Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hurricane Isaac with Cantore

This Hurts
These are highlights from The Weather Channel coverage of Hurricane Isaac as it made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Our man Jim Cantore probably Americas favorite weather man is reporting why taking a beating from the hurricane, not only that but the team is out there, shouldn't everyone be indoors hunkered down? Nope, the hell with the storm were reporting, a new twist in giving the weather and it's going to hurt.

The storm's center was about 15 miles south of Baton Rouge with tropical storm winds blowing as far as 175 miles from the eyewall, the hurricane agency said. Police officers said the city will be under a dusk-to-dawn curfew beginning Wednesday evening.
Isaac was creeping to the northwest at only 6 mph, giving it a long time to inflict damage. Forecasters said the storm should weaken and become a tropical depression Thursday.

Officials were quick to emphasize that the huge federal investments in recent years to avoid a repeat of Hurricane Katrina's horror had worked in New Orleans.
"The system that the country invested in is absolutely paying off," said Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. "There is no evidence of any water over-topping canals" in the city, said the senator's brother, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We have full confidence the levees will hold."

The New Orleans levee system and pump stations were working furiously to deal with the deluge. The system was rebuilt and reinforced at a cost of $14 billion after it failed when Katrina struck in 2005. Nearly 1,800 people died as a result of that storm, the majority when levees and flood walls failed and flooded.
Officials were considering intentionally breaching the levee downstream to allow some of the floodwater to flow back out of the inundated area.

Isaac could bring 14 inches of rain across the region, and as much as 25 inches in some areas, including parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the hurricane center had predicted.

Don't try this at home
The center of the storm "will move farther inland over Louisiana tonight and tomorrow, and move over southern Arkansas Thursday night or early Friday," the hurricane center said.

Joseph Sangster

Tough Cantore
Let me know when your ready guys
 Early Wednesday morning The Weather Channel Meteorologist Jim Cantore experienced the full force of Hurricane Isaac in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  I got to tell ya if something broke off one of the buildings in that corridor where he is standing with the winds blowing 80mph would have took this boy out!  You're a brave soul Cantore!    


Thanks for watching guys

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