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Written By: Gary on September 23, 2005 No Comment

CNN has an interesting hurricane web page, you can go all the way back to Dennis of 2005 for information. The information for the current hurricanes is kept relatively up-to-date.

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Written By: Gary on September 23, 2005 No Comment

So for as much as I’ve been watching it the waves at this web cam in Corpus Christi at the Bob Hall Pier have definetly been getting worse today. They say they’re keeping it up during Hurricane Rita but as I started writing this I noticed people on the pier, so maybe I need to look at a map to see where this is in the path…

Found by Amy at All About Me.

UPDATE: So it looks like they are going to be just (and I do mean just) south of the hurricane’s path. Flooding warnings at the NOAA site.

Also, I fixed the link (it was the wrong one). And they are experiencing traffic difficulties with everyone linking so it’s gotten slower…

Written By: Gary on September 21, 2005 No Comment

CNN says Rita becomes third most intense hurricane on record:Hurricanerita2005.Accu

“Rita — the powerful Category 5 storm plowing across the Gulf of Mexico – has become the third most intense hurricane on record, according to National Hurricane Center data. Long lines of cars Wednesday headed out of coastal Texas towns and Houston — the fourth most populous city in the country. Evacuating parents were told to take photos of their children and to give them identification in case they get separated.”


Now that’s a nightmare, worrying about getting separated from your babies while during the storm, I can’t even imagine. What the heck is going on with the weather these days?!? I can barely remember any weather disasters compared to any of these hurricanes and tsunamis in the past year. I remember occasional hurricanes and tornados in my life, but it’s just been non-stop lately. They’re having to relocate the relocated people from Katrina. This is like Irwin Allen / Movie of the Week kinda stuff…

My thoughts go out to everyone who’s in this mess. The same for those worried about friends and family.

Tuesday night, the sheriff (from Louisiana) wrote a check for $2.5 million out of the department’s bank account — which only had $23,000 in it — to reserve 150 trailers for his staff.

I’m not sure how long NOAA will have this photo up (551k), but it’s amazing… They keep current events up for about 60 days, check out some of the archive.

Written By: Gary on September 3, 2005 3 Comments

When they say they are evacuating a city I always assumed (uh oh) that meant they were doing something to get people out. Not just telling them to leave. To me, evacuation means busses and trucks to get people out and (probably) a destination to go to. Am I wrong? Have I watched to many movies?

Written By: Gary on September 2, 2005 No Comment

This is a great thought, in an effort to support Hurricane Relief, Dean says:

For a confirmed donation of $50 to the American Red Cross, I’ll write a 600 word essay on the subject of your choice, with a minimum of two references.

Deanesmay-Donatenow 200I say you’ll be getting a deal for fifty bucks and he’ll post it or e-mail it to you privately. If you don’t read Dean’s World check it out (he blogs from Michigan). He’s “Defending the liberal tradition in history, science, and philosophy” and he talks about normal stuff like TV shows and the like…

I’m sure this is a limited time offer (and void where prohibited).

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Written By: Gary on July 10, 2005 No Comment

Spec Trop6 277X187I’m watching CNN talking about the hurricane coverage. Hurricane.Cat4It’s been upgraded to a Class 4 which is 131-155 miles per hour(!), it’s near Pensasola (20mi ESE) and I guess Atlanta is in it’s path (but it looks more like Mobile to me). And these idiots crazy people are out there doing color commentary as these 100 mile per hour winds are knocking them around. The two guys were out there practically doing a talk show…

CNN is encouraging you to send in your stories, photos or video. Nice live Java animations at the National Weather Service (check out the Loops on the left).

I’m slightly confused about the class of the hurricane (but maybe it’s changing). CNN’s web site reports it as a Class 4

“This is going to be a destructive hurricane,” said Ed Rappaport of the National Hurricane Center, which has designated Dennis as a Category 4 storm.

but now the banner on CNN tv makes it sound like was just upgraded to a class 3 (111-130 mph).

Written By: Gary on September 26, 2004 No Comment

jeanne.motionI was going to say we didn’t have the best weather for the wedding yesterday (although it wasn’t bad) but then I saw the latest here and decided to just keep my mouth shut (sorta).

Written By: Gary on September 24, 2004 No Comment

hurricane_jeanne I think of all the silly things I’ve whined about this week. And the many more (even sillier) things I’ve heard others whine about. Most of us just don’t have anything to complain about. I cannot even tell you ho many evacuations I’ve heard about down there these last few months.

Actually no matter how bad someone else has it, I feel you shouldn’t neglect what it is you need to complain about it, you’ve still got problems too. Unless you’re just an incessant whiner and if so (hurricane or not) please shut up stop it.

Written By: Gary on September 3, 2004 No Comment

And people complain like that have real problems (I only got a three day weekend, it’s too humid, etc.). spec_trop6_277x187 I thank God that those are the only things we have to complain about. I hope things go well for families that have to go through such disasters as hurricane Francis.

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