Monday, August 29, 2005

Tropical Storm Force Winds Hitting

Did a reconnaissance. Moderate rains and definite gusts of 60 knots.

I stood in the center of an intersection of two streets. You can look down one (west) and see rain just sheeting through street lights, but what's wild is that you can hear the wind in depth, in perspective. You know there is a nice sized gust kicking across the block coming from the north, yet where I was standing there was only a slight breeze. You can hear and see the gust as it walks its way towards you.

Katrina has not yet made landfall. She is still about seven miles or so from South Pass (one of the mouths of the river).

There is some slightly good news. She is heading almost due north now, with her 'first' landfall going to be in Plaquemines Parish. Potentially her second will be either St. Bernard Parish or Hancock County, Mississippi. Even one mile east at this point could save a lot of lives in New Orleans.

Like I said in one of my earlier posts... This could be Camille version 2.0

WWL Radio is still out as is WWL TV. All other local channels have fled and are broadcasting from Jackson or Birmingham.

I can really hear the wind & rain against the house now. Must sleep.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WWK TV was broadcasting from soe facility in Baton Rouge. we were watching their coverage online from texas

10:16 AM, August 29, 2005  

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