BREAKING NEWS: Gustav makes landfall as category 2 hurricane. Hannah now hurricane.

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Winds are now at 145 mph; more than 240,000 Cubans evacuate

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like I might be heading to Louisiana next week ...
     
  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    National Guard?
     
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    No, they're already there. I'm active duty, with a sustainment brigade (we provide supplies and transportation, among other things). Right now we have the mission of severe weather response for anything the NG can't handle.
     
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    Oh! My friend does that too. He's in Texas as well. :)
     
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    Only this time, the governor has started evacuations and the NG is already in place. Better than telling everyone just to stay put and ride it out.
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    One right after the other.....and theres one more out there. People aren't taking any chances with hurricanes anymore.





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    You can't take chances with hurricanes. I have gone through two category 1s and one category 3 and these weather systems are nasty.
    I remember being stationed at Homestead AFB in the mid 80s and we had certain things we had to do when a hurricane was approaching. I lived on base so I had to climb up our palm trees and get all the coconuts out so the wind didn't turn them into cannon balls.
     
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    New Orleans residents are going to get another wake up call as to why you shouldn't live somewhere that's below sea level.

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    If McCain wants some brownie points he should uproot his convention in MN and hightail it down to LA to help people get out. Buy bus passes and the like before this hits.
     
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    leave town

    my thouhgts are with anyone not getting out of dodge for this one!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    your wording is brilliant! that made me chuckle. i would have never thought of that.
     
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    In light of the last one, anyone who stays, should be left to their own devises. No sympathy this time. Listen, and get out. It's not worth dying for.
     
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    scary stuff.

    i'm glad I live in Canada. we may get slammed for being more conservative and we have lots of snow, but that's nothing compared to hurricanes, out of control wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

    My heart goes out to those folks. I hope they get out of town right away. it does look nasty and it's been rare that the weather folks have been wrong about a hurricane.. :(
     
  17. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    UPDATE: New Orleans mayor orders evacuation
    1 million flee U.S. Gulf Coast ahead of Gustav; hurricane watch issued
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    It's good that they're evacuating so much earlier now. I guess after Katrina no one is willing to take any chances.
     
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    They are suppose to be opening both sides of the freeways for outgoing people

    I think this time, I would have rented a moving truck and took the hint. ;)
     
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    In it

    Yes, contra-flow will start tomorrow around 4am. This is when all lanes of traffic are opened to move in one direction with the help of crossovers.

    I will be going through the storm at my home, I will be in St. John Parish for those of you that will be watching from afar. Please keep our members in your thoughts and prayers, I know BackToTheMac in particular had a rough time through Katrina.

    More updates later.
     
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    Wow, this is terrible, although I'm glad the evacuations are starting much earlier now.

    When you think of it, I'm lucky I left Cancun early this week, and not next week like I was planning to. I just hope everyone else has my luck and manages to leave early...
     
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    Is there any particular reason you aren't evacuating if I may ask?
     
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    terribly sad. i hope everyone makes it through okay.
     

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