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revelette
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 07:38 am
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As Gulf Coast states began to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac, photos and video started to trickle in of the devastation.

Although the death toll has been minimal compared to Hurricane Katrina, fatalities have occurred, and damage was extensive in some regions.

Rising floodwaters from Isaac have forced thousands of evacuations, catching many by surprise, reported the Associated Press. Pictures of Isaac's impact reveal residents and homes caught in flood conditions. Up to half of Louisiana was left powerless on Thursday, and hundreds of thousands were in the dark in Mississippi.

Late Wednesday night, President Obama signed disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi, freeing up federal aid for the regions.


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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 07:40 am
@revelette,
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catching many by surprise


seriously? what do people not get about hurricanes?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 07:47 am
@ehBeth,
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what do people not get about hurricanes?

Everyone blames the million dollars worth of property damages caused by hurricanes on the strong winds, heavy rain, and ensuing floods. When it's the large armies of stealth ninja hamsters that ride in along side each and every hurricane that causes all of the wanton destruction and deaths of those who remain in the disaster zone.

These militant furry nihilists belong to the League of Whiskered Shadows Evil or Very Mad
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revelette
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 08:00 am
@ehBeth,
I don't know I guess its like when you know a disaster is coming, still you are surprised if it actually comes and is actually a disaster.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 08:47 am
@ehBeth,
they're conditioned to look at the strength of the wind and discount the power of the surge. That's beginning to change after the surge took out everything on the Bolivar Peninsula during Ike. This was another surge event for St John parish and a dam failure 100 miles away from the coast in Tangipohoa parish. Surge potential is starting to get more coverage but storms of this size (not wind speed, but wind field) are extremely unusual events in history. They're becoming the rule rather than the exception and hearing that a storm is a Cat 1 or a TS is no longer sufficient when making a decision.
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revelette
 
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Reply Fri 31 Aug, 2012 09:41 am
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will head to Louisiana to tour damage from Hurricane Isaac.

Romney has scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The storm canceled the first day of Romney's Republican convention, and his campaign has been considering a visit for several days.

Romney is scrapping an appearance in Virginia to go to Louisiana instead.

Heavy rains and flooding have contributed to at least five deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi this week after the slow-moving storm knocked out power in whole neighborhoods.

In Louisiana, Romney will thank emergency first responders for their work


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