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(Forbes)   New Orleans has been hit by the strongest hurricane on record and it barely registers in the rest of the country because 2020   (forbes.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 8:40:26 PM  
That's not good about the polling
 
2020-10-29 8:52:45 PM  
We had a pretty horrible night here in Atlanta after it left Louisiana and headed our way. Trees down everywhere, power out, people dead. Still, not hit nearly as bad as Louisiana.
 
2020-10-29 9:45:27 PM  
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2020-10-29 9:55:49 PM  
Katrinasayswhat?
 
2020-10-29 10:21:29 PM  
Headline is not wrong.

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A person and dog walk past an unoccupied structure that collapsed the previous day as Hurricane Zeta ... [+]
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2020-10-29 11:45:02 PM  
I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.
 
2020-10-29 11:52:44 PM  

Incident on 57th Street: Headline is not wrong.


But it is stupid.
 
2020-10-29 11:54:19 PM  

a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.


It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.
 
2020-10-29 11:57:35 PM  

Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.


I know. The headline is the best kind of correct.

It's still stupid. Two people died. 1500 died in Katrina. Large portions of the city have been abandoned.

Don't give me this "technically correct" horseshiat.
 
2020-10-30 1:15:13 AM  
People have been desensitized to absurd scenes of human disasters on video since seeing the Presidential debates.
 
2020-10-30 1:17:16 AM  
Hurricanes blow
 
2020-10-30 1:23:33 AM  
Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?
 
2020-10-30 1:25:05 AM  
I think that hurricanes have been moving slower and slower in the past fifteen-ish years, and that it's a bad thing.
 
2020-10-30 1:26:27 AM  

winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?


All of them.
 
2020-10-30 1:28:51 AM  

winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?


I fell for that too.  Zeta is not the end, omega is the end. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/​Greek_​alphabet
 
2020-10-30 1:30:16 AM  

Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.


Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.
 
2020-10-30 1:31:33 AM  

sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.


18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.
 
2020-10-30 1:33:04 AM  
So it was strongest hurricane but the tidal surge wasn't as bad as Katrina? Sounds like the dodged bullet there, unless they've built some much better flood control systems since the days of Lootie's Heineken party.
 
2020-10-30 1:33:32 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [Fark user image 420x415]


That explains so, so much.

/2020 in a nutshell.
 
2020-10-30 1:36:30 AM  
Living under the threat of climate change singles me out for greatness.
 
2020-10-30 1:38:18 AM  

a particular individual: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

I know. The headline is the best kind of correct.

It's still stupid. Two people died. 1500 died in Katrina. Large portions of the city have been abandoned.

Don't give me this "technically correct" horseshiat.



horseshoes, hand grenades ... and hurricanes
 
2020-10-30 1:38:55 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse.


The city has not been ceded to snakes and sewage. Metaphorically, maybe, but not literally, like when Katrina hit. There were bodies floating down the streets. The demographics of the city changed forever. This fart of a hurricane did less damage than and killed fewer people than a lot of tornadoes.

Oh, wow. The eye of a category-2 hurricane passed directly over the city, therefore ZOMG!!!
 
2020-10-30 1:42:49 AM  

EL EM: sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.

18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.


Nope, or at least that's not my understanding.  Only 9 Greek names are in the current official list - it ends with Iota.

Which means that with more than a month to go they're down to three names.
 
2020-10-30 1:46:14 AM  

fragMasterFlash: So it was strongest hurricane but the tidal surge wasn't as bad as Katrina? Sounds like the dodged bullet there, unless they've built some much better flood control systems since the days of Lootie's Heineken party.


No, it's that the eye passed directly over NOLA. The eye is the calmest part of a hurricane. Forbes published a deliberately misleading article for teh clickz.
 
2020-10-30 1:46:20 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.


No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.
 
2020-10-30 1:49:50 AM  

Exception Collection: EL EM: sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.

18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.

Nope, or at least that's not my understanding.  Only 9 Greek names are in the current official list - it ends with Iota.

Which means that with more than a month to go they're down to three names.


That's bizarre, what's the point of using only a portion of an alphabet?
 
2020-10-30 1:56:14 AM  
I was in NO last November and they haven't recovered.

But nevermind. There's an orange man.
-the press.
 
2020-10-30 1:56:33 AM  

winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?


Lots. Zeta is like F in their alphabet. It's nowhere the end.

But it's not at the beginning either.
 
2020-10-30 1:56:33 AM  
The dogfarkers attacked New Orleans! This will not stand!
 
2020-10-30 1:56:52 AM  

EL EM: Exception Collection: EL EM: sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.

18 letters to go, wrapping up with Omega, unless Poseidon (or would it be Zeus) shows mercy.

Nope, or at least that's not my understanding.  Only 9 Greek names are in the current official list - it ends with Iota.

Which means that with more than a month to go they're down to three names.

That's bizarre, what's the point of using only a portion of an alphabet?


They definitely use the whole alphabet. Not sure where the other poster heard Iota.

Having trouble linking, so I'll just paste the URL: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames_hi​story.shtml#greek
 
2020-10-30 1:57:05 AM  

Incident on 57th Street: Headline is not wrong.

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A person and dog walk past an unoccupied structure that collapsed the previous day as Hurricane Zeta ... [+]
ASSOCIATED PRESS


Wow, the coppertone girl didn't age well at all.
 
2020-10-30 1:57:33 AM  

Algebrat: The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.


Biloxi got hit especially hard. Everyone knows about NOLA, so that's what everyone thinks of when Katrina comes up. But it was one of the worst disasters in modern American history.

"Heck of a job, Brownie!"

Never forget what a disaster Bush was. He destroyed Clinton's FEMA. We're still paying for that incompetent asshole's smirking agenda.
 
2020-10-30 1:58:52 AM  

Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.

But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.


Katrina actually made landfall and moved east of New Orleans. Pass Christian, Gulfport, and Biloxi took more of a direct hit.
 
2020-10-30 2:00:17 AM  
My hurricane party
got out of control
I'm lyin' in the gutter eatin' Tootsie Rolls
Hurricane Party Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show
Youtube V65qP_OlKV0
 
2020-10-30 2:00:40 AM  

Ishkur: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

Lots. Zeta is like F in their alphabet. It's nowhere the end.

But it's not at the beginning either.


cf: "The alpha and the omega"
 
2020-10-30 2:03:07 AM  

a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was. He destroyed Clinton's FEMA. We're still paying for that incompetent asshole's smirking agenda.


A lot of people made a lot of money though thanks to Bush. Especially a lot of private contractors for FEMA that he had put contracts in place for a few months before even.

Some of which had no place being disaster contractors. Remember trucking companies delivering disaster supplies to the wrong states, or simply disappearing with loads?
 
2020-10-30 2:09:42 AM  

sforce: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

All of them.


took a min, ouch I think you owe me a new gut and keyboard

:-)
 
2020-10-30 2:09:57 AM  

hardinparamedic: Remember trucking companies delivering disaster supplies to the wrong states, or simply disappearing with loads?


Yeah. Remember masks, gloves, and other PPE being hijacked by Trump back in March? You can thank Bush for that, in part. Trump would have done it anyway, but Bush helped normalize that level of dysfunctional corruption, and destroy the institutions that are supposed to prevent it.

Never forget how f*cking evil the Bush/Cheney regime was. They weren't quite the dumpster fire of Trump's regime, but mainly because W had a modicum of charm.
 
2020-10-30 2:14:18 AM  

Algebrat: Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.
But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.

No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.


when the eye is to the west it is the eastern side that is the "dirty side" which is the upper right quadrant. Katrina's eye was near lake charles, I was there.
 
2020-10-30 2:18:52 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: (words)


I just noticed your name. Any relation to Simon Wagstaff? I have a message from Kilgore Trout.
 
2020-10-30 2:19:29 AM  

a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was


Bush was Hitler after the first Hitler, but before the current Hitler.
 
2020-10-30 2:21:29 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: Algebrat: Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.
But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.

No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.

when the eye is to the west it is the eastern side that is the "dirty side" which is the upper right quadrant. Katrina's eye was near lake charles, I was there.


It's ok to be wrong.

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2020-10-30 2:25:06 AM  
Fun fact:

The first half of the Greek alphabet can be sung to the Mickey Mouse March.

/Stanley Kubrick would not be amused...
 
2020-10-30 2:30:45 AM  

winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?


They started over a few days ago.
 
2020-10-30 2:37:46 AM  
Here's an aside some might find interesting.

The Enhanced Fujita scale for ranking mostly concerns the damage to structures and trees.

There can be a monster tornado with 300 MPH winds, but if it doesn't damage any buildings or trees, it can be ranked as a much "weaker" tornado.

I assume there's a reason for this, but if I were in charge, I'd base the scale on how fast the damned wind is going.

So, if buildings are made stronger, and thus the tornadoes don't wreck as many buildings, the tornado is weaker? Seems kind of dumb, but then, what do I know? I suck the heads off fish.
 
2020-10-30 2:43:28 AM  
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Look over here. There's an orange maniac.
Nevermind the real stuff going on in the world.

Log off. Maybe just for awhile. Social media and the *news* work together to send a unified message.  Most of it fear and hate. That sells.

Unplug and get your head straight

You will be happier!
 
2020-10-30 2:44:20 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: Algebrat: Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.
But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.

No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.

when the eye is to the west it is the eastern side that is the "dirty side" which is the upper right quadrant. Katrina's eye was near lake charles, I was there.


Sorry, I misread what you said. But while Lake Charles was certainly hit hard by Katrina, the eye passed slightly East of NOLA.
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2020-10-30 2:48:57 AM  
The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking (.)
Youtube LAZUsCONjIQ
 
2020-10-30 2:51:41 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: a particular individual: Never forget what a disaster Bush was

Bush was Hitler after the first Hitler, but before the current Hitler.


Abu Graib boy?

Not Hitler, but a pretty shiatty human.
 
2020-10-30 2:52:12 AM  

BafflerMeal: Harry Wagstaff: Algebrat: Harry Wagstaff: Confabulat: a particular individual: I'm almost positive that a category-2 hurricane is not the strongest, or most powerful, or whatever, to hit New Orleans.

Pretty confidant Katrina was stronger, and did more damage.
But keep on Forbesin'.

It's the strongest one to pass its eye directly over the city. Katrina was off to the west a bit.

Having the eye slightly to the west actually makes the damage worse. It's called the dirty side of the storm for a reason.

No, it's actually the upper right quadrant that's the strongest. For a north-moving storm, that's the eastern side. The Mississippi coast got absolutely leveled by Katrina, it just didn't have the population density of NOLA.

when the eye is to the west it is the eastern side that is the "dirty side" which is the upper right quadrant. Katrina's eye was near lake charles, I was there.

It's ok to be wrong.

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 700x500]


and in you picture the closest water to NO is on the dirty side of the storm. Surge and rainfall were the biggest factor in the problems in NO.
 
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