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Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:31:12 -0800

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Live Local Coverage Of Hurricane Katrina

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:25:58 -0800

Live Local Coverage Of Hurricane Katrina New Orleans television stations WWL and WDSU are providing nonstop live coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi Department Of Transportation has live cams along the major highways which show the massive evacuation of the coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi including the metropolitan areas of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With gusts of 207 MPH this could set a new record for the largest hurricane to ever hit the United States.



By: muckster

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:31:12 -0800

What was wrong with the other thread?



By: robliberal

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:35:15 -0800

The other thread had a different focus. Mine is on live coverage of the storm.



By: spinifex23

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:41:56 -0800

[this is good]. I'm watching the coverage on WWL right now. Scary stuff. Better for this to be a seperate FPP and possibly a duplicate than post the links in the other thread and have it be buried in all the noise. Especially with seriousness of the event. This might be a good thread to list other media and info sources.



By: Lord_Pall

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:58:05 -0800

Great Forum NOAA Update thread NOAA Data (For the plane that's flying around the hurricane) Explanation: "First column is time (GMT or EDT+4 hours). Second column is latitude in degrees and minutes (2528 means 25° 28'N, NOT 25.28N). Longitude is the third column, same format. As for flight-level wind, those are the 6-digit groups. The first 6-digit group is the 30-second wind. The last 6-digit group is the 10-second wind. For both, the first three digits are the wind direction in degrees, and the other three digits are the measured wind speed in knots. NOAA aircrafts are also equipped with SFMR, which estimates surface wind; these estimates can be found in the second-to-last column. As a bonus, SFMR also estimates rainfall, and that, in millimeters, is the final column." Report from the eye: 192530 2635 08852 9967 -2532 072007 +277 +082 073011 015 002 I can't really make heads or tails out of the data, but i'd kill for a combination of live storm location updates and overlay of the location and reporting data for the plane layered onto google earth.. So someone should make that.. :) Google earth overlay Bourbon Street webcam Some links require registration..



By: geoff.

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:58:10 -0800

If you have MSNBC, they're showing the local NBC affiliate. Does anyone know of any HD coverage of the storms?



By: docgonzo

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:58:38 -0800

New Orleans is sinkin'... Seriously, this is going to be biblical (from the NOAA alert): HURRICANE KATRINA A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969. 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.



By: cillit bang

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:00:35 -0800

I was in New Orleans for Ivan last year and nothing happened, despite the hype. Is it the real thing this year?



By: RichAromas

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:00:43 -0800

On the one hand, thank you for posting this - it's interesting stuff; OTOH, and I do realize I'm being somewhat hypocritical here, I have misgivings that people not directly affected by the storm (such as me) are now consuming limited bandwidth being made available by those providers that would best be reserved for those more directly involved. Just my two cents' worth (change provided upon request).



By: geoff.

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:01:11 -0800

docgonzo, I think that would be better (and in fact is within) the other thread. This is more for coverage of the storm.



By: Lord_Pall

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:01:30 -0800

And more: URNT12 KNHC 281950 VORTEX DATA MESSAGE A. 28/1923Z B. 26 DEG 34 MIN N 88 DEG 51 MIN W C. 700 MB 2235 M D. N/A E. N/A F. 225 DEG 148 KT G. 126 DEG 18 NM H. 902 MB I. 14 C/ 3055 M J. 29 C/ 3032 M K. 9 C/ NA L. CLOSED WALL M. C28 N. 12345/7 O. 1/1 NM P. NOAA3 1812A KATRINA OB 12 MAX FL WIND 160 KTS NE QUAD 1743Z EXCELLENT RADAR PRESENTATION 902 millibars.. Looooow.. to put it into perspective: (third column is milibar report at landfall) 1 Unnamed (FL Keys) 1935589226.35 2 Camille (MS, SE LA, VA) 1969590926.84 3 Andrew (SE FL, SE LA) 1992592227.23 4 TX (Indianola) 1886492527.31



By: danb

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 13:03:32 -0800

Two maps of projected storm paths.



By: substrate

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:27:20 -0800

God's a terrorist.



By: justgary

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:32:06 -0800

The other thread had a different focus. Mine is on live coverage of the storm. It's like a duplicate of the first thread, link for link. All in one thread would have been better. There was live coverage links there also. Of course, you wouldn't get as much attention. docgonzo, I think that would be better (and in fact is within) the other thread. This is more for coverage of the storm. No moderation of threads. Thanks.



By: jessamyn

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:32:58 -0800

I think a thread dedicated to coverage is probably a good idea. I sidebarred this thread, the other thread, and the MetaTalk thread for people offering/needing shelter. Keeping the all-caps cut and pastes from NOAA to a minimum will probably help keep this thread readable.



By: moonbird

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:40:23 -0800

metachat thread while mefi was down.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:44:56 -0800

To me, the most interesting aspects of the news coverage has been the industry analyists that they've brought in. They had three, recently: oil industry, insurance industry, and economist. The insurance industry guy was kinda boring, just reassurances that they would be covering people's insurance costs but it'd take a long time to rebuild. The oil industry guy was fascinating. He made a couple of very good points. First, the price of gasoline is expected to surge by $0.25 by the middle of this week, because the price per barrel of crude imported into the US is going to skyrocket due to the uncertainty once trading opens electronically this evening. Apparently, 12 large refineries are in the direct path of this storm, as well as the only supertanker offloading station in the lower 48. Even if those refineries are not damaged at all, they When asked what all that could do to price of gas at the pump, he pretty much shrugged and said something along the lines of "exponential". The economist pointed out that there was already a shortage of building supplies in the US, so if you're building something right now you can expect to need to increase your budget. The stock market's going to wobble for a while, and if the gas price goes up as much as they think it will we could see some interesting things happen. If you're heavily invested in insurance companies, you can expect your portfiolio to lose some value on monday. Locally, in the gulf coast, there's probaby going to be a nice upsurge in business for those whose businesses don't get too battered... the rest of the country will be paying for that, though.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:45:43 -0800

ack. oil industry: .. they will take a few weeks to get restarted and begin producing again.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:20:08 -0800

US Crude futures surge $4 at open of trading to over $70.



By: anthill

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:31:44 -0800

Anyone want to look at some scary satellite photos?... more here



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:33:52 -0800

Does anyone have links to blogs of gulf-coasters that are blogging the hurricaine?



By: mr_crash_davis

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:44:42 -0800

"US Crude futures surge $4 at open of trading to over $70" Wait a minute, people are profiting from other peoples' misfortune? Say it isn't so!



By: mr_crash_davis

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:46:31 -0800

"Anyone want to look at some scary satellite photos?... more here" Holy mother of God.



By: specialk420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:06:17 -0800

wow. holy shit. NO is such a great city - i hope the best for the city and it's inhabitants..... scary.



By: ericb

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:07:05 -0800

Apparently, 12 large refineries are in the direct path of this storm, as well as the only supertanker offloading station in the lower 48. I was surprised to learn tonight that the Gulf is the source of about 30 percent of U.S. oil production and 24 percent of the country's natural gas. On NBC Nightly News an economist pointed out that not only will we see price hikes at the fuel pumps, but also for home heating and natural gas - especially this winter for those living in colder climates in the U.S.



By: specialk420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:08:55 -0800

wasnt there a new yorker article a year or two ago about what would happen if NO got hit by the big one?



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:09:50 -0800

The Katrina Thread over at Hardcore Weather is pretty entertaining. You can follow their discussion of the weather system that formed into Katrina from it's formation through to now.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:15:07 -0800

SpecialK420: Yeah, the government modeled it as part of an energy crisis, and a bunch of media outlets (including A&E, the New Yorker, and a few others) picked it up and did future-mentaries, articles, or fiction based on it.



By: specialk420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:18:05 -0800

hmmm.... i dug for that link - the article was fascinating/terrifying - i am pretty sure it was the new yorker... coulda been the atlantic.



By: ericb

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:18:41 -0800

wasnt there a new yorker article a year or two ago about what would happen if NO got hit by the big one? I don't recall, but tew linked to an interesting American Prospect article in the other discussion. Also, ColdChef linked to a chilling "worst case scenario" in that same thread.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:30:03 -0800

ColdChef will be able to let us know. He's in Baton Rouge.



By: snsranch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:39:02 -0800

So if you're in the zone take cover or leave and if your not, hoard gasoline?



By: paperpete

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:47:50 -0800

I'm in the UK and obviously don't have this knowledge or I wouldn't be asking - but given the scale of expected damage, can we assume that we won't be seeing any updates whatever - pictures, blog postings, webcams - after the leading edge of the storm makes landfall? I'm crapping myself about this, and I've never even known much about NO until today.



By: monju_bosatsu

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:48:58 -0800

Here's another map, and this one has the locations of oil platforms and terminals. See the two triangles directly in the path of the hurricane? Those are two of the largest oil terminals in the United States. I'm in Lafayette, about 120 miles west of New Orleans, where the sky has been darkening and the wind picking up for about the last hour. I'll be blogging it here.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:56:57 -0800

Yeah, you can pretty much expect that we won't hear from anyone for quite a while after the hurricane passes. Post from the Hardcore Weather forum: "Tops look like they're getting colder again; the storm will be hitting tomorrow morning during the peak of the diurnal maxima (worst case scenerio). Whether or not the exhaust channel transition from equator-ward to pole-ward plays any effect has yet to be seen."



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:09:00 -0800

Someone posted in metachat asking why the big hotels hadn't opened as evacuation centers ... the reason is that they've had to move all of their guests into the middle of the building because big hotels have big glass windows, which are not expected to survive. They've also had to evacuate the higher levels because the buildings are expected to sway under 160 mph winds, and there's a decent chance of collapse if the buildings were built pre-1970s, when the 150mph wind building standard was developed. They've had to evacuate the first several levels as well because waves are expected to be as high as a 4-story building. Tourists couldn't get out of town because the airports closed a day or two ago and no rental vehicles were available.



By: eriko

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:09:21 -0800

Up to the hour reports from various buoys, platforms and (!) ships in the Gulf is here. Note, don't hit refresh, use the "View the latest" link at the top, which updates with the hurricane's position. For ship, you can put names to the callsigns via this form. The current "winner" goes to ELXL3, the Cajun Express, who reported a 55kt (64mph) wind at 0000Z. A map of stations and buoys near New Orleans is here. The ones to watch are BURL1 , at the mouth of the Southwest Passage of the Mississippi Rivier, 42040, which is some 70 miles south of Mobile, AL and 42007, southeast of Biloxi, MS. Ground stations of note are GDIL1, Grand Island, LA, WAVM6, Wavlend, MS, and closest to New Orleans proper, LABL1 , in Bayou LaBranch, LA. As of now (2004CDT, 0104Z), BURL1 is report 50kt winds, GDIL1 38kts. 42007 is showing 29 kts, and 15 foot seas, while 42040 is fighting 35kt winds and 28 foot seas. Note that buoys often report wildly varying winds as they crest and trough in the storms waves.



By: SPrintF

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:17:56 -0800

Damn strange to look at a live webcam image from Bourbon Street and see no one, no one at all.






By: kliuless

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:26:19 -0800

saw this link on the expected fallout wrt oil & gas prod in "GOMEX," e.g. 75% of overall oil production and over half of all gas production in the gulf is expected to be disrupted in the short term (less than 10 days)...



By: caddis

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:38:03 -0800

I find it encouraging that the Bourbon Street webcam shows an empty street at 8:30 pm. I hope the evacuation works, and hope even more that is becomes completely unnecessary.



By: SpecialK

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:41:45 -0800

caddis: What they're saying on the news right now is that only 70 to 75 % evacuated from the city, and 50% or less from outlying communities. People are heeding the curfew, though.



By: Johnny Assay

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:51:48 -0800

When did WDSU's web feed go off the air? I'm getting nothing but a black screen & static now.



By: chrominance

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 18:59:55 -0800

A Florida reporter in the WWL studios just reported that there were only two uplinks out of New Orleans (WWL and a connection from the Superdome), and the Superdome fiber connection just went down.



By: Sangre Azul

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:14:23 -0800

It isn't google Earth, but the Google Maps hack of hurricane Katrina is here. Change the date in the URL and the s ("storm") number to see other 'canes.



By: specialk420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:14:39 -0800

explaining the bowl- great info graphics here



By: eriko

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:14:45 -0800

Those with shortwaves can tune to 14230KHz, which is the National Weather Service's Hurricane Watch Net. They have a webpage, but it's being slammed, so I won't link it here -- it's at http://www.hwn.org. Information about the station is here, and that website is fine. Yes, the link says W4EHW, the old callsign of W4NHC. W4NHC, the net control station, is fairly huge, so while you may not here the local reports, you'll probably hear relays to and readbacks from W4NHC.



By: fungible

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:24:22 -0800

So wait, is WWL broadcasting from in New Orleans? Are they nuts? Although I have to admit it would be interesting to watch that guy in front of the weather map get creamed by a wall of water.



By: anthill

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:26:49 -0800

Interesting feature from the Hurricane Flyers that run C-130s into the eyes of hurricanes... they're in action now and if you want a taste of what the eye of a cat 4 hurricane looks like you can check out their website.



By: insomnia_lj

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:27:15 -0800

A person on LiveJournal is desperately in need of assistance. Can anyone help them out? --------------------- I have two friends who are stuck in traffic near Baton Rouge and need to find a place to stay immediately. They told me they can't find any hotel or shelter that can take them. They are nice and clean etc etc. If you have any leads or perhaps a windowless room for them from Baton Rouge towards Lafayette please call me. 407-484-4332. Thanks. and Please Help, Sheryl



By: eriko

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:34:27 -0800

GAK! I completly screwed up that frequency. It's 14325KHz -- I don't know what I was thinking.



By: moonbird

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:35:47 -0800

Thanks for posting eriko. I'm going to try to access via web-based dx radio.



By: parallax7d

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 19:38:35 -0800

Why did they shut down the airports so early, wouldn't you want any available aircraft to evac anyone stranded?



By: amberglow

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 20:04:58 -0800

but given the scale of expected damage, can we assume that we won't be seeing any updates whatever - pictures, blog postings, webcams - after the leading edge of the storm makes landfall? I'm sure there are cameras in some highrises, and CNN and other networks will have people out there until they get blown over, or almost hit by debris, as usual. I think they shut the airports down early in part bec they didn't want people sleeping in them or stuck out there.



By: davy

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:00:47 -0800

That smartass Bukvich lives in Metairie; for that matter there are 13 other Mefites nearby. Please tell us you're not all drowned. (Is that a futile plea or what? "Yeah, I managed to get a couple hundred miles inland, and the first thing I thought of was Metafilter!") Anyway, when Louisianans y'all get around to reading this thread, do let us know what 's up with you.



By: Johnny Assay

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:06:56 -0800

So wait, is WWL broadcasting from in New Orleans? Are they nuts? They handed things over to their Baton Rouge affiliate about 15 minutes ago and headed for shelter.



By: trip and a half

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:09:23 -0800

I can't even get a feed from Baton Rouge anymore.



By: amberglow

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:12:32 -0800

i can't get either of them now.



By: ottereroticist

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:19:46 -0800

WWLTV is back up now.



By: sourbrew

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:27:34 -0800

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina



By: sourbrew

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:28:14 -0800

link to wikipedia article.... apologize for above



By: _sirmissalot_

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:28:26 -0800

The guys (and gal) on WWL are pretty depressed. I've never seen anything like it.



By: amberglow

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:30:00 -0800

They're broadcasting from a college's journalism program somewhere.



By: trip and a half

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:33:28 -0800

I still can't get anything! This is making me sick. I love New Orleans!



By: spock

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:38:54 -0800

wwltv.com is still streaming here, but have switched from their personnel in the French Quarter to a makeshift set at the LSU Communications Dept. Streaming quality has gone down somewhat, but I'm totally impressed that they are meeting demand and have the capability at all.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:40:19 -0800

Imagine < a href="http://wizbangblog.com/archives/006917.php">the mess at the Superdome should the worst happen. It's a near certainty the electricity will go out about midday Monday. The Dome has backup power but it is only for lighting -no environmental controls- and the backup lighting is not full power. The Dome is about 20 stories high, but people will be scattered all thru it. If the worst happens -and at this point it seems implausible that it won't- the bottom 2 stories will fill with water. Dirty nasty foul water full of chemicals and raw sewerage. Further the bathroom facilities are only expected to function for the first day. So in rough terms, 40,000+ people will be trapped in a building with no plumbing, little light and no air conditioning. The temps after the storm rolls thru will probably be in the low 90s. Considerably hotter in the building. There is an elevated paved deck that surrounds the Dome. It will most probably be above water but inaccessible until probably daylight Tuesday. Once the people can get out to the deck, they will still be trapped there because the city will be underwater. They will be an island. We have no idea how long it will take to remove the water from the city. I've seen estimates from 10 weeks to 10 months... yes months.



By: trip and a half

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:40:50 -0800

amberglow, is it Tulane? I can't get through to them, either. On preview, thanks, spock. I'll check the LSU site.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:40:54 -0800

Link



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:43:52 -0800

WKRG also has live coverage from Mobile.



By: stbalbach

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:44:59 -0800

First fatalities reported at 11:45 CDT. 3 people medical conditions related to the evacuation.



By: monju_bosatsu

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:45:38 -0800

WWLTV is reporting the first deaths due to the hurricane. A few medical patients being moved in buses.



By: robliberal

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:54:50 -0800

WDSU had to move inland to Jackson, Mississippi. One of the Jackson stations said they hope to be back on the air soon. When did WDSU's web feed go off the air? I'm getting nothing but a black screen & static now.



By: brownpau

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:00:25 -0800

NEXRAD radar loop.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:07:07 -0800

WLOX Biloxi (direct link)



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:09:49 -0800

WAPT Jackson, MS



By: spock

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:11:23 -0800

Apparently the latest models are shifting the path slightly east of New Orleans, but rather than being a good thing, this could become the worst possible scenario. New Orleans proper could get run over by the west side of the eye wall (max. winds) while water pours into N.O. from an overflowing Lake Pontchartrain. After all, the eye is quite wide. Should it shift quite a bit east however, it could be the best news for New Orleans so far (relatively speaking).



By: crasspastor

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:12:22 -0800

The people on WWL seem to finally hitting the emotional wall of inescapable imminence when the topic of the destruction of New Orleans comes up. Prayers with you Gulf Coast! NO especially. . .



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:13:28 -0800

WTOK Meridian, MS (direct link)



By: trip and a half

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:19:57 -0800

. I am so sad.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:20:20 -0800

WJTV Jackson, MS (direct link)



By: Zurishaddai

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:23:00 -0800

is it Tulane? I can't get through to them, either No, Tulane is pretty evacuated itself — its only functioning website now is http://emergency.tulane.edu/. (I think the broadcast is from LSU in Baton Rouge.)



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:30:21 -0800

WPMI Mobile, AL (direct link)



By: boredomjockey

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:34:49 -0800

I don't know how long it will stay up, but there's a live RealVideo feed here, from a camera up near the roof of Fat Harry's near the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon. (If you get still webcam photos, look for the "live video" link on the upper right.) Lots of wind and an occasional police car driving around with lights flashing.



By: dejah420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:41:23 -0800

Reports are coming in of price gouging for gas, water, food, and hotels on the evacuation routes. The La Attorney General was just on the air saying that people who price gouge will be charged with a crime. For anyone on the evacuation paths who feels that they've run across price gouging, the AG asks that you call and report it at 800.488.2700 or ag.state.la.us. Also, the news reports now note that there are almost 300K people in the SuperDome. They're closing the roads in and out of NO, and say that people who have not already evacuated the city are stuck there and should go to the superdome. Holy gods, this is just scary.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:42:56 -0800

300,000? I find that hard to believe.



By: dial-tone

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:47:58 -0800

Reading LJs of people who didn't evacuate makes just want to shake them and ask why they didn't get out.



By: WolfDaddy

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:52:31 -0800

The Superdome only holds 70,000. I think we're talking 30K, if that, the most current estimate I can find is 8K. News reports says that 100K people in NOLA had no transportation out of the city.



By: dejah420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:53:23 -0800

300,000? I find that hard to believe. calwatch Yeah, I thought so too...but that's what the man said.



By: pandaharma

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:54:16 -0800

WWL has reported 26k-30k in the Dome. via Brendan Loy



By: ed

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:57:01 -0800

Things are getting very misty and amazingly this video's still working.



By: PurplePorpoise

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:11:01 -0800

Well, I wish that I had visited New Orleans before this happened. Best of luck to those who are still there, and here's hoping that the city holds onto as best it can throught the upcoming challenge. Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day.



By: kenlayne

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:24:31 -0800

Jon Donley at the Times Picayune has a really good news-blog here ... anybody who can still make jokes about Drudge and CNN when the city is about to be destroyed is someone worth reading. /survived Betsy & Camille, with all the honor & courage a toddler should present.



By: calwatch

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:32:36 -0800

From that above link, here's a good look at the worst case scenario.



By: specialk420

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:47:31 -0800

Apparently the latest models are shifting the path slightly east of New Orleans, where are you getting this....? the new orleans forcasters seem to be saying its keeping a northwest track - apparently a really bad track for NO.



By: johnj

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:58:02 -0800

I heard this also on WLTV, win media embeded. Not sure what king of difference it will make.



By: dhartung

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:30:14 -0800

A friend of mine is going down there in October (for the Nine Inch Nails show in Mr. Self-Destruct's former hometown). I had faint hopes of raising enough money to tag along. I have a big, uneasy feeling. I was in New Orleans for Ivan last year and nothing happened, despite the hype. Is it the real thing this year? Ivan had hit Cat5 at points, but by landfall it was stalled by a pressure system inland and came ashore as a Cat3. The storm surge for a Cat3 is considerably less. For Katrina, there is no pressure system to hold it back, so they're expecting it to do its worst, depending on final position and other random factors. I was really impressed that Bush was persuaded it was worth his while to make one of his more (apparently) genuinely heartfelt appeals. I'm guessing someone in FEMA gave him a Bin Laden Katrina Determined to Strike in U.S. memo, or something -- or more probably used the keywords American Tsunami, which have now been picked up by CNN.



By: sourbrew

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:34:45 -0800

dhartung, heh i just saw that link, i enjoy that in the url they include the words doomsday.... thats some haught journalism



By: taz

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:37:52 -0800

Is the wwl link still working for everybody else? I was watching it for a couple of hours, and then I lost it... and it won't load now, even after a reboot. (I couldn't get the wdsu one to play from the beginning...)



By: Heywood Mogroot

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:43:19 -0800

I did an overlay in Photoshop of NWS radar image from station KLIX, (yesteday's 21:24 UTC and today's recent 06:58 UTC), and plotting the eye shows a displacement vector heading directly for NO. If the eye misses at all to the east, it's going to be close, at least by this plot. If it does miss east, even though the w sectors of the system are weaker, 100MPH+ winds driving the lake water directly toward NO can't be good. One thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere is that IME (living in Japan in the 90s) the weather BEHIND a cyclone is extremely high pressure -- clear and sunny, ie HOT. Here's hoping that only coping with higher temps this week will be the major issue for the people stuck in NO right now...



By: johnj

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 00:46:01 -0800

Jebbus! On WWLTV they're all but saying people caught near the eye have no chance of survival!