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New Orleans....

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by tobywan, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Katrina's gonna be a bitch...

    Just saw this latest image of Hurricane Katrina moving through the gulf of mexico...after plowing through Florida, she's on a path for Louisiana.


    Now a full-on category 5 hurricane, with winds up to 257 km/h...jebus. Doesn't help that New Orleans sits below sea level.
  2. Aleks

    Aleks TRIBE Member

    dayum, i hope ths doesn't translate into shite weather up here in T.O....
  3. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    Agreed. All that death and devastation better not make for a rainy monday morning for us.
  4. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Nice one Adam...;)

    But really...as nice and sunny and warm as the soutern climate is...I would much rather deal with our winters here in Toronto, then have to deal with massive storms in the gulf...having to be forced out of your home, leaving the area, and not knowing what you'll be going back to would take it's toll, and just not worth it.
  5. afterglow

    afterglow TRIBE Member

    holy shit.
  6. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    Some meteorologists this morning estimated that if it remains a Category 5 when it hits land, New Orleans could potentially be flooded with water levels that would take 6 months to recede.
    (Since it'is below sea level and is surrounded by large bodies of water on all sides.)

    In which case, Mardi Gras is really going to suck this year.
  7. Old Yeller

    Old Yeller TRIBE Member

    this could turn out to be the deadliest and most damaging hurricane to hit North America in ages.

    good luck to all in New Orleans etc.
  8. afterglow

    afterglow TRIBE Member


    that is one big storm.
  9. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member


    I've never seen a hurricane that big before!
    It's the entire size of Florida.
  10. koojmak

    koojmak TRIBE Member

    sweet jebus!! it's half the whole gulf....
  11. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    Holy shit!!

    I am so scared for the people it is gonna hit.:(
  12. koojmak

    koojmak TRIBE Member

    if this hits as bad as it could new orleans is so fscked.....saying it would take MONTHS to get the water pumped out....gah!!!
  13. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    I blame the terrorists.
  14. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    my dad is currently at our place in Raceland LA. (35 miles south of New Orleans)
    I just got word the storm shutters are back on the house and he's packing to get the hell out there asap.
  15. solgrabber

    solgrabber TRIBE Member

    i am moving down south in a few weeks for good to the bahamas. storms like this one are a part of life and like our winters here you never get quite used to them but learn to deal with them instead. i have lived in toronto for almost all my 28 years but i have to admit the weather here blows big time. if it was not for the heat wave this summer we would have had written off this summer also.

    i rather have sunny days, hot weather, never ending miles of beach and the ocean over a crappy couple months of summer filled with city pollution any day. looking forward to summer here in toronto after our long winters makes it better but i hardly call it good weather. we might really get a good 2 weeks worth of days in all when you think about it. if you can put up with canadian winters then you can deal with storms the size of florida.

  16. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    uh, you can't even compare them.
  17. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    they're fucked, but it's good television, so it's worth it
  18. afterglow

    afterglow TRIBE Member

    last time i checked our winters here (in Toronto) didn't flood, kill, blow down houses, etc...
  19. lol

    But so true.

    Can't wait to see the news correspondents reporting live from the hurricane.
  20. squirrely

    squirrely TRIBE Member

    that's pretty much exactly how i feel about war.
  21. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    that's the best, where is anderson cooper ?
  22. It's Geraldo who's the real attraction, one day that toupée of his is going to be blown off.
  23. solgrabber

    solgrabber TRIBE Member

    true, how many people die due to bad driving conditions in this city alone each year?

    the bahamas was also hit the worst last year from the last major hurricane. after a good three days of pounding down on my home the best it could do was tear 2 shingles off my roof. aside from having to start over on the garden i'd say our canadian winters are a lot worse then a huge storm, even if its a cat 5.
  24. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    it's totally true until you die
  25. squirrely

    squirrely TRIBE Member

    you're kidding, right?

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