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Thread: anyone near Gustav?
09-01-2008, 09:10 PM #1anyone near Gustav?
just thought id see how people are fairing
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09-01-2008, 09:14 PM #2
idk know why people are making such a big deal out of this.. i wasn't really close to it, in the gump but still.
09-02-2008, 06:25 PM #3
im not but my cousin and nephew are out there... They got outta there though and are staying with some friends in arkansas right now. I talked to them last night and they told me that they heard it really wasn't that bad. They also told me that everyone was way more prepared in getting ready and were actually quite calm about the whole evacuation.
09-02-2008, 10:55 PM #4
09-03-2008, 12:54 AM #5
where? Im sorry for being ignorant.. but actually where is it?
09-03-2008, 12:58 AM #6
it made landfall in.. Cro..something, Louisiana.
09-03-2008, 10:12 AM #7
I am from Louisiana. But I live in North Louisiana though. The worst of it was in South Louisiana. It started flooding up here last night though and it knocked A LOT of trees, etc. down in my city and surrounding cities.
New Orleans got lucky this time that it wasn't a direct hit for them. They better count their blessings.
I am tired of these hurricanes though. It's becoming really annoying and is costing a lot of damage and money.
09-03-2008, 10:21 AM #8
I live North of New Orleans & East of Baton Rouge. We had a lot of wind and rain.
09-03-2008, 10:22 AM #9
Parents (in their 70s) near Baton Rouge, LA....which was in the path of the storm, but a little over an hour (70 miles) inland.
Long story short, they've been without power and land line phone service since middle of the night on 8/31. No flooding for them (higher ground area away from creeks/bayous/etc.) Estimate of 1-3 WEEKS before power may be restored, no idea of when phone line will be restored. Cell phone service is barely usable, haven't gotten through at all save for a few SMSs. At least I know they are alright. They've been running their refrigerator & TV on a generator for 3 days now. Store stocks really low, same for gas. About all I've gotten from the SMSs....
09-04-2008, 09:08 PM #10
Ha I'm in Central Louisiana and my power flickered twice. Gustav was pretty much blown WAY over proportion. I don't mean to offend anyone that had damage done to their property or anything down farther south. All I got was a bunch of wind and rain.Steam ID: gentrytj
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09-04-2008, 09:45 PM #11
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09-05-2008, 05:41 AM #14
Hurricane damage is like tornado damage (after all, a hurricane is kind of like a really large tornado)...it all depends on where you are, and that's why so many ignore hurricane/severe weather warnings. News companies just hype it up.
While some didn't get much damage at all, some did. When Gustav made landfall, it tracked a bit north and east, and put Baton Rouge on direct northeast eyewall winds (the highest).
So, like a tornado, one side of the street can get horrific damage, and the other not much if any.
FWIW, my neighborhood where my parents live (and I grew up) still don't have power or telephone service. No house/property damage. But Entergy (power company) has told them that this area was hit the hardest, and could be 2 more weeks for power. Hospitals and city services get fixed/turned on first, then houses. We had quite a few go through as I was growing up, but nothing that killed the power/telephone service for so long.
At least the cell service is back full strength as of yesterday, so I know they are ok (save for running the house on a generator).
09-05-2008, 02:06 PM #15
I live in Miami xD
And not worried at all since this stuff happens every god damn year so its like whatever.EDM