Saturday, August 30, 2008


Gustav swells to 150 mph

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NOAA~Evac Zones Tool Template
~Trop Cyclone Model Guidance H/T-Huch UpChuck

New Orleans update

New Orleans' Airport to close Sunday at 6pm

Humane Society to help with pets

Federal support as states act in advance of Gustav

Evacuation Measures in Place Around New Orleans

Gustav evacuation plans gear up

Gulf Coast readies for Hurricane Gustav

Gov. Barbour Orders Mandatory Evacuations

Gustav Isn't Screwing Around, and Neither is the City of Dallas

D/FW will play key role in New Orleans evacuation if Gustav hits

TX National Guard troops activated as Gustav grows

New Orleans evacuation could touch Georgia

With storm looming, Massachusetts state emergency officials head to Louisiana

Gustav Cuts U.S. Oil Imports, Gas Supply, Refinery Operations ~Sorta settling the question of rebuilding the Port of New Orleans and Louisiana

New Orleans: Nobody Asked, Why Not Sooner?
~Harry Shearer

New Orleans asks: Will the rebuilt levees hold?
~Cain Burdeau

Editilla says don't bet your life on it!
August 28th, 2008:
I went again to the 17th Street Canal Levee Breach "Repair" and stuck my hands, this time wrist deep, down into the Leaking Flowing Water, right in the middle of the famous expensive T-Wall Repair, at sections 6-7. I had to stalk around in the Marsh Grasses covering up the wet ground. The "Wet Spot" had indeed shrunk some to a circle about 15 yards wide... right at the block of Belair and Spencer, 40 paces from the base of the levee toe in the middle of the "Repair". It is still leaking, brackish tasting water. Still. Leaking.
But what concerns me most is the storm surge down the still failed MRGO and thus into the Industrial Canal and Gentilly Woods and beyond.
Those levees were repaired using incorrect measurements and shoddy workmanship. Period.

Amazing Grace as the coffin passes on Canal Street at the Charity Hospital Cemetery during a Hurricane Katrina Memorial service Friday August 29, 2008 for the third anniversary of Katrina. The coffins in the memorial contain unclaimed or unknown remains of Katrina victims. Photo from Getty Images

No upset this time: No. 7 LSU pounds App State 41-13

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