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Post #611 • August 27, 2005, 6:57 PM • 13 Comments

Artblog.net headquarters are without power and internet access, so I am posting this from Dorsch Gallery to say that besides the inconvenience and some minor property damage, all is well. More soon, power/ISP willing, including obligatory downed tree photos.

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1.

alesh

August 27, 2005, 7:38 PM

Greetings to all my friends southwest of downtown, living in the heat. Over here on the barrier island Critical HQ never did loose power (did loose internet for a few hours there, though) (big chunks of the Beach did loose power, of course). I have a great picture of empty onion racks at Publix from Friday afternoon, but I can't find my SD card reader, so can't post it.

Hope I'm not adding insult to anyone's injury.

2.

oldpro

August 27, 2005, 10:47 PM

We are all out over here in the mainland. I am just checking in with someone else's computer. Have no idea when we will be back on.

3.

Matty

August 28, 2005, 1:05 AM

Hang in there Florida... I'm sure you'll all be walkin' on sunshine again soon.

4.

oldpro

August 28, 2005, 12:08 PM

We'll be OK, barring a monster like New Orleans is going to get. That looks catastrophic.

5.

mek

August 28, 2005, 3:55 PM

power just restored up here in broward.

6.

oldpro

August 28, 2005, 5:21 PM

We got power ca 12.

The situation in N.O. looks like a huge disaster. it is a "perfect storm", as hurricanes go, possibly a category 5 at landfall. The City will be completely flooded and thousands of people will get caught on the road. It's awful.

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mek

August 28, 2005, 5:43 PM

i know, i love new orleans, culturally speaking. we considered moving there. i am very concerned. they will be under water and i heard it will take a month to pump all out. can you imagine? the poverty there is the worst in the nation and i shudder to think what may inevitably occur. not to mention all the charming old buildings which would collapse. someone from n.o. interviewed on the news last evening said they have "callouses on their knees from prayin"...

8.

Franklin

August 28, 2005, 7:24 PM

Coming at you from Barnes & Noble because I still have no power... Good luck New Orleans.

At the New Orleans Museum of Art I saw the first abstract painting that I remember liking, a deKooning so-called landscape from the early 50's, I believe. It's not on the site.

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George

August 28, 2005, 9:56 PM

I'm glad everyone seems to be unharmed, Fl;orida dodged a bullet.

I fear New Orleans is going to be washed away

With Hurricane Katrina now a Category 5 hurricane with 175 mph sustained winds and headed towards the New Orleans area the National Weather Service has issued the following frightening warning for the city at 1011 AM CDT Sun, August 28, 2005.

...Devastating damage expected...

.Hurricane Katrina...a most powerful hurricane with unprecedented strength...rivaling the intensity of Hurricane Camille of 1969.

Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks...perhaps longer. At least one half of well constructed homes will have roof and wall failure. All gabled roofs will fail...leaving those homes severely damaged or destroyed.

The majority of industrial buildings will become non functional. partial to complete wall and roof failure is expected. All wood framed low rising apartment buildings will be destroyed. Concrete block low rise apartments will sustain major damage...including some wall and roof failure.

High rise office and apartment buildings will sway dangerously...a few to the point of total collapse. All windows will blow out.

Airborne debris will be widespread...and may include heavy items such as household appliances and even light vehicles. Sport utility vehicles and light trucks will be moved. The blown debris will create additional destruction. Persons...pets...and livestock exposed to the winds will face certain death if struck.

Power outages will last for weeks...as most power poles will be down and transformers destroyed. Water shortages will make human suffering incredible by modern standards.

The vast majority of native trees will be snapped or uprooted. Only the heartiest will remain standing...but be totally defoliated. Few crops will remain. Livestock left exposed to the winds will be killed.

An inland hurricane wind warning is issued when sustained winds near hurricane force...or frequent gusts at or above hurricane force...are certain within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Once tropical storm and hurricane force winds onset...do not venture outside!

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George

August 28, 2005, 10:20 PM

Franklin, please pull my comment #9, I couldn't verify the report, sorry to be alarmist Regardless it looks l;ike NOLA is in for it this time


I'm glad everyone seems to be unharmed, Florida dodged a bullet.

11.

Elizabeth

August 29, 2005, 1:24 AM

sadly, your not being alarmist George, this is surreal, it is in fact worse then you wrote....there are no words for it, except everyones prayers......

12.

alesh

August 29, 2005, 9:29 AM

no, George, you were right. verification here.

13.

that guy

August 29, 2005, 3:53 PM

Power, internet and only a tattered screen door in Kendall! alright. This might just be the enema that New Orleans has needed.

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