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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; smit i am not sure anyone alive has seen one like this. to look at it scares the heck out of me. hopefully your pop is going to one of their locations and not staying home. if he wont leave ...

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Old 08-28-2005, 02:13 PM   #11
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smit i am not sure anyone alive has seen one like this. to look at it scares the heck out of me. hopefully your pop is going to one of their locations and not staying home. if he wont leave at least ask him to go to the superdome or one of the other locatins. i hope your pop is ok man
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:28 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by spkb25
smit i am not sure anyone alive has seen one like this. to look at it scares the heck out of me. hopefully your pop is going to one of their locations and not staying home. if he wont leave at least ask him to go to the superdome or one of the other locatins. i hope your pop is ok man
i'm positive a lot of em in galveston 100 yrs ago saw one like this, and a few did live to tell about it.................
but, i would'nt take the chance............it's like talking to a wall........
i can only hope when i call in a little while, he will listen when i tell him if he's not gonna think about himself, at least get my sister(who lives right across the street) outta there..........that usually works........smitty
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:40 PM   #13
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yeah this is just like the one in galveston. bro i pray for your families saefty. yeah do whatever you can man. at least if you can get him to go to one of the areas they set up they should be safer. i hope the best for yours man.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:41 PM   #14
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Thanks spk...

Man it looks like if it's going to be a direct hit, there probably won't be a "New Orleans" anymore. I decided against driving to Houston and stayed in Baton Rouge. Supposely we're only going to get 60 mph winds here. It's nice and sunny so far... but I know that's going to end soon. The whole city is pretty chilled and relaxed. There's no mandatory evacuation up here since we're well above sea level.

Hopefully everyone who stayed will turn out okay. Katrina looks like it could engulf the whole Louisiana. It's practically the size of the whole Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:51 PM   #15
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oh you are so right papz the thing is frigan huge. i just heard on cnnn that it is 400 miles wide. can you frigan imagine. dude on the east side of the storm they said you have hurricane winds out as far as 100 miles. last i heard it was moving at 13 miles per hour. if it continues that speed that means on the east side you are talking about hurricane force winds for 7-8 hours. man if it is a direct hit i dont even want to think about what happens to new orleans. it will be a terrible outcome. i am honestly fearful for the people that couldnt leave. thanki god they opened the superdome to people. that is excellent. it should help even though it will be a bad situation when the power goes out. it really lets you know what nature can still do to us
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:40 PM   #16
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As long as I have been alive and lived in NEw Orleans, this has always been predicted as the worst case scenario for the city. I just called my grandmother, and she also refuses to leave. Even refuses to go to the Superdome. She live two blocks off the river around Tipitina's on Tchoupitoulas. In between Tccoup and Magazine. It made me wanna cry cause not in my life has the city seen something like this. Cat 5? Direct hit? Like I said, worst case scenario they have been preaching all my life. And the power is supposed to be out for weeks after it hits. Just a freaking disaster. My prayers to all again.
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:20 PM   #17
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My prayers as well fellas....me and the wife were watching Fox news and she started crying(worried about fam in NO)....My peeps got out but I feel for those who couldn't..
My sincerest hopefulness.......God Bless my friends....
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:21 PM   #18
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My parents built a house that is designed to withstand a Level 3 hurricane, and they vamoosed this morning with the rest of my brothers and in-laws. I hope good karma spreads over those seeking to ride out the storm.
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:36 PM   #19
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Good Luck

Good Luck to you all,
Hope everyone gets out safely
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:25 PM   #20
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RE: Good Luck

Couldn't get my folks to leave. To stubborn and impatient to sit in traffic. My sister and a friend are comming over here to Houston so I'll make sure they are put up. Theve been on the road for at least 7 to 8 hours now. they took 190 inteasd of I-10. Better safe than sorry. Hopefully there still will be a Cafe' Du Monde and Hubigs pies after the storm.
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