Hurricane Katrina - IV

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  1. Travel2Much

    Travel2Much Beach Lover

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    Here ya go. Just off the press:

    "There are several reports that the Uptown area remains unflooded, particularly around Magazine and Jefferson and Mag. and Webster; Prytania and Napoleon. Similar reports re the Garden District. "

    From T-P web site: http://www.nola.com/weblogs/nola/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_nolaview/archives/2005_08.html#075160

    I encourage you to rely on the T-P site (nola.com) rather than the networks. Not that the network info is wrong (sometimes it is, sometimes not). But it is more entertainment than facts.

    Go Wave!
     
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    Photo of Katrina taken on Aug 29 2005 around 1:00pm.
     
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    One Mother of a Hurricane - :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  4. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Oh, Jesus Christ! Is our school gone? Is our beloved NOLA gone? Go Greenies!
     
  5. Smiling JOe

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    Here is a shot of Hurr. Ivan 2004.
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    Hurr. Katrina 2005
     
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  6. Miss Kitty

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    SJ...can you do a split screen of the two storms?
     
  7. Smiling JOe

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    May 2005 (before TS Arlene, H. Dennis & H. Katrina)
    Photo taken by homeowner.

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    Aug 30 2005 (After Katrina)
     
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  8. Travel2Much

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    Nope, they are still there, depending on the levee situation. Again, everything I am hearing from uptown is positive (again remember the scale to measure this). I would bet that there is about at least 6 feet of water in lots of the first floor classrooms, and no doubt the school is banged up bad, but hopefully they are still there. In any event, the school is really the students, alums, faculty and employees and they will be there so the school will be there even if the buildings are not. Same thing with NOLA, too. Bit hard to see that now, but that's what I suspect.
     
  9. aquaticbiology

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    OK,kids, finally got some power - now for the important question:

    How did the geotubes fare? Did they trap sand up to the sky or is it a yecchy mess?

    Glad yall are ok and from the reports it sounds like you had it easier than us in central mississippi and north-central alabama.

    Still no power at the house, had to go rv'ing!
     
  10. Smiling JOe

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    Kurt separately posted before / after pics of geo dunes. Lack of waves crashing on beach and low surge, caused geodunes to almost be covered with sand this time.
     
  11. Beach Runner

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    Thanks for the info. BTW we gave our home to our NOLA friends for free for a month (and the rental rate would be $3000 a week in the off-season).

    Like the movie, "Pay It Forward."
     
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  12. Smiling JOe

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    Does anyone know an appox. elevation of the town of Biloxi, MS? I am curious to know how our elevation in SoWal compares.
     
  13. katie blue

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    weather underground says 33 ft.
     
  14. Smiling JOe

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    I am seeing 20' at the AFB in Biloxi, and on a couple of other sites. Any idea of the elevations of the flooded areas? Are these low lying areas? If Katrina had hit us, would Blue Mtn Beach, the upper elevations inland, be the only land above water in SoWal? Anyone know?

    Seems like I remember reading that twice, a storm sent water from the Gulf all the way down bay drive to the Bay. I think the last time was around the 1920's. If so, I know Grayton was very wet.
     
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    Great! Now the geotubers have useless data on how well they work! Can't wait for Earl to start sales pitching them at the next county meeting. He can bring them right down the beach to the buyer with his big trailer. Crimeny! Still better than a leaky mess, but I was really hoping for subduction and the ensuing mystery of the missing tubes.
     
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    There would be several places along 30-A that would be underwater. All the places that have had their bluffs and dunes removed - Inlet, Grayton, Dune Allen - as well as all the communities adjoining most of the lakes. The bay would cover all of the low areas north of 98.
     
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    Posted on the doors to the Donut Hole on Hwy 98 Santa Rosa Beach.
    Good thru Sunday Aug 4.

    They are also collecting donations for the people affected by the storm and are matching up to $2,500. Go to the Donut Hole and show your support. They make much more than donuts. Great sandwiches for lunch.

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    There is not much green left is there?
     
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