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Ivan may hit anywhere
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ron,ar    Posted 09-13-2004 at 18:23:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Between Texas and Florida. Mississippi/Alabama coast looks more likely than ever. Keep an eye out folks, this one is tough as they come.

Maggie/TX    Posted 09-13-2004 at 21:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of all I just wish Ivan would die, but I am getting worried it is heading for very near Biloxi. Keesler AFB is on alert for it as of today.

puldeau    Posted 09-13-2004 at 20:46:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ron, i lived and worked in Baton rouge for 30 yrs and i never learned to spell atchafalaya the right way. yes, sir, new orleans is very much below sea level in many area and and the highways arent much better. hope they dont get caught off guard , folks there dont need a big blow like that either

Ron,ar    Posted 09-13-2004 at 21:19:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spell it? I lived almost on top of it (Port Barre) for 8 years and took half of that to learn how to pronounce it.

Dave Munson    Posted 09-13-2004 at 19:56:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Golf Coast. As big as it is, it may not matter much where except for those too stupid not to get out of the way.

In 2002, hurricane Lili (much smaller that Ivan) followed a similar path into the Gulf from Sept. 30 to Oct. 18, 2002, forcing oil and gas companies to shut 9.9 million barrels of oil output and 61.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas production from fields in the Gulf.

The boys on the Oil & Gas sites are having kittens: recorded gusts of 195 milies per hour. Lots of rigs already shutting down.

New Orliens may become a memory.

ron,ar    Posted 09-13-2004 at 20:31:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a very real danger for New Orleans if a catagory 4 or 5 storm hits dead on there. Most of that area is actually below sea level. The Mississippi river up above Baton Rouge has forever been trying to change it's course and flow down into the old Atchafayla River. The Army Corps of Engineers has spent a large fortune at Simmsport La to keep the river in it's current banks. If Ivan hits at the mouth of the Mississippi, the storm surge could easily push the river back inland. The control structure at Simmsport would not hold and the river would take the path of least resistance, the Atchafyla river basin down to Morgan City to the west. Baton Rouge and New Orleans are dependant on the river for commerce and water in industry. Just something to think about.

Dave Munson    Posted 09-13-2004 at 20:57:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been there. Dirty town. Nice people. Good food. Where else can you have as good a time with just a handful of beads ? If I remember right, trying to get out of town in a hurry with a million other people would be questionable and doubtful. That big bridge would be a bad place to be in a storm.

The refineries throughout the Gulf Coast are shutting down. Gas & the other gas should get more expensive. Spread from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, it's about a quarter of all oil & natural gas in our entire country.

Other 'experts' are trying to figure out how to short stocks of banks in the New Orleans area. Only in America. Sheesh.

ron,ar    Posted 09-13-2004 at 21:15:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave here is a link to the War of the Rivers story. It's kinda long but interesting.

Gerrit    Posted 09-13-2004 at 19:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read that Ivan is a catagory 5 hurricane again with wind speeds around 160 Mph. This is a very dangrous one!!!

In the mean time we over here in PR are surprised by the appearance of a tropical depression that might turn into a tropical storm over night and is headed straight towards us.
We'll have lots of rain and wind tomorrow..

Cindi    Posted 09-13-2004 at 20:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes Gerrit, I'm watching that one too....possible hurricane Jean.

Patria    Posted 09-13-2004 at 21:06:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cindi! Good to see you:-)

Gerrit is asleep, finally. He is so pissed about this new's like it formed right on our own backyard, bang!, out of the blue..

Cindi    Posted 09-14-2004 at 02:41:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep. The upside is it shouldn't have much time to get too strong. We hope, eh?

Gerrit    Posted 09-14-2004 at 03:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning Cindi,

Looks like you're right. No tropical storm yet..
But #11 is going to become a hurricane in the next days.

How are things over there in Fl? The good news is that Ivan seems to stay away from you..

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