Offshore Windfarms Can Greatly Reduce Hurricane Windspeed and Storm Surge by Absorbing Kinetic Energy from Winds

M.A. said “…this is really serious. It could save the New Orleans area by reducing storm surge by 79%. I think that the wind farm would need to be off the Mississippi coast but maybe it’s still the toe of the boot in Louisiana. It is worthy of a reblog so people can start talking, especially with Katrina anniversary (and Camille).”

Mining Awareness +

Gale force winds trees CDC
High winds radiate out from the center and gale force winds arrive ahead of the hurricane force winds.
Camille August 14-22, 1969 summary intro
Hurricane Camille, August 14-22 1969, made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast around midnight August 17th-18th. (190 mph = 306 km/h, 30 ft = 9 m).
Camille August 14-22, 1969 while in the Gulf on Aug 16
Hurricane Katrina Gulf 2005
Hurricane Katrina, August 23 – 31, 2005
Camille Boat House Aug. 1969

Excerpts from “Taming hurricanes with arrays of offshore wind turbines
Mark Z. Jacobson1*, Cristina L. Archer2 and Willett Kempton3, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, March 2014, funded by the NSF and NASA:
Hurricanes are causing increasing damage to many coastal regions worldwide1,2. Offshore wind turbines can provide substantial clean electricity year-round,…
This study quantitatively tests whether large arrays of wind turbines installed offshore in front of major cities and along key coastal areas can extract sufficient kinetic energy from hurricane winds to reduce wind speed and storm surge, thus preventing damage to coastal structures…

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Obama Stays in Vacation Mode While Flood-Ravaged Louisiana Pleads for Help

cry“Thursday marks the 13th day of President Obama’s 16-day Martha’s Vineyard vacation, nine days of which he has so far spent on the golf course, three at the beach.”

Trump is going to Baton Rouge soon, says CNN and Hillary is going out fundraising (not in Louisiana). – FC

Report on the Record Rain + NEWS



This floodwater is all polluted from the stuff stored in old wells mixing in.

LIVE DATA – Rivers stages map

More river stage links are on the right sidebar.RTarrow


8-19 APPJ: Rain Update, 1:10 p.m.

NBC – President Barack Obama is facing harsh backlash for continuing his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard while Louisiana is reeling from its worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina.

For readers who follow weather modification stories this is interesting….
Flooding forces Exxon to shut down Louisiana refinery
Exxon Mobil curbed operations at the fourth-largest U.S. refinery in the U.S. as record flooding in Louisiana shut roadways, sent tens of thousands fleeing from their homes and threatened the state’s oil infrastructure.


Robert Mann – Will the great flood sink Baton Rouge or inspire its rebirth?

” . . . Might it be more useful to view this disaster as an opportunity for a reset – a time to turn from anger to understanding, from division to unity, from grievance to mercy? Might our collective anguish prompt us to acknowledge that Baton Rouge – every square mile of it – is populated by good people of sacred worth who deserve our care and respect?”

Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline faces lawsuit over environmental concerns


Shelter in place order for Geismar (sulfuric acid leak) < UPDATE: It is lifted

WBRZ – Shelter in place order issued after sulfuric acid leak at Geismar plant

GEISMAR – Residents in Iberville Parish have been told to shelter in place until further notice after a sulfuric acid leak at the Honeywell plant.

Contrary to other reports, News 2 confirmed that the shelter in place order HAS NOT been extended into Ascension Parish. . .

UPDATEThe Advocate Shelter in place lifted after leak reported from Honeywell plant in Geismar

MAP (it’s above Donaldsoneville)

Earlier stories on Geismar explosions etc.
Note: Honeywell is a major user or radioactive components. radY42



Storm Watch Louisiana – Go Now if Told to

NEW:  Gov. says go if you are told to.

If your zone has evacuation order – we say go while the gettin’s good. Roads may be closed if you wait too long.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for some areas extended until SUNDAY

NOAA page

New Orleans Times-PicayuneLIVE RADAR

RIVER STAGES – Louisiana

All this major high water on the river gages is north of Lake FUBAR! The water will all be on the way to the swamps and bayous in Assumption Parish.


FLASH FLOOD WATCH (many parishes) until Sat. – details: WAFB — they have info on how to pick up sandbags if you need them

More Rain Expected to Drop on Soggy Louisiana, Mississippi

” . . . .Numerous rivers in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi were overflowing their banks and threatening widespread flooding after extreme rainfall that began late Thursday, the National Weather Service reported. . . .”

Hope those nuke plants don’t get flooded or have any power outage!

NASA’s GPM Examines Exceptionally Heavy Louisiana Rainstorms

(new link address) GULF SATELLITE


UPDATES will gi here later – FC

About the Blogger in Terrebonne Parish and the Sheriff

The Louisiana VoiceBlog in Terrebonne Parish makes officials nervous; sheriff conducts raid based on law ruled unconstitutional in 1981

” . . . The blogger, after all, had said some really bad things about Larpenter and Parish President (and former State Rep.) Gordon Dove and Dove’s business partner Tony Alford, who landed a huge benefits package brokerage contract for Larpenter’s office, and their jointly-owned trucking firm, and Dove’s former legislative assistant Debbie Ortego who was given a $79,000-a-year job as Dove’s new officer manager, and Debbie’s husband Dana who is Dove’s Risk Manager, and Dana’s nephew Parish Attorney Joe Waitz, III, District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr.’s son, and Sheriff Larpenter’s wife Priscilla who has a six-figure job as manager of Tony Alford’s office, and Jackie Dove who is married to Assistant District Attorney Sye Broussard. There were a few other names in the organizational flow chart compiled by the publisher of the Internet blog . . . “

The Intercept has all the radioactive waste part of the story . . .

radOR95“One Expose-DAT blog post titled “Gordon Dove and Tony Alford’s Radioactive Waste Dumping,” briefly describes the relationship between Alford and the parish’s president, who jointly own a Montana trucking company that has been cited for dumping radioactive wastecry in Montana. That citation was originally reported in the Missoula, Mont., newspaper The Missoulian.”

Reminder, Louisiana – this applies to you!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.