Looks nasty. I have to say "Thank you" to Fay. Western NC has been in 'exceptional drought' for 2 years now. The three to eight inches of rain we recieved will go a long way toward bringing all the lakes back to full pool. And the forests FINALLY got a good soaking. However, a possible double dose from Gustav could spell trouble.
Sounds like a potentially bad one, at least Jindal is demonstrating leadership versus Blanco. My fellow reservists are getting called up for duty on Saturday in case it hits Texas. But since I retire at midnight on Monday, I won't be going this time.
Thanks Javal and Ed, I'll miss it, the great folks I served with and the money (may be buying fewer books now).
They actually told my compadres to report for duty at noon tomorrow now and it looks like it may be a Gustav and Hanna one-two punch as Hanna is forming in the Atlantic now.
The track for Gustav is really omminous, if it stays on that track and picks up to a 4 or greater, NOLA will really get smacked. Think Katrina and how bad Mississippi got hit with storm surge and wind damage, for Gustav, NOLA becomes Biloxi.
Good Grief! This is unbelievable. I can tell you right now that I'm getting ready for major flooding, power outages, and disruption of services. And I live in the mountains well inland from the coast. Francis and Charlie trashed our area a few years ago. Looks like we are in for round two. And we just got done rebuilding!
we in eastern NC need this rain.....we havent really gotten any this summer that has lasted longer than 3 minutes (ive timed it and before two days ago that was the longest the rain has lasted) we have been getting for the past two days a nice slow steady rain, all our crops are dying so its really helpin em that we're gettin it
____________________ War Means Fighting And Fighting Means Killing - N. B. Forrest
When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Stonewall Jackson
The Mississippi River Valley has certainly gotten hammered this year. Did any of those states ever get to dry out? Poor Arkansas! I drove by a beautiful 500+ acre lake this spring then did a double take when I spotted the grain silos in the middle of it and realized the waves were lapping on the furrows of a field. Gustav is turning the mid west into another Great Lake.