Evacuations ordered in Louisiana

Jess

Parts of New Orleans Face Voluntary Evacuations as Tropical Storm Barry Threatens Louisiana

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for parts of Plaquemines, LaFourche and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana.

Voluntary evacuations were announced for New Orleans residents living outside the levees.

Plaquemines Parish, where as many as 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate, was nearly empty by mid-afternoon Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The parish sits at Louisiana's low-lying southeastern tip.

I hope FEMA is up to the task

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Ann Gale

Wasn't there another thread about the storm? It seemed pretty tame. Must have been a "glitch".

Between the previous rain and the storm surge it's going to be rough.

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cattyles

Yes, there was another Gulf Coast thread.

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elvis

Keep safe, Louisiana posters!

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blue bayou

Due to climate change, the jet stream is destined to become increasingly sluggish (as the temperature gradient between the arctic and tropics lessens; remember, Alaska has been baking) and there is just much more water vapor in the atmosphere at all levels. SLOW moving tropical storms and hurricanes are forecast to become more frequent. Seem to recall that we have seen this before on the Gulf Coast not so long ago. Oh never mind, that's science and this is Amerika. I almost forgot.

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oh kaye

CindyMac, Mrs.Kjun hope you and famlies are safe. Take care all...

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mrskjun(9)

Wish I could say we are not used to this, but we are always prepared with batteries, water, and Vienna sausage. Just wish this thing would pick up speed (not strength) and move on out.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

I'm still thinking about you in my prayers MrsK.


Far far second, still worried about our minor promises of flooding.



I really don't understand the earlier yank of the thread? Well wishes, the best for all involved!

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foodonastump

Vienna sausages? Cr@p I’ll pray for you too.

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Prim Rose

A bit of my dinner came up at the mention of those. :(

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don_socal

Hoping for good news.

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Prim Rose

Who is 'Cindy Mac'?

MYOB

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oh kaye

Exactly, Prim Rose.

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Red Sox

Vienna Sausage? What about Twinkies: they last forever. In the end it will be twinkies and the roaches.

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Jess

Oops


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Ziemia(6a)

Love the "wet floor" advisory sign in the lobby.

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