Re: Ping -> Patrick - Here We Go Again
> > Joe wrote:
> >> Katrina's coming to visit. Already had her over for dinner
> >> yesterday; she was quite the rude houseguest.
> > It's not good to hear she was a bad girl back when she was just a
> > little Cat 1.
> Everything I've read in the papers say how nobody should underestimate
> the power of a cat 1. Mobile homes ripped to shreds, 60-ft. trees
> uprooted like they were toothpicks. IMO, _any_ hurricane shouldn't be
> treated lightly.
True enough. But Katrina is now a total monster compared to what she
was when she passed over Florida. I feel sorry for New Orleans... with
it now at 902 mb, 175 mph winds, and 20-25 foot waves it'll be wiped
off the map. It'll be the lost city of New Orleans.
> >> We boarded up, as we heard she was going to be a cat 1 prior to
> >> hitting landfall, which was right on the money. As fate would have
> >> it, she took a southwestern track down into Miami-Dade county
> >> before exiting into the Gulf. Had she kept on going due west, she
> >> would've run right into my front door. We got all the wind (75mph+) and
> >> Miami- Dade got all the rain (over a foot).
> > Good to hear you fared okay!
> Thanks - just a few broken tree limbs and palm fronds here.
Despite Katrina's path/expected landfall it looks like we may still get
hit with 60+ mph wind gusts.
> >> Katrina will probably be a strong 2 or maybe even 3 by the time she
> >> hits you guys, so take care and be safe.
> > They're talking possible Cat 4/131mph+. The latest has it hitting
> > Alabama/Mississippi state line. But they're still talking the
> > Florida panhandle too. I think it'll be zero'd in around noon tomorrow.
> > Keeping my fingers crossed with two more brewing behind Katrina and
> > only 3 1/2 months to go.
> Yes, I saw that last night. Ironic that Katrina hit us at the same
> time Andrew did...
I don't know how much more of this I can stand. The house may go up
for sale soon. At this point even something like Kansas or Oklahoma
are not looking too bad.