Is anyone on my f’list in the path of Katrina? I hope any of you from New Orleans are reading this from the safety of someplace else. I think it is literally criminal that they waited this long to evacuate. :-(
It’s clearly going to hit somewhere. Here’s hoping it gets weakened by wind shear before it hits, and does so in the midst of an eyewall replacement cycle, and at low tide. Here’s hoping that people can stay safe.
For those who don’t know, a lot of folks (the major news sources are estimating 100,000) are trapped in New Orleans because they don’t have transportation, and the city sits in a big bowl well below sea level already. The city of New Orleans should have done more to get people out. Even if this turns out to miss the Big Easy, the chances of death and damage are just way too high.