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Article - Evacuations Ordered as Tropical Storm Barry Floods Parts of LA

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:42 PM.

  1. twp

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    By now, you would think that Louisiana would be the nation's capital for preparedness.
     
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    It is always a matter of those who don't know any better or can't leave are the victims. I met quite a few preppers down that way while I was working over there.
     
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    no direct line of it.but yet could still get rain from it.
     
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    That's the craziest thing. I am always surprised when people are always surprised.
    These things happen every year, and they have been getting worse.
    A home survival kit , home power grid and/emergency communications like HAMs etc, ought to be a huge tax credit. It wouldn't be that hard to show your reciepts and liscenses to prove you get the credit, and for god sake, the government should know by now that they are pretty bad at getting aid to those in need, and when they finally do manage it, it costs an incredible amount.

    1 less person needing saving probably saves the government allot more money than taking money out of your pocket to do a job they really aren't any good at.
     
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    That's one that tic's me off about the folks that are living on any part of the gulf coast line..they know this happens every year.but yet most of them fail to do 1 of 2 things.1 is.they fail to get out of there to someplace safe.when their fully capable of doing so.2nd is.they fail to prepare for it in the proper way.again when they are capable of doing so..It's like someone seeing a tornado comeing stright at them.but yet they just stand there and watch it.and end up injured or dead because of it..i know that there are ppl that don't have the needed means to 1 or both.in which someone needs to step in and help out.but give up the stupidity and get out out of there while you have the chance to do so..
    it's better to have survived it then it is to have died from it.
    it is less costly to rebuild then it is to repent.
     
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    There is the Darwin element.
     
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    It is slow moving, which means more rain dumped in it's path. Not a good sign...
     
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    Exactly, like little kids building a sand castle when the tide goes out.
     
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    New Orleans needs a supply of life preservers and inflatable boats...
     
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    Past time to go... Wind speeds have fallen below hurricane level, but the movement across land is still slow, which means more water dropped...
     
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    They're talking feet not inches of rain. Sunday (7/14/19) should provide lots of news as to flooding.
     
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    It is pretty amazing how the storm is hanging out there essentially taking water from the Gulf and dropping it on the land.
     
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    Just wait, the media will spin this as Global (pick one: warming/cooling/manmade/Trump did it).:rolleyes:

    Let's not point out that this has been going one for Thousands of years...
     
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    Looking at the WUnderground weather map from about 2000 till today, the color intensity of the wet side of the storm has gone from lots of red and yellow to mainly green. The red L representing the center of the L (and storm circulation center) has not moved much. There appears to be on the wet side as much still out in the Gulf of Mexico as what is over land.

    BIG storms
     
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    Got your hip waders?
     
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    Might need a snorkle.
     
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    And Alligator repellent...
     
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