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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:00 AM
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CNN reporting one section of Super Dome Roof
beginning to peel away. There is a lot of banging and leaking. How many people inside? I have heard 20,000 and have heard 10,000. CNN also reporting power going out as well in the dome....
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:01 AM
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1. 30K in the dome.
Plans are for most folks to be in corridors or conference rooms. Supposedly.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:02 AM
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3. MSNBC said 6000 - 8000
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 AM by havocmom
showed people inside. Seriously doubt 30,000 from what they showed.

edited cuz I need Zombie coffee to type
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MildyRules Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 AM
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6. From 9-llK
NOT 30K
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:02 AM
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2. CNN is reporting 10K in the dome
Other networks have different numbers. :shrug:
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 AM
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4. They can see daylight out of the top of roof
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 AM
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They said 1/12th of the dome.
:scared:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:03 AM
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5. They said 1/12th of the dome.
:scared:
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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:05 AM
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7. There is a big difference between sheet metal peeling back
and a steel superstructure collapsing.
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:34 AM
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22. Thank you for mentioning that.
As I remember, its foam that got "peeled back".
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:06 AM
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8. Am I wrong to view a dome roof similar to a convertible roof? They
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 09:22 AM by Pirate Smile
generally aren't as strong as a permanent roof.

Our convertible roofs always leaked.

I know that is probably very overly simplistic but is the general principal wrong? I'm not talking about the structure of the building, just the retractable roof.

Obviously I'm not an expert but this doesn't surprise me and it isn't the same as the structure of the building being damaged.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:06 AM
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9. I would think so
But there's quite a world of difference between panels coming lose and enourmous steel and concrete super-structure collapsing.

Honestly, what are the point of these minute by minute updates on the state of the stadium?
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:07 AM
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10. Fear Sells
I'll say it...

The SuperDome isn't coming down....
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MildyRules Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:08 AM
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12. And I'll echo
It ain't coming down. The people are safer there than they'd be in their homes.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:10 AM
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14. That's For Sure...
nt
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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:16 AM
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17. Yep.
And all this "OMG THEY'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!111111" talk is absurd and counterproductive.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:08 AM
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11. CNN reporting that the highest winds are still more than an hour
away for NO and the Super Dome.
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:10 AM
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13. It's dangerous to lose roof panels like that
They could unleash a few tons of water at once on whatever's underneath.

But I'm hopeful officials have planned for that scenario and have everybody in the safest places.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:13 AM
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15. i live in the south..anything is possable.
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:35 AM
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24. The roof is rounded (domed).....there isn't water collected on that roof.
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 01:23 PM
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32. once it starts tearing, it forms a pretty big pocket
It happened to the Georgia Dome. It started tearing. Water collected in the pocket. Then it finished tearing, dumping a lot of water at once.

I don't know the situation at the Superdome right now. Just saying, those panels are huge and can hold a lot of water once they start to tear.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:14 AM
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16. MSNBC Brian William
at the Super Dome, says the second section is starting to leak and be peeled...He thinks the SD will be fine and hold up.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:25 AM
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18. Report from WDSU - people leaving Superdome to go elsewhere.
What a choice. Not a good time to look for shelter.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:26 AM
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19. Your kidding
are they all vacating because of the roof?
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:30 AM
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21. Where Would They Go?
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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:28 AM
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20. A gigantic dome made of steel is far safer than any...
wood framed building these people could possibly go to, even with a 3' X 5' part of the roof missing.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:34 AM
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23. They were also saying there is a whole
maze of underground tunnels to go to if it gets too bad....
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:35 AM
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25. Yeah..that's where I would go in a Hurricane...underground..
:sarcasm:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:35 AM
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26. Underground tunnels? That doesn't sound too safe.
What if there is flooding?
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expatriate Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:44 AM
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29. WDSU has just reported that the pumps in New Orleans
have gone down, and are not working - and cannot be fixed until the rain stops, which will not be for many, many hours.

Underground tunnels or rooms would become death traps as the water continues to fill the streets.

The sad thing is - those pumps are ancient, and any old timer in New Orleans knows they won't stand up to anything like this.

Even with the roof of the Superdome breached, being in there is probably safer than being on the streets right now. With 100 MPH winds, even small debris can be deadly.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:36 AM
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27. leaving or relocating within the dome?
the winds are about 100 mph
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:45 AM
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30. Relocating within the dome, from what I heard
possibility into the mezzanine area.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:46 AM
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31. thanks, that's what I thought I heard
:hi:
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:36 AM
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28. Sure would hate to go out in those elements with things flying around...
ready to take a head off.
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