August 27, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: This is the big one...

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Warning from Intracoastal City, LA eastward to the Florida/Alabama state line, including Lake Pontchartrain, Mobile Bay, and the cities of Mobile and New Orleans.

Hurricane Katrina is presently a category 3 storm, and is expected to become a cat 4 tomorrow, and quite possibly may become a cat 5 storm before landfall.

The NHC official track is set to make landfall in southeast Louisiana Monday morning at around 8A ET.

This is the monster scenario that scientists have talked about for years.

Many scientists have pointed out that because of the geography of New Orleans and the surrounding area, a direct hit of even a cat 3 storm would be catastrophic. A cat 4 storm, as the NHC is suggesting, would create a major disaster of monumental proportions, and if Katrina arrives in Louisiana as a cat 5 storm, the damage could be of Biblical proportions -- we're talking "hand of God" sweeping-everything-off-of-the-table-top territory.

If you're reading this from along the Gulf Coast, stop right now and leave. I pray that the storm bypasses you, but you must do whatever you can to save your life and those of the people around you.

I've got family in and around New Orleans, and I know that I'm concerned about them; please do whatever you can to save your friends and loved ones also.

Video streaming links:

  • WWL-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) - mms://
  • WVTM-TV/DT Birmingham (WMP) - mms://
  • WDSU-TV/DT New Orleans (WMP) -
  • Hurricane City (Real Player) -
  • ABCNews Now (Real Player) -

    I'll update the list as other links come online tomorrow.

    Posted by mhking at August 27, 2005 11:26 PM | TrackBack
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