Stay Safe, South Louisiana

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Lots of rain, on top of already flooded areas.

    Stay safe out there.
     
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    Sending strong ANTI RAIN and ANTI STORM mojo to all the folks that live in the area. Y'all have been through way too much already!! Rain, rain, GO AWAY!!!!!
     
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    I got 1.75" of rain in 2 hours time, yesterday evening. Lots of flooding still in St. Louis.
     
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    Prayers for South Louisiana folks to stay safe...
     
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    Thanks everyone! Made a food run today. Hankering down. I hate hurricanes.
     
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    We are hoping it turns out to be just a windy rain day and less rain than expected. We are staying due to it predicted to be only a category one. I live in Houma, about 50 miles from New Orleans, closer to the coast, and closer to the predicted eye, but still on the predicted west side where most of the rain is. We drain a lot faster than New Orleans does though. Our concern is tidal surge.

    Curious what part of NO you live in @jjudas. Some areas flood more than others. Shame how the pump systems have been neglected and work there. Y’all had flooding there with just a rain storm yesterday. Good luck to you.
     
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    Just read an article about the status of floodways, spillways, adjustments as the situation evolves, connection to Lake Ponchratrain, very complex.
     
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    How not to use sand bags. C7A68BEF-73D9-4AED-B5E1-588AA03F1BC2.jpeg
     
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    @SamIV , update on where you are, what you expect?
    Are people following recommendations?
     
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    I am 25 miles where the eye is supposed to make landfall later tonight. Supposed to be only category 1 hurricane at the worst. We are on the west side which is the rain side. Predicted 15 to 25 inches of rain but over an extended period. What we have to be more concerned about is storm surge. But in our parish of Terrebonne there are some 190 pumps. Some have backup generators, but not all. We also several new levees and locks in place. The parish really have never been in better shape for a storm.

    Wind gusts only in the 50 mph range now and light rain. Closed my shutters took the dog out for the last time, and hoping it is just a windy rainstorm. I think we will be ok. Have a Generator, fuel, guitars, beer, cooked a bunch of food today with the day off, my wife and a couple of my kids home.

    Most follow recommendations, but you know some people don’t. In lower parts of the parish, roads have water over them and are impassable now, and lots of residents stay. But most homes are raised. Jus hoping the electricity stays on.

    Will report in the morning as long as I have a working phone. Picture below at 7 am about 20 Miles from me south, of my buddies camp after picking up Everything that would float away or be damaged by the storm surge. And water about 2 blocks away making its way up the road.
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    Storm still right offshore or it is just coming ashore. Moved a little further east of us. Just windy here and a little rain. Wind up to 60. Electric is out but have a generator for everything except all 220 volt stuff. All good. Will just need to find more fuel later.

    Lower parish by the coast still under water and had a few rescues for the hard headed that stayed when they were warned.
     
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    I hope all you folks in the area are safe.
     
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    This happens every year. I know it sounds cold. But it happens every year.
     
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    Wind is gone and we did not get the rain expected, but storm surge was 5-6 feet higher than expected. No problems
    Here though. Thinking of getting a whole house generator. So we can just leave and not unload the frig and freezer. Have working shutters installed already. Just part of living here. Other parts of the country have their issues as well.
     
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    Do you have natural gas lines? If not the generator is a PIA.
     
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    No I don’t and yes you are right. Every 6 hours have to fill up. If I get the whole house it will be natural gas with a transfer switch. But that’s $6000. On the low side.
     
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    I have natural gas and a whole house Generac runs around $12-$13K bought and installed here in Floriduh.
     
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    Luckily I have a friendly neighbor right next door who works for a company who builds and services generators for the oilfield and other industries, and is an electrician. He said he would hook it up for me. Can’t afford their generators though. Generac from Home Depot or Lowe’s will have to do. Have to get a gas line run from the city run as well and pay a plumber to tie it in. Have not made up our mind yet though.
     

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