The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

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  1. Hurricanes are bad. Hypercanes are way worse.

  2. It's not just the tech support and customer service rep jobs that have gone overseas. Your online teacher may well be in Bangalore too.

  3. BLOGGERS FLEE HURRICANE. THE BLOGGERS TOO ARE AT RISK. LET'S PUT RIBBONS ON OUR HOME PAGES FOR THE NEW ORLEANS BLOGGERS. FOLKS, I PROPOSE A BLOG AID CONCERT WITH KENNY LOGGINS. WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE...

  4. Scariest weather alert ever is behind the cut:

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    Non-Precipitation Watch/Warning/Advisory

    000
    WWUS74 KLIX 282139
    NPWLIX

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
    413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

    ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE
    MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA...
    ...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

    MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
    LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
    FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
    DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

    THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
    PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
    FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
    BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
    WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

    HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
    FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

    AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
    AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
    VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
    ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
    WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

    POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
    AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
    INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
    THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
    CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
    KILLED.

    AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
    HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

    LAZ038-040-050-056>070-MSZ080>082-290300-
    ASSUMPTION-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-
    LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-
    ORLEANS-ST. CHARLES-ST. JAMES-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-ST. TAMMANY-
    TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-
    UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
    413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

    ...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

    HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM
    FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL
    PERSIST FOR THE NEXT 26 TO 28 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL
    ONSET AROUND MIDNIGHT NEAR THE COAST AND BY 3 AM CLOSER TO THE NEW
    ORLEANS METRO AREA AND PERSIST FOR 9 TO 15 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS
    AROUND 175 MPH ARE LIKELY IN THE WARNED AREA BY DAYBREAK MONDAY.

    DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!

    $$

    LAZ034>037-039-046>049-MSZ068>071-077-290300-
    AMITE-ASCENSION-EAST BATON ROUGE-EAST FELICIANA-IBERVILLE-
    PEARL RIVER-PIKE-POINTE COUPEE-ST. HELENA-WALTHALL-WASHINGTON-
    WEST BATON ROUGE-WEST FELICIANA-WILKINSON-
    413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

    ...INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

    HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE AREA. TROPICAL STORM
    FORCE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE COASTAL MARSHES AND WILL
    SREAD NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE GREATER BATON ROUGE AREA AND
    SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI LATER THIS EVENING. TROPICAL STORM FORCE
    WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ONSET AROUND 9 PM TONIGHT AND PERSIST
    FOR 22 TO 26 HOURS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL ONSET AROUND
    DAYBREAK AND PERSIST FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 HOURS. MAXIMUM WIND
    GUSTS OF 80 TO 90 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN EAST-CENTRAL LOUISIANA
    AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI.

    DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ONCE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ONSET!

    $$
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