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shepherd
08-30-2008, 03:43 PM
Category 4 already.

This could get ugly. :noface:

BrianM
08-30-2008, 03:45 PM
Battening down the hatches. Going to ride this one out at the house. Looks like it is going to be going in far enough west of me.

D3skier
08-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Battening down the hatches. Going to ride this one out at the house. Looks like it is going to be going in far enough west of me.

good luck Brian..I hope it dissipates enough so it won't be an issue.

Gonzo
08-30-2008, 05:58 PM
Nagens putting people on buses, Ntl Gurad has already been dispatched... looks like we learned some lessons.

east tx skier
08-30-2008, 06:06 PM
PM'd you before I read this Brian. Be safe and hang in there everyone!

Gonzo
08-30-2008, 06:08 PM
E Tx, how far E are you? looks like you should be on the look out as well... be safe!

shepherd
08-30-2008, 08:40 PM
Looks like it might miss us here in the FL panhandle again. Good luck guys. If you need a place to stay or to store your boat, let me know.

suedv
08-30-2008, 10:22 PM
What they said. Be safe.

Footin
08-30-2008, 10:26 PM
Best of luck to our TT family in the path.

BriEOD
08-30-2008, 10:47 PM
Nagens putting people on buses, Ntl Gurad has already been dispatched... looks like we learned some lessons.

Well, that is good to hear.

However, I was working on an analytical product Thursday and had to call Louisana and speak to an office (I won't call them out) about a criminal threat analysis following a hit on the state. The person told me that hadn't been accomplished, nor thought of. I'm thinking wow, after all the looting, theft and anarchy after Katrina and no one has thought about this. Only in Louisiana (sorry BrianM).

ULMboarder
08-31-2008, 12:35 AM
im gonna ride it out here too brian. its gonna be ugly. sucks cause im on the west side of it and the friggin school hasnt said that they arent gonna have classes on tuesday yet. i already have 8 people in my house. all my friends from new orleans. looks like a hurricane party too me!

ULMboarder
08-31-2008, 12:39 AM
just heard that over a million people have been evacuated from south louisiana. i just left the shelter here im monroe and its already packed. at least it seems like we are way more prepared thanks to s certain person not being in office anymore.

Willski
08-31-2008, 12:39 AM
Good luck to you all in the path, and be safe.

east tx skier
08-31-2008, 12:51 AM
E Tx, how far E are you? looks like you should be on the look out as well... be safe!

Thanks. While we're sure to get some wind and rain, we're 457 feet ASL and hundreds of miles inland. So we're just making sure we don't have anything loose in the yard and looking for relatives from Houston.

ntidsl
08-31-2008, 09:06 AM
I went through Gustav already at Cat 1. Good luck with cat 3 or 4. Be safe.

coz
08-31-2008, 10:11 AM
Got some rough seas hitting florida right now http://www.wavewatch.com/Live-Surf-Cams-Region.php?CamID=24&RegionID=14

Monte
08-31-2008, 11:25 AM
Ya'll be safe down there..

TX.X-30 fan
08-31-2008, 11:34 AM
Sadly, New Orleans has armed guardsmen patrolling already.

TMCNo1
08-31-2008, 08:15 PM
I certainly hope Mayor Nagin does better the second time around! He told the NE residents to get their butts out of town, very professional.
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TX.X-30 fan
08-31-2008, 08:22 PM
just heard that over a million people have been evacuated from south louisiana. i just left the shelter here im monroe and its already packed. at least it seems like we are way more prepared thanks to s certain person not being in office anymore.





GOV??????????????

Age Fighter
08-31-2008, 09:38 PM
This storm, thank GOD, did kind of weaken today. I hope the eye wall continues to deteroriate. The gulf states have had more than their share since about 2003.

wsrobert
08-31-2008, 10:10 PM
We're starting to see tornadoes in east baton rouge. I'm on the northwest side, but it's coming our way....

BrianM
08-31-2008, 10:33 PM
Have had a couple of quick rain bands come through this evening. Probably won't really start getting the rain here until very late tonight early tomorrow morning.

wsrobert
08-31-2008, 10:45 PM
I heard most of the big stuff will happen tonight...by tomorrow it'll be all but over. I think it's gonna be quite calm. I probably won't even get to miss work!

ULMboarder
09-01-2008, 01:05 AM
yeah. i meant the gov.... blanco the b!$@%. jindal is so much better.

shepherd
09-02-2008, 12:00 AM
Courtesy of Gustav. The South Coast rarely gets surf like this. While the beach had unsurfable Victory at Sea conditions, this is in the pass between the Bay and the Gulf. The waves only break here when they are at least head high. And you need a boat to get out there. I picked up a couple kids trying to paddle across while the tide was going out. They would have been swept out to sea if someone didn't pick them up.

BrianM
09-02-2008, 03:54 PM
I made it though ok. Really wasn't all that bad on this side he lake. Some good wind and rain but no major damage. Debris to pick up and the power is going to be out for at least a few days I would imagine. Boat is good and the docks on our ski site came through unscathed.

TX.X-30 fan
09-02-2008, 04:27 PM
I made it though ok. Really wasn't all that bad on this side he lake. Some good wind and rain but no major damage. Debris to pick up and the power is going to be out for at least a few days I would imagine. Boat is good and the docks on our ski site came through unscathed.



Good to hear BrianM, how has the looting been I could use a flat screen for the bedroom. :D

east tx skier
09-02-2008, 05:11 PM
I made it though ok. Really wasn't all that bad on this side he lake. Some good wind and rain but no major damage. Debris to pick up and the power is going to be out for at least a few days I would imagine. Boat is good and the docks on our ski site came through unscathed.

Glad to hear you guys are still kickin'. Keep an eye out for Ike!

TX.X-30 fan
09-02-2008, 07:13 PM
So what was the difference in gustav response wise. My take would be that the local and state govt did what they should have done 3 years ago. They acted first with evacuations and were set to be the first responders after the storm. FEMA was staged as it was before to assist after the storm. it seems to have run much better this time. In my opinion due to the efforts of the new Governor who unlike the last one is not a dribbling idiot.

Glad it was a minor storm and everyone seems to have been safe.