Sunday, August 28, 2005


as i write this, i'm watching the news and reading the national hurricane center website.

katrina is a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 knots, with gusts to 185 knots.


it's making a beeline for new orleans. if it hits just east of the big easy, it could be catastrophic. lake pontchartrain is just north and east of them. with a storm surge of nearly 35 feet expected and 10 inches of rain to fall, it'll be bad. add in the 150 knot winds from the north, from the direction of the lake (which is higher than the city), and you have some serious potential that i don't even want to think about.


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