Saturday, August 27, 2005

Katrina: "The Big One"?

Florida Cracker and Pam later added more to the entries I pointed to here yesterday. Florida Cracker, additional updates and pics; Pam . . . something about chasing a runaway boat down the driveway?

Mary Stella in the Keys, at Postcards from Paradise, who wasn't expecting much in the way of weather until at the last minute Katrina turned in her direction says, "It doesn't matter what we humans think we know and can forecast, a storm can always make us look stupid."

Val at Babalu reports Mancamp sustained only minimal damage but is offering, "My kingdom for air conditioning."

Also without power is Steve at Hog On Ice, who before it went out called FP&L to ask WHY it was still on. Talk about customer service!

Ward ("The Hurricane Magnet") from Operation Enduring Service (link fixed) , who is also continuing his guest blogger duties for Steve until his electrical service is restored, says "No matter where the hurricane lands now, you're going to feel it at the pumps. A CAT-4 cutting across those oil rigs in the Gulf will not be pretty. And on top of the damage, you have a number of days that production will be lost due to crew evacuation and pipeline closure."

I linked to Ward's blog instead of the specific post I quoted from. I think it would be far more informative if you started at his most recent entry and read them all yourself. He's been through numerous tropical storms and hurricanes including last year's Ivan and Dennis just a few weeks ago.

Pensacola Beach Blog, too, for that reason.

Brendan Loy just has too darned much for me to link to. Because of Katrina's projected path, some of it pretty damned frightening.

3 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

My brother fled New Orleans yesterday for Jackson MS. I'm glad he did but, damn. His house is just a few blocks from the river. May not be much left to return to.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with the folks going through this ordeal. Today I stumbled across a website at www.SupportNewOrleans.com which supports the brave people facing Hurricane Katrina. Others have posted letters of support on the site as well.

2:18 AM  
Blogger doyle said...

Looks like Jackson got smacked, too, Hip.

Have you heard from your brother?

8:29 PM  

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