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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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2020-10-30 3:10:16 AM  
With two thirds of the US population dead from COVID, there's not many people left to notice.
 
2020-10-30 3:22:27 AM  
Building a city below sea level has the obvious consequences. Everyone there lives there by choice

I do not give a single flying fark about them complaining that choices have very obvious consequences. Everyone with half a brain cell should have realized after Katrina that it would only get worse and moved inland
 
2020-10-30 3:42:42 AM  
 
2020-10-30 4:03:44 AM  
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I hope Louisiana votes for Trump next week. If they don't, I expect he'll treat them like he treated Puerto Rico and leave them to rot in their wet, molding homes, and people don't deserve that.
 
2020-10-30 5:20:57 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: With two thirds of the US population dead from COVID, there's not many people left to notice.


Just wait. Literally everyone will be dead by Christmas.
 
2020-10-30 5:59:45 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.


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2020-10-30 6:59:05 AM  
Still without power here in suburbia of new orleans. Was about three hours of  bad wind and rain, then the eye passed, but the south side of the storm was far weaker and only lasted twenty minutes if bad wind and rain.

My power went out just five minutes before the storm was done with my area. Just my luck.
Cell service is worthless during the day. It works at 5 am st least.
 
2020-10-30 7:06:50 AM  
Not my car, but they were my transformers. 
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2020-10-30 7:44:53 AM  
I'm near Atlanta and using a power brick to charge my phone.... Not getting a kick.....

I think this was the worst storm to hit Atlanta since Opal back in the mid 90s.  It snapped a healthy maple tree in half in my yard.
 
2020-10-30 8:05:52 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: I'm near Atlanta and using a power brick to charge my phone.... Not getting a kick.....

I think this was the worst storm to hit Atlanta since Opal back in the mid 90s.  It snapped a healthy maple tree in half in my yard.


My power went out at 6:13a. My outage only affected about 20 homes and I was very surprised they got it back on shortly after sunset.

It was still long enough to make me throw out a bunch of stuff in the fridge.  Thankfully I hadn't been shopping recently so it wasn't fully stocked.
 
2020-10-30 8:06:38 AM  
During the worst part we had a small leak by the chimney, lots of small branches down from the live oaks.  No street flooding, but some serious arcing and a light show from the wires before total failure. There was no significant structural damage near us.  Some siding was lost and a fence gate failed.   The boat rode it out well when the lake surged 3 feet, but that lasted about an hour.
 
2020-10-30 8:17:16 AM  

darkhorse23: 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.


Yeah, it farked things up good, downed power lines and trees everywhere. We lost power at 4:30'AM Thurs morning and got it restored around 5:00 PM.

Still have plenty of friends and areas that are still without power though >.>
 
2020-10-30 8:21:32 AM  

Therion: Katrinasayswhat?


This.

Katrina hit New Orleans as a Cat 3 hurricane.   Zeta was a Cat 2 when it made landfall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrica​n​e_Zeta
It continued to strengthen until it reached its peak intensity of 110 mph (175 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 970 mbar (28.64 inHg) as it made landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana, that evening.
 
2020-10-30 8:25:58 AM  

Daer21: Not my car, but they were my transformers. [Fark user image 425x318]


More than meets the eye.
 
2020-10-30 8:27:43 AM  
That's just the bulletin board material Eta will need to all riled up for next week.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?bas​i​n=atlc&fdays=2
 
2020-10-30 8:55:12 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.


Yeah it's a useless and misleading statistic that means nothing. There's only one thing that matters with hurricanes: damage. It's the only relevant metric. This one came up from a direction that didn't push storm surge up the river and was orders of magnitude smaller and weaker than Katrina.
 
2020-10-30 9:48:50 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Building a city below sea level has the obvious consequences. Everyone there lives there by choice

I do not give a single flying fark about them complaining that choices have very obvious consequences. Everyone with half a brain cell should have realized after Katrina that it would only get worse and moved inland


They built a wall around their city to keep storm surges out, at least surges from minor hurricanes like this one.  It is called a "risk reduction barrier" and includes a couple of the largest flood gates in the world. PBS calls it "A Modern Marvel".
None of the half-dozen evacuations this year have included the city. NHS specifically excludes the city from surge warnings. Look at their surge maps and you can see the outline of the new barrier. It was built by ACOE during the Obama administration.

/Little known fact: Katrina hit Mississippi.
 
2020-10-30 9:53:14 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: TheGreatGazoo: I'm near Atlanta and using a power brick to charge my phone.... Not getting a kick.....

I think this was the worst storm to hit Atlanta since Opal back in the mid 90s.  It snapped a healthy maple tree in half in my yard.

My power went out at 6:13a. My outage only affected about 20 homes and I was very surprised they got it back on shortly after sunset.

It was still long enough to make me throw out a bunch of stuff in the fridge.  Thankfully I hadn't been shopping recently so it wasn't fully stocked.


A full fridge / freezer lasts longer than a partially full one.  And water is a good thermal sink, so if you're expecting a possibility of loosing power, it's a good idea to fill the fridge & freezer with bottled water.  I've heard 48hrs for a full freezer, while only 24hrs for a half-full freezer, but I assume there are other factors (thickness of insulation, how hot it is outside, etc.)

I also freeze a little bit of water in a small plastic condiment cup (like they have for ketchup & such at fast food restaurants), and put a penny on top of it once it's frozen, then replace the lid, and put it somewhere in your freezer.

If you ever come home from a few days away, and the penny isn't on top of the ice, it's a sign that you lost power for long enough that things melted and re-froze.

(I did it first with a small tomato paste can ... but being an unsealed container in a 'frost free' freezer, the ice sublimated around the penny)

Although there's lots of information out there on 'disaster preparation' from Mormon houusewifes and prepper nutjobs, the Japanese have a concept of 'bosai', which is a sort of catch-all term for mitigation of disaster problems (preparedness, how to cope afterwards, etc.)  You can find some good information out there on the topic, if you skip over all of the websites about little trees.
 
2020-10-30 9:58:38 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.


You must be remembering Hurricane Rita which landed a couple weeks after Katrina.
Most of New Orleans was in relatively good shape the morning after Katrina, before the broken levees wreaked havoc.
 
2020-10-30 10:18:14 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 was to the East I thought, cause the worst of it hit Gulfport and Biloxi
 
2020-10-30 10:19:50 AM  

mofa: I think that hurricanes have been moving slower and slower in the past fifteen-ish years, and that it's a bad thing.


I haven't seen any studies or research to indicate that. Wouldn't happen to have a lead on a source would you?
/no snark, serious q
 
2020-10-30 10:26:49 AM  
Yea this storm Zeta came from the SW and Katrina came from the NE. The southern coast of LA should have protected NOLA from most of the surge this time around. With Katrina it had a more direct path to NOLA coming from the SE
 
2020-10-30 10:50:49 AM  
How did this turn into a Katrina dick measuring contest?
 
2020-10-30 10:55:37 AM  
also it is New Orleans.  that is where hurricanes go.  they go there all the time. it's always bad but people don't take the hint and GTFO already.  i'm not sure how often i need to care about morons being affected by their moronic actions but I know I've hit 0 farks left to give about the southern coastal states and hurricanes.

Hurricane Hit New Orleans.  Next up water is wet, fire is hot and dog bites man.
 
2020-10-30 10:57:36 AM  

Daer21: Not my car, but they were my transformers. [Fark user image 425x318]


Must be a robot in disguise.
 
2020-10-30 11:22:01 AM  
The media isn't going to report on anything like that. It's crunch time! Gotta get the fear factories churning out product!!
 
2020-10-30 12:31:08 PM  

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


More to the point, I didn't know we start using the Greek alphabet after we run out of the normal English/Latin alphabet names... or that we have reached that point this year.
 
2020-10-30 3:07:42 PM  

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


Zeta is the fifth letter in the Greek alphabet, IIRC.
 
2020-10-30 6:40:27 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: winedrinkingman: Wait Zeta?  How many letters are left of the Greek alphabet?

Zeta is the fifth letter in the Greek alphabet, IIRC.


Sixth.
 
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