locked away properly (I'm online via my cell phone). The northbound traffic on I-85 caused by LA/MS refugees isn't as thick as I expected. Sorta scared by weather.com saying we'll have sustained winds tomorrow of 51 mph at 2-3 PM. I plan to take photos and post them (assuming I remembered the USB cable for the digital camera).
Good luck and prayers for everyone.
I went to destincam.com to check out the waves, still looking pretty rough. Are there any webcams in sowal I don't know about. Thanks Kurt for always keeping us informed.
Beach Runner...your avatar is sadly appropriate for today and tomorrow.
Does anyone know if businesses will be closed tomorrow? Or what the county will advise?
The eye of Katrina is starting to show up on the long radar out of N.O.
N.O. Long Range Radar
TWC just reported Katrina's winds now at 185 mph and pressure down to 90 mb. Camille was 909 at landfall. Kinda makes you shiver.
they have a couple of different cameras on that site. You guys be safe down there.
Well, if you look at the house about 6 houses to the west of the one where they are placing sandbags, you will see what happens. Yesterday, this same crew placed sandbags at that home, adjacent and east to the public access on Hwy 83, and today, they are all gone. I have a picture of the few remaining which are scattered on the beach from that home, but I am having difficulty uploading my pics.
WaterColor Inn had webcams all over the place but now have only this picture.
It was a little bit too spy like for me anyway. Schooners, in PCB, has a web cam. google it.
I think you mean 900mb. It was at 902 an hour ago.
So, it appears that the sandbags are worthless (much like I think the geotubes are or will be) in helping to stop Mother Nature's wrath. All it looks like they will do is become more trash or worse while washed into the gulf and/or back up onto shore to be some elses problem. Mother Nature is very strong and those sand bags are not likely to do anything to stop the surge. I guess if you are gulf front and desperate to try and save your already eroded house/structure you might try anything?
Okay, you've answered my sandbag question (and I've looked up "geotubes" too, so I know what you're all talking about!).
The county offices and schools will be closed Monday. We are under a tropical storm warning with winds predicted to be up to 50mph. The 331 Bridge closes at 40 mph so travel to/from SoWal will be difficult on Monday.
Thanks for the pics & info!
Travel2Much & others - Thanks for filling us in on the NOLA situation.
Praying for all.
Remains from yesterday.
Clean up your crap.
What is that on the beach in your picture that says,'remains from yesterday'.
It's one of the sandbags.
Yes, actually it is two sandbags remaining from 100+ sandbags placed yesterday. Also, part of a brick wall and a few pavers are in the photo.
Here is a satellite photo of Katrina taken around noon today.
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