The storm appears to be moving faster than expected.
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Thank you very much for the offer. But, we are in Houston. Tomorrow is predicted to be a normal day in our local forecast.
KLRZ is broadcasting via generator from Larose which is a few miles east of Houma. The mayor of Golden Meadow was just on and said as of 8:00am the flood gate there was holding.
Recent tide gauge readings from the east side of New Orleans show that a storm surge in excess of 7 feet has already occurred in Lake Borgne
Monday September 01, 2008, 8:55 AM
The Corps of Engineers is reporting the following elevations in area canals:
- London Avenue, 2.26 feet. Safe water level is 5 feet.
- Orleans, 2.31 feet. Safe water level is 8 feet.
- 17th Street Canal, 2.68 feet. Safe water level is 6 feet.
Floodgates are closed when elevations are within one foot of the "safe water level" established for each outfall canal after Hurricane Katrina exposed catastrophic flaws in canal floodwalls.
Canal teams took up duty posts at each canal earlier today and are standing by to close the floodgates when elevations dictate.
Thanks JPB for the updates....
Anyone there who can tell me what Houston is like right now.. as far as I can see Houston is k at the moment.... right??? Edgar / Mac11....
hoping you are all alright.... and especially Snood and Mrs. Snood nr N'awlins.
Houston is calm and sunny. We have no concern here. I do hope snood is okay.
There are reports of waves overtopping the Industrial Canal, as well as a couple of barges broken loose in the canal. No reports of a breach.
The breaches of the Industrial Canal are what flooded the lower and upper ninth wards during Katrina.
Thanks Edgar.... hope it stays clear and safe for you et al.
Hey guys, Mom and Dad are getting some of the bands now, there in Mobile....Tornado warnings and such, lots of rain, strong gusts of wind...but they are just fine. They have not even lost power - yet - hopefully they won't. My brother(fireman) said they didn't have one run last night..today would be a bit busier though. Just updating...watching New Orleans...I know Hwy90 in Gulfport is covered by the surge now and am reading JPB's updates...on the Weather Channel things are looking good there in Nola...but the worst is yet to come - here in the next hour I think.
thanks for all the updates, maps and info (good job JPB)
wishing mismi, snood, edgar and everyone out there, safe
Mis... thing of your MaMa and PaPa Dixie...and BroDixie - keep us posted hun. You k? x
Thanks Iz and Endy...thanks for the updates JPB. Oh, we are fine - expecting rain from Gustav but nothing else..maybe thunderstorms...but they are saying they won't be strong. So we are good...other than having a soggy Labor Day....and that is just fine. I was tired of the pool anyway.
current flooding in the lower ninth is from splash over, not a breach.
Very thankful they are holding so far JPB...heard that flooding is a threat for several more hours though...still watching and hoping for the best
All we can do is hope but it's going to get worse.
Once again, this country, this administration, should be ashamed. They've had 3 years to get it together.