Archive for August, 2008

Surge model

A fascinating animation (link removed) graphic of how the surge from Hurricane Gustav may go, from the NOAA (via Twitter).


I wonder why John McCain thinks it would be helpful to have him in the middle of the post-storm mess: McCain said in an interview with NBC that it was possible he would make his acceptance speech not from the convention podium but via satellite from the Gulf Coast region. The formal business of the [...]

The waiting…

Pretty quiet, they’re saying, all along the coast tonight. Nearly 2 million people evacuated (incredible!). And now it’s the big wait… I can’t help thinking, though, that this looks a lot different from three years ago. I sure hope so. This entire exercise — another hurricane roaring into Louisiana… me watching from my safe perch [...]

Ever-better for NOLA

The SciGuy has updated his New Orleans post to reflect the latest info. I’m definitely starting to feel a bit better about the city’s outlook. Of course, the westerly turn Gustav’s taking means other areas are coming back into the cone. Like mine (though not yet). Luckily, I have a post almost ready to go, [...]

Okay — I can breathe now…

Thanks to some friends from Algiers Point who’ve emailed, I’ve managed to run down “my” people finally. They’re good. Everybody’s out who could go, and safely located outside the major danger areas. Those who couldn’t get out, of course, will be busily keeping the streets and water safe in the coming days. Phew! I really [...]