Sunday, August 28, 2005

THIS IS THE BIG ONE!!!



I-10 east was totally clear of any traffic last night. It was 70mph the whole way to Pensacola. We'll catch the edge here, but there won't be any water events as there will be in New Orleans, where the levees will most likely be topped by 18-20 foot surges pushed up into Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi. After that, the only place for the water to go is into the streets, and into your homes.

This happened so fast. Most people were doing their normal Friday routines, with an eye on the hurricane as it left Florida. But the weather patterns were already lining up to steer the hurricane right up the lane for a ten-pin strike in New Orleans. Saturday morning, everything had changed.

Elsewhere, oyster mercifully found a way to make light of a VERY GRAVE situation with a clever reference to Katrina and the Waves over at Your Right Hand Thief. Thank god for people who can maintain a sense of humor. Other Louisiana bloggers, rob at realitique, Suspect Device, Dead Pelican, Yatpundit, Michael at 2Millionth Web Log - all are saying GET OUT OF NEW ORLEANS. It's probably the case that other Louisianians haven't had anything to contribute because they already boarded up their houses and got the hell out. You don't want to be there! This is it - this is the one everyone was worried about!

If there's any silver lining in this, it's that we'll finally know what the big one is - if that'll be worth anything at all after this.

Good luck friends! I'll see you on the other side.

7 Comments:

At 8/28/2005 03:46:00 PM, Blogger Mixter said...

I'm glad you've left and will be safe. I just hope you've got something to go back to.

Good luck and I'll be praying for you and the people of New Orleans.

Mixter

 
At 8/28/2005 05:58:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Glad you made it out as well...and when this is all over, let me know if you need anything. We'll do what we can.

My god--I hope there's still a city after tomorrow.

 
At 8/28/2005 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Danyel said...

good luck!

my fingers are crossed for you and yours.

 
At 8/28/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Have fun in Pensacola. Shouldn't be too bad over there.

I tell you, that was a rude awakening Saturday morning--and not just because I had a hangover.

 
At 8/28/2005 06:30:00 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

New generation of impersonal personals
I check mine at least twice a day. Why? To see the number of times it's been accessed, to see what other people post and for no reason whatsoever.
I just popped in to view your messages on clerical work at home. I'll bookmark your site for future reference.

I have a clerical work at home site/blog.
It pretty much covers clerical work at home related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Theresa

 
At 8/28/2005 06:51:00 PM, Blogger PRB said...

Take care. I'm happy that you're safe & sound. I hope New Orleans comes out OK.

FYI: On an unrelated note, Blogger now has a feature that may help with some of that comment spam--on your settings, you can require commenters to enter a word; may take care of the spambots.

 
At 8/30/2005 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Ms Bees Knees said...

s: keep your head above water dear and let us all know you are ok!

 

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