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"Katrin"; All you SHTFers!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bob F., Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. Bob F.

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    Particularly if you're in the "Norlens" area, this could be it! Hope everyone in or near the path is taking appropriate action. We're well North, probably get lots of rain next weekend, shouldn't be any major problem.

    Stay safe (and reasonably dry).
    Bob
     
  2. Nimitz

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    I just went through it in Ft. lauderdale...poor guys in the panhandle/LA/nawlins'

    been there done that its no fun.

    Chad
     
  3. Stauble

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    ive just been threw it in broward too. alot of ppl hear didnt take it seriously but i think we have all learned or lessons. i remember after hurricane Andrew the national guard was out in the streets. they pretty much kept any more fecees from hitting the fan. good luck to yall in new orleans
     
  4. Nimitz

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    Stauble where are you at?

    im in Cooper city.

    reason people dont take it seriously is theres hardly any native Floridians....all yanks....but whatever they'll learn eventually (ignore this if your one of em ;) )

    Chad
     
  5. Preacherman

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    We're battening down the hatches here. I'm in north-central Louisiana, and already have several friends calling, asking for accommodation, as they evacuate from New Orleans and points south. Should be pretty full here come tomorrow night.
     
  6. craig

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    we're watching it too. looks like the panhandle might get lucky this time. it's turning wnw now and they expect it to turn to more to the north tomorrow. preacherman.. be careful and take care... to everybody else in the path, take precautions and don't be afraid to run away. andrew made me clear outta south dade for awhile in '92.
     
  7. waterhouse

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    I grew up in houston, but all my extended family lives around baton rouge except for a couple down in New Orleans, and when I was little I'd go visit all of my cousins over the summer.

    I think I was probably 12 before I realized hurricanes were a bad thing, because as far as I was concerned hurricanes meant everyone from new orleans came to visit and we had BBQs for 4 days with all the meat from their freezers, plus a huge sleepover party. Those were the days.

    Good luck and godspeed to all ya'll getting the hell out.

    my aunt said they planned on about 20 at her place tonight :uhoh: The good thing is that's 20 people I can call the next time I'm lost in new orleans
     
  8. Nimitz

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    Craig wheres crestview in relation to defuniak springs?....

    Chad
     
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    Crestview is approximately 30 miles west of DeFuniak Springs.
     
  10. craig

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    fiVe is right. head west on i-10 or hwy 90 and you'll find us.
     
  11. Stauble

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    Nimitz

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    i am at the edge of Sunrise by the Panther Stadium. My dad grew up in Maine (at least its not New York) and came down here in the early 70s. My mom is 2/3 seminole and 1/3 Rebel (guess you could say shes a "Native") i was born in pensacola and came down to Davie (on the border of Cooper City) i was there for Andrew and then moved to Sunrise. i dont recall any cat 1s cept for Irene (i think it was irene) and that didnt do 2 much damage. i dont think to many more yanks moved down sice then (alot more cubans came up but i wont go there) ;)
     
  12. DMiculek

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    I am just west of New Orleans, high water shouldn't be a problem for us here. But the wind looks like it will be tough to say the least. The family will be hunkered down is a safe room I built. Have lots of food and water.
    See you guys in a few days!
     
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    Hey Nimitz and Stauble I'm in Coral Springs, work in Ft. Lauderdale. Let's go shooting!
     
  14. pwolfman

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    On the news conference that the govn'r and the mayor had just a few minutes ago said that the dome was a place of shelter. the rub was that he said no weapons, just food, blankets, stuff you would take camping for a few days. what really rubbed me the wrong way is that he lumped in weapons with drugs.

    The final thing I heard him say was that people would be safe in the dome....but I am of the feeling that no you wouldn't, not entirely.... :scrutiny:
     
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    All you folks in harms way, God be with you, as our prayers are. Don't be a hero, get out of the way and do it now!
     
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    A quick word from the horse's mouth. I heard from a buddy in the Louisiana State Police a few minutes ago. He says they've been briefed that this could be the "really, really big one" that science-fiction and horror stories talk about. If Katrina remains at its current strength and hits close to New Orleans, passing just to the east of the city (as it's currently predicted to do), it could put the entire city under 20 feet of water. Anyone remaining in the city, in their houses, is basically SOL and drowned. They're talking months, not weeks, to drain the water and pollution out of the city (all those chemical plants dumping their wastes into the Mississippi, you understand), and perhaps NO will never be the same again. For a start, goodbye, French Quarter!

    Another big worry is that thousands of folks either can't or won't evacuate, despite the mandatory order. Of those, many will end up at the Superdome, which is allegedly built to withstand 200 mph winds, but many thousands more will insist on riding out the storm in their own homes and places of work. However, with 20 feet of water coming in and wave action on top of that, just how many normal buildings will remain standing?

    Looks really, really bad from this end. I now have over 30 people supposed to be at my place by this evening, several of them with RV's and travel trailers. I've told them all to bring their own food, water and necessities, as I can't afford to provide for them all. If any THR members within 100 miles of NO haven't evacuated yet, get the heck out of there now!

    Watch this space for more news if I get any.
     
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    What Preacherman said.

    It is not looking good folks. This is what I do for a living. Get out and get out now if you have not done so.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Gewehr98

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    Sending my prayers to those folks in the "Nawlins" area...

    Katrina is pushing a Category 6 hurricane, 175 mph winds, 905 millibar at the eye, and there is no such thing as a Category 6 (yet)!

    I understand Keesler AFB near Biloxi will not be evacuating. :what: (Mumbles something about organic airlift...)
     
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    Saw a news report and it looks that the storm is going to be a direct hit, or very close to it, on New Orleans. The sustained winds are currently 175mph with gusts to 213. Forget the flooding, with those winds any building standing in its way is firewood. Good luck to all our Louisiana, my prayers are with you. If it was me I wouldn't even want to be in the state right now.
     
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    THR members in the path, The wife and I have property here in Arkansas, big enough to hold maybe 10 RV, or more if tents are pitched. You, any of you, are welcome to bug out and spend it on our property, bring your own food, but you can use the gas grill to cook :D . I am serioius, email me, or pm me if you need info or directions.
     
  21. Mannlicher

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    we did three days without electic service here in South Miami. I believe the highest winds here were around 90 mph. I sure feel for those in Katrina's path. My Brother in Law lives in mid Mississippi, and he is already hunkered down.

    oh, the Saffir-Simpson Scale only goes to 5, there is no six or above.
     
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    Hummmm?.......wife commented how this reminded her of the story of Sodom & Gomorrha, biblical cities destroyed for their sin, decadence, and immorality. Told her if that's the case, Las Vegas and LA would have been gone by now.

    Hope you folks get out safely.
     
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    Katrina may force an addition to the scale. Winds are 175 MPH sustained and gusting to 215 per NOAA and it's still building. :what:
     
  24. Nimitz

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    First off....I pray for everyone in the path of this destruction. AND I hope that everyone is smart enough to **** NOW or earlier...this will be monumental storm....no ones ever heard of such a storm....God help those in its path....

    Chad
     
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    Still slower than Camille. So far.
     
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