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Just in the last two hours, the whole Ivan situation has changed drastically. I claim the "I told you so award" because they are now saying it is going to hit New Orleans, and they are evacuating the city:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,132298,00.html

Botnst, have they made any evac requests in your area?

They are also now saying it will come ashore as a Cat 5. Given the geography of the New Orleans, this could be a major disaster.

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Pretty scarey. I have friends in Slidell.

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Hey Kirk, what are you doing on a Fox News site?[:)]
He is obviously a student of Sun Tzu[;)]
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Looks like Mobile Bay is more likely than NOLA. That will put me about 150 mi. out. Time to get the gas powered blender ready.....
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Its going to be all over the place. They are testing all the emergency warning systems here right now. Last time a big one like that hit north of here we got tornados all over the place. I still think its heading more west of what they have been predicting - so far it has tracked on the far west side of the cone as long as they have been forecasting it - its like sonething is going on with this one that their models aren't handling or are not aware of.
There has got to be one hell of a lot of rain in this one thats going to break right over you. Get the Benz to the high ground.
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Yeah, I take the benz to my wifes parking garage for occasions like this. the jeep is perfect to get around in the slop.
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Thats the reason I keep the old Suburban around. Watch the parking garages - we had a fatality here during Alicia when someone did that, hopped in the elevator and hit "G". Poor SOB drowned in the elevator.

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Wind is gusting here to about 20 mph, and the airport isn't letting anymore planes land today. It is also getting cloudy--I think the rain will start any minute.
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Just trying to put this in perspective. What state is Lillywhiterichredneckcrackertown in? I'm having a hell of a time finding it on the map.....

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Its north west of Dallas, between Grapevine and Trophy Club. Nice and dry there too. Only a couple of miles from DFW. Just take 114 W to 26 S, and then just watch for the lawn jockies.
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