Saturday, September 24, 2005

 

This Says It All





Thursday, September 22, 2005

 

Rita Update

I still think Rita will track further eastward than the services are stating as of this writing.

We are set to hunker down for this storm. Plenty of food, water, etc. I expect winds not exceeding 50 mph at the height.

I'll post later during the wee hours if necessary.

Max

 

Rita's Path

I think Rita’s path will track eastward than the NHC is forecasting. With the upper level high pressure system moving eastward and will apparently split, the storm will follow. See the computer models below. This system will produce torrential rains and flooding, to include tornados.

We are getting the first rain-bands in Slidell right now. I will make a decision to leave within the next six hours. The rooms are already reserved.

Governor Blanco has not issued an evacuation order as of this post. This may prove to be another very bad decision.

The storm has been downgraded to Cat. 4 with sustained winds of 150 mph. This is certainly good news, but make no mistake: This is a very bad situation. I’ll keep posting as long as I can.

Max

Satelite Loop

Computer Models

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

 

Now Rita ...

Hello to all.

I had planned to begin posting again today, but with Rita in the Gulf, I have to get ready to haul ass again if orders are issued.

Wish us luck and pray for those in Texas. This is going to be as bad, if not worse than, Katrina. So much for going back offshore this week!!

Max

Monday, September 05, 2005

 

Hurricane Update

Hi to all:

Just to let everyone know we are in Tunica, MS standing by for the OK to go back home, which will be some time as of today.

I went to Slidell last Wednesday to check on things. We are some of the fortunate one to have a house to go to. In our area of town, there was no flooding. Lots of wind, which I estimate at 120-130 mph, leveled a lot of trees and power lines. We have no electricity or sewerage, but ironically, have water. The house survived with superficial damage to the roof. One tree down and two that will have to be removed. All else is well. I wish I could say the same of others.

In the midst of all of this, we have been blessed with meeting some of the most wonderful people in the world. I have one hell of a story to tell you and will when time allows.

All take care and look forward to blogging regularly again.

Max

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