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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hurricane question

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before you think I'm a cold hearted animal, just try to take the emotion out of things and try to understand what I'm asking...

Rita is a Cat 5 right now, and although we hope she just fades away and drops a little rain on the US, I don't forsee that happening. She could possibly make landfall somewhere, and in a bad way.

So, if you could make the choice of where Rita would land, where would it be? New Orleans again or Texas? Of course hitting New Orleans again would be a double whammy and devastating, but......the place is already destroyed isn't it? Worst case the levee's overflow again and the city goes under water. Although a terrible option, most of the places that would be affected were already leveled by Katrina. And.....troops and support are already in place in the area.

OR

Rita hits Texas. Now we have devastation on 2 fronts to deal with. Not only that, read this quote:

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The Houston area is ground zero of the refining industry,'' said Rick Mueller, an analyst with Energy Security Analysis Inc. in Tilburg, the Netherlands. ``If it suffers the scope of damage caused to refineries in Louisiana by Katrina, we could see rationing and queues at the gas pump. This is something OPEC can't do anything to remedy.''

Texas is home to the biggest concentration of U.S. refineries, accounting for 26 percent of the nation's total capacity. BP Plc and Valero Energy Corp. are evacuating workers and slowing output at three Houston area refineries. Rita, a Category 4 storm, may hit the Texas coast on Sept. 24. Four refineries in Louisiana and Mississippi, representing 5 percent of U.S. capacity, remain shut because of Katrina
It is almost like being between a rock and a hard place, or choosing the lesser of two evils. You don't want either to take place, but the chances of Rita going away are slim to none.

So, if IT WAS up to you, which would you choose?

Personally, I HOPE Rita looses strength and just dumps rain with slight wind damage spread out across multiple areas, nothin major. But, if it had to hit with Cat 5 strength and would cause serious damage, I think it would be "better" (I use that term very loosely) for it to hit New Orleans again, and spare Houston.



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Spare Housten but hit full Cat 5 on Bush's ranch :


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Spare Housten but hit full Cat 5 on Bush's ranch :
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forgot to cite my sources...
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news...fer=news_index


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lol r1gladiator. i hope if it hits hard it's new orleans again. less damage in the long run and better off financially for the tax payers and most people are out of there! don't need what happened last time to happy again.


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Good point Kneedragger. I'd have to say New Orleans. Why spread the damage if you could confine it to an area already layed flat.

Unfortunately I don't think it's going to go that way. I'm no expert, but I think TX is in for it. I just hope the people along the coast heed the warnings so at least the loss of life will be minimal.


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New Orleans would be the ideal spot. However, with this one being bigger than Katrina, the people who got lucky and still kind of had a home afterwards, surely would be out.
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hit new orleans.....

and put bush, cheney, nagin, michael brown, the rest of FEMA and congress......all in the superdome. :


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New Orleans would be the ideal spot. However, with this one being bigger than Katrina, the people who got lucky and still kind of had a home afterwards, surely would be out.
:imwst

Btw... if it does hit Texas, isn't it true that it won't be like New Orleans since Texas is above sea level?
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My hometown is Houston.. my family lives there so I hope it turns..
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New Orleans would be the ideal spot. However, with this one being bigger than Katrina, the people who got lucky and still kind of had a home afterwards, surely would be out.
:imwst

Btw... if it does hit Texas, isn't it true that it won't be like New Orleans since Texas is above sea level?
I just watched a computer generated devestation pattern if it hits in TX with current force(and the winds had just upped to 175 mph as I turned it on--weird it was 165 then bink....175...creepy) and it showed a total devastation of the south end of texas......pretty much obliterating it.

remeber on the R1 when moto put up that we gonna die thread and it showed florida disappearing....pretty much same thing...only maybe for real this time.

houston however has been under some heavy evac and troops and support and relief teams are already in place VS. what happened in New Orleans.....my neighbor was getting ready to head out and do his part and is leaving in like a hour for Texas to assist in aid....troops are on standbye in northern texas.

they should be much more prepared than what happened in NO
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New Orleans would be the ideal spot. However, with this one being bigger than Katrina, the people who got lucky and still kind of had a home afterwards, surely would be out.
:imwst

Btw... if it does hit Texas, isn't it true that it won't be like New Orleans since Texas is above sea level?
I just watched a computer generated devestation pattern if it hits in TX with current force(and the winds had just upped to 175 mph as I turned it on--weird it was 165 then bink....175...creepy) and it showed a total devastation of the south end of texas......pretty much obliterating it.

remeber on the R1 when moto put up that we gonna die thread and it showed florida disappearing....pretty much same thing...only maybe for real this time.

houston however has been under some heavy evac and troops and support and relief teams are already in place VS. what happened in New Orleans.....my neighbor was getting ready to head out and do his part and is leaving in like a hour for Texas to assist in aid....troops are on standbye in northern texas.

they should be much more prepared than what happened in NO
Damn... then I hope they can evacuate all the people on time...
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Looking at the radar, it almost looks as if it's going to hit western Louisiana?


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