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News => Current Severe Emergency Situations => Topic started by: Cedar on September 01, 2011, 07:45:59 PM

Title: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Cedar on September 01, 2011, 07:45:59 PM
The Weather Channel said 24"+ of rain in New Orleans expected from Tropical Storm #13. It is reading so much water in the middle of that cloud, their dopplar is not high enough on the scale.

Get your boats ready guys!! This storm is being very unpredicatable. Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH. And a threat of tornadoes on top of it all.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tropical Storm #13
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 01, 2011, 09:53:40 PM
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Title: Re: Tropical Storm #13
Post by: endurance on September 02, 2011, 07:48:14 AM
Bummer.  I was really hoping that storm would keep moving west and give west Texas some relief.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm #13
Post by: Alan Georges on September 02, 2011, 08:45:44 AM
Bummer.  I was really hoping that storm would keep moving west and give west Texas some relief.
Yeah, we need the rain too, but you guys are far worse off.  I'd way rather y'all got this water.  That, plus I've got a 4-day weekend.  Oh well, good weather and time to stay home and deal with gear and storage disorder.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm #13
Post by: Cedar on September 02, 2011, 09:15:32 AM
Wouldn't THAT much water do more damage than good on Texas?

Cedar
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: TexDaddy on September 02, 2011, 01:16:14 PM
When hurricanes come ashore along the Texas coast there is flooding in some areas and wind damage along the coast. Mostly, all the rain runoff goes to refill the lakes. Right now, most of Texas is very dry and the lakes are at very low levels. Bring it on.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: hammerwrench on September 03, 2011, 05:42:55 AM
Just drove from Lafayette, LA to Hammond, LA, thought I was gonna have  to put the pontoons on my BOV.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm #13
Post by: Sweethearts Mom on September 03, 2011, 05:45:23 AM
Bummer.  I was really hoping that storm would keep moving west and give west Texas some relief.

ME TOO!!
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 03, 2011, 01:28:32 PM
Tropical Storm Lee looks nasty right now from the satellite. Katia looks like a cake walk compared to him.

(http://icons-ak.wxug.com/data/images/blogs/atl_vis_sat_tropicalindex_0.gif?2011931522)

All of my thoughts will be with those who just got pounded by Irene and are about to experience yet MORE flooding from Lee. According to the 5 day forecast, Lee's gonna pound North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania by Thursday morning. I'm not as concerned about the states that haven't been beaten as hard (Tennessee, for example) in the last few weeks. But I sure am worried about the coastal states, and those who have already had way more than their share of adrenaline this year at the hands of Mother Nature.

Keep safe, guys. Please.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: ncjeeper on September 03, 2011, 02:12:08 PM
Rut Row. (my best scooby doo voice.)
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Alan Georges on September 03, 2011, 04:22:56 PM
Tide's up maybe 3 feet above normal (near Gulfport), and... there... is... rain...  And more rain.  Heavy at times, then it lets up for an hour or so.  Winds have been mild, a few dead limbs down and garbage cans blown around.

It's a good weekend to stay in, but that's mostly due to local street drainage issues.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Blu on September 03, 2011, 07:41:41 PM
We got lots of rain this morning, no wind to speak of. The rain gauge read 6.5 inches in the Baton Rouge area.
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: summer98 on September 05, 2011, 06:17:03 AM
The center won't pass our house until sometime tomorrow morning, and yet it has already been raining for 17 hours!
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Alan Georges on September 05, 2011, 07:54:41 AM
It's been raining off and on here since late morning Thursday.  A giant pain in the neck to be sure, but Lee evidently put out the marsh fires in New Orleans East, so that's a big enough plus to make it worth it.  Here's a story from last week about the fires (the picture is better than the article):
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-30/us/louisiana.marsh.fire_1_smoke-mayor-mitch-landrieu-fire?_s=PM:US
Just no way short of major rains to put these things out.  Well, we got it!

From radar, it looks like we have one more rain band coming in, and then (*trumpet*flourish*) a nice cold front packing 60 deg nights and dry air.  Hello Fall!
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: Mr. Bill on September 08, 2011, 10:51:30 AM
Lee isn't quite done:

120,000 ordered to leave home as heavy rains threaten Pa., N.Y. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/09/lee-flooding-pa-ny-evacuations.html)

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...Officials are estimating that people should be prepared for a 72 hour-evacuation,  meaning they could be kept from their homes through the weekend, he said. Pieces of what was once Tropical Storm Lee have continued to move through the Northeast this week, bringing heavy rains. ...
Title: Re: Tropical Storm Lee
Post by: bigbear on September 08, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
I like in the York, PA area.  We got about 8 inches just yesterday.  Probably over 12 inches over the last 3 days...  Here's a couple of links to the Baltimore Sun regarding flooding in Ellicott City.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-river-floods-20110908,0,48382.story

http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/bal-carroll-county-flood-river-rescue-pg,0,5321501.photogallery