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Ernesto Goes To Camp

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mystery_Meat, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    From saveourlake.org:

  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Also from saveourlake.org:

    Upcoming Events

    LPBF's Beach Sweep 2006 and Inland Waterway Cleanup is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy (www.coastalcleanup.org). This year the event is being presented by Toyota (www.buyatoyota.com) and will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 from 9am-2pm.

    Areas are designated for cleanup in St. Bernard, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. This year's event will concentrate on "Makin' A Clean Sweep" by cleaning street curbs, storm drains and ditches that carry runoff to our lake.

    Beach Sweep 2006 presented by Toyota is a wonderful opportunity to help in the rebuilding process of our metro New Orleans area. Groups volunteer and send a zone captain to a meeting on September 6th where he is given a zone the group will cover, trash bags, and data sheets to record trash that has been picked up. Our presenting sponsor, Toyota is also supplying free tshirts for all those who register. The group brings rakes, gloves, etc and handles any refreshments they bring out to their zone. The clean up lasts from 9-12 noon and is followed by a picnic for all participants.

    This year we want to get the word out to have a great turnout citywide. We will be just past the Katrina anniversary so it will be a good way for everyone to pull together to support New Orleans.

    If you can form a group to cover an area in our Beach Sweep 2006 presented by Toyota cleanup please let us know. Contact JoAnn at 504-836-2238 or email at joann@saveourlake.org
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Updated track, plus some interesting links for those curious for more info and a continuing education in hurricane-ology:



  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    The debris laying around NOLA is going to be a HUGE problem.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Not to mention thousands of FEMA trailers unable to withstand a Category 1. Imagine the flying weapons of mass destruction they will become.
  6. FuerteJ

    FuerteJ Active Member

    Hopefully it won't be a problem at all. Hopefully Ernesto won't come close to New Orleans
  7. FuerteJ

    FuerteJ Active Member

  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Well, the projected path is trending eastward, so that's a good sign. But trying to make hurricane predictions 120 hours in advance is a fool's folly. The models have biases, and they get discarded and promoted with each day as they refine or lose their forecasting prowess. For example, yesterday or two days ago the thinking was there'd be a good chance that the ridge would be strong enough to press the storm on a due west path like Emily from last year. And if it spends ANY time on Hispanola, there may not be much left to regenerate (though it'd be bad news for Haiti, which always has horrible flooding in any tropical system -- Jeanne killed more than 2,000 Haitians as a tropical depression).
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Accuweather's front page has it going straight across into Mexico. And they have a really good track record of getting those things right.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    All I know is, minus a trek across the southern Florida peninsula, the forecasted veer of Ernesto through the Florida panhandle is pretty much what Katrina's forecast looked like before it shifted around 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 last year, three days before it hit the coast of south Mississippi.
  12. FuerteJ

    FuerteJ Active Member

    Boy, thank god (kinda) that long-range forecasts aren't 100 percent true. If they were, the Pensacola/Santa Rosa Beach area looks like it would get pounded for yet a third consecutive year by a Cat 3 hurricane.

    My thoughts are going out to all those who are having to keep a close, close eye on our (not so good) friend in the Gulf.
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