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Posted: 08/27/21 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well it looks as though we will have 90-100 MPH winds where we live. Just put a new roof on house so we will test the 130 MPH guarantee. Just checked and all service stations in town are out of gas and has limited diesel. Fortunately we have a good supply. I just hope my neighbors are prepared as flying debris can do a lot damage.

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Posted: 08/27/21 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wishing you the best of luck. Hope everyone weathers it safely.


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Posted: 08/28/21 04:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best of both safety and comfort for you and your family! I've suffered through too many hurricanes and tropical storms to count. Having full power for A/C and water pressure is a real luxury. I brought a dozen sheets of inch and an eighth marine plywood years ago and they can withstand a ten pound flying coconut or palm frond.

Windyty site says Las Peñas is due for 18" of rain before Sunday night. And the seas have to be higher than 21' to reach the beach ramp which is now getting pounded. I am safe in my medical hideout while the kids weather the storm. Jesús bought a 21K air conditioner 254 volt unit. So they will try to get some sleep during all the roaring howling and banging.

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Posted: 08/28/21 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not looking good for New Orleans on the anniversary of Katrina.

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Wow mexico wanderer I didn't realize that this storm Ida would have such affect on Mexico.
We are just north of expected storm surge but expect lots of flooding due to rain. If it comes ashore as cat 4 we expect winds in excess of 100 mph. Lost roofs downed trees and power lines will be the norm. We have seen many of these things and as long as we don't experience a tornado following the hurricane we will be OK. We long ago cut down any tall or big trees near us.

Hunker down and stay safe.

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What we learned from Florence is that surviving the storm is one thing, the aftermath is a whole other set of problems. It was 3 weeks until we could return to the area here in Wilmington. No power, no fuel, no food, roads closed from flooding and debris. Thank goodness we used our RV and evacuated to MD. We stayed there for a month until things were OK to return. That's one of the big advantages to having an RV, it's a great escape pod. Provided you leave soon enough. Wait too long and evacuation clogs up highways and fuel is nowhere to be found. I think you have to get a head of it by about 4 days. Good luck and I hope you guys stay safe.


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bgum, is there an evacuation of people (who do not own cars) out of New Orleans this time? So many were were stranded (and died) during Katrina because of lack of communication between the Mayor and Governor regarding use of school buses and city buses to evacuate those people.

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According to my Writer Friend in New Orleans.
Governor says likely to be the worst storm ever to hit state

As for the projected path
Well if you draw concentract circle bands black and red (Target) X marks New Orleans


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Hurricane Ida nearing Category 5 strength with 150 mph winds


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I cannot imagine the agony of being so impoverished as to make evacuation impossible. The Big Easy is below sea level and nothing short of a 100 foot tall berm surrounding the city, gigantic rotary screw pumps and self contained power generation would limit the danger.

Down here, Las Peñas is built atop a rocky 100' to 200' tall promontory. But electric power is vulnerable and so are food stocks.

I've described how my converted bus is chain anchored and powered with a diesel generator, and has 800 gallons of exterior water reservoirs.

But I'll state this, even with massive food storage, dehumidifiers, and air conditioning, life is miserable after a hurricane. The destruction and misery of the less fortunate takes away any glow of a bloom of hyper preparation.

A gravel filled bucket is hoisted 27' atop a sea crag as an indicator. It probably could withstand 200 mph wind. It was missing this morning. A wave took it. The storm removed 70% of the tan colored sand off the beach and deposited tons of plumb size rocks.

This was a Pacific hurricane not the nightmare that came ashore in Louisiana. And to top it off they are all worried about me. Grandpa and the virus.

Please stay safe everyone.

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