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    Fort Lauderdale had gusts of 92 mph and sustained 65 mph winds from Katrina. The standard engineering rule of thumb is a one mph increase per floor, so I had winds well in excess of 100 up here on the 18th floor. The windows bowed in and out and standing on the balcony was exhilarating to say the least. There were whitecaps in my manhattan. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    Here are two photos I shot of Hurricane Katrina approaching the coast.

    This is kinda' spooky. That is a tanker on the horizon.


    I zoomed in on the tanker that is about five miles off shore in the Gulf Stream.

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    wow thats amazing [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] , lauderdale how do post pictures,i have been trying to post some pictures for a while but it asks me for a web site [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] .

    good luck with the huricane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (7santiago @ Aug. 26 2005,12:39)]wow thats amazing [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] , lauderdale how do post pictures,i have been trying to post some pictures for a while but it asks me for a web site [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] .

    good luck with the huricane.

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    Whoa amazing pics Luanderdale! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    And that tanker is creepy
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    That looks pretty wild pics. There is nothing as spooky and the feeling of just before a hurricane hits. I can't think of any other word to describe it other than spooky. It's like a heavy dreadful feeling. You can feel the changes in air pressure. It's really wierd.

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    No doubt about it Ozz. You can definitely feel that something is about to happen but if a person is new down here they can't quite put their finger on it.
    However, when I saw this coming there was no doubt it was gonna' get nasty.
    Five people were killed here in Broward County, mostly by falling trees, and parts of Dade County got 18/20 inches of rain in about six hours.
    It was a real "trip" to watch this thing unfold from this vantage point. The barrier island my apartment is on was the only area in Lauderdale that did NOT lose power so I was quite comfortable. A couple of the apartments lost doors and a few windows but there was no structural damage.

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    It's looking really bad for coastal Louisiana & Mississippi. It was a Category 1 storm as it struck Florida but is now a nasty Category 5 and has the potential to be a disaster beyond anything that's happened in the US during my life. There are 100,000 mostly poor people in New Orleans who have no transportation out of the city and if everything goes wrong, they'll have to seek refuge in the Superdome. And, with the National Guard overextended elsewhere, things could spiral out of control afterwards. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Unfortunately, we haven't.
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    If this storm hits just west of New Orleans, I don't think New Orleans will ever be the same and to be blunt, may not even exist anymore. New Orleans is built BELOW sea level, and if it gets the western half of the storm, there will be catastrophic flooding. As the storm rotates counter clockwise it pushes a wall of water east of the storm. The good news is that the storm is forecast to hit east of the city. New Orleans is going to still going to have extremely bad flooding. I'm afraid that even the Super dome will not be safe. They need to bus those people out of the city or many of them will not survive.

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    It's now the 4th strongest atlantic storm EVER [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    It's a category 5 now and is STILL GETTING STRONGER [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    This thing could be a hurricane as far inland as TENNESSE [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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