This page is from a storm chaser who rode out Katrina in Kenner, but drove around through Metairie, Kenner, and Downtown NOLA throughout the duration of the storm. Hours of unedited footage of him driving around the city. I have to admit this is some of the craziest footage around. And just shows how we forgot how bad it actually was here. Isaac and Gustav just were not even close. When you have the time go through these videos.
The city got sustained category 2 winds from the western eyewall. Those type of winds are nothing to mess around with. Just imagining that if she hadn't turning north prior to landfall and she hadn't ingested the dry air, a lot of us on the south shore probably wouldn't be sitting where we are right now.
Some of the storm surge video from the Mississippi Gulf Coast is just crazy. They got worst case scenario with a category 5 storm surge racing inland.
People look at me crazy when I tell them that Nola lucked out with Katrina going up to the east of the city, had she gone over or just west of the city it would had been probably at least triple the damage.
Post by bwhorton10 on Apr 23, 2013 21:15:33 GMT -6
As terrible as it was NOLA dodged a bullet....gotta say these guys risked their lives to get this footage but kudos to them would make a great documentary on a event no one will ever forget.loved the way there was no talking in it just rain and the roar of the winds......also the storm surge video would make a great public safety film but even then it still wouldn't convince a few jokers to leave a hurricane warning areas coast.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2013 21:32:28 GMT -6 by bwhorton10
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
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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
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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