Rita Ahead

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by NewOrleans, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. NewOrleans

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    Rita will move into the Gulf by mid-week and easily become a hurricane 4 or 5 by Thursday. The Gulf is hot and ready for another massive storm. If it turns to the north/east after entering the Gulf (God forbid), look out.............
     
  2. beetlejuice

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    Sounds like it's time to move. :eek:
     
  3. NewOrleans

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    Latest predictions have Rita in the Gulf at HC level 3 by Wednesday.

    My predictions: Level 4 on Thursday at 27N - 90W. This one will finish what Katrina started.
     
  4. beetlejuice

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    What is going on here anyway with the names of some of the Wilders women? First there was tropical storm Cindy (BeetleBoss) and now there is tropical storm Rita (Rita). You don't think they are trying to take over the world do you? :eek: :doubt:
     
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    Our Cindy and Rita wouldn't hurt a flea. :D

    There is a problem though, we're running out of names for storms.

    2005 Hurricane Names
    Arlene
    Bret
    Cindy
    Dennis
    Emily
    Franklin
    Gert
    Harvey
    Irene
    Jose
    Katrina
    Lee
    Maria
    Nate
    Ophelia
    Philippe
    Rita
    Stan
    Tammy
    Vince
    Wilma
     
  7. beetlejuice

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    Well I guess if they have to, they can always start a new list. I hope not though.
     
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  9. Repairing the leeves of New Orleans is like repairing the Great Walls of China. Where do you begin? Can the leeves hold back another storm surge?

    I would advise anyone going back to New Orleans to get out the minute any hurricane of any strength crosses the 25th parallel.
     
  10. beetlejuice

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    I heard on the news that the Corp of Engineers expects the levees to only be able to take a 5 foot storm surge, and in a hurricane, that is nothing.
     
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    Theis bad girl is ready to come home. 165 mph winds and she is angry! Mercy, this woman is gonna cause some damage. Best not to be home when Rita walks thru the door!
     
  13. beetlejuice

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    I used to live in Houston and know how vunerable certain areas are in a hurricane. But with this storm, I would go inland no matter where you live along the Texas coast. Don't even try to ride this one out. It's not worth it. :eek:
     
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    Wife talked to good friends of ours in CC about 2 hours ago. Mandatory evacuation down there now.

    Not looking good for the Texas coast.

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    It surely isn't... :(

    There are a lot of members from Texas here at Wilders and hopefully those who will be effected have evacuated to a safer place.

    Speaking of that, i see no posts by Ronjor today which is highly unusual. :eek:

    I know he lives in the Houston area but not sure exactly where... :doubt:

    Hopefully all is ok....


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    I'll bet Ron's taking all precautions to keep himself out of harm's way.

    Due to Texas' immense size, we (me) aren't really going to be affected too much by the storm--physically. But the havoc it will likely play with the economy is going to be a pain. :doubt:
     
  17. beetlejuice

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    BeetleBoss was in contact with Ronjor yesterday. He has headed up north of Houston (Austin area maybe). He said he may be out of contact for several days. We'll let you all know when we hear anything from him.
     
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    I figured as much and hopefully everyone there took the proper precautions in wake of Rita...

    Thanks BJ and yes, please do keep us up tho speed on Ron's whereabouts and well being.

    Detox is another staff member who resides in Texas so hopefully, depending where he is, is prepared for this storm too...


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  19. beetlejuice

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    Well speaking of Detox, I think the two of them might be BBQ'ing in the super secret Detox underground bunker.

    No really I think Ron went to within about 15 miles of Detox's. At least I think I heard something like that.
     
  20. Marja

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    TO ALL OUR WILDER FAMILY IN TEXAS:

    WE WISH YOU 'GODSPEED' - SENDING PRAYERS AND GOOD WISHES!

    TAKE CARE NOW - Y'ALL AND Y'ALL COME BACK NOW, Y'HERE!!

    {{HUGGS}}

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    DON'T MAKE ME PUT MA WADERS' ON...........
     
  22. beetlejuice

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    Don't worry. There will soon be lots of floundering fish everywhere. Every cats dream. :D MEOW!!!!!!
     
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    Hey Marja i just saw where there was some excitement down your way at LAX with an airliner having to make an emergency landing. :eek:

    Seems the landing gear was stuck down after takeoff and the front wheel was turned 90 degrees. :eek:

    By the looks of it, the landing went off without a hitch. Great news with something that could have ended in disaster....


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    Fingers crossed for all our Texan friends!
     
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    What about Janet? It's not that unpopularo_O http://www.thinkbabynames.com/name/0/Janet/1
     
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