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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-05 04:51 PM
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17. I don't know but the big difference to me was the particularly vulnerable
state that NOLA was in to begin with and the fact that it was a large population center.

Terrible hurricane's hit places but then the storm surge goes back into the ocean. NOLA had its own very specific problems which is why it became such a catastrophe.

Frankly, my anxiety was much higher with Katrina specifically because it was aimed straight for the soup bowl of NOLA with its levees know to be only capable of withstanding a Cat 2, perhaps a Cat 3. It was a Cat 5 when it was bearing down on it.

I'm normally not a huge hurricane watcher but I was anxiety ridden and glued to the TV the entire weekend before Katrina hit. I knew a disaster was coming that is why when BushCo tried to act surprised it was such crap. I'm in my house in Iowa with a TV and the Internet and I have better Intelligence re what is happening on the ground and in the storm then the friggin federal government.

That is truly pathetic.

Our government not only didn't have Intelligence on 9/11 and in Iraq, it didn't have any in NOLA - before or for days after the storm.
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  -Is Rita going to be worse than Katrina? cynatnite  Sep-21-05 04:26 PM   #0 
  - I don't think so.  Horse with no Name   Sep-21-05 04:29 PM   #1 
  - Dr. Masters of "Weather Underground" says 90% of Katrina's strength  KoKo01   Sep-21-05 04:35 PM   #11 
     - What is the difference in diameter? Wasn't Katrina wider?  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-21-05 05:14 PM   #22 
        - was wider. Master's blog says that Rita will start to widen when  KoKo01   Sep-21-05 07:21 PM   #24 
  - Its not that we are more afraid ...  AValdoux   Sep-21-05 04:29 PM   #2 
  - BINGO!  KyndCulture   Sep-21-05 04:30 PM   #4 
  - Good theory. Also Rita is moving into Cat5 status. But it still won't be..  Bucky   Sep-21-05 04:29 PM   #3 
  - Probably not.  JTsc   Sep-21-05 04:31 PM   #5 
  - Not as bad?  LiberalArkie   Sep-21-05 04:31 PM   #6 
  - If it hits Galveston Bay with catagory 5 force  KC21304   Sep-21-05 04:33 PM   #7 
  - Doubtful.  Silverhair   Sep-21-05 04:33 PM   #8 
  - certain things may be worse.  phantom power   Sep-21-05 04:34 PM   #9 
  - National Hurricane Center is predicting Rita to weaken  Dudley_DUright   Sep-21-05 04:35 PM   #10 
  - did they say why?  phantom power   Sep-21-05 04:39 PM   #14 
  - One thing I've seen them mention is that the water in front of Galveston  Pirate Smile   Sep-21-05 05:11 PM   #20 
     - That might do it.  phantom power   Sep-21-05 05:20 PM   #23 
  - So it will be "only" a very strong cat 4 when it makes landfall.  Zynx   Sep-21-05 04:48 PM   #16 
  - We could easily be looking at another 100+ Billion Dollar Disaster.....  Double T   Sep-21-05 04:36 PM   #12 
  - Maybe gawd's trying to tell him something  cynatnite   Sep-21-05 04:37 PM   #13 
  - the govt would love to make up for katrina (which they can't in my mind)  julialnyc   Sep-21-05 04:43 PM   #15 
  - I don't know but the big difference to me was the particularly vulnerable  Pirate Smile   Sep-21-05 04:51 PM   #17 
  - remember katrina was a cat 5 at one point and lost some strength  julialnyc   Sep-21-05 04:55 PM   #18 
  - News wont show "loooting" or "violence" in Texas. It will all be pretty.  McCamy Taylor   Sep-21-05 04:56 PM   #19 
  - it looks like it will hit the remaining oil rigs not affected by Katrina  npincus   Sep-21-05 05:13 PM   #21 

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