People need to use common sense when deciding to evacuate or not. I remember staying for Lili, and waited too long to leave and then it was too late. I know expense is a variable for many deciding to evacuate, but it is better to err on the side of caution. I just don't trust that Isaac will not bomb before it makes landfall.
Evacuate/not to evacuate is a very personal decision. Myself, after riding the night of Hurricane Cindy, a very minimal hurricane, I swore anything anticipated stronger than a Cat. 1 and I'm outta here.
I slept through Cindy and didn't even know about it until I got to work! With that said anything below a cat3 I'm staying. It's just my Husband and I now so we feel comfortable with that.
Sitting about 40 ft above sea level in far eastern St Tammany, not worried about surge or rain flooding. Trees always an issue and being without power for a prolonged period of time are a concern. Unless he really ramps up we'll probably stay, but we're in a position to be able to get out of here very late in the game or afterwards if it gets really bad. Very concerned for the Slidell area......everything south of Fremaux is at risk depending on the angle and speed, that could reach all the way up to Gause Blvd in some areas because of some of the drainage canals and bayous that run through the city.
Yea my parents live in Grand Champions in Slidell, they are still deciding what to do. Me in BR, I think I will be fine, at least from flooding. But I'm prepared nonetheless to get up and go if need be.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2012 9:26:15 GMT -6 by spizzo2386
Let me tell you something, now that I am looking at the radar, the GFS showed this days ago that most of the convection was going to be north of the system affecting S FL as it tracked close to the Keys. Very impressive forecast by the GFS.
Post by greenhouse12grower on Aug 26, 2012 9:30:54 GMT -6
Well I don't know about everyone else but no way I am staying for any cane in New Orleans not when we are below sea-level,and not to mention how many times have we seen a storm bomb out in the gulf!!Who is to say this won't become a cat 3 or 4
I hate these "should I stay or should I go" storms. For Ivan/Gustav/Katrina they were no-brainers. This one.........I'd hate to stay then suddenly it blows up.
I know intensification is the hardest thing to predict in these storms, but could any mets give odds on the various categories?
"My name is Jim, but my friends call me...............Jim."
coffeecups: I'm still lurking at the coming weather!
Apr 17, 2017 16:44:08 GMT -6
coffeecups: WOW! My patio was dry when I got home.
Apr 16, 2017 18:22:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Came home to Harvey from Slidell. Had a little rain here and there. There was no rain in Slidell when I left at 3:30pm. While in NO EAST, I saw where it looked like it was storming around Covington going towards Slidell. Wet but no rain when I got home
Apr 16, 2017 18:21:07 GMT -6
coffeecups: I will eat some strawberries on my cruise in early May---just a few of course, as long as I stay away from my better half.
Apr 13, 2017 20:39:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, had a good bit of strawberries. Did NOT go to the fest though.
Apr 12, 2017 19:48:32 GMT -6
coffeecups: Sky, did you enjoy the strawberries?
Apr 12, 2017 18:43:30 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: yea, we're in a quiet lull right now
Apr 10, 2017 21:19:12 GMT -6
coffeecups: At least with the tropical forecast we have more to go on than fantasy.
Apr 9, 2017 18:00:26 GMT -6
coffeecups: Unfortunately for me, strawberries are a widower maker!
Apr 8, 2017 11:46:43 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Man it's gonna be a nice weekend! If you're looking for something to do, head over to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest!
Apr 5, 2017 21:35:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Are you getting like me?
Apr 5, 2017 11:08:26 GMT -6
wsmith0306: Can't believe I've never noticed this before. I must be getting old or blind. or both!
Apr 4, 2017 8:06:37 GMT -6
coffeecups: It felt cool this morning. Very nice weather!!!
Apr 4, 2017 7:13:20 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mary protected me again.
Apr 3, 2017 7:18:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: LOL wsmith....it's just a little chat box
Apr 1, 2017 8:53:27 GMT -6
wsmith0306: What's this "shoutbox" thing all about? I'm at work, so I'm whispering right now. Hope that's allowed :).
Mar 30, 2017 12:38:44 GMT -6
coffeecups: I'm hoping that I don't see any 'rare' rain events here.
Mar 29, 2017 7:39:51 GMT -6
coffeecups: ps I guess the memory of that snow is probably the only winter that I will get.
Mar 25, 2017 7:16:52 GMT -6
coffeecups: Somewhere around 1956 and 1958 it snowed so much that I thought I was in a blizzard. Of course I was only a child then, but the memory of that has NOT been met or surpassed.
Mar 25, 2017 7:15:41 GMT -6