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Tropical Storm Christobal

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Well here it comes folks. Looks to be not as dangerous as Betsy or Katrina, but you never really know until it moves on past SE Louisiana. Be safe every one.

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Oh, the tropical storm doesn't look to be as dangerous as Betsy or Katrina? Way to go out on a limb there!

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still going to bring a sheet ton of rain and New Orleans will be on the east side of the storm... from the looks of the projected path and speed of movement, New Orleans will see a good 48+ hours of rain
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Johnny Mac wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:48 pm
still going to bring a sheet ton of rain and New Orleans will be on the east side of the storm... from the looks of the projected path and speed of movement, New Orleans will see a good 48+ hours of rain
Wind speed and hurricane categories get all the press (cue the Weather Channel guy dodging flying debris) but if you look at the majority of damage it’s usually the rain induced flooding. There was the bare remnant of a hurricane a few years ago flooding out Burlington, Vermont which trapped my daughter for days due to destroyed roads caused by creeks filling to 20’ deep.
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You are correct TUPF. If we are fortunate the storm will move through and out in a relatively short frame of time and our pumps won't fail. But it is pretty large storm (but less than a "hurricane") so the effects may stick around for a while. So be safe, from the storm AND Covid-19 too.

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Time to go shovel leaves to keep the drains clear

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MattK wrote:
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Time to go shovel leaves to keep the drains clear
Optimist. Your assuming that there is no lightning strike on the power source to the pumps, or whatever the excuse du jour is going to be. I completely understand that stuff happens, but with the S&WB, stuff always happens. We've lived in Broadmoor since Katrina. Basement never flooded, but in the last year, it's flooded 4 times.

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Yeah, I know. The one last May, my garage flooded a bit. And it’s gotten close a couple other times.

But at least this way no one can blame me.

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Johnny Mac wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:48 pm
still going to bring a sheet ton of rain and New Orleans will be on the east side of the storm... from the looks of the projected path and speed of movement, New Orleans will see a good 48+ hours of rain
Somewhere around 20 years ago or so there was a tropical storm that landed in the Houston area but the flooding rains were in New Orleans. Wouldn't surprise me if this one is similar and the worst rain is in Florida.
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you were right OG... the center of the storm landed further east than the earlier tracks had it.. and the MS gulf coast got far more rain than NO
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Johnny Mac wrote:
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you were right OG... the center of the storm landed further east than the earlier tracks had it.. and the MS gulf coast got far more rain than NO
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Good thing the tropical storm largely missed us since it took and hour of rain from a front to overtake the pumps.

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Truly remarkable.

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Long after all of us here are dead and buried I wonder if our grandchildren’s grandchildren will look upon the Gulf front area that used to be New Orleans and marvel how long the citizens fought the good fight with nature before finally succumbing.
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As I said, with the S&WB, stuff ALWAYS happens . . .
S&WB lost key source of power during storms - 'It was more rain than our system could handle'
The Sewerage and Water Board Director said problems included too much rain in a short period of time and the loss of an important power-generating turbine.
https://www.wwltv.com/article/weather/f ... a996f568d0

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