! ! ! New Orleans, EVACUATE

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    Aug 26, 2020 7:53 PM GMT
    ! ! ! People in New Orleans must be getting out of town from the unsurvivable storm surge because there are Evacuation Orders for Irish Bayou, Lake Catherine, and Venetian Isles, 30, 40, and 26 minutes (respectively) east of Earhart and Hamilton intersection.

    List of Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuation Locations

    https://gohsep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/1ff3487a57da4755ac902924c20997f0
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    Aug 26, 2020 7:55 PM GMT
    Some areas are expected to have unsurvivable storm surge!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/hurricane-laura-updates-storm-now-category-4-unsurvivable-storm-surge-expected/ar-BB18nV0v?OCID=ansmsnnews11
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 26, 2020 8:35 PM GMT
    That entire southern 1/3 of Louisiana is highly vulnerable to devastating flooding caused by hurricanes. Lake Charles in southwestern Louisiana is also highly vulnerable because it is low laying and the Calcasieu River can just turn into a raging torrent without warning also the city’s namesake lake can also get very rough. All of southern Louisiana should be evacuated.
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    Aug 26, 2020 8:49 PM GMT
    ...wait.. what?
    I thought it was category 1.. minor storm.
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    Aug 26, 2020 10:46 PM GMT
    Mother Nature is PISSED OFF!!
    It's only the beginning!!
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    Aug 26, 2020 11:43 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    ...wait.. what?
    I thought it was category 1.. minor storm.

    It rapidly intensified. Hurricanes can do that. Currently a strong Cat 4 at 150 mph, just a few mph below a Cat 5.

    I had a late friend in Texas who owned a c.1840s home near the Louisiana border, now directly in Laura’s path. Lovely place, on the historic registry, hosted the likes of Sam Houston. I stayed there several times, once with my first partner on our “honeymoon" traveling from Houston, that lies 90 miles to the southwest.

    I spent Christmas and New Years there in 2006. I hope it survives well, but it’s 175 years old. With no hurricane windows or modern storm shutters. Some of the period louvered shutters got torn off in a previous, weaker hurricane in 2005, and a bit of the roof.
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    Aug 27, 2020 1:03 AM GMT
    The weather reports during the RNC coverage are SCARY.
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    Aug 27, 2020 2:26 AM GMT
    It's coming nowhere near New Orleans
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    Aug 27, 2020 2:39 AM GMT
    150 mph winds?
    What are the winds on a tornado?

    An F2 "significant" tornado has winds of 113 to 157 mph.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 27, 2020 3:13 AM GMT
    Radd saidIt's coming nowhere near New Orleans
    It looks like it is going to blast through Lake Charles and than up to Shreveport.