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We're on the 10th and 11th floor of a corporate high rise on Poydras Ave., right near St. Charles. We have generators and tons of food and water. It is 5 of us total. I am not sure how the internet connection will be affected. I have a camera and my gun.

Sustained winds are 175, gusts to 215. The real danger is not the wind, though, it's the storm surge the wind will be pushing into the city from the Gulf through the lake. The city might never recover. Honestly, this thing could be biblical.

I'll try to keep you guys updated as events warrant.

Remember my survival post a while back?

Now you'll get to see exactly what I'm talking about.

And if you're looking to communicate with me, use AIM: IKilled007

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what do they do with the zoo animals?????

oh fuck. i thought of the zoo animals before i thought of my own family who live in freaking trailers. i am so the worst sister in the world.

Be sure to write your SSN on your chest with a sharpe, preferably in black. That way when they find your decomposed body your family can get back your rotten remains.

Fuck that was mean. Seriously why they hell didn't you leave? In theory even after the storm has passed you'll have to wait for days if not weeks for the water to recede. And this won't be clean gulf water, it will be feted, polluted, icky water you can't drink.

What are you going to do for water? Do you have several weeks worth of water with you? You can always eat the weak members of your party you can't unpollute water unless you have some method of distilling it.

OK I'm done.

Dude...

I'm a Green Beret. I could live on ants and bark for 6 years if I had to.

Get on Google so we can all hear your death. I don't want to miss a minute of this.

Don't listen to these nayssayers, buff. You are a hard core dude to do battle with this storm. It isn't as hard core as fighting me, but I wish your visionquest prosperity. There aren't many chances for adventure like this.

You aware of this announcment?

DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED

HURRICANE KATRINA
A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.


AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
KILLED.

AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE
OUTSIDE!

LAZ038-040-050-056>070-282100-
ASSUMPTION-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-LOWER LAFOURCHE-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-ORLEANS-
ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-TANGIPAHOA-
UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-
UPPER TERREBONNE-
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005


I'm all for the independent man, but you didn't build the building, you have no idea what kind of load it will take.


Damn... I was looking forward to visiting for Halloween too. Good luck.

I'm feeling the same way. Hopefully it'll be cleaned up by Mardi Gras 2007.

I'm a big fan of guns, but what are you doing to do -- shoot the storm? :)

No, shoot the crazy looters who come for his supplies.

This is fucking balls out awesome.

$1000 says he makes it. Any takers?

God has a sense of humor so I'm sure this thing will miss NO and go whereever people from the city went for safety.

I wish I had read this before I went to church this morning instead of after. I expect God can hear me just as well at home.

if anybody can make it through that, it's you!!

You be careful. Remember a old life saving motto, "If you can't save yourself you shouldn't try to save someone else" or in short if it look like you yourself can not get through the problem then don't run out to get the other person, since you will only be adding to the death toll by one.

But your a smart man.. you seem to have your bases covered. Just be safe and keep us inform. PS: remember to vent the generator properly 2 people died because of not venting the exhaust properly.

Do you have a radio or anything? L-band satellite?

Telco COs will likely survive anything but flooding over the actual exchange (and in NOLA they probably designed for that), but I doubt cable infrastructure will.

College kids in New Orleans

My daughter is a student at Loyola NewOrleans and just got out of town. We rented her a car; she got the last one. I'm thrilled she's safe -- I mean, that's the only thing, right? Monday was supposed to be the first day of school.

Unfortunately, she just outfitted a house for the first time kinda with the last of her money. You know, the student's first house thing. Couches from Craig's List. First dining room set, stuff like that. She left it all. Everyone did, I'm sure. I feel for her, though. The school told them they all might have to go to another school for the semester. Jeez, you never think of this when you send your kid off to college. She's from California.

i actually wondered if you were still there & how you & family were doing (assumedly toughing it out better than most). freak.

mikey2much2002: say hello blogger from all of us in yahoo physics chat 1

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