I was surprised yesterday when I saw the reports on FoxNews that Hurricane Katrina had turned and headed into the Gulf. In doing so, turned it from a Category 1 to a Category 5 hurricane. This morning they are saying that Katrina is well over Cat 5 standards, as 5 is the highest level on the scale.
They’re saying now that it should hit New Orleans head on, and is expected to completely bury the city under water, then continue inland over Mississippi and Alabama. Oh, great.
It seems that we may finally lose our NOLA. :cry:
The mayor was shown this morning ordering a mandatory evacuation, but most of those who could get out already have. Pretty much anyone left there is riding it out, and most plan on partying anyways. One guy being interviewed said “We can’t get out, so we might as well have fun.”
Esper, DaV, Pearl, Sam, and the rest of you swamp rats dear to me: Please be careful and stay safe! Drop me a line later this week letting me know how y’all are doing!!
Jim and I will be preparing work to ride out another line of storms, so unfortunately I probably won’t be online much this week. Stay safe everyone.