“The system is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding, gusty winds, rip currents, high surf as well as some coastal flooding.”
“2017 could be an “above-normal” year for large hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a potential problem for Gulf Coast oil drillers and refiners.”
The Advocate – Report: Major figure in Katrina aftermath says no FEMA, NOAA leaders at start of hurricane season ‘should scare hell out of everybody’
“. . . Trump appointed former Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long to lead FEMA in late April, but the Senate has not yet confirmed the selection, CNN reported. Trump has not appointed anyone to the NOAA position.”
just found this ….
This is the first I heard this. Many know the explosions at the chemical factory near New Orleans and the levee near the 9th ward that held back Lake Pontchartrain were deliberate attacks on the population of New Orleans. Recall New Orleans was spared the hurricane path. It was the levee breach that flooded the city.
But the Lee Malvo, aka D.C. Sniper, info is news. George Webb says some sniper victims were targeted to silence them and one was with Navy intel and knew about the bombing of the levee.
At the 2:30 min. mark –
Day 219.2 Hillary’s Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen
LINK – https://youtu.be/w6YlYTeZYxA
Some more on hurricane Katrina by Trowbridge H. Ford. (second half of page)
WAFB – BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
730 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Eastern West Feliciana Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
West Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Southeastern Pointe Coupee Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Western East Feliciana Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Northwestern Iberville Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Northwestern East Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana…
Southeastern Wilkinson County in southern Mississippi…
Western Amite County in southern Mississippi…
* Until 800 AM CDT
WAFB.com weather page with radar etc.
– (more are on the right sidebar)
Texas had deadly tornadoes – so be checking radio and tv etc. for any warnings!
“MINDEN, La. — The Louisiana National Guard says a burn chamber used to dispose of thousands of tons of explosive material will not be used again at Camp Minden.
Friday the guard said the company responsible for burning the materials, Explosive Service International, is conducting cleanup activities, which will take approximately 30 days. . . ” (more)
Here’s our old archives on the problem.
We are covering a dam about-to-fail story in California on the FC blog. There have been many stories in the news since about the problems looming nationwide from aged, crumbling infrastructure.
One thing there popping up is info on weathered rock being more brittle than deep, protected rock.
We wonder if these salt dome storage caverns’ age has anything to do with their integrity.
We also wonder why inexpensive camera drones aren’t used for flying over Lake FUBAR to inspect it.
The Advocate is focusing on water issues –
This sounds not-too-smart –
WAFB: ” Flood Threat for large portions of South Louisiana”
Hope Lake FUBAR can handle the extra water.
We’d like to know what shape Highway 70 is in.
– – – – Map of it with projected detour route.